Nearly every food product that comes in a package, box, or carton these days contains some sort of sugar. Sweeteners are in everything, and it's important to educate ourselves on the different names they go by. A lot of us try and monitor our sugar intake by reading labels because we know that it's bad … Continue reading Sugar: The Substance Of Many Identities
I've heard it all before: "Oh, they're young, let them eat their junk food." "Their metabolism will keep them skinny." "Let kids be kids." These are just a few of the many excuses I've heard when it comes to parents discussing their child's eating habits. But the truth is, as humans we develop habits early … Continue reading Your Kids Follow Your Example: Make It Count
Many people think that because I eat a healthy diet and am a personal trainer, that I don't like to eat things like pizza, nachos, and sushi rolls. But that couldn't be any further from the truth. Sometimes I think that being a foodie is one of the reasons I pursued personal training. Because I … Continue reading Everyone’s Favorite: Cheat Meals
Walking into a store like Complete Nutrition or GNC can be totally overwhelming. There are stacks on stacks of protein powders, vitamins, pre-workout, and pills that promote weight-loss. It may be tempting to splurge on these products in the hope that the right concoction will be exactly what you need to get your perfect body. … Continue reading Supplements: Useful or a Waste of Money?
Obviously, nutrition plays a huge role in our physical makeup and overall health. But water and hydration play an equally important one. Unfortunately, the majority of the population walk around severely dehydrated throughout the day without knowing it. Dehydration can cause you to feel fatigued and lethargic. It can disrupt your ability to focus, and it … Continue reading Water, Water Everywhere: All the Drops to Drink
It seems like every day more and more people are moving towards a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle for health or environmental reasons. In fact, while watching the news the other day, they said that in 2012, people who listed themselves on dating sites as being vegan, were much less likely to be contacted. Whereas, in … Continue reading Why You Should Be A Semi-Veggie or Flexitarian
Hippocrates said these famous words a long, long time ago, and it's still relevant today. Nearly 70% of diseases are caused by life choices: how and what we eat, exercise, smoke, drink, and stress. Imagine a world where we could cut the development of disease by over half by simply changing our lifestyles. It almost … Continue reading “Let Food Be Thy Medicine” – Two Millennia Ago and Still True