• Full Day Of Eating

    A look at what I eat in a day & Why I eat it We’ve already made it through the first week of January, and if you’ve set some healthy resolutions, that means you’re one week into the healthiest you year! YAY! 

  • The Dish On Carbs

    What You Should And Shouldn’t Fear Because we’ve come to fear everything – including fruit For decades upon decades, the low carbohydrate diet has been the center of attention when it comes to proper nutrition and losing weight. And over one hundred years later, we are still pointing the finger at poor ol’ carbohydrate.

  • How To Stop Counting Calories

    Stop Revolving Your Life Around Numbers Why Counting Calories Isn’t Worth Your Time It’s something that unifies us all in the realm of the health and fitness world, and typically something we all hate. Counting calories is a well known term that revolves much around every diet out there. Instead of understanding human anatomy and nutrition, we’ve opted for numbers…

  • Big Diet Mistakes

    Why Sticking To It, Shouldn’t Be So Hard The Biggest Mistakes Dieters Make From trendy diets to yo-yo habits, we’ve all been there. Whether you’re just starting a diet or restarting a diet, there’s a few reasons why things might not work out for you, if they haven’t already.

  • The Perfect Mid-Day Snacks

    My favorite protein packed, super simple snacks to get you through your day There’s nothing worse than when 3 o’clock hunger pains strike and you’re willing to eat just about anything and everything. Whenever I was walking around campus, running errands, or even getting ready to hit the gym, I always find myself stuck between whether I should shove my…

  • Preworkout Calories

    Getting the right calories before a workout And how you could be sabotaging your own results  There’s no doubt that waking up feeling lean is a great feeling, I used to love it so much that I would skip breakfast and head straight to the gym. Yes I was hungry, and yes I often thought I was going to pass out,…

  • Nutrient Timing Review

    In my last post I mentioned that I had just purchased the book Nutrient Timing: Future of Sports Nutrition by Drs. John Ivy and Robert Portman. Knowing that this book was going to take some time and attention, I wanted to wait until I was done with my first summer term  to start my reading and highlighting binge. I’ve never been one…

  • The Guilty Diet

    It’s time for a break up Why I choose to leave guilt at the door  Welcome to my blog where every Monday I talk about the glorious, and oh so worth it but so not healthy Saturday night out. Before you’re too confused – Yes this is a ‘healthy living/fitness’ blog, yes I am a nutrition student, and yes I am fully aware of the sugar…

  • 3 Simple Ways To Lose The Fluff For Summer 

    Summer is here and it’s never too late Have the healthiest summer you yet! The end of May is in sight and it’s finally starting to feel like summer around here. As a kid, I remember Memorial Day as being the kick off of summer vaca. The pool would open, school would let out, and the warm weather would roll…

  • How Eating In Can Help You Lose Weight 

    Even when you order from the “light” menu, eating out may be a big setback when trying to lose weight With our calorie conscious society, most restaurants are openly labeling how many calories in each dish along with beverages and desserts. Some have even taken the initiative to create healthier or “light” menus. Normally anything on this menu is roughly below…

  • 3 Big Metabolism Myths

    The big ‘M word’ and why you might have it all wrong Metabolism is simply the process in which the food you eat is broken down and used for energy. As much as we like to think so, there isn’t an on and off option, our metabolisms are constantly at work to power each and every movement. We’re drawn to articles and…

  • 4 Tips For Healthier Meals

    Kick your nutrition into gear, lose the weight, and gain your health No.1 Add Fiber What we consider ‘healthy carbs’ – fiber is a must and can be easily added to every meal. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are all nutrient dense foods that come packed with fiber. We’re told to stay clear from carbs while trying to lose…

  •  Macros vs. Ingredients

    As the health and fitness trend continues to gain momentum, it’s no surprise that our food industry wants to do the same. You’ve probably noticed that EVERY label in the snack isle has some sort of ‘new healthy’ emblem plastered on the front of it.   Maybe even a free fitness program??  But are they truly as healthy as they say…

  • When You Mess Up 

    Even the leanest of lean and the fittest of fit, have their days. Anyone who is ‘dieting’ or trying to live a healthier lifestyle knows that the food isn’t the hard part.  Fruits, veggies, and some meat – it seems easy enough. Add a little bit of temptation here and there and rational thinking is out the window. We see…