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Nutrition

Listen Up!

Listen Up!

Auditory Acuity of self. I’ve been around the health and fitness industry a long time, which means I’m getting old, but it has allowed me to personally commit all the mistakes I see patients come into the clinic with.   For the purposes of this article, […]

Stop Drop & Roll

Stop Drop & Roll

Self-Talk : What you Tell Yourself Directly Impacts your Health We read it all of the time, the person you spend the most time with is yourself.  We obviously know this to be true, but if we get deep for a moment, you actually realize […]

Meal Prep Hacks!

Meal Prep Hacks!

Would you consider yourself more of an organized planner or a last-minute, go-with-the-flow type of person?  I am definitely an organized planner and like to be prepared for the things I can. One reason why I like to be prepared is because I really dislike […]

Social Enjoyment and Nutritional Anxiety

Social Enjoyment and Nutritional Anxiety

Sunny.  Blue sky.  Longer days.  It must be getting close to summer here in Minnesota.  We never know if a mid-June snow storm will interrupt those plans, BUT one thing is for sure, patio season has arrived. The vitamin D is fantastic for our health […]

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

How to stay on track during the busy summer We hear it all the time. Balance. Everything in moderation. Too much of something is usually never a good thing.  But how? How do we balance work, fun, stress, nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc? Some people are […]

Carbs:  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Carbs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Carbohydrates:  Good or Bad? “Oh I can’t eat that, it has carbs in it.”   Really?  Is that how people view carbs?  The evil macronutrient you are to avoid at all costs?  Don’t vegetables have a carbohydrate content!?  Sure, excess carbohydrates, which require water for storage, […]

Fish out of Water

Fish out of Water

Hydration and the importance in our everyday lives Many people may not think about hydration when they think about nutrition.  This is an important topic as the weather has made a drastic change in the last few weeks.  The human body’s make-up is about 50-70% […]

Macros : Where to start

Macros : Where to start

Tracking Your Macros Let’s get into the bulk of your diet and talk Macronutrients.  Macros are made up of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat.  This is what makes up your daily caloric intake and provides you with energy not only to tackle your workouts, but also […]

Stress Effect

Stress Effect

Coming off one of the busiest “busy” seasons of my career, I have been thinking a lot about stress.  Stress IS a normal part of life.  We all have it in some form and it comes from a variety of sources, external and internal.  Typically, […]

Spring Cleaning: Your Plate

Spring Cleaning: Your Plate

Now that our hibernation is over and summer is right around the corner there have been a few things on my mind.  One, I need to do some spring cleaning. Two, I am pumped for all the time I get to spend in the backyard […]