About the author

Coach Nancy

Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach. Nancy was recognized in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the “Best of the Best” Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.


Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

By Coach Nancy / September 29, 2018

I love real food. And yet there are times in my life when I need super quick an easy. In those moments I whip together a smoothie. I follow three simple steps to the water in my blender. I add in the flavor protein powder I want, I chose a serving of produce, and a […]


Making Healthy Meal Planning Easy– Week Three

By Coach Nancy / September 24, 2018

We are on a roll and just getting the hang of meal plans. The amount of time it takes this week will be shorter than the first two weeks. The process gets quicker and easier every week. With week one and two’s meal plans in front of you, use it as the base for week three. […]


Two Recipes to Feed an Army

By Coach Nancy / September 22, 2018

Making and preparing a dinner meal for your own family can be time consuming and taxing. The thought of feeding 15- 20 people can feel like an overwhelming event. I’ve found two recipes that make a crowd happily fed but its easy on the time budget as well.  These two dinner meals go in a crockpot […]


5 Reasons to Journal What You Eat

By Coach Nancy / September 20, 2018

Five Very Good Reasons for Keeping a Food JournalAccount for all those ‘little extras’
. Aiming to lose a pound a week, but eating just a few extras (eg. a can of coke, a cookie and a packet of crisps) during the day can prevent you from seeing results on the scales.
Be aware of when you’re […]


Coach Nancy’s Breakfast “Potatoes”

By Coach Nancy / September 15, 2018

These Breakfast “Potatoes” are a great low-carb alternative to starchy potatoes. Turnips have a very similar taste and texture so you’ll never know the difference. 1 large turnip, peeled and diced1/4 onion, diced 3 slices bacon 1/2 teaspoon each of paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper 1 green onion, sliced, for garnish Add the turnips, onions, bacon, and spices to […]


Your Mom was Right- Eat Your Vegetables

By Coach Nancy / September 14, 2018

Vegetables and Your Health”Eating higher levels of veggies and fruits are associated with a lower incidence of:Cardiovascular diseaseColon, prostate, cervical, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, thyroid, and breast cancerHigh blood cholesterolHigh blood pressureType 2 diabetesObesityStrokeOsteoporosisand a lot more that aren’t on this list…” – Dr. John BerardiThere is no magic pill, potion, or lotion that is going […]


Pomegranate Salad

By Coach Nancy / September 8, 2018

I fell in love with Pomegranates. They are just a fun little fruit right from the start. I love opening them up, I love the smell of the fruit, and those little seeds are delightful. This is one of my favorite salads in the Fall. It brings thoughts of summer back to me.  FOR THE SALAD […]


Three Simple Steps to Eating Less

By Coach Nancy / September 3, 2018

Eating the food we need and not overindulging is challenging. The more consistent we are with portion control the better we maintain the body we want or the faster we get to the body we want. There are three things I want you to start doing. 1. Use a smaller plate size. Simple but effective […]


A Recipe for Growing OLD

By Coach Nancy / September 1, 2018

As we age, we tend to just fall into Old Age. We don’t really know what to expect, we just judge what happens as part of aging and accept our new selves and our new life as OLD people. Here are ten things you can do to ensure you will be miserable while you enjoy OLD […]


School is Back In Session

By Coach Nancy / August 28, 2018

Now What?This school year is all different for me. I have one going back to ‘real’ school and two staying with me for another year of homeschooling. If it was the right thing, I’d keep all my kids home with me every day forever. I don’t think my married boys would like that, and I […]

Page 3 of 17