My Top 10 Post-Workout Snacks

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Never skip a post workout snack. A  good combination of protein, good carbs, and healthy fats are important to build and maintain your muscles. A post-workout snack should be eaten within 30 minutes of finishing your workout to help you recover and refuel. Try one of these easy and healthy go to post-workout snack ideas […]

The Health Benefits of Eating Berries

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Berries are not only delicious they are also packed full of powerful antioxidants. Scientists have found berries contain some of the highest amounts of antioxidants compared to other fresh fruits. Here are some of the many health benefits of adding berries to your diet. Antioxidants such as anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C can be found […]

Spring Clean Your Eating Habits

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Spring is finally here! We often think about spring cleaning our homes, there is no time like the present to spring clean your diet. Follow these tips to clean up your diet, create new healthy eating habits, and gain a fresh start for spring. Drink water – start with an 8 ounce glass of water […]

Why is fiber so important? How much do I really need?

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Many of us don’t realize that we do not get enough fiber in our diet. Men need about 38 grams per day (ages 19-50) and women need about 25 grams per day (ages 19-50) Here is why fiber is so important.  A diet rich in fiber can: Reduce the risk of heart disease and type […]

6 Easy Nutrition Goals for the New Year

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The New Year always brings a renewed motivation to get healthy. Here are some easy changes you can make toward a healthier you. Try to make one change a week instead of going for all of them at once. Drink more water, drink less juice and soda. Eat three balanced meals and 2 snacks per […]

The Facts About Sugar

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Do you know how much sugar you eat in a day? It can be shocking. Added sugar does not contribute nutrients to our bodies, but sugar will add many calories that can result in weight gain and reduced heart health, just to name a few.  Learn the facts and make some adjustments in your daily […]

What is a phytochemical?

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What is a phytochemical, where do I find them, do I need to add yet another thing to my diet? If you are not familiar with the word, phytochemical, you are not alone. Some claim it’s the newest thing in nutrition.  If you’ve been eating plant based foods, you’ve been getting plenty phytochemicals without even […]

Fad Diets, Do They Work?

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When considering a new diet plan, always educate yourself. Know the positives and negatives of the different diets. Here are some popular diets and what to watch out for. When giving advice to my clients I always ask “will you be able to maintain a particular diet that has a lot of restriction?” For successful […]

How to get more fruits and veggies in your diet

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I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time getting all of my fruits and veggies in each day. Adding fruits and veggies to my smoothie is one way I increase my daily intake. I always start with a base of water and either plain yogurt or protein powder. Here are some of […]

Naturally Flavored Water

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Need to drink more water? Adding fruit to your water is a great way to add flavor to water. Try some of these yummy flavored water combinations! Lemon slices, orange slices and mint Lemon slices, and fresh strawberries Frozen fruit such as raspberries Watermelon and mint Cucumber, lemon slices and mint Strawberries and basil Lime […]