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4 Ways Household Cleaners Negatively Impact Your Waistline

It’s no secret that nutrition and exercise are among the most important lifestyle factors when it comes to losing weight. As we’re discovering more and more, things such as sleep, stress and daily activity are not to be overlooked either. Yet even those who practice a nearly perfectly healthy lifestyle are still sometimes left with the mystery of weight that will not budge.

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Carrot Cake Cookies

You know the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Times are changing people, because I think it is the carrot that really takes the cake. Pun intended. I eat carrots every single day—mostly because they can help normalize healthy gut bacteria and even balance hormones. The addition of carrots to these cookies not only provides valuable added nutrition, but incredible moisture and sweetness as well. With 5 grams of satiating protein and nearly 30% of your recommended daily allowance for vitamin A, you can’t go wrong with these sweet little treats. Perfectly portioned and just lightly sweet, these are perfect for that mid-afternoon slump.

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The Ins & Outs of Food Sensitivity Testing

The 96-Food Sensitivity test and Complete Blood Count offered through Life Time is one of our most popular and coveted member-only assessments.

To learn the truth about the test and uncover what your results mean, listen to Coach Katie and Coach Sam discuss:

  • Contributing factors to the development of food sensitivities in the first place
  • The truth about what the test tells us - and doesn’t
  • Whether or not you should eliminate the foods you reacted to
  • What to do to help address the issue and support your metabolism from the inside out


Listen to the full scoop here:



After listening to the content above, you’re ready for your lab review! To get scheduled, fill out this form to provide background information about yourself to a Life Time registered dietitian. You will be contacted within 1-2 business days upon submission to get scheduled for a review to determine next steps in your nutrition and supplement programming.


5 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier Today

Spring is one of the best times of year to start eating healthier.  There’s that certain feeling in the air that makes us crave change and new beginnings.  The first quarter of the year (and New Year’s resolution energy) is behind us accompanied with the realization that swimsuit season is coming – making it a great time of year to revisit your health and nutrition goals.

But when it comes to eating healthier, it doesn’t always mean that you have to completely overhaul your diet.  In fact, when working with clients, I find most often, they just need new ideas.  They want an action plan that gest them out of a rut and focused on eating clean.

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GUT.FIX Program Page

Program Overview:

The GUT.FIXSM Program will provide resources that help participants engage in a foundational habits to support digestive health and be guided through a specific 30-day nutrition approach to support lasting results from the inside-out.

Once you sign up, you’ll get access to the following:

  • 4 telephonic classes over the course of 4 weeks
    • Held on Wednesdays starting March 15 at 12pm PT (2pm CST).
    • Classes will be recorded and participants will be sent a replay link in case they can’t listen to it live
  • Program materials including:
    • Approved and Not Approved Food Lists
    • Gut-friendly Grocery List
    • Sample Meal Plan
    • Food Recipes
    • Weekly program tracker
    • Food reintroduction guide
  • Access to Coach Sam and the GUT.FIXSM Support Team via email for extra accountability and motivation  

The GUT.FIXSM kit can be purchased to help enhance results by providing broad-spectrum support for proper nutrient breakdown with Life Time Digestive Enzyme Complex, amino acid support of the digestive lining with L-glutamine powder, and a blend of six beneficial bacteria with Multi-Pro 30B probiotic.

Program Classes:

Class 1: March 15th, 2017

Class 2: March 22nd, 2017

Class 3: March 29th, 2017

Class 4:  April 5th, 2017


Shredded Pork and Cabbage

Even though I am not Irish (my red hair, green eyes and freckled face fools many), I have always had a soft spot for Irish cuisine. And this recipe, with its flavorful, shredded pork and bright crunchy cabbage, not only fulfills my continuous hankering for some Irish grub, but it is SO darn easy. All you have to do is throw the ingredients in a slow cooker and just a few hours later, you have yourself a delicious and nutritious meal. As an added plus, this recipe is taken straight from the pages of our GUT.FIX Program , so it’s compliant with both healing the gut and for those that are participating in our D.TOX program. Try it and you will love it.

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The Top 3 Traits of the World's Best Fitness Professionals

Back in 2008 as I was transitioning from my job as a Clinical Dietitian to work in the fitness industry, I really had no idea what I was getting into. After a few years trying to teach hospital patients how to make better food choices, I was ready to take a more active role in changing the lives of people who truly wanted change. So I went through the process to become a certified Personal Trainer to add to my Registered Dietitian credential, and took a job training clients at Life Time Fitness in Plymouth, MN. 

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