Low Carb? No Carb? Are carbs the enemy?

Low carb diets have become all the rage over the years and carbohydrates have gained quite a bad rap, which makes the topic of carbohydrates confusing.  Carbohydrates are one of the macronutrients that make up foods, the other macronutrients are fat and protein.  All foods are fat, protein, carbohydrate or any combination of the three.  Read more about Low Carb? No Carb? Are carbs the enemy?[…]

A commitment to eating healthy.

You have committed to eating healthy, are all set to go, but you are not sure what is healthy and what is not.  It can be overwhelming with so much information out there on the internet.  One website says eat all the carbohydrates the next says don’t eat any carbohydrates and eat all the fat!  Read more about A commitment to eating healthy.[…]

What is gluten and Should I give it up?

Gluten is the general name given for proteins that are found in wheat, rye and barley.  The two main gluten proteins are gliadin and glutenin.  Gluten, which literally means glue in Latin is what makes dough elastic, allows bread to rise when baked, and provides foods with their chewy palatable texture. Gluten has become ever Read more about What is gluten and Should I give it up?[…]

Does food tracking lead to obsessive thoughts around eating?

Does food tracking lead to obsessive thoughts around eating? I ask this question after trying many different forms of food tracking.  I mean haven’t we all counted calories at one time or another?  I know I have!  I can remember going through my personal training program and learning about nutrition, wanting to see results, and Read more about Does food tracking lead to obsessive thoughts around eating?[…]

What Should I Eat and Where Should I Start?

What should I eat and where do I start? Let’s start with the basics; nutrition is a science that is focused on the interactions between living organisms and their food.  It includes the study of the biological processes used in consuming food and the body’s ability to use the nutrients contained in the food.  Nutrients Read more about What Should I Eat and Where Should I Start?[…]