Blogs about Nutrition

Beware The Boogeyman!!

Beware The Boogeyman!!! He changes over time. Like, when I was a kid the only Boogeyman to be afraid of was the goblins that hide under your bed at night. Well, of course we know there is no such things as goblins hiding under beds (there isn’t right?)

Great advice

There are no good diets. The word ‘diet’ signifies a beginning and an end.

Ab Training is Overrated (Most of it, Anyway)

The rectus abdominis is quite an extraordinary muscle.  They are so nice to look at!!  Sooo nice!  The rectus abdominis is also known as the abs.  Ah…now I’ve got your attention.  I’ll refer the rectus abdominis to “abs” from here on out because that’s how the muscle is typically identified. The abs are indeed a pretty damn cool looking muscle. 

Will You Take The Red Pill or The Blue Pill?

Will you take the Red Pill…or will your take the Blue Pill? Taking the blue pill will allow you to remain living in a world of fabricated illusion…while taking the red pill will allow you to escape the illusion and live in the world of reality. While you may no doubt recognize the red pill/blue pill reference from the movie Matrix, in the world or fitness and weight loss, we have our own version of the red pill and blue pill. 

Fast Food and Sodium

The recommended daily sodium intake varies based on which major US health organization you ask. The high end is about 2,300 mg per day with the low end being 1,500 mg per day. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the average sodium intake for people two years and older is 3,436 mg per day. 

So, you want to lose ten pounds!

So, you want to lose 10 pounds!What to do? Well, notwithstanding the Holiday Season, there is plenty you can do to achieve your goal. You just need to allow yourself some time for implementing the first couple of changes and make sure you do not lose more than 1-2 pounds per week. Any faster than that, and your weight might be back sooner than later! If you “shed” fast, you do not build healthy life habits, you do not change your daily actions for a time long enough to imprint the new way of acting as your “usual” from now on.

What is the Immune System and Why is it Important to Maintain a Healthy One?

Most people know that the immune system defends the body against infections, viruses, cancer cells, fungi and other parasites. What is less realized is that an unhealthy immune system speeds up the ageing process and is a major factor in fatigue. A well-functioning immune system is vitally important for overall health. As we emerge from summer to winter, the seasonal change can often bring an increased vulnerability to infections and illness. There is a lot you can do to improve the “terrain” and strengthen resistance.

Slow Cooker Recipe: Butternut Sage Chicken Stew

Holiday Survival Guide

We’re just a couple weeks away until we get to enjoy the company of family and friends for Thanksgiving.  Even better is the fact that most of us have multiple families to go visit, which means we have multiple meals to feast on.  It’s the best when everyone in the family brings their A-game to the table to make some sort of dish or desert.  THE BEST!So how do you get to enjoy these dishes guilt-free?You have to make something healthy, of course…

Guide to Portion Control