Blogs about Nutrition Coaching

Answers to "Nourishing" Questions

Recently I had the honor of teaching a "Simple Food Tools and Strategies" course at the Older Adult Institute in Albuquerque

Doing your research...

Hi everyone. Today I want to quickly write about doing your research. As I have stated before, there are so many sources of information out there in magazines, websites, or even from others in regards to health and fitness. Some of these are trusted companies/people and others are bogus. Today I read an article on a trusted nutrition company’s website about how bad dairy is for you and how you should cut it out completely from your diet (PSA: don’t do this unless prescribed from your doctor or registered dietician).

How to find the right diet?

Human genome is extremely complex and so unique that each persons blue print on dieting along with psychological perception of stress, emotions and food can NOT be summed up in a meal plan or a diet. What may seem to be an "optimal " diet approach that works for most is not looking into the outliers (we all have our own unique outliers) and what's worse the prevalence of obesity in US (36% obese adults and 17% obese youth - CDC 2015 statistics).

The Principle of Specificity: Unstable surface training with Swiss/Stability/Bosu Ball and what is the point?

Swiss ball which is also called the Stability ball was originally created in 1960's as a means to provide instability and resistance by challenging and engaging "CORE" muscles, therefore, improving balance, strength and flexibility. The use of stability balls started out in a clinical setting as a tool to rehab patients from injuries. Unstable surface training merged its way into gym settings and quickly gained popularity in the fitness world, as a means to build strength, flexibility, improve posture along with the excitement of exercise selection.

End the YO-YO Diet Effect by looking at the LONG Term Goal

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. Learning to distinguish the need to eat to nourish your body vs. the need to comfort, reward, and provide therapy for your body will allow you to live and experience the world in a whole new dimension. Dieting is a short term solution for a long term problem. More than 90% of dieters will regain their weight back within 2 years. The problem that is NOT being addressed is the underlying reason why you are overfat and the deprivation/binge/purge/repeat mindset.

Keep it simple and plan ahead for road to success

We make hundreds of decisions in a day both concisely and subconsciously and one of the biggest is food choices. Having one less decision to make can set you up for long term success without even bating an eye. Take the guess work from what to eat out of your day to focus on more important tasks by planning ahead with your meals for day and the week. No time to prep for the week? No problem visit your local supermarket and stock up on already made protein and vegetables that can be eaten right from the bag or even microwaved.

Benefits of Potassium on Weight Loss

What do you think is hindering you from achieving your goal weight, even if your diet is spot on?The problem with diets these days is not the diet itself, but the lack of knowledge, along with nutritional deficiencies that is preventing you from looking and feeling at your ultimate best. Potassium (K+) is a key electrolyte that is needed for bodily functions such as muscle building, blood pressure, brain and nerve function, regulating metabolism and maintaining body fluid balance.

Nutritional Label Distortion- “Net Carbs” do they really matter?

Low carb, high fiber, sugar free, high protein are the words you see on majority of manufacturing boxes, wrappers and packaging labels but yet “net carbs” is the real number that consumers are focusing on, that are listed boldly and marketed on the front. So you may ask the question does “net carbs” really matter?

Apricot Brussels Sprout Slaw

Here's a quick easy on the go recipe that can be made in 10 minutes and used for sides, appetizers, party plates or a personal meal preparation side for the week! 

All The Ways to " Go Green"

While most of us know that lean protein, and healthy carbs give us energy many do not realize there are a group of superfoods that unlock the energy from other foods we eat. These leafy greens and veggies are full of nutrients.  They're rich in vitamin A, C, E, and K, as well as B-vitamins esstential to converting food into usable energy.