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Friday
Jan262018

Which diet is best for you?

We’re delving into the topic of lifestyle diets because we had quite a few requests from our last survey. As nutrition professionals, we get the confusion; there are so many diet trends out there, right?

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Friday
Oct272017

Healthy Halloween Treats & Workout Tricks

Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s that time of the year when you can’t seem to go anywhere without being offered a carb or sugar-rich treat — which is just so hard to resist.

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Friday
Oct132017

7 Steps to Improve Your Adrenal Function

I’ll never forget that period of my life. I was 24 and I had just transitioned from working 70 hours a week at a club in Arizona to a 9 to 5 job in the corporate office as a dietitian. I was experiencing very disrupted sleep, low energy (all day) and sugar cravings (all the time). And for the first time in my life, I had gained weight in my midsection. Let me tell you, women know their body type. I never had a stomach before — I was always lean and had abs — so I knew something was off.

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Friday
Sep082017

5 Easy Ways to Batch Prep Your Protein

You probably know that protein is super important for your health. When it comes to nutrients, it has one of the longer lists of benefits. The amount of lean body mass and bone density you carry, how healthy your immune system is, how well you recover from your workouts, how well your body formulates hemoglobin (oxygen for your exercising muscles), how well your blood sugars and hunger hormones are managed — all are reliant on your protein intake.

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Friday
Aug112017

Why I went dairy-free and what I noticed

Giving up dairy was super hard for me. I grew up drinking full-fat milk and pouring it over my breakfast cereal, and cheese is one of my all-time favorite foods (common for most Midwest folks).  In college, I started noticing stomachaches after drinking milk. Because I was studying nutrition, I figured I had Lactose Intolerance (stomachaches are a common symptom) and stopped drinking milk. Because I wanted to make sure I was still getting my calcium in, I switched to a low-fat yogurt.  I’d even eat three yogurts a day because I wanted to make sure I was getting enough calcium. 

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Sunday
Aug062017

What to eat when you're craving sweets

One of the most frequent questions my clients' ask me is what they should eat at night when they’re craving something sweet. There’s just something about that time of day. For me, it’s when I finally slow down and relax. Our typical day is go-go-go from the moment we wake up in the morning — getting lunches packed and the entire family ready and dropped off in time for school and work. By the time we eat dinner and get in a little more play, we have a small chunk of time left to relax. I know for many, this is that time of day when the sweet tooth can really kick in.

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Saturday
Aug052017

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 

Even though we know we shouldn’t, we've all taken a bite (or two) of raw cookie dough in our lives, right? Here’s a version that that you won’t have to feel guilty about. And it’s just as tasty — and healthy, too. This recipe uses our vanilla Life Time Beef Protein with Collagen Peptides, and the other secret ingredient is beans — which also makes this cookie dough rich in protein, fiber and iron. If you're thinking you might pass because you're not a legume fan, I challenge you to try it. You’ll be surprised that there’s no bean flavor at all — they just add a rich and creamy texture. 

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