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 Macros or calorie counting? What’s the best for weight loss?
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?
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?
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?
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?
You’ve tried it at all and the weight just won’t come off. You’re doing everything right- eating healthy and exercising 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