• Nutrition
  • Healthy “Cheats”: How Dessert Can Help You Reach Your Physique Goals (Plus my 3 favorite healthy baking blogs)

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Blah. Blah. Blah. What if I told you a dessert a day kept the doctor away, too?  I’d be your best friend. Guess we’re pals now. I indulge each and every day and I’d encourage you to do the same. I told this to a nutrition client […]

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  • Protein Powder Shakedown: The Good. The Bad. The Yucky.

      Protein powder is the holy grail of the weight loss industry, touted by many fitness professionals as the catch-all solution for weight loss, six-pack abs and an irresistible body.  Sales of protein supplementation are expected to exceed $20 billion by 2020, and the spike in popularity comes as no surprise.  Protein supplements are easily packaged, […]

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  • What’s the Word: Turkey Labeling…It’s More complicated than your family relationships.

      You are a good person.   It is important to you that your Thanksgiving Day turkey lived a good, quality life.  You want to know that your turkey spent its days running free, eating the greenest of grass, while clucking to and fro. Yes, and so you do what any compassionate person would do, and drive your […]

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  • What’s the Word: Greek Yogurt–Is your breakfast setting you up to fail?

    As a nutrition coach, I take note of what my clients are eating, so that we can work together to improve their health through better food choices.  I’m not exaggerating when I say nearly everyone with whom I work proudly states that they start their day off with a Greek yogurt and granola.  Greek yogurt is […]

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  • What’s the Word: What the heck are “natural flavors”

      My oldest son has a pineapple allergy. He was super disappointed when he couldn’t eat the gummy bears he was gifted.  “It has pineapple,” he said, pointing at the tiny gummy bear on the package with pineapple clearly marked as a flavor in the assortment. I read the ingredients carefully and saw no mention of pineapple.  […]

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  • We all suck at 2 PM: Beat the late afternoon energy slump with these 8 tips and 20 snack ideas

      You wake up with the best intentions. You start the day off right with some scrambled eggs and veggies. “Yeah. Let’s do this,” you say. You eat that mid-morning snack of cottage cheese. “Oh yeah, on target!” You are kicking ass at work…be it at the office, or in your laundry room. This day […]