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What Vitamin D can do for you!

Do you feel like your get up and go has got up and went? Want to have more energy and stamina? Looking to improve your health and ward off diseases? Consider the surprising health benefits of Vitamin D.

Tips to navigate the Thanksgiving Dinner.

And soon it begins, the seemingly never ending feeding frenzy that stretches from Thanksgiving all the way through New-Years and (sometimes even Super-bowl Sunday). So many occasions to splurge ‘just this once‘ . But nearly 3 months of ‘because- it’s- a- special- occasion,- I’ll- treat- myself’   eating can do some serious  damage to your waistline,…

No Need to Fear the Yolk!

Are eggs all they’re cracked up to be? Popular myth says eggs are to be avoided – or, at least, the yolk is. Perhaps you have switched over to egg whites in a carton, thinking that whites have all the nutrition yet none of the fat and cholesterol, or do they? Cholesterol is, for sure,…

Nutritionally well balanced meals and recommended portion sizes

Eat breakfast every day. After not eating all night you will need to kick start your metabolism. When your body goes long periods without food, (4 or more hours) your metabolism slows down considerably. This is a leftover response to our caveman days when food was scarce and our body needed to protect itself from…

Portion Control

A good guideline to help understand portion sizes is to translate the abstract information represented by the serving size into something visual that is easily remembered. Simply compare the serving sizes of particular foods to familiar objects. Examples of a single serving include: Vegetables or fruit are about the size of your fist. Pasta is…

Fueling your workouts

Maintain a balanced diet of 60-65% carbohydrates, mainly complex carbs such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and limit simple carbohydrates such as processed foods, sugar, and white bread. A total of 20-25% of daily calories should come from fat, with the majority of this percentage coming from mono and polyunsaturated fat, and less than…