Nutrition 101: Protein Study Guide

In High School, the macronutrient I always looked at on a nutrition label was fat, thanks to the low-fat diet craze. In College, it was fiber and carbs courtesy of Weight Watchers and Atkins. Post college I studied nutrition and fitness more, getting certified to be a personal trainer and reading countless articles in Oxygen, […]

Need More Proof about Protein? A Collection of Testimonials

I’ve been preaching recently about why you should add more protein to your diet. However, since I feel like a broken record as of late, I wanted to share with you some testimonials from my blogger friends and blog readers. One of my favorite recipe bloggers is Cara Lyons from Cara’s Cravings. Her Pinterest board […]

Why Protein Should be Your Workout Companion

I did not start incorporating protein into my workout routine until about 2 years ago. I heard about post workout nutrition but assumed it was for athletes and bodybuilders. Protein supplement education has come a long way, and now as a personal trainer I understand the science and benefits behind it. Despite numerous blog and […]

My Top Energy Moments of Need

In less than one week, I am officially moving out of my current apartment. I’m filled with mixed emotions. Roomie and I have lived here for 2 years and 3 months. It has many memories and along with my previous relocations, brings a close to another chapter in my life. Thinking about going through all […]

Does Summer Zap Your Energy?

Summer weather can be “muggy,” so getting up early to get in a workout is sometimes the only way to guarantee a workout. If you don’t exercise in the morning, you need to stay hydrated and eat properly to keep energy levels up. People get out of work at 5 or 6 but have a […]

Surprising sources of protein and my top snack ideas!

Last week during my 4th of July vacation, my mother asked me if I had any suggestions for high protein snacks. I was kind of well, shocked she asked me this since usually she is the one turning me on to new products. She introduced me the Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno and ever […]

Whey, Casein or Soy?

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“What is up with the protein love affair?” a Facebook user posted on my Fan page after I shared a link to a recent post, “How much protein do you really need?” Research shows that 60% of the US population is trying to increase their protein intake. From general health and wellness, to sports nutrition […]

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

So how much protein do you really need? I get this question almost daily. First, It depends on your age, weight and level of activity. The RDI (recommended daily intake) is .4 g per lb per day for a person who isn’t too active which I know is not you if you’re reading this. If […]

What You Need To Know About Protein

In the summer, I am always up against the same battle: how to keep from gaining weight with my busy work and social calendar? While I always find the time to fit in exercise, the hours logged at the gym will never out burn a poor diet.  With weddings, moving and traveling constantly, it’s important […]