Category Archive: nutrition

May
03

Easy ways to stay on track with your nutrition

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Nutrition and diet are the foundation for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  With the addition of some intense workouts, proper rest and recovery,the healthy life you’ve dreamed of is not far away.  Here are some easy ways to stay on track with your nutrition. Shop the perimeter  Most of the healthy whole foods are displayed on …

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Apr
20

Choices

There are a few books in bookstores right now about eating better and making better food choices.  Sometimes even the choices that are recommended can be made even better.  As you begin to make better food choices with whole rather than processed foods, you will probably look for alternatives to your favorite not so great …

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Apr
04

Frequent Meals for Success

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When you are on a path toward a permanent healthy lifestyle, the diet you choose to follow can sometimes cause you to feel hungry.  When you are hungry, you often choose the quickest, though not the healthiest option to fill the hunger.  Sometimes the better option is to feed your body smaller, more frequent meals …

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Mar
29

Help your teens make healthy choices

This post has a link to an article I found on teens and healthy food choices.  I hope you find it as helpful as I did.  Teens are a group that have some freedom in their food choices.  As parents, we need to help our teens learn to make healthy choices to fuel their bodies properly. …

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Mar
24

Why Whey?

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Whey protein is a great way to get protein in your diet without the additional fat associated with other protein sources.  Although fat is not bad for you, I like to be able to get measured protein and measured fat.  Protein powder allows for the extra protein.  I am not a fan of processed food, …

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Mar
17

When does your Diet become your diet?

Is your Diet your diet?  Is your Diet (Weight loss way/ fad/etc.) your diet (lifestyle eating plan)?  Could you eat the way you are eating now and be satisfied, fit and strong?  Most people would say no because the Diet that most people use to lose weight is incomplete and doesn’t allow the body the nutrition …

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Mar
15

New Vegetables

One of my goals this year is to try some new vegetables or prepare some of the ones that I am more familiar with in a new way.  I’m going to encourage you to do the same thing.  The Paleo diet allows the consumption of lots, and lots, of vegetables.  Rather than just eat the …

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Mar
08

Food Additives

I read a post from another blog in January on a topic that I feel strongly about.  But rather than regurgitate the same basic stuff, I decided that it couldn’t be said better than what was written by Lauren of No BS Nutrition and Fitness.  This post goes into great detail about processed foods and …

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Mar
03

More Snack Ideas

 How do you create great tasting, whole food snacks?  You begin with each snack consisting of some of each: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.  In these examples the protein (P) will be mostly  from meat and dairy sources , the carbohydrates (C) from vegetables and fruits, and the fats (F) from nuts/nut butters and oils.  Here are some examples: 1 …

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Feb
24

Water is the Best Hydration

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When you are thirsty, what is the first drink that you reach for?  Is it a sports drink or soda?  Do you ever choose water first?  Our bodies are made of 55% – 78% water.  During our daily activities and exercise we deplete our tissues of that water.  We must replenish the water in our bodies throughout …

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