For the love of avocados!

When it comes to me and avocados, it was love at first bite. If you feel the same, don’t despair about the high fat content. The nutritional benefits far outweigh any disadvantages. When are avocados in season? While California’s peak season for avocados is February – September, we get a year-round supply of this fruit, […]

What the Fat?

Do you find yourself getting lost in fat minutia at times? With all the types of dietary fat and confusing terms for fat, it’s hard to keep all the fat facts straight. Why Should You Care? Consuming too much dietary fat, especially unhealthy types, might result in weight gain. In addition, high fat consumption could […]

New Year Health Challenge Week 3: Cut Out Sugar (I Know It’s Painful)

Welcome to Week 3 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Ever wondered how bad sugar is for you? SUGAR IS ADDICTIVE! – Scientists say that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine. Researchers discovered that cocaine-addictive mice preferred sugar water over cocaine. This intense euphoria from sugar […]

ABCs of Nutrition: Eat Healthy, Whole Foods

There are so many benefits to eating healthy, whole foods that it’s hard to find a reason not to eat them. They contain nutrients, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, iron and pretty much everything else that’s good for you. When in doubt about what to eat, go whole! So why? No processed worries Many processed foods contain […]

ABCs of Nutrition: Eat a balanced diet

As I mentioned in my last post on weight loss diets, no clinical research has proven that cutting out or down on a macronutrient is advantageous for your health. In fact, the name macronutrient implies that your body needs it! So why do without? Protein can be converted to glucose to supply energy for the body. […]

Part 2: Paleo Diet or Lifestyle?

The Paleo Diet is based on whole foods presumably consumed by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, specifically animal protein and plants. It consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Many tout this diet to be advantageous for weight loss and […]