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Kimberly Bither, M.S., CPFT
Health, Nutrition, and Fitness Specialist
Interests: music, running, tennis, watching basketball, cooking, learning, being with my family, & visiting NYC
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If you ever walk the aisles of a so-called "natural food store", you will notice the emphasis on local produce, organic products, meats raised without hormones, etc... These are the types of items I often want, so I frequent these... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
While most people know that exercising will cause you to lose weight and decrease body fat, what you may not be aware of is that exercising regularly causes your body to decrease fat easier and more efficiently than people who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
There is much debate about whether or not one should consume a low-carbohydrate diet. Advocates of low-carbohydrate dieting often cite the fact that many who go on these diets lose weight, therefore these diets must work. Other advocates address the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
Although I am a nutritionist, I don't always get a chance to read the label of everything I consume, most of us don't. I spend much time reading labels at the grocery store, or at a convenience store, but in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
I've been teaching group exercise for over 10 years and I love it! It is inspiring to have the opportunity to become a part of someone's daily exercise by offering instruction, and making exercise fun. Of course good music and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
I am working on a research project to create family recipes that all cost less than $10 (or $2.50 per person). Of course these recipes need to be nourishing and healthy, too. My goal is that each meal be made... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
With so much emphasis on eating healthy, and the buzz word, "natural", many food manufacturers are labeling their foods with all kinds of health claims to make the consumer believe they are purchasing healthy food. Often times, though, the food... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
While thankfully the Atkins Diet has fallen mostly to the wayside, many of it's concepts have not, unfortunately, and carbohydrates are still being cut too drastically from diets in an attempt to lose weight. And guess what? You will lose... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
Where I live we have two major grocery stores and one of them is Stop and Shop. Unfortunately, there are none close to me (about a 20-30 minute drive in any direction will get me to one, however, I am... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
I'm from New York, but have lived in Massachusetts for over 15 years now, and one thing I miss from time to time is some thin-crust, NY-style pizza. While Massachusetts has some great things (like fresh seafood and my beloved... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
I have made this recipe for a few guests and friends and everyone asks me "what's the recipe?". So here it is.... Ingredients 5 to 6 whole wheat tortillas (soft, about 10 inches in diameter) 1 1/2 pounds of ground... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
Here is some positive, helpful tips for feeding your family a healthy diet without breaking the bank. * Stick to whole foods: Fruits, veggies, meats, nuts, beans, and simple grains. Buying prepackaged foods is more expensive and less healthy. You... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
I will admit, it is difficult being a group exercise teacher and taking someone else's class. It is important, though, as it gives us new ideas, helps keep us fresh, and gives us the opportunity to enjoy a class without... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
When discussing exercise psychology, we use two terms to describe attitude towards an activity or sport; we say one is either task-oriented, ego-oriented, or both. Most people are both, with one being more dominant than the other. To be task-oriented... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
I can't tell you how many times I have laughed at the thought that I am a physical educator...that I am earning a doctorate degree in physical education. Most people that knew me as a child would roll over at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at Kimberly Fitness
Wow, it's been a while since I've written a blog! I apologize to my regular readers, but working towards a doctorate degree is no easy task. Nonetheless, it's time to write.... Lately it has occurred to me, (through countless round... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Kimberly Fitness
Most people, whether or not they are regular exercisers or just starting out, tend to have an exercise preference. Some prefer strength (weight) training, and some prefer aerobic exercise, also known to fitness enthusiasts as "cardio". Although we all have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2010 at Kimberly Fitness
My goodness it seems this time of year I spend every weekend going to a BBQ, pool party, etc... And each one revolves around eating and socializing, as usual. Many people love the opportunity to make that great new appetizer... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at Kimberly Fitness
If you are looking to lose weight, but just can't mentally handle the idea of "a diet", just start by making better food choices. For one thing, forget about fat and calories and just start choosing whole foods, meat, vegetables,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Kimberly Fitness
With the school year coming to an end, and my children another year older, I am entering the Summer months with my mind on deciding what camps would be good for them to attend. There are always many to choose... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at Kimberly Fitness
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Mar 15, 2010
Both my husband and I started out the New Year being sick, no fun at all. Thankfully, I don't get sick very often, and when I do, it is usually quick and/or mild. Nonetheless, I always struggle with the question... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2010 at Kimberly Fitness
Although many people think the healthiest breakfast would be whole grain cereal and wouldn't include a breakfast meat or eggs, I wouldn't necessarily agree. Including whole grain cereal as part of a healthy breakfast is a great choice due to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2009 at Kimberly Fitness
Like many of you, I am a fan of "The Biggest Loser". What makes the show special is not so much that people lose an enormous amount of weight, but more importantly, their re-connection with themselves. Exercise and nutrition (as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2009 at Kimberly Fitness
I have to say, I think my favorite vegetable (next to the traditional green salad) is shelled edamame (pronounced, ed-duh-mem-a). Not only are they delicious, but they are so healthy, too! They are packed with fiber, protein, and iron, as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2009 at Kimberly Fitness