We UNDERESTIMATE the power of simple nutrition habits.

Keto, low carb, carnivore, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, South Beach, Mediterranean, Blood Type, raw food, Whole30, Atkins, DASH... The list is quite literally ENDLESS. When I did a quick Google search of "How many different diets are there" hundreds of options were listed. There was even on article comparing ONE HUNDRED different diets. 100. One hundred … Continue reading We UNDERESTIMATE the power of simple nutrition habits.

My Journey to Gluten Free

I hesitated making a post about this, but I honestly cook too much & share too many recipes for this to go unnoticed. And before I start into the story, I want to say something that I still stand by: There are no 'good' or 'bad' foods, unless you are allergic to or have a … Continue reading My Journey to Gluten Free

The Number on the Scale is JUST a Number

I donate plasma and a recent experience while donating inspired today’s post. The majority of the advice and conversations regarding health and fitness make me chuckle to myself when I’m there, but this one really got me thinking. Before we get into it, let’s set up a little context. For those unfamiliar with the process, … Continue reading The Number on the Scale is JUST a Number

Nutrient vs. Calorie Dense: How does it affect me?

Let’s dive into nutrition for this week’s post. I’ve talked about before how I believe there aren’t many (if any!) inherently “bad” or “good” foods. In moderation, all foods, barring allergy or insensitivity, can be included in a “healthy” diet. However, that being said, there are food which are more nutrient dense in comparison. If … Continue reading Nutrient vs. Calorie Dense: How does it affect me?

Eating Healthy Isn’t Expensive

Time for another edition of Trainer Tough Love, since it’s been a little while. Both a conversation with a coworker and a recent tweet inspired today’s post. In both my personal experience and in working with clients, I would say lack of knowledge and cost are the two most common perceived barriers to eating healthier … Continue reading Eating Healthy Isn’t Expensive

Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

Oh, you prep all your food on Sunday for the week? I don’t think I have time for that. How do you even know what you’re going to want to eat that day? I hate eating the same thing day after day. Meal prepping can be a daunting concept. Planning, buying groceries, and cooking meals … Continue reading Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

The Missing Piece

Well, it’s been a long time coming. Usually I’m on good terms with technology, but this project was a whole other story. I’ve been trying to start and upload a podcast and although every website and resource I looked at said something to the effect of “Start Your Podcast with These Easy Steps.” False. There … Continue reading The Missing Piece

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

A member of a Facebook group posted this and, although the group is related to hiking 14ers (mountains over 14,000 feet in elevation at the summit), I got to thinking about how this graphic relates to fitness and making it your lifestyle. Some of you may have already gone through some of the steps of … Continue reading The Dunning-Kruger Effect