Blogs about Nutrition

Protein Supplementation Overview

Good Saturday!

Been working on nutrition. Going on all natural foods very minimal processed foods. My light bulb is my current pregnancy.

Orange Theory

I had a blast at Orange Theory last Friday! Trainers must also prioritize their own health and sometimes even we need some external accountability! I have failed in this department and I believe I have identified an error in my priorities. OLD1-    Faith (spiritual- where does my value come from)2-    Family (physical- what are the needs of my family)3-    Work (financial- what are our financial requirements)

Are vegetables considered carbs?

Carbs…101 Carbs is another term that when defined by 10 people yields 10 different answers. 

Is DAIRY just another one of the white devil foods?

 Is DAIRY just another one of the white devil foods? Well, it depends on what, how much, and who you are. Don’t you hate that answer? I love my fresh home delivered milk service (36 hours from a local cow to my front porch, gently pasteurized to meet US legal requirements with a low temp process, and transported in a glass bottle). Delectable! 

Sugaraholic's anonymous

She's crafty… …and all of our brains are extremely good at rationalizing to get what they want. This is the kind of nonsense we all are capable of and I quote, “I only smoke when I drink and I only drink if I need to smoke. So, unless I need to smoke or drink, I never drink or smoke.” Laugh but it’s true. My name is Tanner Shultz and it’s been 3 months since my last sugar binge. For stronger living,

What does optimally healthy mean to you? Terms defined...

Optimal is a term I use a lot as a fitness coach. However, I have found that within in the health and fitness industry, it can mean 3 different things. 1-    It can mean everything looks normal so we’re good here (avoid deficiency/fall within normal ranges/average/survive/status quo). 2-    It can mean everything looks normal, but some known healthy behaviors would be better (additional benefits/above average/thriving/stronger living). 

Define dessert...

DESSERTS Here are a few ideas people have on dessert and my responses: “I have fruit after dinner.” >>> Makes sense because it is a sweet way to conclude a meal. Fructose is the sugar in fruit. It is still dessert. “I don’t eat dessert but I do have a glass of hot chocolate.” >>>That’s dessert. There’s a lot of sugar in hot chocolate. “I don’t like chocolate.” >>> Ok, what about apple crisp!! 

MODERATION: The Scapegoat

MODERATION “Everything in moderation” is a pretty popular saying. Here are some translations: Life is short.A little bad is good for you.I do it, so you should too.I can handle it. We assume that our body can handle moderation and maybe it can but what is meant by handle and what is meant by moderation. I have heard the answers to these questions vary quite a bit. 

Why Athletes Shouldn’t Skip Breakfast

We have always been told that eating breakfast is important. In fact, we’ve been told that it is the most important meal for the day. And while there will always be a debate about whether fasting in the morning is good for weight management, there is scant evidence that not eating breakfast is beneficial for athletes.Here are just some of the reasons that athletes shouldn’t skip breakfast.