In such a fast-paced world, we often struggle with wanting to slow down and smell the flowers while feeling pressured to get ahead of the pack. All of the hustle and bustle of everyday life can leave us feeling...
The Protein-centric Period When I first started working as a personal trainer in 2001, I followed a very traditional way of eating, which was common in the fitness industry at that very time. I was surrounded by guys whose goals...
  As a registered dietitian, my role includes two major responsibilities: 1) provide evidenced-based nutrition information in an easy-to-understand way, and 2) help individuals create sustainable healthy habits to achieve their wellness goals.  And while the former is incredibly important,...
It dawned on me earlier this week that the only person in my life who would likely not try to sabotage me on purpose is my mother. Even friends - usually the closest - have their weak points, and...
Do you want to spend less time stressing and more time celebrating this holiday season? With dinner parties, house guests, and travel, commitments add up but they don’t have to get you down.  Conquer stress this holiday season with...
I’m an introvert. I enjoy spending time alone. At times it’s hard for me to communicate or open up to others. After spending time with other people, I need time for myself to process everything and recharge. This is a vital insight...
Thanks to the media and the complexities the human body, your path to optimal wellbeing will often be littered with missteps and misinformation. And so it’s no surprise that despite their best efforts, some people never achieve the weight, health...
There's the hard way and the easy way to improve your health and lose weight. Simple changes to your food and lifestyle can make all the difference in your success. Here are 7 incredibly effective yet easy tips for improving...
Back in the cavemen days (and even just a few hundred years ago), people lived close to nature. Today, in the Western world, the majority of people live in busy and congested cities. Even those who live in small towns or...
You're doing well--you found the right combination of foods and exercise that's helping your weight move in the direction you want it to. But then your progress slows, or maybe even stalls. You've hit a plateau. First of all, don't...