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How to Make Healthy Food Choices at Fast Food Restaurants Without Spending a Ton of Money

How to Make Healthy Food Choices at Fast Food Restaurants Without Spending a Ton of Money

Where do you stand on fast food in terms of it being a healthy option or including it in an otherwise healthy diet? Most people assume that fast food and healthy living are like oil and water, unable to blend. The basis for this assumption […]

12 Books You Should Read If You’re into Health & Fitness

12 Books You Should Read If You’re into Health & Fitness

Reading changed my life. I loved to read as a kid but replaced books with games and other hobbies as I grew older. In my early 20s, however, I slowly became a voracious reader. I owe most of that to fitness, as my reading obsession […]

Stop Overpaying for Organic, Almond Butter, Fancy Ice Cream, Protein Powder, and Other Healthy Food

Stop Overpaying for Organic, Almond Butter, Fancy Ice Cream, Protein Powder, and Other Healthy Food

The food industry is a booming market thanks to our increased awareness of nutrition and its effects on our health and appearance. With one product placement from a social media influencer, your product(s) could be in the hands of millions of consumers in the blink […]

10-Minute High-Protein Breakfast Option: Egg White & Hash Brown Frittata and Omelet Hybrid (Frittomelet)

10-Minute High-Protein Breakfast Option: Egg White & Hash Brown Frittata and Omelet Hybrid (Frittomelet)

Like many great things before it, including Jon Snow, this dish was an accident. What started out as my usual scramble turned into a beautiful (in its own way) frittomelet. Whatever you want to call it, this meal is super easy to make, takes very little skill […]

Nutrition Q&A: Egg Whites vs Whole Eggs, Tracking Calories and Macros, Avoiding Sodium, and Why You Don’t Need BCAAs

Nutrition Q&A: Egg Whites vs Whole Eggs, Tracking Calories and Macros, Avoiding Sodium, and Why You Don’t Need BCAAs

Today I’ll be answering four common nutrition questions about eggs vs egg whites, BCAA supplementation, tracking nutrition, and sodium intake. Let’s get cookin’! Should I Eat Egg Whites or the Entire Egg? The nutrition and fitness industries love to demonize things. First, we said that […]

What Tyler Learned from Losing 100 Pounds

What Tyler Learned from Losing 100 Pounds

We should spend more time celebrating the success of others. In this case, it’s Tyler Richmond, who has managed to lose over 100 pounds in the past year, all while earning his Masters degree. When Tyler shared his story on social media, I had to reach […]

How to Stay on Track with Your Fitness Transformation During Holidays, Events, and Weekends

How to Stay on Track with Your Fitness Transformation During Holidays, Events, and Weekends

One of my most important rules for clients and their continued fitness success is to always enjoy holidays, events, and special occasions without worrying about food and beverage intake. You should enjoy yourself during events with family and friends. The stress relief from relaxing and […]

Three Ways to Cleanse and Detox Your Body Without Buying a Cleanse or Detox Product

Three Ways to Cleanse and Detox Your Body Without Buying a Cleanse or Detox Product

I’m frequently asked for my opinion on the best cleanse or detox product. Before you read any further, you should know that I’m not an advocate for detoxes or cleanses. I used to answer questions about detoxes and cleanses with a snooty, “You don’t need […]

How to Burn 9,000 Extra Calories Next Month: The Role of Food Quality in Weight Loss and Energy Balance

How to Burn 9,000 Extra Calories Next Month: The Role of Food Quality in Weight Loss and Energy Balance

I’m sure you’ve heard the golden rule of weight loss. The golden rule states that calories in vs calories out is what determines changes in body weight or body stores. This rule is what allowed the Kansas State nutrition professor to famously lose weight on […]

Are Energy Drinks Bad for You? Taking a Look at Common Ingredients and What You Should Worry About

Are Energy Drinks Bad for You? Taking a Look at Common Ingredients and What You Should Worry About

“Are energy drinks bad for you?” I’m asked a lot about the risks of energy drinks for heart health or health in general. If you’ve ever publicly consumed an energy drink, I’m sure you’ve heard comments from someone on how unhealthy you are. I know I […]