• Nutrition,  Recipes,  Supplements

    Chocolate – Nut Protein Cookies

    These cookies pack a great punch! If you read my article on chocolate, cocoa and nuts you will know that both of these foods reduce your risk of coronary heart disease. This recipe also adds beef protein! Sounds weird right?? But beef protein, like wheat flour is water insoluble making it the perfect protein to bake with. These cookies taste AMAZING and are AMAZING for you! I have to give credit to Breanne Kallonen for the recipe! Thanks Breanne. Enjoy…

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    Chocolate: Good for your soul, and your heart!

    What better topic for Heart Health and Valentine’s Day month than to talk about the love affair between chocolate and your heart.   Observational and interventional studies have demonstrated that the flavonols in chocolate yield cardiometabolic benefits.   A recent study published in 2017 by Lee et al demonstrated the individual and combined benefits on almonds, cocoa and dark chocolate on coronary heart disease risk factors. Participants of this study were split into 4 groups. The control group which was…

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    How to Set Your BEST New Year’s Resolution for Health

    We need a balance of nutrition, movement, healthy relationships, sleep, and stress management in order to live a vibrant life. It is the consistency of these daily habits that will ultimately determine our quality of health. But life happens, and it is sometimes hard for us to continually uphold all of these habits.   Regardless of how you feel about New Year’s Resolutions I do believe that this time of year provides an opportunity to not only reflect on our…

  • Blog,  Features,  Nutrition,  Recipes,  Weight Loss

    Gingerbread Protein Cookies

    You  may know that I talk a lot about trigger foods and buffer foods, especially around the holidays. What can we buffer our cravings with when we feel triggered to eat something less healthy? Well, there are options! If your trigger food around the holidays is cookies, then here’s a recipe to buffer that with a little BONUS of added protein.   NOTE: The best protein powder to use for these cookies is vanilla whey OR pure paleo. Vega, unfortunately,…

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    Breaking Up with Food – How Hunger Starts in the Mind

    When I first started counseling people on nutrition, I too was obsessed with food. My advice was to eat within 30min of waking and make sure to eat every 3 hours all day long.  If you didn’t do this, my concern was that you were going to be hungry. If you get hungry, you are going to make the wrong food choices and overeat. This analogy is true for some; however, most people do better when they make fewer food…