Category: Nutrition

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Everyone is Lying About Their Diet

We all share basic nutritional needs — required amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins — but we can ingest and absorb them in different ways. So most diets will work for someone, but some diets work better for most people. I encourage every new weight loss client to try a paleo/primal...

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Why You Can’t Lose Weight – You Need to Be Intermittent Fasting

You’re counting calories, cutting carbohydrates or fat, exercising regularly and you haven’t lost a pound in weeks or months. It makes no sense, right? I’ve seen this over-and-over. Getting lean requires four things: healthy nutritious food, good sleep, low stress, and regular activity. So I tell my clients to quit counting...

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It’s the Protein, Stupid

The diet wars are still going strong. Eat this for weight loss. This superfood will make you healthy. This food will cause cancer. This will cleanse your gut. Nutrition is a complex and relatively new science, and most of what is promulgated is meant to sell product not make you...

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Step-By-Step to Leanness

This is a terrific infographic. Use it to move step-by-step into the fitness level you want. Focus on all three parts: diet, exercise, sleep! The only thing I don’t like here is how they use “carbs” to mean empty carbohydrates, like grains and starches. Carbs include vegetables and fruits, but...

Use Fat to Fuel

Use Fat to Fuel

You’ve probably heard the phrase “We’re carb-burning machines!” But we’re not. Oh sure, our bodies will burn carbohydrates for fuel, converting them into glucose we use for energy. Our body converts carbs through a process that is quicker and easier than how it converts other macronutrients, like fat and protein....

The Scoop on Pasta

The Scoop on Pasta

Research has shown that we tend to eat a specific weight-based quantity of food. In one study, subjects ate vegetable-and-pasta salad. For one meal the salad was made up of 80% pasta and 20% vegetables. For another, it was the reverse, 80% vegetables and 20 percent pasta. The subjects could...