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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!  

Sweets for Your Sweetie - Okay or No Way?

Laurie Norris, Nutrition Coach Feb 4, 2019 Nutrition

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many of us start thinking about what we are going to get that special someone to celebrate. Jewelry? Dinner? Flowers? Or maybe some of those chocolates packaged in that fancy heart box?  To find out what the most popular Valentine gifts are in the U.S., Statista did a survey, and the results might surprise you.  Just 10% of us will gift jewelry, 29% will have a nice romantic dinner, 32% will surprise their Valentine with flowers, and a whopping 44% give sweets to their sweetie.

Healthy Hacks

Laurie Norris, Nutrition Coach Jan 3, 2019 Nutrition

Happy 2019! If you are like many, you are going into the new year resolving to be healthier, which likely means you’ll be working out more and eating better. Instead of “dieting” (the word “diet” has always made people cringe), what we really need to do is adopt a healthy lifestyle, balancing the food that is good for us with the occasional treat.

Eat to Beat the Cold and Flu

Laurie Norris, Nutrition Coach Dec 11, 2018 Nutrition

Winter is here, and so is cold and flu season. Taking a daily multivitamin or vitamin C, and of course, getting a flu shot are certainly helpful in boosting your immune system. But there are many foods you can add to your diet that can help keep those sniffles, aches, and pains at bay.

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