November 2013: The Foodie Issue

The 2013 November Foodie Issue is here — and it’s got something for every appetite! Learn about the raw diet, kid-friendly recipes and a local business with a recipe for success. Plus, don’t forget to check out the discussion of supplements, gym machines and yo-yo dieting.

 
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From The November 2013 Issue

November 5, 2013
There’s a showdown happening at high noon this Saturday in San Antonio, and you won’t want to miss it. Swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Josh Davis is hosting the second biennial Texas Shootout—a 50-yard...
November 5, 2013
Have you seen those perfectly round “hickeys” on celebrities’ bodies? There’s Gwyneth on the red carpet, Jen at her movie premier, Posh Spice at Heathrow. But, more and more, there’s also the guy in...
November 5, 2013
When athletes get derailed in their training, the first thing I do as their coach is ask why. Invariably, this leads to my “reasons versus excuses” conversations. It’s perfectly normal and acceptable to miss...
November 5, 2013
Chris Tsai is comfortable living life on the edge. After all, he spent his teenage years as a competitive BMX racer. “Now I get that rush from lifting weights to the max,” Tsai said.Tsai,...
November 5, 2013
It was with great pleasure that I served as a judge for the Austin Whole Foods Market’s inaugural Kids’ Cooking Challenge. Meeting these talented young chefs, all of whom showed great creativity in their...
November 5, 2013
From the time my alarm goes off, to the time I have to be TV ready, I have two hours to wake up, shower, drive to work, have breakfast, do my hair and makeup...
November 5, 2013
If you’ve heard them once, you’ve heard them a millions times: “Dieting decreases your metabolism” and “I can’t lose weight because I have been dieting my whole life and I gain back more than...
November 5, 2013
Having been a competitive athlete for the past 20 years, trial and error has been one of the mainstays of my success. As a new business student at Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship here in...
November 5, 2013
Holidays mean get-togethers with family and friends and, whether you’re continuing dinner discussions or simply ending the evening with a hot toddy, AFM has some suggestions for that nighttime nip. We’d like to thank...
November 5, 2013
It was another foggy start to the day, and this time around there was mugginess to contend with in the form of 92 percent humidity. That meant the track was slippery; garages adjusted (the...
November 5, 2013
While the morning may have started out with somewhat temperatures, by 2 p.m. spectators had shed any coats and jackets and the banks of Turn 1 looked like a great place for sunbathing.  Fog,...
November 5, 2013
Like the drivers on the track at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, the COTA Grid Girls are in it to win it. Leading up to the first anniversary of the Formula One...
November 5, 2013
This month, MapMyFitness ambassador Sabine Medrano takes us on a run through Brushy Creek Regional Trail; to access the route in detail, go to http://ow.ly/pXLdx “Brushy Creek Regional Trail is one of my favorite...
November 5, 2013
The landscape of the diet world is constantly changing, with new research and new fads popping up what seems like daily. Since I’m frequently asked about this topic, I decided that it would be...
November 5, 2013
Hello again, AFM readers!  One of my favorite things about fitness is that it is constantly evolving as new research, tools, and training methods are introduced.  With so many options out there and with...
November 5, 2013
Alexander Rossi, age 21, is making a name for himself in Formula One. He is currently the reserve driver for Caterham F1 Team and the only American to hold an F1A Super License. The...
November 5, 2013
If you don’t know about Cyclocross (CX) by now, you will certainly find out by the end of the 2015 season when the national championship will be right here in our backyard at Zilker...
November 5, 2013
I want you to pass me at this year’s remaining AFMDC races! It’s been years since I took on the Distance Challenge; the last time I did it, there were eight races, several of...
November 5, 2013
Preparing for everyday fall fashion isn’t too difficult, especially when you have the right accessories. Whether you’re a guy or a gal, tying a scarf around your neck is one of the most popular...
November 5, 2013
Worth it or Waste it? TurduckenCalories: 1,639 (1/12 of Turducken)The Burn: Really—do we need to go here? Try this instead: Fresh Cranberry Sauce1 cup sugar1 cup water12-ounce package Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries...
November 5, 2013
Take a look at this list of some of Austin's innovative restaurants, creative chefs, and fine local food products.
November 5, 2013
Winter is a great time to work on your swimming. No, really! You can focus on both your technique and your speed—without being distracted by all of the demands of upcoming races. Speaking of...
November 5, 2013
Thanksgiving is so associated with food that, sometimes, it’s hard to find the healthy options in family traditions. AFM would like to introduce Carly Reed, a new recipe contributor. Reed recently completed a bachelor’s...
November 5, 2013
Boxer Marlen Esparza is going to be in Austin on November 9, 2013, to speak at the sixth annual We Are Girls Conference hosted by GENaustin—The Girls Empowerment Network. Esparza was the first U.S....
November 5, 2013
It’s race week, and Lorraine Townsend is finally in Austin and ready to run the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot! She’s excited and nervous, but ready to take on the 5-mile course with her wife...
November 5, 2013
