Diet Mindset: Fast and Extreme or Slow and Steady?

When was the last time you said, I just want to maintain my weight?  For most of us never!  We are always looking to lose weight and for very few of us is the goal ever to gain weight. However, as the years go by and with each diet that we try, we seem to just keep gaining more weight …

What are Macros?

If you were given a specific caloric number to meet on a daily basis, would you know how to balance each calorie with protein, fat and carbs?  No? It’s ok, not many of us do and this is why our diets are so off balance and causing a host of health issues. The body is an amazing well-oiled machine that …

Find out which dietary fats should be in your diet

Are fats good or are they bad?  Which kind of fat is the best for optimal health?  Aren’t fats responsible for heart attacks? Are fats really that important in our diet? This topic can be quite confusing because there are so many categories, the good, the bad and the ugly.  I hope by the end you have a better understanding …

Are you eating enough protein?

Last week I discussed the importance of finding out if your diet was carb dominate.  The first suggestion I made was to increase protein STAT.  I cannot stress the importance of this enough.  I feel as though we have a protein epidemic in the typical American diet.  Carbs are dominate and protein is very limited. Why do I keep harping …

Find out if carbohydrates are dominating your diet

Let’s be clear, when I say “diet” I am not referring to any specific diet.  I am talking daily dietary intake.  And no, I am not about to bash carbs.  They play a very important role in our physiology.  Carbs absolutely have a place in our daily intake of foods.  However, most American diets are carb dominate.  The majority of …

My Life Long STRENGTH Journey

Here is my STRENGTH journey, the highs and the lows.  As I am about to write, I am guaranteed to shed some tears.  But that is okay, its part of the process.  I want to share with you openly and honestly….so here goes everything. I found my inner STRENGTH in the 3rd grade.  I learned early on if I really wanted …