1. Low-Fat, Reduced-fat, or Fat-Free  Less fat = better, right? WRONG! These snack items may seem like they are helping you out with your waistline, but in reality these items are often loaded sugar and other additives in order to make up for taste. Fats have been unfairly demonized in the past but evidence now… Read more »

These bars are made from literally TWO ingredients: Whey Protein Powder & VitaFiber (plus optional extras.. see below!). If you’ve never heard of VitaFiber before, it’s a low calorie sweetener and prebiotic fiber which is the SECRET ingredient in many popular protein bars – including Quest Bars! VitaFiber tastes sweet and is poorly digested in the human digestive tract,… Read more »

I recently rang in the New Year with my family onboard a weeklong cruise to the Caribbean. But if any of you know how hard it can be to stay on a healthy eating plan when on vacation, a cruise would be the mothership for diet disaster (pun intended). Cruise ships are notorious for being… Read more »

The Not-So-Healthy Salad

December 12, 2016

Many people believe by ordering a salad they are eating healthy, and often times they just may be. A large serving of greens and non-starchy vegetables are low in calories, high in fiber, and loaded with vitamin and minerals. But as many ‘salads’ may start out healthy, they often wind up almost anything but. Just… Read more »

When it comes to the Holidays, food always seems to play a big role in almost every cultural celebration. One of the best ways to keep overeating in check during the holidays, is to first acknowledge and accept that there will be a lot of food temptations and there’s really no way around that. Once… Read more »

HOW TO STOCK YOUR FRIDGE AND PANTRY FOR NUTRITION SUCCESS! Nutrition is about more than just eating healthy foods. It’s a lifestyle. It’s about feeling great because of what you eat, coupled with regular exercise. The best foods for you are going to be the ones that aren’t processed–AKA real food! This is everything from fruits,… Read more »

THE PYRAMID OF NUTRITION PRIORITIES WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PRIORITIZING WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR NUTRITION   WHERE THE FOOD PYRAMID WENT WRONG We all remember the old school food pyramid from 90s–an overstuffed breadbasket at its base and sweets and desserts at the top–Luckily, the ADA realized how flawed this nutritional approach was. The… Read more »

The diet mentality has such a strong presence in today’s culture. From internet and TV advertisements, to social networking; these mediums are ideal for people to share their opinions and recommendations on what they believe is best for health, fitness, and weight-loss. From the 1930’s grapefruit diet, to Dr. Adkin’s low carb diet of the… Read more »