Sunday, April 12, 2009

Do you really know what is in your Vitamin?

Most of us take some sort of daily Vitamin.  The scary part about this is that they aren't regulated by the FDA.  Below is an article on what may be in your vitamin.  Be careful on what you take and stick with getting your vitamins and minerals from food rather then relying on a pill.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Getting in the Zone!

If you know me or have had a nutrition consult with me you are familiar with the fact that I typically recommend eating 5 smaller meals throughout the day with each meal consisting of a protein, fat and carbohydrate.  90% of the time, that is how I eat.  This way of eating helps stabilize blood sugar levels and helps you from 'crashing' which can lead to overeating.  

This way of eating is very similar to the Zone but a little less complicated.  The Zone diet uses blocks where you are allowed so many blocks during the day which should be spread out among 5 different meals.

1 carbohydrate block = 9g
1 protein block = 7g
1 fat block =1.5 g

You can probably see that planning your meals can be pretty tedious following this method and I will attest to the fact that it is.  For two weeks I have committed to following this giving myself 13 blocks for the day.  I started this on Monday and it did take me close to 30 minutes to plan out all of my meals.  Once that was done however, Monday was a breeze!  I never felt hungry and overall felt great!  Tuesday went well to with the eating but I did feel a bit more hungry this day.  I think that I waited too long between my 2 and 3rd meal and it set me up for a bit of a problem later in the day because the food that I had planned for that meal simply wasn't enough.  I held my own though and didn't give into temptation!  Hooray for me!

It is my intention to blog about my experience with the Zone in an effort to help guide my clients to use this.  By blogging it will also keep me accountable.  I am fortunate enough to have a buddy during these two weeks and I would love for you to support her in her efforts as well.  Check out her progress at Feng's blog !  

If anybody cares to join me, let me know!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

It has been too long!

I am so sorry I haven't posted in awhile but I hope everyone is doing well with their nutrition goals.  The New Year New You group is doing fantastic.  Some got off to a slow start and are now seeing results and some have hit a small plateau but everyone is doing AWESOME!  The most important thing is that the entire group is making more informed decisions about what they are eating and are more in tune to their nutrition.  Below is an article on diet mistakes which I thought was pretty good and right in line in what I believe.  Take a look and try to implement one of these.  

Friday, February 6, 2009

Everyone experiencing menopause...

take a look at this!  Yet, one more reason why you should be taking an Omega-3 supplement or eating more fatty fish!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hitting a Plateau

This week several people have hit a weight loss plateau.  This can be very frustrating and de-motivating.  But I want to reassure you that this happens to everyone at some point in their weight loss journey.  The important thing to keep it mind is to stay focused and keep your eye on the end goal, a healthier you.  Below are a few inspirational quotes:

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.  Mark Twain

It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up. unknown

Rule your mind or it will rule you.  Horace

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Omega-3 fatty acids tend to always get the reputation of the 'healthy fat' which they should it is one of the few supplements that I actually recommend for most people.  Omega-6 fatty acids always gets a bad reputation in part because as Americans we tend to overeat them.  Below is an article by the American Heart Association that finally says something good about them.  

Eating less= better memory?

Check this article out.  It looks like there may be a connection between cutting calories and and increase in brain power!