All posts by Deborah

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Certified Pilates instructor, Registered Dietitian wife & mom of 2.

How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables

Do you ever look at the Nutrition Facts tables? Do they help you decide which foods to buy or not? Do the numbers even make sense?

To be honest, I don’t think it’s that the most user-friendly or helpful tool. But it’s good to understand it since it’s here to stay.

Let me give you a super-quick crash course on reading the Nutrition Facts tables, and give you a few hints on the new changes coming soon.

Then, try my delicious and super-easy snack recipe that’ll blow your pre-packaged granola bars out of the water.

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How to Improve Gut Health

Do you believe your overall health is based on your gut health? What about allergies, pain, and moods – are they related to gut health?

You probably guessed the answer is a resounding “yes!” The health of your gut affects everything else in your body.

Your gut health is based on the integrity of its parts; and, also on the health of the friendly gut microbes that live there.

And, there are a lot of different ways to improve your gut health naturally. Let me give you some of my best tips for your overall gut health.

And, I’ll throw in a delicious recipe too (of course!).

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Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Are you a breakfast eater?  Or dare I ask are you a “healthy” breakfast eater? 

Maybe you need some inspiration for a few great breakfast foods.  Maybe you don’t have time and you need some healthy ideas for “grab and go” mornings – who doesn’t ever run short on time in the mornings?

Maybe you’re ready to ditch the “desserts” that are marketed as being “part of a complete breakfast”.

Don’t worry, I have you covered!

Click below to read the full post with three must eat breakfast foods and a yummy recipe too!

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Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

It can be too easy to think (or worry) about your weight.

But you know what?  There is something else that may be more important when it comes to real health.  That is your waist circumference.

Ahh, just a minute!  It’s not just about the “pinchable” fat under the skin (you know, that “muffin top”), it’s about the internal fat around your abdominal organs that can be the real issue.

That internal fat (AKA “visceral fat”) is known to release a bunch of hormones and inflammatory compounds that can mess with your blood sugar, blood fats (i.e triglycerides), and blood pressure.

In today’s post I’ll describe how to measure your waist circumference and then give you a bunch of actionable tips to help you reduce it.  And (of course) there’s a super-nutritious recipe at the end.

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