Protein: The Building Block of Muscle

In order to lose weight it is essential that you speed up your metabolism.  The higher your metabolic rate is, the more calories you will burn throughout the day.  There are basically three ways to increase your metabolism: 1. By increasing your level of activity 2. By eating more 3. By adding lean muscle mass to […]

Eat Five Times a Day…and Lose Weight

Overeating is considered a major problem in the US today.  Indulgence in food can lead to becoming overweight or obese which in turn increases the risk of many critical health issues.  In an effort to stay healthy, many people try to combat or prevent overeating by simply eating less.  It seems to make perfect sense that […]

Quit Resisting Resistance; The Benefits of Resistance Training

Resistance training has many incredible benefits!  Make sure you read that correctly, because I did not say, “Resistance to training…!  ”                                 I know that many of you are put off by the thought of resistance training (aka. weight lifting, […]

Are You eating Your Fruits and Veggies?

You have already learned about why it is important to stay away from foods that contain empty calories.  Now, instead of reaching for that piece of cake or that bag of Double Stuf Oreos, why not try some raw veggies or a piece of fruit. Your body needs a continuous supply of vitamins and minerals […]

Empty Calories; Great taste but right to the waist

Calories are not our enemies.  We need them to survive.  Simply stated, calories are the units of energy that fuel our bodies to keep them up and running.  Our bodies obtain these calories through the food we eat and how many calories we get is determined by the amount of each macro-nutrient we consume each […]

Why Breakfast?

You’ve heard it said that “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  I say that all meals are important and that none of them should be skipped!  It is important that our bodies receive  proper nutrition every two to four hours in order to provide us with the energy we need in order to function […]

The Cost of Being Overweight

We often hear the terms “overweight” and “obesity” but what do they really mean?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define them this way: “Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. The terms also identify ranges of […]

Setting SMART Goals

“One important key to success is self-confidence.  An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”   Arthur Ashe   If you want to succeed, then you will need to be prepared to succeed.  But you can only be prepared to succeed if you plan to succeed. Planning starts with setting goals which are the bridge that when […]