Nutrition and Fat Loss

The Perfect Meal

The Perfect Meal

My criteria for a Perfect Meal is one that maximizes nutrition, minimizes preparation time/effort, and is appealing to a wide range of taste buds – including many kids. I submit for your consumption, my choice for the Perfect Meal, my House Salad. My House Salad: (Pictures of different combinations below). Sliced chicken breast or salmon** Continue Reading

How to Stop Food Cravings

How to Stop Food Cravings

For most people, how to stop food cravings is an exercise in behavior modification as the food craving is a reflex, and that reflex is tied to a chemical/hormonal response. Reflexive behavior cycles are modified or broken through a series of mini interventions that break the focus of one pattern and redirect the focus toContinue Reading

Misleading Labels

Misleading Labels

“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” Every vitamin, mineral, herbal and botanical concoction sold without a prescription is a supplement. This means, no assurances of quality, quantity, potency, or accuracy of any ingredients. So, it isContinue Reading

Trans Fat No Longer Recognized As Safe by FDA

  Re-posted from Center for Science in the Public Interest. The Center for Science in the Public Interest and Nutrition Action have been trying to reduce or eliminate the use of partially hydrogenated oil—the principal source of artificial trans fat—for 20 years. We’ve pushed for trans fat labeling on Nutrition Facts labels, we’ve published studies,Continue Reading

Sugar, Fiber and The 3/4 Rule

I struggle with being concise, so I’m excited that this is probably my shortest article ever! This past Thursday a client of mine who read my recently published book, The 3/4 Rule – How To Eat As A Young Athlete, had a question. “How come when you talk about how to read nutrition labels, youContinue Reading

Raspberry Ketones

Raspberry Ketones

This article is an example to help you sift through and decipher nutrition and weight loss supplement claims.   A client asked me today what I thought about raspberry ketones.  This provided yet another opportunity to apply the thought process that supports my Powerful Athletes Training Model.   I used to pride myself on havingContinue Reading