Diet Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for expressing gratitude to those who came before us and allowed us the opportunity to live in this great country. It is also a time for reflection and displaying love to those closest to us. It’s time for family and friends to come together and enjoy their company. Many also associate Thanksgiving with football (official day …

Eating Well During the Holidays

Holiday season is here! Children and adults are all excited for this time of year. Some because it means more family time, for others it s because of the change in climate and colors, some folks are pumped for pumpkin everything, and for many it’s all of the above. Holidays also means food for days! Fresh cooking with la familia! …

Do Diets Work?

Approximately 60% of Americans have attempted to lose weight. Also, 6 out of 7 people who enter a weight loss program will lose weight; however, 95% of those people gain the weight back after 3 years and some gain more weight than what they lost and end up weighing more than when they started. The weight loss industry is a …

Foods That Boost Energy

With Fall quickly approaching and school in full swing we can all use a little energy boost!  Whether you are a parent, student, someone sitting in traffic, teacher… you get the point. If you are a human, you have to have good energy levels to function well at what you do. We know that sleep is an important factor, so …

Superfoods for Summer

Summer is a great time to enjoy superfoods. You might be thinking “what are superfoods?” Superfoods are foods that provide antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Really, it’s just a cool name for nutrient rich foods. We tend to think of superfoods as being exotic foods that only grow in the Amazon rainforest and are 3 different colors and also provides all …

Quick Tips for Muscle Recovery

Summer has officially begun! By now, we should all be in the swing of things with our summer schedules for work and for our workouts. Work can be tough and those workouts can be gruesome! Just like you need some recovery from work (a workout, sleep, vacation, etc.) you also need recovery from your workouts. This is where nutrition plays …

Fun ways to stay hydrated this Summer!

It’s just May, but we’re already feeling the Summer heat! Even though the thermometer may say 85, you know it feels like 100 degrees out there. With the Summer heat upon us, it is very important to stay hydrated, especially if you are working out. Did you know that even being 1-2% dehydrated can be detrimental to your workouts or …

5 Ways to Detox Daily

Sometimes we all feel like we need a detox. You probably notice it in your belly first. Maybe you feel swollen, and maybe your brain feels a little foggy. We can experience these symptoms when we’ve eaten foods that do not agree with us, and of course from ingesting alcohol. Our bodies and brain can even become addicted to certain …

Spice it up!

Do you feel like you are eating the same things every week? How boring!   To be honest, I remember saying “I can eat the same thing every day and be happy with it.” That is how I used to eat. I used to eat oats, tuna, eggs, egg whites, ezekiel bread and nuts. I ate this way because I …

Eat Like An Athlete

You’ve heard of Michael Phelps eating up to 12,000 calories per day. Unfortunately, most of us don’t train 8 hours a day as a full time job, so we cannot afford to eat that much. But, if you are an athlete or workout on a daily basis, your needs will be different compared to someone who is sedentary.  Whether you …