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Simple Low Sugar Trail Mix

We all love trail mix when we are having a busy day. However it is hard to find a quality trail mix that is not packed with sugar galore.  Make sure to read ingredients and monitor sugar grams – aim for <7 g of sugar/serving.   Ideally, you can easily make your own. Batch of Low […]

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My Favorite Greek Yogurt Brands

When walking through the yogurt isle at the supermarket, it’s tricky finding a yogurt that is low in added sugar, has clean ingredients, and still tastes delicious. Yogurts like Yoplait, Dannon, and Light & Fit are packed with sugar and/or artificial sweeteners that can cause inflammation in the body. It is important to pick a […]

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Packable Snack List

I am on the Space Coast Dragon Boat Team.  When participating in a festival, it is an all day event and it is essential to pack lots of food to maintain my energy.  As the team nutritionist, many of my teammates have asked me for healthy packable snack ideas.   Hope you all find my list helpful to […]

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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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Do you live a BALANCED life?

Recently I was on a girls weekend getaway.  We had so much fun and laughed so hard that my face hurt.  It made me realize that I am craving more balance in this part of my life (less seriousness and more silliness and personal fun).  This is not easy with 3 kids and a career but […]

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Will yoga help YOU lose weight?

Recently, one of my patients shared this story with me: “I always needed to lose about 15 pounds and it sure got harder near menopause.  After a long battle, I figured it out!!  I was always exercising hard (intense resistance and cardio training) and I was meticulous with my diet (keeping food logs and documenting […]

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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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Thinking about trying CrossFit?

You pull up to a small rustic building with loud music blaring. Even louder than the music are the people, lots of people, who seem to be running around all over the place. Some are throwing weights up over their heads, some are jumping over boxes, others seem to be tangled up in different colored […]

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5 Keys to True Happiness

“Happiness isn’t somewhere you end up if you are lucky. It’s a way of life.”  Everyone always tells me I am lucky but I am a firm believer that we create our own happiness.  Here are my keys to true happiness:) Be Healthy.  It is a fact that people who eat healthy and exercise have […]

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Unwanted Weight Around Your Midsection?

Most of my clients complain about extra flab or inches around the middle.  What’s so loveable about love handles?  And we all know that the apple shaped body is more prone to heart disease, diabetes and stroke. On a positive note, fat stored in the midsection is metabolically active so it’s easier to lose when following the right […]

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