But do I have to track what I eat to lose weight? It’s one of the questions I get most frequently from nutrition clients I work with. In this episode, we’re diving into all things tracking: what it is, benefits, potential cons, and if it’s necessary. (Hint: It’s not but it may be helpful!) Tune in for the full story and more information.
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
Don’t Fall Victim to Group-Think
There is a trend right now toward intuitive eating and not counting macros, which has been popular among the fitness community for some time. While I agree that intuitive eating can be quite freeing and a liberating step for some people, for others it may not fit with their goals or they may not feel … Continue reading Don’t Fall Victim to Group-Think
Stretching the Truth
For as long as I’ve been participating in youth sports, 21 years, I’ve been told about the importance of stretching before exercise. Make sure you stretch so you don’t pull a muscle! I’ve seen pro athletes stretch on the side of the ice during a warm up. At one time, I’ve even used it in … Continue reading Stretching the Truth
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
It’s not always black or white; embrace the grey.
Time for some Tuesday, trainer tough love. Every once in a while, I have a few topics that come up – either common misconceptions, ideas and exercises people get wrong, whatever they may be. We’re going to tackle these on Tuesdays with bonus articles. They might be what you want to hear. They might be … Continue reading It’s not always black or white; embrace the grey.
The Diet Debate: Which is Best for You?
Would you rather listen? Check out the podcast episode here to listen to me talk about the topic and go a little more in depth on each diet strategy Everyone you talk to will give you, most likely, a different answer if you ask them what the “best” diet is for you. Each person will … Continue reading The Diet Debate: Which is Best for You?