January 20, 2017

"You eat chocolate? But how? You're a health professional. You should set an example." I've heard this so many times throughout my career that I want to explain my diet philosophy and why I think no foods should ever be 'off limits'.

 

'Health' is defined as:

1. The state of being free from illness or injury.

2. A person's mental or physical condition.
 

Let's look at two aspects of health:

Physical Health

What determines your health is your overall diet, lifestyle and genetics ....

January 12, 2017

This is the cover of the ‘NCCPT certified weight management specialist’.
For $199 , you can become a certified weight management specialist just in one day. For those who aren’t well informed, this certification may sound prestigious (‘specialist’) but don’t let it fool you, a one-day course isn’t equivalent to the credentials of a registered dietitian (or a certified sports nutritionist). At best, this certification is equivalent to a week’s worth of a 3 credit class (one week out of a 4-month...

December 31, 2016

Everyone needs more protein in their diet. Yes, everyone. Including you. You're probably thinking: “I eat enough protein! I had one slice of cheese this morning ” or “I had a huge serving of chicken for dinner, it’s enough protein for the day” or “ I had a bunch of mixed nuts, nuts are high in protein, right?”.

The truth is that even though you think you eat enough protein, most chances are that don’t. If the above statements sound familiar to you- great! Reading this article will shed som...

December 12, 2016

Most people have no idea where to start when it comes to creating a fat loss diet. There is so much information out there, and often times the information is conflicting, making it quite difficult to determine what steps to take.

If you’ve been eating healthy – focusing on protein, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats for several months – but you still haven’t seen any changes in your weight or physique, you’re in for a life changer.

First, let me emphasize that your age, gender...

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