If you like to enjoy your glass of wine or spicy margarita, this post is for you! There is a significant amount of calories in most alcoholic beverages which can add up fast and potentially prevent you from being in a calorie deficit, especially if you are drinking multiple times during the week. This means… Continue reading Alcohol & Weight Loss
Today's topic is one that I'm super passionate about. Why even talk about this? Because it's a HUGE problem. And I don't think people are understanding the harm they are causing long-term to their bodies by not consuming enough calories for weight loss. 90% of the women I speak to each week are consuming 1200… Continue reading 1200 Calories Is Not Enough
Eating out and ordering foods from our favorite restaurants & drive-throughs can sometimes feel like a wrench is being thrown our way while trying to lose weight. It's not easy to master outside eating while losing weight because oftentimes we are not tracking calories or the calorie information for a lot of foods is just… Continue reading Ordering Takeout While Losing Weight
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?
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?
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)
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?
Ah yes, probably one of the most controversial topics when it comes to weight loss. Carbohydrates- aka sugar. You’ve probably heard it before- cutting carbohydrates is key to weight loss. But is it really? The answer might surprise you, and I’m going to break it down so it’s as easy as possible to understand. First… Continue reading Are Cutting Carbohydrates Necessary For Weight Loss?
Ugh, bloating. We’ve all been there and we all dislike the way it makes us feel. Before you figure out how to kick bloating in the butt, you got to figure out what your specific symptoms are because bloating usually means something different for all of us. You may feel bloated after eating a big… Continue reading Bloat be gone! Easy tips to feel lighter and less bloated.