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The Most Overrated “Healthy” Meals, and How to Fix Them.

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.”

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?”

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”

How Do You Deal With Stress Through Fitness?

Stress is a normal part of being human. Sometimes we have little, sometimes we have more than any person should ever have to go through. Sometimes it can feel as if the world is coming to an end. Stress is here, stress will always be here. Many things that stress us out are out ofContinue reading “How Do You Deal With Stress Through Fitness?”

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