Thanksgiving and other holidays are supposed to be happy days, spent with family and or friends, where we come together and ENJOY our favorite holiday foods. It should NOT be a day where we demonize food or feel like we need to EARN food or work off food. Don’t get me started on those postsContinue reading “Worried About Holiday Eating? Let’s Talk…”
This might be something you have never heard a dietitian mutter before, but salads aren’t necessarily that good for you. What?!?!? Salads?!? The FIRST thing people gravitate towards when it is time to lose weight? Yes, salads. As soon as someone decides to lose weight they start eating salads. Loaded with healthy veggies, and minimalContinue reading “The Most Overrated “Healthy” Meals, and How to Fix Them.”
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?
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 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”
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”
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”
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?”
“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
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”