When it comes to nutrition it is safe to say there are hundreds of different fad diets that are claiming big results in less time. Some of the latest fads include Paleo, Ketogenic Diet, The Whole 30, Atkins (is still holding strong), No Fat, No Carb, Low Carb, Cabbage Soup, I can go on... With all … Continue reading 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Nutrition Plan
For many of us that have been competing for multiple years we have learned that post competition nutrition is an important thing to understand, especially if you do not want to torch everything you've worked so hard for the previous three to four months. I have seen hundreds of competitors just a couple of weeks … Continue reading Competition Rebound: It’s Real
The first thing I do when I wake up at 3:40 a.m. is put on my workout gear. I work 14 miles north of the city of Chicago and take public transportation to work. Lucky for me I work at a gym and since I start work at 6 a.m. I get there early to … Continue reading My Early Sessions
Today I started thinking about a comment a member said to me last week. "You've got it so easy, you already look amazing." Although she didn't intend to make me feel I'd been slapped in the face I still felt the heat on my cheek lingering. Does she honestly believe 'this' is easy? Sorry sister, … Continue reading It’s All Mental
This week I am going to talk to you about gluten and living a gluten free lifestyle. I'm going to introduce the basics of a gluten-free diet and introduce you to foods that are nutritious and better for you than gluten filled foods. First, let's go over what gluten actually is. I'm sure you've heard … Continue reading Gluten Free: Fad, or for Real??
Resilience is bouncing back or adapting from difficult experiences. While Resilience can be learned and developed it takes action and self awareness to build it up. So, this is what I know... A lot of us set goals and many times we fail to follow through due to some unexpected event that steers us off … Continue reading Resilience
Need some expert fitness advice? If you are looking to get into shape for the New Year and not sure who to turn to you can click on my button above to ask for my expert advice on fitness and nutrition. With InstantGo you can text a question or make a phone call to speak … Continue reading Get Instant Access to Fitness and Nutritional Advice
Ask for my professional advice today! Body empowerment is loving yourself as you are with the understanding that you are capable of creating a better version of yourself with the right resources to guide you. It amazes me when I meet clients for a consultation and when I ask them why they are here the … Continue reading Body Empowerment
For more than 10 years I have created individual meal plans for people with different fitness and body goals. As a nutritionist I believe eating healthy whole foods in the right amounts allow you to have enough energy to perform daily tasks and reach your fitness goals. Meal plans are great because it takes all … Continue reading MACROS: Are They Worth Counting?
Eating healthy can mean different things to people. If you change or stop one bad habit and replace it with a good habit of eating it is safe to say you started eating healthier. If you have a complete eating make over and change all of your habits into healthy habits it still has the … Continue reading The Concept of Healthy Eating
Calorie Density: Low density vs high density If you are looking to drop weight and paying attention to what you are eating then calorie density will be important to reaching your goals. When eating healthier foods that are more beneficial and aid in keeping you full longer we look to eating high volume with lower … Continue reading Low Density Calories Rule for Weight Loss