SPRING BREAK: Top 5 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain

Next week is Spring Break (for many of us), meaning travel and/or being out of your normal routine. It can be easy to let your goals slide and to add a few extra pounds when vacationing, so here are my top five tips to help you stay strong and remember your goals: Be intentional about what you eat and why. Avoid using vacation as an excuse to eat whatever you want whenever you want it. Those calories still count! Check out nutrition information online prior to ordering and try to order meals out based on the main lean protein source. Restaurants have a way of sneaking extra fat into dishes, so controlling your fat intake by asking for items prepared with low oil or with sauce or dressings on

Protein: "Real" Food Top 20

Balance in your diet is important for various reasons – each macronutrient (protein, carbohydrates, fat) has a difference role when it comes to how it is utilized by your body. If you’re out of balance (which is the majority of Americans), your body will compensate in ways that slow metabolism, waste muscle tissue, store fat, and even ramp down bodily functions. But, the role of each macronutrient is a topic I’ll save for another blog post. In this post I’m focusing on my top 20 “real food” options to increase your protein! In this post I focus on how to easily increase your protein intake with my top 20 real food favorite protein sources! So, get your grocery list and let’s get started! Not

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