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Digestive problems can arise as we age, undergo stress, eat too quickly, eat on the run, or eat diets composed of refined and rich foods, too much food, or foods eaten in complicated combinations. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite resources to help you learn more about the power of the gut and how to care for it.read more
Adapting your body to burn fat is just that…an adaptation…a process. It doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t look exactly the same for every body. Your experience may look different than mine, and may require different strategies. Today I want to talk a little bit about supplements that can help enhance your fat burning experience.read more
Why Fasting? I am a big fan of variation in diet and eating. I think this is more in synch with nature and humans have obviously adapted quite well to the cycles of feast and famine. Unfortunately we modern humans have attempted to outsmart nature and created a...read more
Do you know what your carbohydrate consumption looks like? Have you ever calculated your grams consumed in a day?
Many have not and many will not – and that is too bad really. But knowing more about your body, where you are now, and how the machine that is your body works will help you be more prepared to see where you are going, how to get there, and most importantly, why you are doing the work to get there.
Enter…sensible carb cutting!read more
In this blog post, I’m going to share with you how I construct a high protein, low carb meal in the form of a salad. Salads are and easy way to create a meal and honestly a great way to get in some serious calories! Yep they are not just for low calorie weight loss...read more
Calculating Protein isn’t as challenging as it may seem. In order to help you learn to do so, I’m going to be walking you through the process with several examples that should help to make it click for you. Once you have calculating and estimating weight and protein...read more
I’ve said before that I never assume that anyone would want to eat the way I do so I have never created a meal plan as such. Even so, guidelines are helpful and seeing what others eat can inspire us – so I put together a short list of resread more
Now, these days keto is everywhere. And there is this idea that it has to be at a certain ratio, which doesn’t seem to be true because ketosis is a state and not a specific diet. But also an important note is that ketosis differs over time.read more
We hear “low carb” or “carb restriction” within the health and wellness industry often. Our levels of obesity continue to rise and many people are at a loss at what to do about it. The basic truth is that body fat is stored “potential energy”. Your body needs a reason to unpack that storage. How can you create that need?read more
Fat has become a bit of a controversy in the world of health and nutrition. In terms of adapting your body, here is my best basic advice:read more
There is overwhelming talk and information out there about low carb approaches but understanding where this approach is stemming from and how it has changed over the years can help us better understand how to experiment and utilize the approach best for our individual bodies.read more
Many studies have shown differing opinions on the importance of protein sources close to workouts. The research is conflicting and I look into these differing conclusions and what option might be best for your body based on your metabolism and schedule.read more
In the hopes of building a leaner body, that is adapt at burning fat, you now know (from reading my previous series of Macronutrient Spotlight posts) that you want to feed your muscle by prioritizing protein. Now that we know this, let’s focus on understanding what this means for you and your body. There is no perfect number that fits everyone. Each body is different and knowing how to calculate protein and caloric intakes is important for your own health and wellness journey.read more
I am excited to be coming your way with some exciting details about our third session of Building Better Bodies, starting Wednesday January 26, 2019.
Take a look at the details here:read more
One common assumption that comes up when we talk Keto and adapting to burn fat is that plant-based proteins are bad. This is simply not true! There are around 20 amino acids that the human body uses to build proteins. If you choose to focus on plant-based protein sources, learn more about how proteins work in this article and eat a wide variety of foods to ensure that they are getting all the amino acids that they need.read more
Many people stress about how the holidays will derail their best laid diet plans. If you’re feeling the squeeze this holiday season, remember that there are just a few days here and there of celebration this is not about a month long bender. Here are my top tips.read more
Proper hydration is so important to your overall health. No one really denies this. But what is proper hydration? How much water do you drink? How much should you drink? Should it only be water? What about tea? What about coffee? Alcohol? Fruits? Vegetables? Jerky? Nuts? Obviously, there is much to consider.read more
Study demonstrates these two nutritional supplements help improve cognitive function in healthy young adults
Research has demonstrated the benefits of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin on eye health, and some research had emerged on their benefits on cognition in older adults.read more
Let’s talk about alcohol. In the world of nutrition, alcohol is sometimes considered the fourth essential macronutrient. But this one is a bit tricky. I’m going to highlight it as a macronutrient spotlight, simply because I think it important for everyone to understand how it is processed in our bodies so we can make the best and most educated choices for ourselves.
Can you drink alcohol on a “Diet” or should it be avoided?read more
Carbohydrates are considered an abundant cheap and quick energy source. They have also become the center of the battle over the cause in the rise of obesity. Just like with proteins and fats we need to not only consider quantity but also quality and timing when eating carb forward foods.read more
Bullet Proof Coffee™ has become very popular over the years and the Bullet Proof ™ brand is very strong. This is by no means a criticism of Dave Asprey, because I believe he does make good products, but the popularity of adding fats to coffee has actually led to some questionable practices out there. If you have read my blogs and seen my posts you will know that I believe in getting my nutrients from whole foods as much as possible and only using these refined products as supplements if needed. In this article we’ll look deeper into not only MCT oil but also fat drinks.read more