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?

Artificial sugar. Good or bad for you?

Let’s talk all things artificial sugar today! So much to know, let’s break it down from the beginning. First off, what are artificial sugars/sweeteners? An artificial sugar is just one type of sugar substitute. They are known as intense sweeteners because they can be anywhere from 200 to 13,000 times sweeter than regular sugar! Whaaat?!… Continue reading Artificial sugar. Good or bad for you?

The Secret Sauce Behind HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

If you haven’t ever tried HIIT before, you are totally missing out on life! HIIT, which is High-Intensity Interval Training, is the secret sauce behind how I was able to find the muscle definition I was always searching for- without having to starve myself. HIIT training includes intervals of high-intensity bursts to get your heart… Continue reading The Secret Sauce Behind HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Can Protein Shakes Help Me Lose Weight?

I get asked a lot, “which protein shake should I be taking to help me lose weight?” I started noticing that a lot of women feel like they need a protein powder or shake to help boost weight loss. Maybe it’s because protein is the golden child, always prized, can do no harm, loved by… Continue reading Can Protein Shakes Help Me Lose Weight?

7 Reasons Why The Weight Won’t Come Off

You’ve tried it at all and weight just won’t come off. You’re doing everything right- eating healthy, exercising at least 5 times a week, but that weight won’t budge. It’s taking your all not to throw that scale against the wall. It’s probably not even your fault. Weight loss can be complex, especially because it’s… Continue reading 7 Reasons Why The Weight Won’t Come Off