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Eating Out: The Elephant in the Room

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

Eating Out: The Elephant in the Room2019-02-02T13:29:24+00:00

Five Things to Add Into Your Day in 2019

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

Five Things to Add Into Your Day in 20192019-01-01T19:00:19+00:00

Blood Sugar Issues and The Fundamental Solutions

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

Blood Sugar Issues and The Fundamental Solutions2018-09-30T12:47:20+00:00

Why Seemingly All Diets Can Succeed…or Fail

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

Why Seemingly All Diets Can Succeed…or Fail2018-09-30T17:55:04+00:00

Physiological Regulation vs. Reward Regulation

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

Physiological Regulation vs. Reward Regulation2018-08-31T14:31:08+00:00

Calories-In and Calories-Out: Energy Expenditure Models

CALORIES-IN AND CALORIES-OUT: ENERGY EXPENDITURE MODELS Whether you’re a frequent flyer at the gym, a weekend warrior, or thinking about starting to workout, you’ve no doubt been faced with an energy expenditure scenario. Energy expenditure is the rate at which our bodies burn calories, and is connected to the rate at which we

Calories-In and Calories-Out: Energy Expenditure Models2018-08-31T16:46:31+00:00

Just Start: Why There is No Pause Button on Your Health

JUST START: WHY THERE IS NO PAUSE BUTTON ON YOUR HEALTH Undertaking new health endeavors can be intimidating for even the most seasoned fitness veterans. Changing the way we eat, rearranging the daily routine to allow for more exercise, altering our evening schedule to try to get more sleep--it’s certainly not always easy.

Just Start: Why There is No Pause Button on Your Health2018-07-31T16:35:09+00:00

June Farmers’ Markets: What’s In Season

NEW ENGLAND FARMERS' MARKETS Now that June has arrived, it’s safe to say that most local farmers markets are officially open. The opportunity to eat locally grown, in-season produce is a valuable and fun way to supply our bodies with deep nutrition. Local, organic produce tends to have greater nutritional profiles--with increased

June Farmers’ Markets: What’s In Season2018-06-29T18:43:56+00:00

Strangers in A Strange Land: Nutrition Science and Food Culture

STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND: NUTRITION SCIENCE AND FOOD CULTURE Navigating the modern food environment is not a task for the faint of heart. Throughout the day we hear varying food opinions—whether on social media, at lunch with coworkers, or around the dinner table. People are debating which macronutrient groups to eat, or

Strangers in A Strange Land: Nutrition Science and Food Culture2018-05-26T11:24:13+00:00

WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE? TAKE THE LESS IS MORE APPROACH

WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE? TAKE THE LESS IS MORE APPROACH Changing your eating and lifestyle habits can be difficult. Often, people get overwhelmed as they consider the myriad things they’ll need to change in order to reach their goals. They take on lifestyle changes with an all-or-nothing attitude that, more often than

WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE? TAKE THE LESS IS MORE APPROACH2017-11-14T14:08:44+00:00