Why You Shouldn’t Be Drinking Juice

You won’t find ME drinking juice. You might catch me drinking a ginger/green smoothie, cold pressed almond milk, fresh kombucha, green tea with apple cider vinegar, or black coffee, but never juice. When I found out the ice cold truth about juices, I decided to let her go for good. As a (soon-to-be) Dietitian, I wanted to let…

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(5) Easy Protein + Carb Combos

Aligning your meal and snack choices shouldn’t be so scientifically drawn out that it becomes more work and less play. By thinking about your meal/snack choices in a different light rather than calorie restricted, you can easily find a balance that keeps you feeling full and satisfied longer than a handful of popcorn or a…

How To Meal Prep Like The Pros

Life gets busy, life gets hard, but that shouldn’t mean that your meals become less nutritious. In fact, it should be the total opposite. The busier life gets, the more important nutrition gets to help keep up our stamina for all the curve balls life throws at us. We need to maintain our health and…

Is Carb Counting The New Calorie Counting?

  I just wrapped up my first rotation as a Dietetic Intern while I was at the Veteran’s Hospital in Temple, TX. To say I learned a lot would be such an understatement. I was learning from some of the best Registered Dietitians on how to counsel outpatients for weight loss & obesity, diabetes &…

What I Eat In a Day

Hopefully, most of you guys keep up with my posts, if so you know by now that I have crazy food sensitivities and allergies (about my food allergies here). Like to the point of no return. But that’s okay, I’ve come to accept the solidified fact that my body functions SO MUCH BETTER when I…

Dashing the Truth About Salt

Salt in the form of sodium has been in and out of the news for decades, constantly declaring it as the evil villain causing several diseases in our generation. A diet rich in salt can result in hypertension, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, osteoporosis, and may even be linked to cancer. In order…

What’s the Dealio with the Paleo Diet?

When I think of Paleo, I think of going back to the basics, back to the roots of human society. The nutrition basics that our ancestors lived on where they fished, hunted, and gathered. How could they even dream of fast food drive throughs, microwaves or deep freezers? Life was simple, if they didn’t catch any protein…

Benefits Of The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Our bodies are constantly fighting off bacteria, microbes, germs, sickness and fatigue. Inflammation is the body’s natural defense when it tries to heal itself after cuts and wounds. When we eat right, our body uses the nutrients we give it to fuel its purpose of warding off unwanted disease states. Unknowingly however, our body undergoes…

Spices For A Healthy Diet

  What’s The Difference Between An Herb & A Spice?   Spices.. herbs.. they’re all the same right? I didn’t even know there was a true difference until I really started thinking about it. I thought about the spices in the pantry, the herbs in the backyard and then it hit me, there is a difference…

Why Avocados are Super Foods

I get asked this question a lot, “Why the avocado?”   Avocados are just ONE of the many foods that we call super. It contains all the essential amino acids required for protein synthesis in the body and does so with an abundance of oleic acid. Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fat that is wonderful for…