The Low Down on Gluten

What is Gluten? Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat (wheat berries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, kamut, khorasan wheat and einkorn), rye, barley and triticale, which is a cross between wheat and rye. What...

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Is Insulin Sensitivity Preventing You From Losing Weight?

Yeah, you got that right, insulin sensitivity could be keeping you from dropping those unwanted pounds. That being said, unless you are an Anatomy & Physiology geek like me, it’s very likely that you may not know what insulin...

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Back to School Guide: Getting Back on Track

Whether or not we want to accept it, summer is over and school is back in session. I can practically feel the tension in the air as I walk to my 8:30 class on weekday mornings. This tension is...

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6 Simple Steps to A Lean, Mean You!

Ever feel like you spend hours in the gym, day after day, week after week, only to see minimal gains toward your goal of either losing weight, packing on muscle, or decreasing body fat? Training is hard work and...

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Hydrating Your Summer Training

There is, perhaps, no better sign of a great workout than sweat. As a runner in the South, nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing those puddles I leave behind after a hard run. That being said, it is...

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Healthy Charcuterie Board

Not much in life gets me more excited than a plate full of meat. In this blog post I want to talk about a different type of plate of meat, one that has been growing in popularity. This plate...

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The Making of a Beauty Queen

Sit down with Kristen and Miss South Carolina Pageant contestant Sophie Keyes to find out what it takes to become a healthy beauty queen. "My weight has always been a constant battle for me. When I was in high school...

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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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How’s Your Relationship with Food?

Really, how is your relationship with food? Have you ever thought about it? Anytime a new client walks through our doors this is a question I ask. Why? Because it helps the client and me learn where exactly they...

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Healthy Eating While Traveling

Traveling, that little word that brings fear and anxiety for anyone who is just starting to change their eating habits when looking to make a major lifestyle change. I ask this question; how do we handle fear? We prepare! The key...

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