Increasing Protein in Diet

When it comes to nutrition, I encourage my clients to start increasing protein in diet.  Protein is the building blocks of muscle.  So if you want defined arms, you need to eat protein.  You also need to lift weights.  Cardio alone will burn some calories, but...

4 Truths to Get Toned Muscles

It’s the new year and I’ve asked my clients about their fitness goals for the year.  Many have said they want to get toned muscles. Despite it being January, getting more definition is the number two goal I hear from my clients all year around.  It’s...

Master the Basics First

Have you seen the Pixar movie, “Up?” If you have, you probably remember the cute scene with Doug, the talking dog, who gets distracted by a squirrel. Like Doug, it’s so easy to get sidetracked by a shiny new object dangling nearby.  There are...

Metabolism Based Eating

If you’ve been following my blog this past year, you may have read this post discussing my experience at the GWU Weight Management Lab.  I talked about the two tests I had done to determine my metabolism and body composition.  I was put on a metabolism based...

How to Alkaline Your Body Safely

As a health-conscience reader, you’re looking for ways to eat naturally and promote a healthy digestive system.  This quest has probably led you to learn more about prebiotics, probiotics and fermented foods.  And maybe you’ve come across information about...

Why Low Fat/Low Cal Foods Don’t Promote Weight Loss

You’re trying to lose weight.  You buy all the “right” foods.  The label says it’s low fat, so it must be healthy.  You eat low fat snacks and have low calorie lunches right out of the microwave and haven’t lost a single pound.  Sound...