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Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love

August 21, 2017
The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence.   But that might also bring thoughts of "tasteless," "cardboard," and "completely unsatisfying."   Right?   Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren't just nutritious but also delicious! What’s my criteria you ask? They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little goes a long way;  foods that conta

Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

August 15, 2017
Food intolerances or "sensitivities" can affect you in so many ways.   And they’re a lot more common than most people think.   I'm not talking about anaphylaxis or immediate allergic reactions that involve an immune response. Those can be serious and life-threatening.  If you have any allergies, you need to steer clear of any traces of foods you are allergic to, and speak with your doctor or pharmacist about emergency med

All About Digestive Enzymes

August 1, 2017
Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements; and not all of them are created equal. As a trainer, I find that many people with digestive issues want to jump straight into using a supplement. And many times I would rather try other strategies first. Not to mention, that some supplements can be harmful if used inappropriately. So, let’s dive into a few of the common digestive enzymes, what they do, and who should NOT take the

Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

June 20, 2017
You are positive that you're not eating more food or “junkier” food but you're still gaining weight.   Is this possible? Yes! You are NOT crazy! And here's why.   We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight. There's definitely more to the story than just what you're eating, right? A lot of this comes right down to your metabolic rate which is aff

Menopausal Women: Do This Before You Take the Meds Your Doctor Prescribed

May 22, 2017
Of course, listen to what your doctor says. And also listen to what your body says. We both know that what you eat and how you move can make a HUGE improvement in some of the symptoms of menopause.  Not to mention how common it is for ladies to gain weight at this time of life. (Ugh!) And as we both know eating better and moving more can help you stave off other issues like heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. What do I specific

3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old

May 14, 2017
Yes, while I always say that it's better to get your nutrients from food first sometimes supplements are necessary. Unfortunately there are just some all-too-common nutrients that we simply don't get enough of.  And they're absolutely critical to optimal health and wellness.  Especially as we age. Here I sifted through the supplements that are available on the market and boiled them down to three that can have the best effect for us. S

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

May 7, 2017
Do you love your breakfast?  Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes?  Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss.  This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a bunch of calories to absorb and metabolize it.  So I'm going to show you how to get the protein, as well as some veggies and healt

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

May 5, 2017
You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let's make sure we're on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while it's floating through your blood is what's more important than just how much of it there is overall.  In fact depending

Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

April 26, 2017
  You totally want to ditch your scale, don't you? You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”. I mean, it doesn't define you (obviously). What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let's look at your waist circumference (well...you look at yours and I'll look at mine). Waist Circumference (AKA “Belly Fat”): Do you remember the fruity body shape descriptions being like an “apple”

Why is my Metabolism Slow?

April 20, 2017
You may feel tired, cold or that you've gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down? What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create energy.  And there are lots of factors that affect how quickly (or slowly) it work

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