Insight of the day: No sugar added, does not mean carbohydrate free!

Disclaimer – I am not here to single out any food brands. I am teaching about reading food labels in general. What’s the difference? Carbohydrates are large sugar or starch molecules. Sugars are simple molecules in the form of granules or syrup. When the label says “no sugar added” this means sugar in some shape or form of granules or syrups were not added. This … Continue reading Insight of the day: No sugar added, does not mean carbohydrate free!

Insight of the day: Supplements – Read ingredients.

Buyer beware you may think it’s a good product but they are selling you “corn”. I am always on the hunt for new protein powder supplements that have more grams of protein per scoop, fewer additives and preservatives, and maximum alternatives for muscle building and leaning out (aka Caffeine, amino acids, and super foods). With that said, I found this lovely product that contains 26 … Continue reading Insight of the day: Supplements – Read ingredients.

Almond and banana pre-work out snack

Almond Banana Pre-Workout Cookies/ Snacks Why pre-workout? These cookies have protein, fat and carbohydrates in them. These nutrients are fuel for the body, making them a great choice to eat before a workout. Each cookie also has about 50 mg of potassium which is also an ideal ingredient prior to exercising to prevent muscle cramps and aid in fluid balance. Avoid eating too close to … Continue reading Almond and banana pre-work out snack

Insight of the day: Pre-pack your snacks!

Insight of the day: Pre-pack your snacks! Do you like to snack? The urge to snack can come from, boredom, stress, hunger and many other things. It could even be your body’s way of saying “Hey I am thirsty- not hungry”.  Follow your hunger signals, have a glass of H2O before you start snacking. Also try distracting yourself with something to do each time you … Continue reading Insight of the day: Pre-pack your snacks!

Insight of the day: Stay Hydrated

Insight of the day: Stay hydrated! Hydration supports muscle, brain and organ health. Water especially is important. To add natural flavor to water try slicing up some fresh fruit like green apples, lemons, or limes and allow them to sit in water for a few hours. Remember energy drinks, coffee and some high caffeinated teas cause water loss from the body. If you drink these … Continue reading Insight of the day: Stay Hydrated

Pizza Chicken?

I am obsessed with pizza. Not to mention I am a lot Italian and grew up on it. I could eat pizza for every meal. Mom raised us on making our own bread, pasta and pizza! Yay carbs. Inventing pizza recipes has been a fun tradition in our household. One of my favorites is the “dessert” pizza. Whole wheat crust topped with Nutella, marscapone cheese, fresh … Continue reading Pizza Chicken?