Becoming More Than Just a Number: My Journey with an Eating Disorder

I have been playing sports since the age of four; being an athlete has always taken up a large portion of my identity.  I remember growing up wanting to be a professional soccer player like Mia Hamm.  In my room,...

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Recipe of the Month: Roasted Kielbasa & Vegetables

I saw this picture the other day and it cracked me up.  While this picture undoubtedly applies to moms, I think it can apply to everyone. In January, I was cooking oven roasted chicken thighs with a light mushroom cream...

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Recipe of the Month: Banana-Nut Cookies

Confession time. I am a soon-to-be Bachelor of Exercise Science as well as an aspiring registered dietitian. So, naturally, I do my best to eat right and stay fit. That being said, I LOVE SUGAR!! Like absolutely adore it,...

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Working Out to Maximize Fat-Burn: Less Time, More Results

Ever heard of EPOC? Yeah, neither had I until I started taking graduate-level Exercise Science courses. Now that I’ve learned quite a bit about it, I just have to clear something up: EPOC is a beautiful thing. In fact,...

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Recipe of the Month: Gluten-Free Veggie Quiche

Picture this: it's another crazy weekday morning.  After snoozing your alarm three times, you roll out of bed and embark on yet another attempt to make yourself look semi-presentable , even though you are absolutely exhausted and are already...

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Alcohol Guide During The Holiday Season

What are the best and the worst alcoholic drinks when watching our weight? First the obvious: Alcohol is not a weight-loss aid. The more alcohol you drink, the more weight loss may slow down, as the body burns the...

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Quick Ten-Minute Workouts

Working out doesn’t have to be a big drawn-out production. You don’t have to go to the gym and lift weights or walk/run for an hour to make exercising worthwhile. Working out effectively and efficiently can go a long...

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Weight Training for Weight Loss

One of the things a lot of my clients come to me and say is, “I don’t want to lift because I don’t want to get bulky” or “I want to lose weight, so I need a good cardio...

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Am I Losing Fat or Muscle

What Causes Fat loss? Weight loss, generally speaking, happens when there are more calories being burned than there are calories being taken in. So in terms of losing fat, the best method is to maintain a healthy diet with appropriate...

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Make Sense of Nutrition Labels

Make Sense of Nutrition Labels   The Purpose Food labels are designed to help us make decisions when it comes to the foods we eat. The purpose of the Nutrition Facts label is to provide information that can help us make food...

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