Nutrition

Simple Strategies for Managing Sodium Intake

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Sodium intake seems to be somewhat of an issue here in America. Even national dietary guidelines for Americans urge dietary habits that would inevitably decrease total intake such as minimizing intake of processed meats and dairy products (1). Why the ...
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Nutrition

7 Tips for Cutting Back on Sugar

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
SUGAR IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL…right? Or is this school of thought somewhat outdated? Sugar… Let’s talk about it! Since it is a very sensitive subject. First, let’s discuss what sugar is. Sugar is a collection of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen units that ...
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Nutrition

Why You Should Eat More Oatmeal: An Incredibly Healthy Food

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
What is the greatest superfood on earth? Does one even exist? Well, that question remains to be seen… Of all the foods we have available, there are always certain boxes we want to check off before we consider something a “superfood”. Does it have a ...
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Nutrition

Foods to Help with Muscle Cramps

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Are you ever in the middle of a workout and then BOOM… it hits you? Your muscle is locked up, the pain sets in, and you need to take a bit of a breather to handle the discomfort. I think all of us at one point in time have experienced this phenomenon, ...
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Nutrition

Nutrition Coach/Nutritionist vs. Dietitian: What’s the Difference?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
When you’re not an expert in a particular subject, you often seek out someone who is. However, when it comes to food and nutrition it seems like EVERYONE is an expert. Between social media, various fad diet blogs, and the self-proclaimed “health experts” ...
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Nutrition

5 Ways to 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

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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