December 3, 2018

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

  Breakfast Food #1: Eggs Yes, eggs are the “quintessential” breakfast food. And for good reason! No, I’m not talking about processed egg whites in a carton. I mean actual whole “eggs”. Egg whites are mostly protein while the yolks are the real nutritional powerhouses. Those yolks contain vitamins, minerals,…
November 21, 2018

Cholesterol Myths Busted

  Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead   Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is.   Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while…
November 2, 2018

Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

  You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you? You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”. What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours and I’ll look at mine).   Waist Circumference…
October 24, 2018

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down? What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in…
October 5, 2018

The importance of sleep

The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it. Lack of sleep affects just about everything in your…
September 18, 2018

Coffee – Who can drink and who should avoid?

  Coffee is healthy. Coffee is not healthy. Drink it. Avoid it. Why all the confusion? Coffee is one of those things – you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream).…
September 10, 2018

Tired of counting calories and obsessing about how much you eat? Consider focusing on what and how you eat instead!

Nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right? Well, maybe… Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat. This has…
September 6, 2018

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

    Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn’t always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular…
August 30, 2018

What is Metabolism?

What is Metabolism?   This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days.   You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean?   Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your…
June 27, 2018

5 tips for staying dry this July

  Enlist some allies   Gather some friends to stay dry with you. Raise money for charity; compete with your friends to see who raises the most.   Start a healthy habit   Swap your alcohol habit with a new, healthy one. Go for a run, meditate, practice yoga, or do some…