The Real Power Behind Vegetables

How many times have you heard “eat your veggies?” We all know vegetables are good for us, so why is it so hard for us to include MORE veggies in our diets? I remember being a desperate freshman in college trying to figure out a way to lose weight. I asked a more experienced personal trainer if she had any …

How to Crush your Nutrition Goals – Part 2

You’ve decided to make a change. You are finally ready. Now what? In the previous blog, we discussed writing down everything you eat down for at least 3 days. Write every piece of chip, candy, bread, protein, anything that you chew. Do this without any judgment towards yourself, do this simply as a way to gather information about yourself. What …

How to Crush Your Goals: Part 1

How many times have you started a new diet? Or new workout regimen? How many times have have you said “I really need to get healthier, and in better shape,” but never fully committed to anything? It’s always exciting to begin a new nutrition plan, a new workout activity, or a new ‘plan’ to follow. But how long does that …

Valentine’s Day Survival Tips

Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! When you think of Valentine’s Day, what comes to mind? A romantic dinner, a box of chocolates, and big bouquet red roses? This year, think outside the box. Whether you are a couple or a family, there are many ways you can spend this holiday together and …

How to have a “No Excuse” New Year

After a long holiday season, it might seem impossible to get back on track and focus on your health and nutrition.  Although it feels like a daunting task, there are several small changes you can make which amount to a big difference.  Here are a few ideas below to help you stay focused on your health – no excuses!   …

Balanced Nutrition for Back to School

Plan Ahead It is easy to fall into the fast food trap when you don’t plan your meals in advance. It was found through research at Cornell University that we make about 230 food choices each day.  If we are left without healthy, convenient choices, we often make impulsive choices that aren’t the greatest.  Most of the time it’s sugary …

Tips to Stay on Track with a Healthy Diet

Let’s be honest – there are many times we promise to eat healthy starting tomorrow, just to be derailed by a last-minute party or dinner plans.  Here are some great tips to help you stay on track, despite what life has to throw at you: Stick to substitutions when dining out – small changes can make a huge impact when …

The Best Foods to Burn Fat

The best way to achieve weight loss is a mix of physical activity, and a healthy, properly portioned diet. However, there are certain food components that are especially important in metabolic functioning that can be that extra push in reaching the health and fitness goals you’ve set in place. For instance, B-vitamins play a huge roll in metabolism. This set …

Feeding Your Muscles – The Best Foods to Build Bulk

It is not only vital that we work our muscles to build them, but it is just as crucial to fuel our bodies in the proper way to grow and maintain our muscle mass. An important point to note is that building muscle becomes more difficult as we age. Usually after 30 years of age, we start losing lean muscle …

Belly Blasting Foods

With summer months comes beach days, and with beach days comes the bikini. After a long winter, its swimsuit season once again! Here are some awesome foods that are not only delicious, but can help you look leaner and get you ready to hit the beach. Plain Greek Yogurt Not only is this a great food because it is lower …