Category Nutrition

‘Tis the Season Part 2: The Best Defense is a Good Offense?

Part 1 addressed how to eat well at parties in which you can’t control what is offered at the party—more often than not, this is the case if the party to be attended is one you have very short notice for. In casual conversation, you’re invited to a party that begins in two hours. You’re […]

‘Tis The Season Part 1: Party Time Nutrition

It seems that many of our wintertime holiday celebrations center around food, and it is extremely unfortunate for the waistline that they are literally within 5-6 weeks of each other. In America, “Holiday Celebration” has become synonymous with “Endless Feast” and “Eat Until You Hurt”—which was not the true intention of the holidays. But, I […]

5 Nutritional Tips For Fat-Burning

I’ve taken just over a month off from blogging and am ready to go again! Many questions I am asked on a daily basis while working the floor at the Y or am chatting with a personal training client or friend boil down to the following: “How do I burn excess body fat?” You may […]

The “Dieting” Mindset Can Leave You Lacking–In More Than Just Satiety

I have to preface this: you are reading the fruit of hopping on my Facebook Soapbox a few weeks ago about the “dieting” mindset. Who doesn’t love that social networking gives anyone with an opinion the ability to express it…really… “…everybody is on a diet–it’s the foods we choose to partake of. The mindset that […]

The World’s Best Abdominal Exercise

Abs. Six-packs. Washboards. Everyone wants them, yet only the elite athletes who spend hours a day training seem to be able to achieve them. Nearly every Olympian, male and female, you will see has the physique we all want, including a shredded six-pack. How do we get those muscles out from “under the covers”? “Some […]