What Are Omega-3s? 4 Things You Need to Know About These Essential Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids explained! What they are, why they are important, how much you need, and how to get enough through food and supplements.
Six Ways to Know If You’re on a Fad Diet
Fad diets that promise amazing results are so tempting, but most people who try fad diets don't stick with them or regain lost weight. Learn how to know if a diet is a fad and if it's right for you.
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7 Surprising Food Hacks That Will Help You Cut Back on Ultra-Processed Foods
Ultra-processed foods can be low on nutrition and high in calories and sugar. Here's 7 food hacks to cut ultra-processed foods in your diet.
Curious if you’re eating enough? Use a simple calculator and find out now
A few years ago, I wondered to myself, “Am I eating enough?” I was really cranky, getting injured during regular exercise, and feeling all-around burned-out. Have you ever felt cranky, burned-out, and like you’re having more aches and pains than normal? Signs You Aren’t Eating Enough If you said “yes!”, you might be surprised to know how many calories you actually need to fuel everything your body does – from firing neurons in your brain to going for a jog. Here are some quick signs and symptoms that you may not be eating enough: You’re dragging a** all day. Everyone and everything is annoying to you. Even when it’s not cold, you’re…
What you need to know about Noom, according to a nutritionist
Update!! Back in January 2020, I published a post on why Noom is not for me. This fall (2020), I decided to check out the weight loss app again to see if anything had changed. Noom is still not for me for a long list of reasons. And, as a nutritionist, there are six things I think you need to know about Noom before you try or buy. Praise for Noom: Noom works like a Christmas miracle for some people! That’s awesome, and I’m glad that an app like Noom can really make a difference in so many lives. Noom even has a CDC-endorsed Diabetes Prevention plan, which is a…
How to Eliminate Common Nutrient Deficiencies
Women's diets tend to be low in key nutrients. The good news is that a few small changes can eliminate common nutrient deficiencies.
Coconut Oil’s Health Benefits Are Exaggerated
What is it with coconut oil? A few years ago, it was super expensive and only available in small jars at the local hippy grocery store. Now, you can get a 5-gallon bucket of it at Costco. And, as you know, any product that makes it into the industrial-sized Costco version has reached a fever-pitch of popularity. Taste-wise, unless you’re making a coconut curry, coconut oil tastes … coconutty, which, in my opinion, is weird and off-putting in a lot of dishes. Yes, you can buy ultra-refined coconut oil that doesn’t taste like coconut, but then why not just use butter or lard or olive oil? You’re probably somewhat aware…
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Intermittent Fasting
Weight loss is difficult – could intermittent fasting (IF) be the answer? This eating pattern – that defines WHEN, not WHAT , you eat – has actually proven to help people lose weight. At least, in the short-term. IF is Different Than Other Diets With IF, you can eat anything you want – that’s the primary difference between it and regular diets. There’s no “food rules” or supplements to buy, you don’t have to eat lots of kale or drink mystery diet elixirs. Sounds easy, right? Well … what makes IF effective is that you cycle between regular periods of eating and not eating. And, the non-eating timeframes can be…
5 Reasons Intermittent Fasting is So Popular
Why people choose to go hungry on a regular basis. Intermittent Fasting is an “eating plan” that is credited with everything from weight loss to making you live longer. The big question is, “Is changing when you eat worth it?” Intermittent Fasting is Worth it for Some People Fifty million people have done it. A lot of them have lost a lot of weight, improved their overall health, and feel energized. One can’t argue with success, right? Proponents of IF say that it works by putting your body is in a truly fasted state, say 12 hours after your last meal. The argument is that, when you don’t eat for…
Intermittent Fasting 101
What is it? Intermittent fasting is like regular fasting (not eating), except on a regularly-planned schedule, totally optional, and usually done to lose weight. Intermittent Fasting is Hugely Popular In 2013, the Canadian Medical Association Journal predicted that intermittent fasting (IF) would be the next big weight-loss fad. As we know, many predictions don’t come true, but this one sure did! Intermittent fasting – rotating periods of eating and fasting – is a huge trend in diet culture right now. A 2020 poll found that IF is one of the most popular weight-loss diet Americans have ever tried. Yes, ever in recorded dieting history. An estimated 24% of US adults…