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Plain Water Alternatives

Sick of plain old water?  Many clients tell me that they don’t enjoy the taste of water because it’s flavorless.  Sorry to break it to you…a healthy metabolism needs at least 8 cups of water a day!  Unfortunately, most flavored waters on the market are bad for you.  Here are two popular drinks that my […]

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Acai Bowls and Hidden Sugar

There is a huge difference between homemade acai bowls and restaurant prepared acai bowls. For example, Jamba Juice makes acai bowls packed with honey, fruits, and sweetened soymilk.  These ingredients sound healthy until you learn that one serving contains 67 grams of sugar and 99 grams of carbohydrates! That is a blood sugar crash waiting […]

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Top 5 Protein Powders

Clients are always asking me what protein powder they should use.  Seems like an easy question but unfortunately, most protein powders are unhealthy.  I’ve written articles about this topic in the past but I want to provide you with up to date information and options. Read the ingredients What is the protein source?  Soy…NO good.  […]

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Alcohol or Sweet Cravings at Night?

Do you have alcohol or sweet cravings, especially at night?  You are not alone – most of my clients struggle with this too.  Here’s a typical scenario: You are trying to eat healthy throughout the day and then something takes over your body after dinner.  You know you are not hungry but you NEED a […]

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Is Your Morning Routine Damaging Your Metabolism?

As an experienced nutritionist, I have found that most people mess up in the mornings.  Does coffee drive you to get your day started?  For most people, they need coffee first thing in the morning.  I understand why – the smell, the boost of energy, and a nice poop. However, coffee first thing in the […]

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Light Pina Colada

We all know that Pina Coladas are not good for us – boohoo.  Well you are in luck – I concocted a light, low sugar version that tastes amazing!  If you enjoy that coconut/pineapple flavor, you are going to love it! Ingredients: 1-2 oz coconut vodka club soda (I prefer natural lime seltzer) splash of […]

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Raspberry Mojito without Sugar

My mint plant is overflowing right now so I was inspired to make mojitos.  Of course I had to manipulate the basic mojito recipe to make it healthier.  I was able to eliminate the simple sugars and believe me, this recipe ROCKS!!! Ingredients: 1-2 oz Raspberry Infused Rum 4 oz Natural Raspberry Seltzer Approximately 10 mint […]

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What Protein Powder Should I Use?

Anyone who knows me, understands that food comes first.  I am not a shake fanatic, but enjoying 1 smoothie a day is totally fine.  You just want to make sure that you pick the right protein powder and ingredients.  And try adding in greens and veggies to your smoothies for a health boost. There are […]

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Simple Way to Fight off Colds

It’s nearly impossible to get together with any of my friends and their families now because someone is always sick.   I really hate the dreaded cold and flu season.   I have one simple word for you to prevent or treat the cold…FLUIDS. Obviously, drink lots of water (herbal teas count too).  Definitely drink more than […]

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Coffee or Tea

With the cold weather and hectic holidays, many of us turn to caffeinated or warm beverages for comfort and fast energy.  When comparing coffee to tea, it is obvious that tea’s benefits outweigh coffee but there are still many pro’s and con’s to both.  Compared to many sodas, juices and sports drinks, tea and coffee […]

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