EATING OUT: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM In the last decade, modern food culture has undergone a massive shift away from traditional home-cooking. More than ever, we depend on eating meals that were prepared by others. Restaurants come in all shapes and sizes—from fast food to five-star steakhouses. The emerging category of gourmet
About EMurrayErin is a graduate student working toward a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion, as well as completing the Didactic Program in Dietetics to become a Registered Dietitian. She’s also a Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach and Certified Sports Nutritionist.
TIPS FOR CHANGING WHEN CHANGE IS HARD The New Year’s Resolution landscape is fraught with landmines and traps. Many people give themselves a greenlight from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve to indulge however they please, and promise themselves to lose the holiday weight gain in the new year. But those promises only set
FIVE THINGS TO ADD INTO YOUR DAY IN 2019 New Year’s Resolutions tend to revolve around taking things out of our day. For many people, everything from sugar to alcohol are promised to be removed beginning January 1. But the feeling of deprivation slowly drives people crazy until they succumb, and the vices
HOLIDAY HEALTH SURVIVAL GUIDE The holidays can be a whirlwind time of year--Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, your work party, your partners work party, one side of the family’s party, then the others, Secret Santa, a cookie swap, holiday events at school for the kids...The list goes on and on. It’s fun, but its a lot.
NUTRIENT TIMING Nutrient timing is a topic that we get a lot of questions about in the gym. Typically, nutrient timing refers to the ingestion of foods, supplements, and fortified foods surrounding workouts or at particular intervals throughout the day in order to maximize body composition changes or performance. While its an important
THE REVOLUTION February Conference at Pure Performance: The Revolution Pure Performance will be hosting an exciting course this winter featuring some of the health and fitness industry’s most forward-thinking leaders. “The Revolution” conference will take a deep dive into anti-fragility from three separate realms: chronic stress, movement pliability, and strength and conditioning. The
BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY AND YOUR BODY The humans of 2018 are facing a strange conundrum: we have more vehicles for connection than ever, but are reporting more loneliness than ever. This has profound impacts on our health--both mental and physical--and effects the way our brains perceive the threats and safety around us. According to
BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES AND THE FUNDAMENTAL SOLUTIONS More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and of those, 90 to 95-percent of them have type 2 diabetes--an illness induced by nutritional and lifestyle factors. Diagnosed diabetes cases cost the United States healthcare system $327 billion per year. One in seven
Why Seemingly All Diets Can Succeed...or Fail It seems like not a day goes by where we don’t hear about an amazing new diet that will “reset your metabolism” or make you “shed body fat.” Everything is labeled as “fast,” “quick, “overnight,” or my personal favorite: “fat burning machine.” Even more interesting than
PHYSIOLOGICAL REGULATION VS. REWARD REGULATION If we were to peer back into time and look at the way humans evolved to interact with, select, and consume food, we would find clues that help us understand the modern obesity epidemic of today. Thousands of years ago, it took hours--maybe even days--to find food. That