Weight Loss & Nutrition

Don’t Get Salty: Reduce Salt Intake and Shake the Habit

Americans are still eating too much salt! Adults still take in an average of 3,400 milligrams (mg) per day- that's well above the federal guideline of 2,300 mg or less daily. The American Heart Association's recommended cap is 1,500mg, which is less than 1 teaspoon a day (Seeber 2016). Sodium comes in many forms in… Continue reading Don’t Get Salty: Reduce Salt Intake and Shake the Habit

Weight Loss & Nutrition

7 Common Mistakes When Trying to Lose Weight

Losing weight is tough, I'll give you that.  Gaining weight can be tough for some folks too.  Sometimes I get so frustrated with myself.  I feel like I am doing everything right. I'm sticking to my meal plan, I'm working out HARD at the gym, and drinking tons of water.  Why can't I see progress? … Continue reading 7 Common Mistakes When Trying to Lose Weight

Healthy & Happy Life

How To Survive Sitting At Your Desk

Working a 9-5 might pay the bills but what does it do on your overall health?  Sitting at a desk for 7-8 hours a day can have a serious impact on your mind, body, and soul.  On average most people sit for about 8 hours a day or more.  Sitting for prolonged periods of time… Continue reading How To Survive Sitting At Your Desk

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Healthy Eating Habits To Change Your Life

The infamous "D-word" nobody wants to hear!  DIET! I personally hate using the word diet because usually, the word diet has a very negative connotation.  Usually "dieting" or restricting yourself from specific foods can lead to weight fluctuation which brings a host of related side effected that can harm your physical health. We all know… Continue reading Healthy Eating Habits To Change Your Life

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Lean Protein: Is It Just A Throw Back Term?

I was recently getting ready for work when I was listening to the Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel's podcast on "Is Lean Protein Really Better For you."  It got me thinking!  As a bikini competitor and somebody who goes through the life "cut" phases to lean out, I obviously chose to eat really lean meats.  However,… Continue reading Lean Protein: Is It Just A Throw Back Term?

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

One of the most powerful tools to fight inflammation won't be found at the pharmacy.  Your local grocery store will carry exactly what you need to fit inflammation.  Some foods and beverages may actually have more anti-inflammatory effects what you get at the pharmacy. Inflammation can be good and bad!  Inflammation can help your body defend… Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Weight Loss & Nutrition

My Truth About Keto

I have tons of friends on keto right now, so I'm sure I'll get a few eye rolls from friends.  Rest assured, I do not judge, this is my own thoughts, experiences, and research of my OWN opinion.  Anyone willing to make a change in their nutrition to better their life is HUGE and I… Continue reading My Truth About Keto