October 28, 2019

I am a sugar addict.

Yup! 

I REALLY wish I did not like sugar and sweets, but that is my kryptonite.  

I've always had a sweet tooth, but I didn't always crave chocolate.  As I've gotten older, I now sometimes crave chocolate as well...  So I don't keep those things...

November 28, 2018

This time of year is notorious for overeating and indulging in foods we don’t normally eat.  It all adds up and we often end up feeling sluggish and bloated.

But never fear, you can do something about it and help your body recover quickly from those indulgences.  

Here a...

October 11, 2018

It’s 3:00 pm. 

You’re hungry. 

Your kids are hungry. 

Actually, they’re STARVING after school!

Time to cook up some ramen noodles!  Or pour a bowl of super sugary cereal!

Ummmm… yeah… about that.

Snack time does not need to be fussy, but it also doesn't mean it's a fr...

October 4, 2018

When you eat a whole foods, plant-based diet filled with a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, you supply your body with loads of naturally-occurring vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that your body needs to perform it's basic function...

September 27, 2018

This may be a divisive post for some, but hear me out.

I wrote about the benefits of protein and protein powder earlier in the year.  You can read about it here and here.  But I have since changed my views on the subject.

Since writing those articles, a lot has...

January 18, 2018

Last week I talked about why protein is important and some different ways to get it.  If you missed it, read about it hereIt's a pretty quick read and gives you a good basic understanding of what protein does for you.

Personally, I advocate getting your protein from...

January 11, 2018

Protein. 

You probably  hear ALL THE TIME that you need to eat protein.

What's the big deal and why do you need it?

Protein is made up of amino acids, which are the basic building blocks of life.  Your body can make some of those amino acids by itself (nonessential amino...

December 13, 2017

The holiday season is such a wonderful time of the year, but it is also notorious for being a time of over-indulging and over-scheduling.  

It's no wonder that by the New Year we are all ready to make drastic resolutions!

Here are 6 suggestions to surviving and thri...

October 30, 2017

Dreading Halloween this week and the onslaught of candy and sugary treats everywhere?  

Honestly, me too!  I hate all the temptation all around.  Sometimes I can withstand it and other times I cave (which normally isn't just one piece of candy...).

So, here are...

March 6, 2017

Do you ever wonder how much food you should eat?

How much IS a "portion" of food?

Well, it just depends on what you're eating.  

Every food is composed of 3 basic macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and fat.  Carbohydrates and protein contain 4 calories per gram, whil...

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