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”
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”
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?”
When you decide you want to shed a few pounds, what is typically the first thing you do? Lower your calories. Eat less. Maybe you move more, too. But, what if I told you the secret might be the complete opposite of what you think you need to do? A recent study showed that despiteContinue reading “How Eating More Can Help You Lose Weight”
Is there such a thing as too much protein? It’s a good question especially at a time when it seems like everyone is talking about protein. It’s touted as essential for building muscle, and it is, but also as a weight loss strategy due to its ability to make you feel full. But, as withContinue reading “Perils of Too Much Protein”
Too often we read the headlines about how to lose weight quickly or the latest diet that will trim inches from your waist. But, what about those who are actually trying to gain weight and/or muscle?