Blog Vegan Vegetarian and Plant Based Eating Comparison

Vegan, Vegetarian and Plant Based Eating

Sometimes, when I am eating, my meal gets noticed and I am asked if I am vegan. My reply, “No, I am not even vegetarian”.  What?  A confused look always follows. I don’t do this to confuse anyone, I am just stating a fact and one that could use some clarification. Three terms that I hear being used frequently are …

Blog Different Ways to Flavor Water

Different Ways to Flavor Water

Water can be dressed up several different ways to change the flavor and to be cool and refreshing. This clear beverage can help you stay hydrated and it doesn’t supply calories. With more than half of our body weight coming from water, we have to have it for optimal health.  If we are not having enough liquid throughout the day, we …

Blog Knowing the Foods to Eat for a Healthier Heart

Know the Foods to Eat for a Healthier Heart

Eating healthy fats and limiting foods that are high in saturated fats is a way that we can have a healthier heart and decrease our chances of getting heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women so knowing these foods can be beneficial. Healthy fats are found in: Avocados Fish, especially with omega 3 …

Blog Tips to Rid Gas From Beans

Ways To Decrease the Gas From Beans!

Beans can cause gas, but there are things you can do to help decrease this with a few tips. When I discuss eating beans with clients, the response that I get is that they don’t eat beans because of all the gas they can cause. If you have that same reason, then you should know this about beans. They contain …

Blog Inflammation and Added Sugars

Inflammation and Added Sugars

Added sugars are different than naturally occurring sugars in foods. Too many added sugars can be the starters to inflammation. Injure any place on your body; say your hand and you notice that it will start to swell. This is a normal response to help it heal. When we eat too much added sugar the body is doing the same …

Blog Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day gift giving has arrived and the chocolates and other sweet goodies are all around.  I have seen several clients who are working on losing weight that they gained over the holidays and adding more candy could leave them feeling frustrated by the time all the candy is gone.  While I love sinking my teeth into a sweet mouthwatering chocolate …

Blog Punch of Nutrition in Fall Produce

A Punch of Nutrition in Fall Produce

Fall produce packs a healthy punch of nutrition. There are many fruits and veggies available this time of year that can add tasty and nutritious sides to your meals. Flu season is also upon us. That means more hand washing and being sure we are armed with antioxidants for a stronger immune system to stay well. Many antioxidants are found …