Proteins – Good or Bad?

  How often have you seen headlines and articles that start something like this – WARNING: Do Not Use These … And you wonder: – Who else has read it? – Is there some truth to it? – Could it be just another sales pitch for their product? Good marketing will have you second-guessing what you know. Good marketing will have you buying the product. Good marketing wants you to believe that their product is …

What is metabolism anyway? You’ve heard the word but what does it really mean?

The broad definition of metabolism by Matt Stone is: “The sum of all physiological events that take place in the body that turn food, water, air, vitamins, minerals, and more into what we know as life.” So, metabolism is pretty darn important! Calories are energy and the rate at which your body consumes energy is indeed your metabolism.  A few indicators of a high metabolism are: High body temperature Moderate to high resting pulse rate Lots …

Are You Spending Too Much Time Counting Your Calories?

Not all calories are created equal. There is more to ‘calories in – calories out’ than what you read on a label or calculate on an app.  Let me explain why:   Calories IN Most people who count calories to lose weight or manage weight assume they are calculating down to the last 5 calories! Unfortunately, it’s not an exact science. In fact, counting calories for weight loss is flawed in many ways.   As …

Use This 1-2-3 Approach to Meal Prep

  Many things can improve your kitchen “coolness”.  Use this 1-2-3 approach: The right equipment. A regular preparation system or ritual. A “can-do” attitude and willingness to experiment.   1. The Right Equipment Kitchen essentials make meal prep easier. Here are some must-have’s for your kitchen: Slow Cooker – Set it and forget it! You can easily make enough food for several meals in one batch, with only minimal prep time. Blender – Helps you …

How to Create the Ultimate Super Shake

Smoothies, super shakes, protein drinks, ever wonder why they are so popular? It is such an easy way to get a complete meals worth of nutrients without having to cook. Talk about convenient! How many times have you been so busy and by the time you realize it, it’s been 6-8 hours since your last meal? We are so busy running from one task to another trying to squeeze as many activities into a day …

Fatloss myths to reality

Seven Myths People Believe About Fat loss

With the vast amount of information and advertisements about weight loss, it’s difficult to understand fact from fiction when it comes to fat loss.  If you’re not seeing results with your wellness efforts, then you may be believing a myth and doing more harm than good.

Diets Don’t Work—Here’s Why

Diets are so common. We see them advertised online and in commercials, and overhear our friends and colleagues talking about the latest and greatest way they’ve found to lose weight.

No-Bread Snacks to keep you on track

“Next best to thing to sliced bread”. You’ve heard that saying before right!? But what could possibly be as good as sliced bread? There are so many yummy combinations and it’s portable! The answer is lots! Today’s post is all about no bread snacks to keep you on track to your goals. But when you are looking to make healthier choices to improve your diet you quickly realize that you need an alternative to the …

Probiotics Pros and Cons

There’s a lot of chatter about probiotics and how they can help our bodies function properly. You’re probably familiar with the commercials for certain brands of yogurt that claim to contain probiotics that will benefit the digestive system and promote improved immune health. It’s important to understand how probiotics work in the body, and who should—and shouldn’t—use them.