I am all about adding to our diets instead of subtracting when we are feeling overwhelmed about what to eat. Starting a diet that is all about what you can't do or eat is boring and miserable, let's be honest. Rather than saying you're never allowed to eat your favorite foods again, why not think about ways you … Continue reading How This Personal Trainer Makes Eating Veggies Easy
I want to start a bit of a running segment here on the blog about "health" foods that may or may not be all that healthy. More and more I find myself having conversations with friends and clients where they are frustrated because they feel like they have been eating everything they are supposed to … Continue reading “Health Food” Corner: What’s the Deal with Dried Fruit?
Nutrition is the single biggest factor in your overall health. That being said, what are you supposed to do if you hate cooking or are too busy and tired when you get home from work to take the time to cook a healthy meal? You'll see a lot of people out there view meal prepping … Continue reading 3 Meal Prep Tips for People Who Hate to Cook
Have you ever been inside of a GNC or other supplement store and felt like your brain might implode from the endless options of health products that all claim to be the secret to living a healthy life? It's spooky. I can't go into one of those places without my head spinning and trying to … Continue reading Do I Really Need Protein Powder? And Other Supplement Questions Answered.
The holidays are supposed to be the "most wonderful time of the year", but I think most of us can agree that a lot of stress and overeating is sprinkled in with all the obligations and parties that come up. With that in mind, what are you supposed to do if you are trying to … Continue reading How To Stay On Track This Thanksgiving
Intermittent fasting has become a big trend in the world of wellness over the past few years, but what does it even mean? Aren't you supposed to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day to keep your metabolism going? Isn't breakfast the most important meal of the day? How do you get enough calories … Continue reading Fasting vs. Starving: Do You Know the Difference?
Getting in the recommended 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day (yes, you're REALLY supposed to eat that much every single day) can be tough. It is hard enough incorporating them in when you aren't used to eating them at all, but beyond that, it can also be intimidating or impossible to fit that … Continue reading Frozen Produce: Is It Worth Buying?
You're frustrated. You've been great about tracking what you eat, making sure you exercise, and there is no possible way that you are taking in more calories than you are burning so why aren't you losing weight? The reality is, eating less is not always the solution. In fact, I would say that at least … Continue reading Is Eating Less Stalling Your Weight Loss Goals?
I get it. I really do. I used to love having one day a week where all nutritious thought went out the window and I could eat pints of ice cream and boxes of pizza until my pants got uncomfortably tight while still thinking I could reach my goals. That can be a fun bubble … Continue reading The Problem With Cheat Days That Could Be Ruining Your Progress
Living with a chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia, Lyme, Hashimoto's, Graves, Crohns, or Rheumatoid Arthritis is hard enough. Some days getting out of bed is the most that a person can muster and heading to work or school for the day is the mental and physical equivalent of finishing a marathon on a pogo stick. … Continue reading Do You Have Chronic Health Concerns? Stay Safe Working Out With These 3 Tips