5 Reasons Why You’re Bloated

One of the most uncomfortable physical feelings ever... feeling bloated! Before you can figure out how to beat the bloat, you need to try and pinpoint the reason you're bloated. Let's talk about the 5 biggest reasons why you might be feeling bloated! Reason #1 you're bloated: volume of food One of the easiest ways… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You’re Bloated

Can protein powder help you lose weight?

If you ever see a protein powder claiming to help decrease body fat.. don't fall for it! Protein is one of three macronutrients that I like to call the "popular" macro because diet culture was so big on pushing high protein diets for weight loss. You probably have this idea in your mind that consuming… Continue reading Can protein powder help you lose weight?

Lose 15 lbs in 1 month on the Keto diet?!

We're finally talking about the keto diet todayyy! One of the most controversial diets out there right now for weight loss. I sat down and went through the research to try and figure out the hype regarding this popular diet. I want to start off by saying, I have never personally tried the keto diet.… Continue reading Lose 15 lbs in 1 month on the Keto diet?!

Simple vs. Complex Carbs, Who Seriously Cares?

So my plan was to get into this really awesome and informative post about simple vs. complex carbohydrates. But the more I researched it, the more confusing it became, even for me! And I hate when nutrition is confusing and not to the point. A lot of people know there's a difference in the type… Continue reading Simple vs. Complex Carbs, Who Seriously Cares?

Hate Salads? 5 Tips That Will Actually Make You Crave A Good Salad

I used to have this hate relationship with salads. I dreaded eating them. I felt like I was eating nothing more than grass. On top of that, I never felt full or satisfied after eating a salad. Seriously, how the heck do people even like this stuff?! Then over the years I learned I was… Continue reading Hate Salads? 5 Tips That Will Actually Make You Crave A Good Salad

3 Easy Holiday Tips to Keep Your Weight in Check

Potlucks, parties and family feasts await us this month! I want you to enjoy it all- your family, friends, gift exchanges and delicious food. Especially the food. But I have 3 tips I want you to practice this month at each gathering to prevent gaining those 10 or even 20 holiday pounds. Ready? Let’s jump… Continue reading 3 Easy Holiday Tips to Keep Your Weight in Check

Hey vegetarians, are you getting enough COMPLETE protein in your diet?

Last week, I was giving my husband a slice of toast with peanut butter on it which had a total of 6.5 grams of protein.  Definitely a good amount of protein for a small snack like this.   My special rule of thumb is, if a small meal or snack had 3 grams of protein… Continue reading Hey vegetarians, are you getting enough COMPLETE protein in your diet?

Are you eating enough Omega-3s?

The other day, I started thinking about seeds and how I push my oncology patients to add them to their smoothies as a source of healthy fat and protein. Then I started thinking specifically about flax & chia seeds as well as their omega-3 content. Every week, I teach a "Nutrition During Chemotherapy "class and… Continue reading Are you eating enough Omega-3s?

Macro’s or calorie counting? What’s the best for weight loss?

A question I receive quite frequently- should I be counting macronutrients or calories to lose weight? Let’s start off by taking it back to the basics so we can really understand the importance of each. Macronutrients refer to the three essential nutrients that provide us calories in the diet- carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Each plays… Continue reading Macro’s or calorie counting? What’s the best for weight loss?