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What Does It Mean To Eat With Intention?

October 23, 2018

We are all guilty of mindless eating at one time or another. When we sit down with a small bag of chips and finish it off before we realize it. When you eat something healthy and delicious but you can barely remember what it tasted like. Or when someone asks what you ate for breakfast… [read more]

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Is It Really More Difficult To Lose Weight As You Age?

October 5, 2018

Even if you have always worked out regularly, eaten a well-balanced diet and maintained an optimal weight and BMI—you may begin to struggle to maintain an optimal weight as you age. You might not notice it much at first. Maybe you gain 2 to 5 pounds one year which isn’t of much concern but multiply… [read more]

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What To Do When You Hit A Weight Loss Plateau

September 25, 2018

If you have a substantial amount of weight to lose, more than 30 pounds or 25 percent of your body fat, you may find that the first 5 or 10 pounds come off quickly. This is exciting when you do the math and calculate how long it might take you to lose the rest. However,… [read more]

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Are These Bad Habits Sabotaging Your Weight Loss?

August 30, 2018

Most of us have a habit or two that is not only unhealthy but may be sabotaging our weight loss. In fact, you might even think that your habit is healthy. Here are a few behaviors that may be doing more harm than good. Skipping Meals In an effort to reduce your daily caloric intake… [read more]

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How Staying Properly Hydrated Can Help You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

August 15, 2018

When it comes to nutrition and healthy dietary changes there is no one-size-fits-all equation. That being said, if you aren’t adequately hydrated it can negatively impact your weight loss and overall health. It is estimated that 75% of adults consume less water and hydrating fluids on a daily basis than their body requires to work… [read more]

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Is Stress The Reason You’re Gaining Weight? Or Why You Can’t Lose Weight?

July 30, 2018

Even with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise you may be gaining weight or struggling to lose weight. Resist the temptation to further cut your calories or increase your workout frequency and take a look at your current level of stress. With prolonged levels of high stress, it is unlikely that you will achieve any… [read more]

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Why You Need A Weight Loss Strategy And Not Another Fad Diet

July 3, 2018

Too often weight loss is approached as a short-term goal as opposed to the lifelong commitment required to both loose and keep weight off. More importantly, the lifelong commitment to improved health and wellness. While it’s tempting to try the latest fad diet in hopes that you will be one of the over-the-top success stories… [read more]

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It’s Not Just You—Diets Don’t Work!

June 20, 2018

There are hundreds of diets to choose from most of which promise rapid results if you follow them with strict adherence. As you may know from firsthand experience deprivation diets don’t work. Here’s are just a few reasons why. Deprivation Is The Goal Every diet is different but likely to be an unbalanced and severely… [read more]

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You Workout Regularly But You Aren’t Losing Weight

May 17, 2018

If you have committed to three or more workouts a week but aren’t seeing much in terms of results you must be wondering why? Don’t worry because you aren’t alone. In fact, this is one of the top reasons why people stop going to the gym. If you go regularly and see results you would… [read more]

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Is your Lack of sleep causing weight gain?

January 12, 2018

Alarm clock goes off.. snooze.. five minutes later.. snooze again.. Sound familiar? You aren’t alone.  There aren’t too many people I talk to who wake up at the first sound of their morning alarm.  I’m even guilty of it myself at times.  It’s hard not to get “just 5 more minutes”.  But what you don’t… [read more]

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Boost Your Immune System for Flu Season with These 7 Tips

November 6, 2017

Flu Who? Do you want to boost your immune system? Here are some natural ways to take care of yourself this time of year. As we roll right into “flu season”, let’s talk about the best ways to keep ourselves healthy and free of illness this winter. There is a lot of misconception about the… [read more]

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Strategies for eating out while on your PNC nutrition plan

April 18, 2017

I always find that when I am trying to be strict with my nutrition, it is easiest to just eat the food I have prepared at home. With doing just that, there is no guessing game of whether the food I am consuming is healthy, how many calories it is, or how much fat is… [read more]

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35 Fun Food Facts – What You Didn’t Know About The Food You’re Eating

April 14, 2017

A strawberry isn’t a berry but a banana is. They are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit. True berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds. Tomatoes fall into this group, as do pomegranates, kiwis and—believe it or not—bananas.  Avocados… [read more]

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Organic on a budget

March 16, 2017

Organic, Organic, Organic… We hear this constantly when it comes to selecting the best, nutritious food items, but eating 100% organic produce can really break the bank.   What does “organic” actually mean? “Organic” is a term used to certify food that was produced without synthetic chemicals or fertilizers, genetic engineering, radiation or sewage sludge as… [read more]

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3 Tips To Help Maintain a Healthy Thyroid Gland

March 3, 2017

IS THIS YOU? Do you struggle with fatigue, hair loss, unexplained weight changes, anxiety, or difficulty tolerating heat or cold, difficulty losing weight, constipation, dry skin, or trouble sleeping? Are you maintaining a healthy thyroid gland? Have you approached your doctor and wondered what’s going on with your body? Does your doctor tell you that… [read more]

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5 Tips to stay on track with your health and weight loss goals during the holidays

December 16, 2016

Let me challenge you this year to implement a different mind-set that can lead to better choices during this time of year and help with weight loss goals during the holidays. Make time for you During the holidays, it is easy to focus on everything and everyone but you. Making time for yourself to exercise,… [read more]

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New bill in Arizona enables patients to order their own blood tests

December 3, 2016

“’If people begin to engage, they can test and monitor their health before they get sick.’” Elizabeth  Holmes. A new Arizona blood test bill, co-authored by Holmes’ high-tech company goes into effect, allowing patients to order blood tests without involving a doctor. It represents a significant step towards Holmes’ ultimate mission: giving consumers control over… [read more]

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