Does this sound like you? Fueled by vitamin I (ibuprofen), you go for a run despite nagging pain. You’ve adopted a regimen of ice and more vitamin I post-run. Eventually, nothing eases the pain,...
November 5, 2013
About the eventJoining Trudy’s Bowl for Kids makes a positive, long-lasting impact on children in our community by supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. Whether you’re a bowler, donor or a sponsor,...
November 5, 2013
What do you get when you combine high-end customer service with a love of simple, healthy food? For restaurateurs Amy and Sam Ramirez, this mix created the Blue Dahlia Bistro. Since its opening on...
November 5, 2013
I am writing this book called the Fast Food Diaries, which I can easily turn into a blog that I update on your website every day. It obviously promotes healthy eating habits and a...
November 5, 2013
Football. There is something magical about football. A few weeks ago, I was visiting the AFM office to pick up a few copies of the September issue with Ricky Williams on the cover. I...
November 5, 2013
Today, Sebastian Vettel of Infiniti Red Bull Racing made motorsport history, claiming his spot in the F1 record books by winning his 8th consecutive Grand Prix, surpassing Ferrari’s Mark Schumacher who racked up a...
November 5, 2013
Last week, I kicked off Lorraine Townsend’s official training schedule for the 2013 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot. Like any new routine, her return to running hasn’t come without some frustration and a few odd...
November 5, 2013
Often when I tell new students, friends, or simply people met in passing that I teach heated Vinyasa yoga, the first response is, “Oh, I don’t do that 105 degree hot yoga.” The second...
November 5, 2013
When training, there are many ways to challenge the body to reach new goals of transformation and performance—especially here in Austin, where there are many challenging programs, all designed to take any fitness athlete...
November 5, 2013
Roasting Brussels sprouts is a delicious way to bring out their natural sweetness, and this fall salad is sure to delight just about everyone at Thanksgiving. NutritionCalories: 190Carbohydrates: 20 gProtein: 3 gFat: 11 gFiber:...
November 5, 2013
Sure, everybody’s got one…but how much of what you know is fact?FACT: The size of the stomach is not representative of weight. How big your stomach is remains constant as an adult (unless you...
November 5, 2013
Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Barcelona, Monaco, Budapest, Austin, Sao Paulo: These are not Sting’s upcoming concert tour locations. They’re this year’s venues for the most prestigious racing event in the world, Formula One (F1). Established...
November 5, 2013
There was a time when only one Ironman-distance race existed, the Hawaiian Ironman in 1978. Fast-forward 35 years. Now, there are 32 Ironman-distance triathlons held every year and all around the world, with 15...
November 5, 2013
Step aside, Jimmy Feigen…there’s a new sheriff in town. Olympic, world, and national swimming champion Nathan Adrian won Saturday’s Fastest Man in Texas shootout, a 50-yard freestyle race that took place at high noon...
November 5, 2013
If this is to be the final race for the IBM Uptown Classic 10K at The Domain—and in all, likelihood it is—it couldn’t have had a more perfect send off for the 19th annual...
November 5, 2013
Daily GreensBreast cancer survivor Shauna Green established Daily Greens with her main goal being to get as many people as possible to consume their “daily greens” through one of her juices. Martin credits much...
November 5, 2013
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is offering diehard sports fans in the United States a chance to win the ultimate VIP experience at this year’s FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX. Rabid fans need...
November 5, 2013
Is it possible that, just last year, Austin was nervously welcoming Formula One and the world of international motorsport back to the United States? The racing community agreed that the inaugural Circuit of The...
November 5, 2013
Formula One has returned! The track is coming to life on this somewhat blustery November day. Pit crews are checking the stacks of tires behind the garages. Much behind-the-scenes work is going on to...
November 5, 2013
Having lived in Austin for the last ten years, I have downward-dogged through more than my fair share of yoga studios. I practice yoga for a variety for reasons and take different classes to...
November 5, 2013
There is a famous scene in the third Godfather movie where Michael Corleone decries his inability to leave the Mafia life behind: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!”...
November 5, 2013
Even if you haven’t made plans to attend this year’s Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) Nov. 15-17, it’s not too late!  And getting to the racetrack for...
November 5, 2013
We have all experienced dealing with terrible drivers during the day, people who are distracted by gadgets, perhaps inexperienced, and often simply ignorant of the rules of the road. But what could be more...
November 5, 2013
With just one week to go until Formula 1 teams and drivers descend on Austin, Texas, to prepare for the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, Circuit of The Americas’ F1 correspondent Dan...
November 5, 2013
In a small commercial kitchen, three women huddle around a stainless steel island worktop. Clad in aprons and hovering over a spread of fresh ingredients, they tilt their heads up as students make their...
November 5, 2013
On Sunday, November 3, 2013, I’ll be lining up with over 45,000 other runners to race the ING New York City Marathon. An event of this caliber requires a tremendous amount of logistical organization,...
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