Top 5 Healthy Protein Ideas

Protein is the number one most important nutrient for a healthy diet. It’s the building block for growth and essential for building and maintaining muscle. I tell all my clients to remember the 3 Ps–perpetually prioritize protein. Make sure you include protein in every meal and every snack. It’s that important! It’s also satiating, meaningContinue reading “Top 5 Healthy Protein Ideas”

Top 5 Healthy Fat Ideas

Fats are essential in the human diet, however they may be the most misunderstood macronutrient. Those of us who were alive in the late 1980s and 1990s remember that everything was lowfat. Lowfat yogurt, milk, everything. The thing is, fat is actually good for us! You just need to make solid choices. There are threeContinue reading “Top 5 Healthy Fat Ideas”

Top 5 Healthy Carb Ideas

Did you know that carbohydrates are not completely necessary for humans to survive? They are helpful to be sure, but if you were stuck on a desert island, you’d be best served to find a protein and fat source and could go for a while without a carb. That being said, they are classified asContinue reading “Top 5 Healthy Carb Ideas”

Planning for a New Year

It’s the time of year when we tend to pause and think about the last 12 months, as well as the year ahead. I like to take time off from work between Christmas and New Year’s. I typically use some of that time to review my previous new year’s resolutions and think about changes IContinue reading “Planning for a New Year”

My Gift to You

Christmas Eve is tomorrow and in honor of the holiday, I’m presenting a gift to all my followers and readers. I know it’s hard to commit to a healthy lifestyle. There are so many obstacles. But it is possible to squeeze in working out and eating well. I’m living proof, but it didn’t happen overnightContinue reading “My Gift to You”

Do You Need a Nutrition Coach?

As we approach another new year, many people will resolve to eat healthier. It’s certainly something that can be done alone but having a coach will simplify the process and help you reach your goals much more quickly. What is a nutrition coach? A nutrition coach is trained to help you eat healthy, choosing theContinue reading “Do You Need a Nutrition Coach?”

Easy Lunch Ideas for Working Women on the Run

Find yourself grabbing fast food or skipping lunch day after day because, well, meetings, work, and more work? It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are three lunch ideas that you can easily fit into a hectic day, keeping you full and healthy. Bento Box –¬†Popular with school-aged children, bento boxes can also beContinue reading “Easy Lunch Ideas for Working Women on the Run”

Eat Your Way Through Thanksgiving

Did you know that you can eat all the food on Thanksgiving and still maintain your health and fitness goals? It all takes a little planning and you can gobble the turkey without any regrets. People are used to cutting calories to lose weight but did you know that you can also increase your caloriesContinue reading “Eat Your Way Through Thanksgiving”

How to Power Through the Holiday Season

The holiday season is almost here. Actually, if you step into some stores these days, it’s already here! But, I digress. Most of us go completely crazy once November rolls around. Between holiday shopping, preparing for visiting with relatives, traveling, wrapping things up at work, attending all the parties, and cooking/baking, it can be challengingContinue reading “How to Power Through the Holiday Season”

Why Less is More When it Comes to Resistance Training

Did you know that there is a such thing as too much resistance training? It’s true. It’s tempting to think that the more you do, the faster and larger your muscles will grow but that’s not the case. Here’s the thing. When you lift weights, you put stress on your body, especially when you liftContinue reading “Why Less is More When it Comes to Resistance Training”