Weekend Nutrition, Alcohol, and Its Effect on Your Weight Loss Goals
As a nutrition coach, one of the most common things I hear from new clients is that they eat “really good” during the work week, but then the wheels fall off with their weekend nutrition. Less optimal weekend nutrition is often due to a multitude of reasons: social events, date nights, alcohol, meal prep and […]
The Keto Diet is Not #1 for a Healthy Lifestyle (or Sustainable Weight Loss)
The Keto Diet is the newest (but not actually new) craze for seeing those pounds melt off. Just weeks from flab to flat, right? Let’s talk about all of the ins and outs of this buzzword diet strategy, and figure out if the results are really worth the restrictions. What exactly is the Keto Diet […]
Can Thanksgiving Ruin Your Progress?
What do you look forward to the most on Thanksgiving? Is it the food? Time with family and/or friends? Relaxation and time away from your job? This year especially we have so much to be thankful for (even if some days or certain events throughout 2020 have made us feel less than thankful) – more […]
You’re Not Addicted to Carbs – Stop Calling Yourself a ‘Carboholic’!
As a nutrition coach, I hear all sorts of things during my conversations with clients, friends, and strangers. Lots of these things are food myths and reasons given for why a particular diet/nutrition strategy/nutrient restriction has either worked (or not), for themselves or someone else. “I’m off bread” … “Eating clean and doing juice cleanses […]
Going Gluten-Free isn’t your ticket to guaranteed weight loss in 30 days
When it comes to nutrition and weight loss, there are no shortage of ‘solutions’ recommended to us. How do you know if the touted results are accurate and reflective of the product being pushed, diet to follow, or supplement to take? Could it really just be as simple as going gluten-free, or removing a specific […]
ACHIEVING YOUR FITNESS GOALS: 7 COMMON MYTHS YOU SHOULDN’T BELIEVE
Women get bulky from lifting Carbs make you fat Fruit has too much sugar Eating late at night makes you fat You need cardio to lose weight You can out exercise a bad diet Intermittent fasting is magic for fat loss These are all common things that I hear from not only new clients, but […]
FOOD IS YOUR BODY’S #1 FUEL
When you’re deciding to eat or drink something, what is your main motivation behind choosing that particular item? Aside from being hungry or thirsty, it’s likely because you like the taste, texture, or feeling that consuming that food or drink gives you. Do you ever find yourself rewarding certain things like exercising at the gym, […]
KETO DIETS PART II: THE IMPORTANCE OF CARBOHYDRATES FOR THE ATHLETE
Ok, so we have to talk about the ketogenic diet and its use with athletics. I have heard some coaches suggest a ketogenic or low carb diet for team sport athletes, which prompted me to write this article. Eating low carb or going on a keto diet is the worst thing an athlete can do […]
HOW FAST CAN YOU LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT LOSING MUSCLE?
So you want to lose weight for summer, but you’ve spent all winter putting on hard earned muscle. Or maybe you just started a diet because you have decided that this is the summer when you WILL look good at the lake house boat party and get looks and compliments from everyone. This is good because […]
KETOGENIC DIETS: GOOD FOR SOME BAD FOR MANY.
There is a big movement in the industry right now toward ketogenic diets and diets that claim to be ketogenic when, in reality, they are just low carb. Keto diets are very popular, so we will talk about it all — the good, the bad, and the ugly. In this article we will discuss why […]