Protein Powders 101

I am often asked about protein powders. Which ones are the best? Do I need them? If so, when should I drink them? And how often? There are so many different types, and brands, on the market it can be overwhelming choosing the right one. I have no affiliation with a particular brand of protein powders or supplements, so I am not going to endorse any specific brands, but I will explain the differences in the different types, pros and cons of using them, and the optimal use for them if you choose to use one. First, protein powders are not a necessary part of a healthy diet. You can reach your protein needs by eating whole foods. They are simply a convenient way to reach your desired protein int

The Perfect Diet

There are so many dietary approaches out there, but which one is the best one? High fat, low fat, high carb, low carb, Vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, Keto... to intermittent fasting, to one meal a day, to small, frequent meals every 2 hours... to extreme things such as cabbage soup diets and juice cleanses. It seems like each week there is a "new and improved" way to eat. When someone decides to change their diet, whether it's to lose weight or just improve their overall health, there are unlimited choices, and it's easy to be overwhelmed. So, which one is the best? The answer is none of them... AND (almost) all of them. (I say 'almost' because cabbage soup diets and juice cleanses aren't really

Life Is Too Short For Self-Hatred and Celery Sticks (unless you like celery sticks) ;)

I had a discussion with a client the other day about loving ourselves, right where we are, while also working towards our goals. My client had the mindset of “I’ll love myself when I lose the weight.” I must admit I’m guilty of this myself. Self-love is something I’ve struggled with my entire life. As a very young girl, and well into my 20’s, I honestly bordered on hatred of myself… hatred of how I looked, hatred of my body, hatred of how I acted, hatred of how I showed up in this world. It was a terrible place to be. I was constantlly trying to obtain ‘something’ that was always out of my reach…whether it was a number of the scale, or people pleasing, or whatever… even when I would reach th

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