Can Alcohol be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Will it matter that much if I drink? The question of drinking alcohol or not comes up a lot, and many of my clients wonder if alcohol should be totally off limits. In this video, I discuss why the answer depends...

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The Importance of Being a Positive Role Model

I had a very sad experience recently that reminded me of the power and importance of being a positive role model. A 6 year old told me she needed to get skinny! Yes, a 6 year old little girl!! After...

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Staying Hydrated: A Step-By-Step Approach to Calculating Sweat Rate

Have you considered what your sweat rate is, and how it can easily cause dehydration? You don't have to stand outside long to know that summer is in full-swing.  It's this time of year that I ask myself why I...

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Vacationing: The Healthy(er) Approach, Nutrition Edition

This blog shares how you can have a realistic approach to eating healthy on vacation, without depriving yourself. Figuring out exactly how I was going to write this blog was quite the challenge, to say the least.  The day before...

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I Hate Goodbyes… Hannah G’s (Kind of) Goodbye

Elite Nutrition and Performance is the fifth job I have worked during my 21 years on this earth. That being said, it is the first job that I have ever felt truly passionate about, the first job that I...

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Recipe of the Month: Banana-Nut Cookies

This guest post by Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern shares how she overcomes sugar cravings, plus her recipe for Banana-Nut Cookies. Confession time. I am a soon-to-be Bachelor of Exercise Science as well as an aspiring registered dietitian....

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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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Exercise is Medicine: Diabetes Management and Physical Activity

Although everyone can benefit from physical activity, individuals with diabetes can significantly improve their overall health by exercising regularly. Studies have shown that exercise can actually reduce the impact of diabetes on the body and prevent diabetes-related disease and...

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Why Yoga is a MUST During Pregnancy

Let’s face it, most OB’s spend very little time, if any, advising pregnant women on diet and exercise. My OB didn’t spend any time on this at all and the OB coordinator (who knew nothing about my history of...

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Stay Active In Famously Hot Columbia SC This Summer!

Stay Active This Summer in Columbia, South Carolina! It’s summer time! Don’t waste your summer sitting at home, get out and be active while having fun. Columbia provides lots of fun opportunities, so don’t miss out on all the action!...

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