Healthy Food Claims, Better or Bogus?

Walk down any grocery store aisle and you will be flooded with variety of foods, all with different health claims: “All natural!” “Organic!” “Fat free!” “Multigrain!” just to name a few. We all want to make healthier choices for ourselves and our families, but are all these health claims really healthier, or are they just […]

Total Carbs vs. Net Carbs

Total Carbs vs. Net Carbs: What is the difference? Net Carbs is a fairly new concept that has been gaining popularity over the years. Most people know that some carbs are better for us than others. High glycemic carbs (like refined starches, processed foods, and sugary foods) are digested rapidly, which causes an insulin spike […]

Mindful Eating

Do you finish everything on your plate because you can’t imagine good food going to waste? If you’re like me, you grew up learning you are done with a meal when your plate is clear. This is a problem because we are letting our plate size, or how much someone serves us determine the amount […]

Protein Bar Myths

Myth: ALL PROTEIN BARS ARE GOOD FOR YOU Here is a myth buster for you: Not all protein bars are good for you! What to look for: Have you ever flipped over a protein bar only to find that it was pretty much a candy bar disguised in a “healthy” looking wrapper? It can be […]

Healthy Swaps for Soda Pop

It’s time to say peace out pop! Truthfully, even the smallest improvements go a long way. Eliminating just one sugary drink a day can decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as 25%! (Diabetologia, 2015)   Soda consumption is linked to an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. Rising rates of […]