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How to apply the Food Prep Ritual

In a previous newsletter, we introduced the role that environmental factors (e.g., package size, plate shape, lighting, variety, and even the presence of others) can have on food intake. The concept is simple: You have to shape your path to ensure that you consistently make the best possible choices for your health and weight management […]

Fit in 60 Seconds

Fit in 60 Seconds Regular physical activity and exercise offer a laundry list of amazing, indisputable health benefits. Simply put, regular physical activity can positively impact nearly every aspect of life and every system of the body. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, regular physical activity and exercise are associated with numerous physical […]

Getting Healthier by The Day

Recently, one of my clients offered some truly sage advice when she shared her recipe for health and fitness success: Getting healthier by the day. This approach—this mindset, this attitude—is a key component to a sustainable, long-term successful journey to improved health, body composition, and performance for a number of reasons as it: This approach […]

Focus: Clear the Clutter

We live in a fast-paced world with tons of distractions. It’s easy to get caught up in “multi-tasking,” continually investing only your partial attention to multiple activities (i.e., putting your eggs in many baskets). It’s not your fault; there are so many things demanding your attention that focus, to put it gently, is a challenge. […]

Why whole eggs are better than egg whites

You see, most people are totally confused and brainwashed into thinking that whole eggs are “bad” for you and that egg whites are somehow the epitome of health. And while there is nothing necessarily “wrong” with egg whites (they’re a quality protein source), the YOLKS are where the majority of an egg’s nutrition lies. **The […]

Artificial Sweeteners: Good or Bad?

When it comes to artificial sweeteners, what good news have you heard about them recently? More and more research is accumulating and highlighting the potential negative health effects of artificial sweeteners on gut health, mood, cognitive function, metabolism, and weight management. One of the largest impacts may be on gut health, as research has shown […]

To Eat or Not to Eat…Busting the Late-Night Eating Myth

Contrary to popular belief, eating after a certain time at night does NOT magically make you gain weight. Sure, this “rule” can be useful when you consider the types of munchies and junk food that many folks snack on late at night. As a result, it may “work” simply by displacing some less than stellar […]

3 Best Foods to Eat for Breakfast

Whether or not breakfast is the “most important meal of the day” is a debate that rages on, and many researchers and health pros will be quick to tell you that “breakfast skipping” is strongly associated with weight gain and the prevalence of obesity. Generally speaking, correlational studies have found that folks who skip breakfast […]

The Truth about Detox Diets

There’s no doubt about it, the promises of detox diets and cleanses are alluring: “Jump start your weight loss”… ”Eliminate impurities”… ”Drop 21 pounds in 10 days”… ”Expel toxins”… ”Revitalize and re-energize your body”… ”Whisk away polluting nasties”… ”Fast, easy weight loss”… ”Purify the body”… “Lose weight like the celebrities”… ”Flush away toxins” But do […]

Top 5 Proteins for Breakfast

While there’s an ongoing debate about whether breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day, one thing is for certain: If you are a breakfast-eater, then what you eat can make a big difference in controlling your appetite and food choices later in the day. Researchers have found substantial improvements in appetite control […]