Best Vegan Protein Sources
Whether you’ve been a vegan for decades or just starting to dabble with a plant-based diet, one of the most common things you’ll be asked is “how do you get enough protein?!” Many people assume that without meat, your muscles will wither away or that “vegan protein” equals gross “veggie” burgers and frankenfood. While we… Read More»
Quick Review of Brandless
I’m sure you’ve seen the ads for Brandless all over your social media too… common household products and pantry times, all for $3, with free shipping once you spend $39. They claim to take out the hidden costs you pay for name brand products and offer quality goods at a lower price. I was interested… Read More»
Benefits of Time-Restricted Eating
My role as a dietitian is to guide my clients in determining the best nutrition habits, lifestyle and exercise routines, and stress-reduction techniques to help them feel healthy, confident, and comfortable. Over the past 8 years, I’ve learned that what works for one person is not going to work for everyone. The body is a… Read More»
5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays
The holidays are here and that means cold and flu season is here as well. Many of us will have at least one flight or long road trip over the next month or so. Travel combined with high stress, skipping workouts, and being out of a healthy eating routine means you are all the more likely… Read More»
5 Easy Ways to Stick to Your Plant-Based Goals During the Holidays
If there was ever a time in the year where your health and fitness goals take a backseat, the holidays would be it. Parties, family, shopping, travel, post office runs, planning events, wrapping gifts… all of these extras tend to take precedence over packing your lunch or heading out for a run. It’s easy to say “I… Read More»
Does CLA Reduce Body Fat?
The claim Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is marketed as a diet supplement that helps with weight loss, decreasing body fat, and increasing lean body mass (muscle). What is CLA? CLA is a type of fat found naturally in milk, meat, eggs, sunflower oil, safflower oil, and mushrooms. Grass-fed animal products have higher CLA content. Non-fat and low fat… Read More»
Supplements That Work: Creatine
The most important thing to know before you take a supplement is why you are taking it. If you are clear about what your goals are, it is easier to determine if a supplement will help you get there or if it’s a complete waste of money (spoiler alert: most are). There are no short cuts in… Read More»
What is Intuitive Eating?
Registered dietitian Megan Metropulos breaks down what intuitive eating is and how she uses it with her clients to help them break free from yo-yo dieting. Have you heard about Intuitive Eating? If you’re tired of feeling stuck in an endless cycle of dieting and bingeing, intuitive eating might be for you. I utilize the… Read More»
Is Whole Milk Healthier than Fat Free?
Post by Megan Metropulos, MS, RD, LDN Have you noticed the growing number of whole milk yogurts on grocery store shelves? For many years, the only thing available was fat-free or low fat yogurts. Now we’re adding fat back in? Doesn’t that just mean you’re eating more calories? If you’re wondering whether or not you should… Read More»
An Honest Review of “What the Health”
The intention of this post is not to bash someone trying to make the world a healthier place. As a whole, I completely agree that we and our environment would be better off if we ate less factory farmed meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. That does not make it OK to demonize a certain macronutrient (in… Read More»