6 February 2019

Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

        You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still gaining weight. Is this possible? Yes! You are NOT crazy! And here’s why. We all know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight.…
30 January 2019

Food Preservatives

  A food preservative is a substance added to foods to make them last longer; to “preserve” them. Preservatives are added to foods that go bad quickly and have found themselves in all kinds of products in our grocery stores. Preservatives work to preserve food in a few different ways.…
23 January 2019

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

Myth: Calories cause weight gain, and fewer calories are the path to weight loss Calories are important for weight loss. If you eat and absorb a ton more than you use, then your body’s wisdom will store some for later. Calories matter. But, they are not the “be-all and end-all”…
6 January 2019

How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables

The Nutrition Facts table is on the side of most packaged foods. It’s often found close to the ingredient listing. The purpose of it is to help consumers make better nutrition decisions. When people can see the number of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. in food, they should be able to…
17 December 2018

How to Improve Gut Health

  Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.”   And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we’re not just…
3 December 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,…
21 November 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…
2 November 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 (AKA…
24 October 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…
5 October 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…