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Why Do We Need Prebiotics and Probiotics?

Laurie Norris Jul 11, 2019 Nutrition

We are hearing a lot about prebiotics and probiotics, whether it’s an ad for a supplement, an article in a magazine or a segment on the morning news show. So why are they so popular, and are they truly important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle? First of all, we need to understand what they are. Prebiotics: The Mayo Clinic defines prebiotics as specialized plant...

Intermittent Fasting

Kara Sabatino RD LD Jun 18, 2019 Nutrition

Intermittent fasting involves some level of “fasting” or not consuming food for certain periods of time. It is more focused on “when”  you eat, rather than “what” you eat. You might have seen it in regards to health (giving your gut time to relax) or weight loss. If you are wondering if intermittent fasting is right for you - you should first learn about the different types and the results you can expect.

How Sleep and the Right Snacks Can Help Keep You Slim

Laurie Norris May 30, 2019 Nutrition

You know that to be healthy, you need to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Want to lose weight? Eat less and move more. But what happens if you do everything right, yet the scale just doesn’t budge? The answer could be simply that you are not sleeping enough. Trying to fit work, family time, meal prep and exercise into every day just might be taking a toll...

Ditch the Diet and Drop the Guilt!

Kara Sabatino RD LD May 14, 2019 Nutrition

Mindset is huge in a healthy lifestyle. Many clients come to us looking for exercise and diet to help them lose weight or hit a specific goal. Many people have such a laser focus on a goal that they are willing to do just about anything to get there. However, the most important thing we need to evaluate is how we can stay at that goal - and become healthier physically and mentally. Sometimes you have to work from the inside out.

The Best Snacks for Air Travel

Laurie Norris Apr 26, 2019 Nutrition

If you have ever been on a flight that lasted more than a couple hours, you know that those little bags of peanuts or pretzels just don’t satisfy those hunger pangs. There is a lot to consider though, before packing a snack. First of all, if you bring something from home, you have to make sure it can get through airport security. Containers cannot have any more than...

Are you eating enough to lose weight?

Kara Sabatino RD LD Apr 11, 2019 Nutrition

The resting metabolic rate (RMR) is an essential aspect of weight loss. Many people are not aware of what their resting metabolic rate is and how it can affect their weight loss. Resting metabolic rate is basically how many calories your body needs to perform basic functions like breathing, circulation, digestion. All of these functions perform regardless of our physical activity- that is why it is called “resting.”

Why Eggs are Excellent!

Laurie Norris Apr 1, 2019 Nutrition

Eggs had a bad reputation for years, blamed for causing high cholesterol and heart disease. Finally, the truth has come out that they are actually superfoods, loaded with vitamins, protein, and healthy fat.

Raising Your Motivation

Kara Sabatino RD LD Mar 18, 2019 Nutrition

Fitness and nutrition rely heavily on motivation. We are all guilty of having low energy days where we don’t feel like exercising- or we eat a bad meal for breakfast and find it hard to get back on track for the rest of the day. How can we take motivation out of the equation? After working with clients for over ten years, I find that the real challenge is maintaining motivation. Here are some things to think about if you are struggling with motivation.

The Key to Eating More Veggies? Flavor!

Laurie Norris Mar 4, 2019 Nutrition

From the time we were little, our parents told us to eat our vegetables. And they were right! We should be getting at least five servings every day, raw or cooked, especially the non-starchy ones. In the summer, our choices are plentiful (and inexpensive) thanks to the many local farmers markets. This time of year, however, it can be tough to find sweet, good tasting fresh vegetables.

Heart Healthy Diet

Kara Sabatino RD LD Feb 12, 2019 Nutrition

February is heart health month, so it is important to talk about heart-healthy nutrition! Nutrition is just as important as exercise for heart health! A “heart healthy” diet can help reduce your risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides. Some foods can be healthy and promote wellness, while other foods can be harmful. Here is a quick summary of good heart-healthy foods and some unique ways to increase them in the diet!  

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