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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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A Runner’s Diet

As a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer, I work with tons of novice and elite athletes.  My main focus is always on the timing and balance of meals.   Whether you are a runner or you prefer other sports, here is a full proof meal schedule and menu plan to help you train properly and […]

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Stretching Tips

I work with so many people who are physically imbalanced.  Lots of people  sit in front of a computer or in a car all day with little activity to counterbalance this immobility.  On the other hand, there are many people who are physically active but repeat the same action or routine every time (like running […]

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What to Eat AFTER a Workout

POST WORKOUT GUIDELINES #1 Complaint:  “I feel starved after I workout hard.  I end up eating way more on days that I exercise.” Solution:  It is ESSENTIAL that you eat within 45 minutes of working out, especially if it is a hard workout.  If you skip a meal or snack after a workout, you will […]

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What to Eat BEFORE a Workout

PRE-WORKOUT NUTRITION GUIDELINES #1 Complaint:  “I workout early and don’t like to eat before my workout” Solution:  It is ESSENTIAL that you eat before your workout in order to provide fuel for your muscles.  Without a pre-workout snack, your workout will suffer and your metabolism will slow down.   On the other hand, if you eat […]

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Sports Nutrition Guidelines

As a Registered Dietitian, I have worked with many individuals who exercise regularly, elite athletes, and sports teams. I have always enjoyed helping athletes, but I have noticed that nutrition is usually not a priority. This is a shame because their performance, energy levels, muscle quality, hormone levels and their overall metabolism is dependent on […]

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Yoga Benefits

I am certified to teach yoga and I love practicing it, but I have to admit that I am in the beginning of my spiritual path. This article comes from a normal person (or at least I like to think I am normal) who is becoming enlightened from yoga and wants to share its benefits […]

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Nutritionist Approved Bars

As a Registered Dietitian, I usually recommend my clients eat real whole foods and small frequent meals throughout the day. Unfortunately this is not always possible. Most people resort to processed quick foods and tend to eat larger meals due to their busy schedules. Many clients ask me if bars are ok to use on […]

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