Mental Fatigue and the Power of Routine

For most of us, the daily routine has been harder to implement over the last few months. Do you find yourself desiring structure and routine, yet wishing for more freedom and flexibility? There is power in both and you can use each to your advantage. I want to outline the benefits of routine and explain…

How Snacking Can Help (Or Hurt) Weight Loss

Two compelling theories on weight loss…to snack or not to snack…that is the question. Maybe you have heard about the latest diet craze which includes snacking every two hours, so you decided to try your own version of that. Within about a week, you realize you gained weight and that is definitely not the diet…

Spinach & Artichoke Skillet Dip

Ingredients: 2 cups frozen chopped spinach 1 can artichoke hearts 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella  2 oz cream cheese 1/4 cup sour cream 3 garlic cloves 1/4 cup grated Parmesan  1 tsp dried basil 1 package Shrewd Food parmesan herb protein croutons   Directions: 1. Preheat broiler.  2. In a pan, sauté garlic and frozen spinach…

It’s the way of life

It’s 7 am Sunday morning, when I hear the gentle calls of my four-year-old daughter. “Mommy, wake up mommy, it’s me.” I rub my eyes and without a second thought, I smile and say, “Good morning, sweetie.” We get our morning cuddles in and then I quietly creep away to start my routine. Half asleep…

What Science Says About Snacking

While some people think “snacking will make me fat”, others believe “snacking is necessary for a fast metabolism”. From a medical perspective, both are false. The reasons people snack vary tremendously: to up nutrient intake, to relieve hunger, to satisfy cravings, or to cope with stressful situations. It’s not only what we eat or don’t…

Perfect, Practical, and Everything in Between

Somewhere along our fitness journey most of us learn that achieving a healthy lifestyle depends on our everyday actions, not just one quick fix. However, oftentimes people think they need to nail EVERY aspect of their fitness transformation perfectly in order to see results… “Hit my protein goal, eat 5 meals a day, train 4…