April 23, 2019

Unpopular Opinion: The Ketogenic Diet Should Be Avoided

On our instagram we discussed the Ketogenic Diet about a month ago. First and foremost, we explained on our instagram why research today says to avoid this diet. Ketogenic diet defined: •70-80% comes from fat •20-25% comes from protein •5-10% comes from carbs America is one of the largest countries known for diet fads that […]

Fitness Exercises & tips, Nutrition & Diet, Weight Loss
March 28, 2019

Chocolate milk vs. Protein Shakes

Ads everywhere talk about the need for protein. How many of you grab a protein shake on your way home from your workout or make yourself one with protein powder at home? What if you could take your milk, a glass, and some cocoa powder and make it at home. You’re not alone. We will […]

Nutrition & Diet
March 25, 2019

Myth Debunked: “Grain products such as bread, pasta, and rice are fattening and should be avoided when trying to lose weight”

Each and everyday I hear people talking about the new “low carb or no carb diet” they are embarking on. I doubt there is even a need to ask you all if you have heard of this because I know we all have. Especially the females in the room as this covers magazines, television shows, […]

Nutrition & Diet
February 21, 2019

Feeling “Chia”ful?

Chia seeds have many healthy properties that may them a healthy addition to our weekly consumption. For such a little seed, what health benefits does it have? Chia seeds are known for making individuals more “chia”ful….just kidding, but they do help in many other ways. Have you ever left chia seeds in water? They swell […]

Nutrition & Diet, wellness
January 28, 2019

Kick that Soda Pop Habit

Each day, roughly half of Americans have a glass of soda, and majority of those have between 2-3 glasses. We all know that soda is the largest source of sugar in children and adolescents today. The worst part is those who drink soda have much higher correlations with many diseases from Type II Diabetes Mellitus, […]

Nutrition & Diet, wellness
January 13, 2019

Nearly Two Weeks Into 2019– Are You Making Those Resolutions Happen?

Each year roughly 40% of Americans make official New Years resolutions that they hope to accomplish by the next year. Over 50% of these resolutions include losing weight or getting into better shape. The next highest is in regards to finances and saving money. Unfortunately, majority of these resolutions rarely make it past the six […]

Fitness Exercises & tips, Nutrition & Diet
November 17, 2018

Turkey, Stuffing, and Pie… Oh My!

By: Madison Winston (NASM-CPT) The Holidays are officially here! Thanksgiving is a time to be with family, count our blessings, and eat lots of good food. According to a Consumer Reports study from 2017, the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories at their Thanksgiving meal. However, your favorite meal of the year doesn’t have […]

Nutrition & Diet, Weight Loss
November 7, 2018

Survival Guide to Eating Out

By: Madison Winston (NASM-CPT) Eating out can get in the way of our health goals, but it doesn’t have to. Here are my tips to survive eating out: Portion Control – it may seem obvious but restaurant portions are getting bigger every day and eating a whole order has been glamorized by TV and the […]

Nutrition & Diet
April 14, 2018

How to Read Nutrition Labels

By: Shawn Jang (NASM-CPT, NASM-CES, NASM-FNS, NASM-WLS) Knowing how to read nutrition labels is a great way to keep track of the number of calories and amount of food you are putting into your body. For instance, many people pour cereal into a bowl without weighing the portion using a food scale or taking into […]

Nutrition & Diet