Nutrition

Can You Slow Down Your Metabolism?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
For someone who wants to gain weight and/or increase muscle mass, having a fast metabolism can be seen as a roadblock when it comes to achieving those goals. Maybe you’ve tried eating more to pack on the muscle, but you just seem to burn through all the ...
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wellness Nutrition

The Connection Between Diet and Mental Health

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
As coaches and fitness enthusiasts, we often think of nutrition as a variable to manipulate to achieve weight loss, strength gain, a specific body composition, or to enhance performance in sports and recreational activities. However, the thought of ...
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Nutrition

4 Reasons Why Postbiotics Are Beneficial for Your Gut Health

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Let’s talk about gut health! You might be thinking that this blog is going to provide tips on increasing fiber in your diet or cover the “all you need to know” about probiotics and pre-biotics, right? Well, turns out there is a new beneficial ...
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Nutrition

Turkesterone: Trendy Supplement Watch

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
When entering the fitness and health industry as a nutrition specialist, what’s the most common topic that everyone says to heed extreme caution? Supplements. Why? Well because while many sound like they will be beneficial in theory, there is no ...
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Weight Loss Nutrition spotlight

How Many Carbs Should You Eat a Day to Lose Weight?

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
Low carbohydrate diets have become a very popular tool for weight loss over the last several decades. While much of the scientific rationale behind why they are utilized for weight loss, such as the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis, have largely been ...
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Nutrition

6 Tips for Avoiding and Responding to Food Cravings

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
“Why do I have no self-control with unhealthy foods?” is a common question a person might ask themselves after he or she makes the impulsive choice to eat junk food. This is especially true if there is an established goal related to eating healthier, ...
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Weight Loss Nutrition

To Cheat Meal or Not to Cheat Meal: The Great Dieting Question

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
One of the most common questions I am asked as a nutrition specialist is my feelings on cheat meals and whether I encourage clients to take them. Cheat meals are, by definition, a meal that does not follow the prescribed nutrition plan.
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Nutrition

Breaking Down The Whole30 Diet: What Can You Eat?

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
New diets are always coming to market. Some of them are brand new while others are simply recycled versions of old diets. Over the past decade one of these diets, the Whole30 Diet, has emerged as a very popular tool for people to use for weight loss and ...
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Nutrition

Refeeding 101: Should We Periodize Energy Restriction?

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Dieting, or rather, caloric restriction is a practice used by the general population to achieve weight (hopefully fat loss) and many types of athletes including but certainly not limited to professional bodybuilders (i.e., physique athletes).
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Nutrition American Fitness Magazine

What is a Nutrition Coach and Why Are They Important?

Andrea Cirignano |
Maria wants to lose weight. The 46-year-old mother of two never lost the “baby weight” she gained after having her second child 5 years ago, and the extra 40 pounds is compounding other challenges in her life.
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