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Tip: Make Your Salad Dressing at Home

When it comes to salad dressings, your best bet is to make your own at home. Most store-bought dressings are made with cheap refined vegetable oils (e.g., soybean oil), added sugar (e.g., high-fructose corn syrup), maltodextrin, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, and MSG. Our favorite homemade salad dressings are vinaigrettes, which are simply a combination of […]

How to make High-Protein Pancakes

In a number of our newsletters, we’ve highlighted the importance of optimizing protein intake to boost your metabolism, keep you feeling fuller longer, fight cravings, improve carbohydrate metabolism, accelerate fat loss, and build toned, calorie-burning lean muscle. We’ve also stressed the importance of a balanced protein intake throughout the day—as opposed to the much more […]

Breakfast Cereals: Healthy Start or Fat Trap.

If you’re like the majority of folks out there—myself included—then chances are breakfast cereal is a staple in your house and pantry. We’ve been told our entire lives that cereals are a healthy component of a balanced breakfast. You might unsuspectingly be pouring yourself a bowl of supposedly healthy ready-to-eat cereal every morning. Heck, you […]

Dark Chocolate

Who doesn’t like dessert? For the most part, nearly all desserts are heavily processed and are rife with refined sugars and inflammation-promoting fats, like vegetable oils and even trans fats. Simply put, they are not a great option to help you lose fat, boost your metabolism, or optimize your health. But, what if you could […]

Optimize Your Exercise Investment with Strength Training Express

In previous newsletters, we have highlighted both the importance of regular physical activity as well as emphasizing fat loss over weight loss. In other words, a key objective during weight loss is to reduce body fat while minimizing loss of fat-free mass (e.g., muscle mass) to promote optimal overall health, metabolic function, cardiovascular health, and […]

Breaking Through Weight Loss Plateaus

A client recently asked me a question that is all too common, and I wanted to share some details with since it’s something that ultimately affects nearly everyone who’s diligently working to lose weight. Barb came to me and said, “After losing 80 pounds in 6 months, I haven’t lost anything over the last 5 […]

Portion-Controlled Meals Can Boost Fat Loss

We often get asked the question, “What’s the best diet?” While there are quite a few effective nutrition programs out there, the truth is that there’s not necessarily a single, universal “best” option. In fact, in a recent article published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers compared various popular diets differing […]

My Bulletproof Fat Loss Plan

Today I’m going to share one of my top fat-burning secrets: My Bulletproof Fat Loss Plan. I don’t know about you, but if you’re anything like me or my clients, finding, preparing, and eating nutritious meals at EVERY meal of EVERY can be tricky to say the least. But I want to share some great […]

Balance Your Protein Intake

If you’ve been following our newsletter, then you already know that protein is a KEY nutrient to optimize the way that you look, feel, and perform. Protein boosts the metabolism, keeps you feeling fuller longer, fights cravings, improves carbohydrate metabolism, accelerates fat loss, and helps build toned, calorie-burning lean muscle. But, if you’re like most […]

What Bread Is Good for Me?

Many people know that processed flours and the foods made from them (e.g., bread, bagels, tortillas, noodles and pastas, baked goods, etc.) are not the best options for optimal health and body composition. These fast-digesting, heavily processed carbohydrates lead to elevations in blood sugar and insulin, blood triglyceride levels, and LDL (i.e., “bad”) cholesterol. It’s […]