Dear Diary…How a Food Journal Helps You Lose Weight (And Keep It Off!)

Dear Diary…How a Food Journal Helps You Lose Weight (And Keep It Off!) The weight loss industry is huge (no pun intended). Each year, people all over the country spend $20 billion on books, products, [...]

10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight For years, the number one New Year’s resolution in the United States has been to lose weight. If you’re like the millions of Americans who vowed to drop a [...]

25 Baby Steps To Eating Healthier

25 Baby Steps To Eating Healthier Whether you are out with friends or at home cooking for yourself, here are some tips to help align your eating habits with your quest to better health!  They [...]

5 Tips and Tricks for Staying Motivated

5 Tips and Tricks for Staying Motivated Staying motivated can be one of the hardest parts about reaching your fitness goals.  Some days or weeks we just can’t get motivated to hit the gym or [...]

Top 6 Foods to Avoid for a Beach Body

Top 6 Foods to Avoid for a Beach Body Summer is here, and you know what that means—swimsuits and beaches! But if your summer body isn’t quite where you want it to be, it may [...]

The Most Important Nutrients for Athletes (or Working Out)

The Most Important Nutrients for Athletes (or Working Out) If you’re an athlete (especially a vegan one), or lead a very active lifestyle, you already know that the foods you eat affect your performance. But [...]

Honor Your Heart with A Plant-Based Diet

Honor Your Heart with A Plant-Based Diet Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. If you have high cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, a history of heart [...]

Bacteria – The Good, the Bad, and Your Gut

Bacteria – The Good, the Bad, and Your Gut If you’re like most people, the very thought of bacteria makes you reach for your hand sanitizer. But when it comes to your gut, bacteria can [...]

Lower Your Glycemic Load and Lose Weight

Lower Your Glycemic Load and Lose Weight When it comes to carbs, it seems like people are either all about them or avoid them at all costs. But carbohydrates can have both a positive effect [...]

How to Use Protein Before, During, and After Your Workout

How to Use Protein Before, During, and After Your Workout  Whether you use dairy or plant-based protein, we all know that healthy doses of the stuff is vital to exercise recovery and performance. Yet it’s hard to [...]

Real Talk with Guru Russ Marchewka: How to Stay Fit When You’re Busy Being Busy

Real Talk with Guru Russ Marchewka: How to Stay Fit When You're Busy Being Busy Competitiveness never goes away.  I’ve been a professional athlete for 8 years and I’ve always said that if I blew out [...]

Dietary AGEs—What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Dietary AGEs—What Are They and Why Do They Matter?   We all know that the foods we eat directly affect our health. But did you know that the way you prepare your food also matters? [...]

7 Benefits of Exercise

7 Benefits of Exercise Exercise is almost like a secret antidote to many of life's ailments.  From depression to heart health and even libido--engaging in a regular exercise routine can improve virtually all aspects of life and [...]

Is Eating Organic Better for Your Health?

Is Eating Organic Better for Your Health? Eating organic has become increasingly popular over the years, but is there any health benefit to spending more money on our fruits and vegetables? What if you just [...]

Meal Prepping Gives you More Time for Summer Fun

Meal Prepping Gives you More Time for Summer Fun The summer months bring a new energy to the days with the sunshine out and warmer temps! It can also be a great time to establish [...]

How to Stay Lean During Summer Vacation

How to Stay Lean During Summer Vacation The summer vacation.  As American as apple pie.  Whether you choose a road trip to the mountains or a relaxing getaway at the beach, it’s the perfect way to give [...]

Twisting Yoga Poses for a Better Posture, Balance & Core

Twisting Yoga Poses for a Better Posture, Balance & Core Twist all the bad stuff out, so that you can let all the good stuff in! Twisting yoga poses are hard! They are challenging poses that can [...]

Gluten-Free Labels: What Do They Really Mean?

Gluten-Free Labels: What Do They Really Mean?   Gluten-Free. Without Gluten. Certified Gluten-Free. These are just a few of the labels you might run across when looking for gluten-free foods in the grocery store. For [...]

12 Myths About Gluten

12 Myths About Gluten For those with celiac or gluten intolerance, the growing availability of gluten-free foods is a welcome and much-needed change. With an estimated 2.5 million people in the United States still undiagnosed, [...]

Rice Protein vs. Rice or Rice Flour

Rice Protein vs. Rice or Rice Flour Things may get a little confusing and overwhelming when you first enter the world of protein powders. If you are considering a plant-based protein, you have many options to [...]