A Simple Weight Loss Formula

Weight loss doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there are a few things that, if you do them consistently, you WILL see change. Eat enough protein – so many people don’t eat enough protein. If you are trying to build or sustain muscle, especially as you age, you should get .8 to 1 gramContinue reading “A Simple Weight Loss Formula”

Why BMI is Bogus

The Body Mass Index has been around a long time. It’s still the number one tool physicians use to determine whether patients are at a healthy weight. This is a problem. Because it’s not accurate! It’s a 200-year-old mathematical formula created for a specific purpose. Since then, its use has been called into question asContinue reading “Why BMI is Bogus”

Canning Tomatoes

It’s late summer and in our house, that’s canning season. The first crop to come in were the cucumbers. My husband jarred dozens of pickles, relish, and more. Next up? Tomatoes. That’s where I jumped in on the canning fun. It’s pretty crazy that you can in the summer because it’s always 90 degrees! IfContinue reading “Canning Tomatoes”

How to Fit Staying Fit into Your Busy Schedule

I often write about time management and how it’s possible for you to fit fitness and nutrition into your daily grind. It can’t be overstated enough. There are enough hours in the day and you don’t need hours to stay healthy. In fact,  just two to three days a week of resistance training is enoughContinue reading “How to Fit Staying Fit into Your Busy Schedule”

Why Getting Fit is a Long Game

We’re bombarded by marketing messages promising incredible weight loss in a matter of weeks. Whether it be a social media influencer’s latest challenge or a new app, we’re told we can lose weight fast. This may be true. If you severely restrict calories and do a ton of exercise, you probably can drop pounds butContinue reading “Why Getting Fit is a Long Game”

Beyond the Macros – What About Micros?

Most people are aware of the macronutrients – proteins, fats, and carbohydrates – and they are the building blocks of a balanced diet. But, in our quest to ensure we are “meeting our macros” we often overlook the micronutrients, or vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy diet. In my nutrition coaching, IContinue reading “Beyond the Macros – What About Micros?”

Why Your Weight Doesn’t Matter

When people decide they want to change the way they look, they typically start with the scale, weighing themselves and determining that the number they see needs to be lower. But, your weight is not the whole story. There are other more meaningful metrics that often get overlooked but if you pay attention to them,Continue reading “Why Your Weight Doesn’t Matter”

How to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

It’s here–well, it’s been here for a while, if you pay attention to retail–the holiday season! It’s a time when all the goodies and treats are plentiful and the atmosphere is light. If you’re not careful, you overdo it, only to recommit to a crazy diet and dry January right afterwards! But, it doesn’t haveContinue reading “How to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving”