Food-for-Thought Before Starting a Diet or Weight Loss Plan

I sincerely sympathize with people who struggle with their diet. Having known the confusion of bouncing from one fad to another, getting your hopes up when you hear of a new "method", feeling the rush of losing 5 lbs (water weight dear) and then having the hunger and frustration set in. The thoughts that you should be stronger than this. That willpower is all it takes. The … [Read more...]

Diet Guidance for Highschool Athletes

In this post, I want to share the start of me helping some of my athletes have a better understanding of their nutrition for performance and get them started on the basics of diet. This is as much a learning experience for me as it is for them, and we are in the beginning stages of me helping them be aware of this important factor WITHOUT getting them caught up in specifics … [Read more...]

Why Protein?

I recently suscribed to Alan Aragon's monthly research review publication. For anyone in the fitness/nutrition industry its very interesting and reliable reading from a respected source. He breaks down/compares/analyzes recent research articles and also writes on other interesting topics like an interview with a world record-holding competitive eater (who CrossFits and is not … [Read more...]

Let’s Make Fun of Nutrition – No Really

Ok, I came across the website for these, and posted the link in another post, but I know how links are. People don't like clicking them. They want it all right away in front of them. So I just copied a bunch of my faves for a post. There's more of course. I only got through to the 6th page or something.  I know I used to be super uptight regarding nutrition, depending on what … [Read more...]

Savory vs Sweet to Prevent Overeating

Came across this quick study on pubmed and had to share. "Susceptibility to Overeating Affects the Impact of Savory or Sweet Drinks on Satiation, Reward, and Food Intake in Nonobese Women." I have a tendency to overeat. I am NOT a "take one cookie and leave the rest" kind of person. Its all or nothing. When I eat, I like to eat a lot at once. The tendency to overeat isnt … [Read more...]