Ketogenic diet: not just for weight loss!

Ketosis is a physical state where your body is burning fat to use as energy. Fat is not our bodies’ preferred fuel; glucose (a type of sugar) holds this title. In our typical American diet we are able to keep our glucose-burning, intracellular machinery stocked so our bodies may not be used to burning our fat […]

Missing pasta? We’ve got a solution for you!

If you thought your weight-loss diet was getting a bit monotonous we would like to introduce you to the spiralizer! This kitchen gadget produces two thicknesses of noodles and a large spiral from any number of vegetables. Items on our shopping list such as cucumber, eggplant, jicama, pumpkin and zucchini make perfect spiralized dishes! You […]

What is Clean Eating?

Clean eating is a phrase that is thrown around a lot these days.  It’s a trend that is suddenly everywhere, but what exactly does it mean? The term “clean eating” means choosing the healthiest foods and ingredients and paying attention to where food comes from, registered dietitian nutritionist Rachel Knopf Shey and cookbook author Attila […]

Spring Transformation

The spring season is full of transformations. The temperature rises to a more bearable degree, opposing Mother Nature’s last few months of freezing surroundings. The leaves we saw fall and flowers we saw wilt are now budding into lush, green, picture-perfect plants. Aside from the weather’s transformations that occur in the spring season, we are […]

What’s all the hype about Garcinia Cambogia?

What do you think about Garcinia Cambogia? Garcinia cambogia has received media attention lately for its use as a weight loss supplement. From the rind of the tamarind fruit, the bioactive compound thought to have weight loss effects is the naturally occurring chemical, hydroxycitric acid. Where can you find Garcinia Cambogia? If your mind goes […]

Weighing in with Julie-Week 5

Day 22 Pink, oh pink, where did you go? You have been hiding. I kind of thought you would be back by now, but you have been a no show for last few days. I’m trying to be patient but need you to show up soon. So today I went for a staff meeting only […]

Weighing in with Julie-Week 2

Day 5 Well, I woke up this morning feeling good.  My transition back wasn’t so hard.  The fluffy weight around my middle is dissipating and less inflamed, which is one of the main symptoms I can see when I am eating off.  Sometimes I experience some gastrointestinal shifts and irritation.  The sugar irritation is still […]