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5 Nutrition Myths That Won’t Die

Eating _____ will lead to death and cause ______ and you will ______…. Nutrition is a confusing topic, as there is endless info out there, and it can be quite hard to figure out what works and what is fake. The real answer for everything nutrition-related is “it depends” because the context of the personContinue reading “5 Nutrition Myths That Won’t Die”

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”

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”

Time to End the Passive Acceptance of Declining Health

Getting old, weak, and frail. Getting weak and fat. Getting sick more constantly. Getting older and sleeping less. Feeling like trash after eating a huge meal. These seem to be accepted as the “norm” by many, but why? While we cannot stop the clock from aging us in years, we can slow down and evenContinue reading “Time to End the Passive Acceptance of Declining Health”

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