Seasonal Eating

Spring is in full swing! The weather is warmer, the flowers are blooming and the markets are brimming with delicious, nutrient packed spring fruits and vegetables. What’s the benefit of eating in season, you ask? More bang for your buck! In season fruits and veggies are at their peak when it comes to flavor and nutrient quality – plus they are almost...

Helloooo Vacation… Goodbye Health?

Helloooo Vacation… Goodbye Health?

Jun 25, 2011

Ok, So truth be told I am a self proclaimed foodie.  Both my parents are phenomenal cooks and I’ve been spoiled with amazing, HEALTHY food my whole life. I love food, and as my college roomie Monique knows, I love watching it as well. Hello, Food Network anyone?? Now, I will say while I love watching it,  I also sometimes cringe at how some chefs cook,...

FDA, RDA, DRI, excuse me HUH?

FDA, RDA, DRI, excuse me HUH?

May 18, 2011

When trying to eat healthy and eat all your nutrients, vitamins and minerals, fruits and vegetables, proteins and whole grains, the labeling and requirements can get somewhat confusing.  All the acronyms from RDA to DRI to FDA, one can get lost in what is really pertinent to the conversation.  Today we are going to do a little breakdown and highlight exactly...

Why hurt your Metabolism?? It did NOTHING to you!

Why hurt your Metabolism?? It did NOTHING to you!

Apr 28, 2011

Another holiday weekend behind us, and another “it’s monday” statement for the beginning of your DIET.  How many times have you said that?  Take a second and think, how many times have I “dieted” and how many times has it worked?  Diet is often associated with thoughts of deprivation, suffering, and starvation.  No wonder they...

Carbohydrate Breakdown!

Carbohydrate Breakdown!

Mar 27, 2011

Carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap in the last couple of years with fad diets for high protein with low or no carbs.  It is true that high protein diets do work in weight loss.  As we looked at last week, protein has a higher satiety factor than carbohydrates,  they help support lean muscle growth, which in return speeds up the metabolism.  However,...

Putting the PRO in PROTEIN!

Putting the PRO in PROTEIN!

Mar 16, 2011

Protein is an important macronutrient in the body stored in organs and tissues to repair muscle tissues, help make enzymes and hormones, and enables blood to carry oxygen throughout the body.  A macronutrient is one that is needed in LARGE quantities in the body for optimal function.  I’m sure most of you are familiar with high protein diets ( think...