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Bad Foods Love Good Cheaters

This is a good food. This is a bad food. Who remembers being taught this? Did it stick? Let’s try a game. If I say…”donut” – what did you think of?

Little Hinges Swing Big Doors

At any given time, there are probably millions of people starting a new diet. At any given time, there are millions of people working out hard at home, at a gym, or outside. So why, at any given time, is the average American overweight, and borderline obese?

I’m a Registered Dietitian…and I Don’t Love Vegetables

I Don’t Love Vegetables.  True statement. Sort of. If you offered me a choice between what I would rather have: Meat or Vegetables Starchy carbs or vegetables Fruit or vegetables Dessert or vegetables I would choose option A every time. But – I eat them – and most of the time I do enjoy them,Continue reading “I’m a Registered Dietitian…and I Don’t Love Vegetables”

You Don’t Lose Fat in the Gym

Yep. Here is a trainer, someone who puts food on the table by helping people work out at the gym. Have I lost my mind? What’s more important for fat loss? Nutrition. 100% of the time. It’s not that exercise doesn’t matter at all, but exercise is the simple part. Nutrition is 100% responsible forContinue reading “You Don’t Lose Fat in the Gym”

All You Need to Know About Protein

Protein – it’s what every gym rat likes to talk about. The truth is, protein is very important for everyone looking to maximize their health. To keep it simple, protein is made up of the building blocks of tissue – amino acids. In addition to muscle, protein also makes up hair, skin, nails, hormones, andContinue reading “All You Need to Know About Protein”

Less Exercise, More Progress?

When it comes to losing weight, we are all aware of the biggest factors – what we put in our body, and what we burn, (calories in, calories out) right? Yes. This IS the premise and most basic understanding of fat loss. To lose body fat, the body must be in a calorie deficit (eatingContinue reading “Less Exercise, More Progress?”

Get More Sleep, Lose 10 Pounds?

“All you need is more sleep, and you will lose 10 pounds, easily” – Overheard at the airport. Yes, I was eavesdropping. I can’t help it. Every time I’m in a public place, and hear people talking about fitness or nutrition topics I become intrigued. How do you think I come up with half ofContinue reading “Get More Sleep, Lose 10 Pounds?”

Rules Are Good For Everyone

Rules. We set them for our children, we hate them as kids and teens, and we yearn for them as adults. Yes. Everyone needs rules. Whether we want to admit it or not, rules are the most basic form of having a structured life, and through structure, we find freedom. We already follow many rulesContinue reading “Rules Are Good For Everyone”

No, You Aren’t In Starvation Mode

I sit down to write this while sipping my coffee with a splash of French Vanilla creamer. What is a splash? The nutrition label says 1 Tbsp is 35 calories. But what about a splash? Is it more, is it less…ah it’s probably close.  Guess what? It’s actually 3 Tbsp worth…105 calories, or a 70Continue reading “No, You Aren’t In Starvation Mode”

Everything You Need to Know About Meal Timing

Meal timing, or nutrient timing, is a theme that shows up on and off in the world of nutrition. This is for good reason! Meal timing IS important no matter what some people might tell you. However, it may not be AS important as others say, or important for the reasons they convey. First, mealContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About Meal Timing”

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