Whole30 Diet Program Overview & Rules

Fad diets are commonplace these days, but how do we decipher the good from the bad, the realistic from the impractical and the sustainable from the “quick-fix”? As dietitians, it is our job to help guide you through this confusing array of choices to find a lifestyle and diet that works for you. One such diet is the Whole30 program. Continue reading Whole30 Diet Program Overview & Rules

When It Becomes Time to Re-Evaluate Your Eating Habits

“Youth has no age”– Pablo Picasso

For a 34 year-old, I consider myself to be fairly bright.  I try to keep up with current events, fashion, and what’s “trending” in the land of pop culture.  But nothing cuts me down faster these days than spending 15 minutes on Facebook.  Paleo, clean eating, inflammatory detox, gluten-free, juice fast.  I could go on, but it’s important that you keep reading.  My first reaction is to laugh at these often overused terms.  After all, people have been eating bread and corn for hundreds of years.  I’m pretty certain my Mom kept me alive on pancakes and apple juice for the first 5 years of my life.  And look at me, I turned out just fine.  Nice try health food marketers, but I wasn’t born yesterday.  But that’s just it.  Continue reading When It Becomes Time to Re-Evaluate Your Eating Habits

It’s Time to Put the “Magic” Back Into Motivation

“Things do not change. We change.” – Henry David Thoreau, Author/Philosopher

There are many accomplishments for which I am proud.  Landing my first real job, receiving my Masters Degree, cultivating lasting friendships (some of which have lasted close to three decades); marrying my soul mate, raising my children…all of these come to mind.  But looking back, the one accomplishment that always pops to the top of my head is being named to the varsity long jump team in high school.  Yes, it was only for one meet (I broke my foot in practice the next day).  But the reason I always think back to this milestone in my life is for the sole reason that for all practical purposes, I had no business being on a track team, let alone in Varsity standing.  Yet, I believe the reason I made the team came down to two monumental factors; I enjoyed the process, and I didn’t allow my mind to paralyze my body.  I lost myself in the process and never thought about an end result.  I just lived. Continue reading It’s Time to Put the “Magic” Back Into Motivation

Comparing Popular American Diets

Comparing Popular American Diets-Elite Sports Clubs

It seems that Americans are either continuing to have diets that are not the healthiest or they are making concerted efforts to eat as healthy a diet as possible. Thus many people are not only trying to eat organic foods, but are actually trying diets like vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, whole foods, or one of the latest diets, the Paleo diet, named after what is felt was the diet of Paleolithic Man. Continue reading Comparing Popular American Diets