Swapping Your Holiday Grub for a Healthier Bite

By |2018-12-01T12:51:50-08:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

The holidays are a magical time of year filled with loved ones, good cheer and gut busting treats. The average American gains 1-2 pounds over the holiday season and the fact is most people never lose that weight, so over the course of five years, that could be an extra 10 pounds you are carrying around. Portion control is a [...]

Spotlight on Superfoods – Avocado

By |2018-09-26T22:46:37-07:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

Living in California has a lot of perks. Seemingly endless sunshine, golden beaches and access to fresh produce pretty much year round. And luckily, one of our favorite fruits, the avocado, flourishes locally. What makes avocado such a superfood? Avocados, which are actually a berry that originally hails from South Central Mexico, are popular because of their buttery taste and [...]

Simple Snacks on the Go

By |2018-09-26T22:27:48-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

We all have busy lives and one of the most challenging things these days is ensuring you are maintaining your healthy lifestyle on the run. Between jobs, school, kid’s activities and getting to your favorite Bootique Fitness class on time, sometimes it’s easier to hit that drive thru or office candy jar for your 3:00 pm pick me up. Here [...]

Rethinking Your Meal Plan

By |2018-09-26T22:58:00-07:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

If you are stuck in a food rut and aren’t sure how to pull yourself out, you have probably considered starting a meal plan. Or maybe you’ve tried and failed repeatedly to stick to your plan. In theory, a meal plan is a great idea because it ensures the foods you are eating have the most nutritional bang for your [...]

Following the Keto Craze

By |2018-11-27T14:23:50-08:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

Through the years, we have seen many fad diets have come and go. The Beverly Hills Diet, Atkins, Zone, Paleo, the list goes on and on. Today, it seems like everywhere we turn the diet craze called Keto is popping up, and the premise may sound familiar. Keto promises that if you cut carbs and load up on fat you [...]

4 Simple Rules To Fuel Your Healthy Lifestyle

By |2018-06-25T21:28:00-07:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

There are many different ways to lose weight fast by dramatically altering your food intake, but one of the biggest problems with these fad diets is they are tough to maintain and usually wreak havoc on your body. Without the proper nutrition, you will end up feeling hungry, unsatisfied and probably running for the nearest taco shop. Here are four [...]

Is Dairy-Free the Way to Be?

By |2018-04-16T19:17:53-07:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

You may have noticed that “dairy” is a hot topic lately, especially in relation to weight loss. Some argue that dairy is absolutely necessary to support weight loss because of the risk of losing bone. "If you have sufficient calcium intake during weight loss, that can reduce the impact on bone density," says Susan Barr, Ph.D., R.D., a professor of [...]

Diet “Rules” That Are OK to Break

By |2018-04-01T20:24:13-07:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

As we all know, clean eating is a major component of a healthy lifestyle, and that it goes hand in hand with a consistent workout plan. The edicts of the billion-dollar diet industry—what we should eat and what we should avoid—can be hard to follow, however. It seems that the recommendations from health magazines and similar sources change with the [...]

Tips for Controlling Portion Sizes

By |2018-04-02T21:13:00-07:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

The key to healthy eating practices is about both quality and quantity. We all know what quality entails: eating more fruits, vegetables and lean protein, and indulging in fewer desserts, sodas and chips. However, quantity is the other, very important half of the equation. When it comes to ensuring you don’t overeat, you might picture delicate scales and tiny measuring [...]

How to Clear Up Carbohydrate Confusion

By |2018-01-31T22:32:10-08:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

Traditional diet knowledge is famous for proclaiming that carbs only cause weight gain, and should therefore be avoided. So when you do go to enjoy a piece of toast in the morning or some rice with your chicken at lunch, you may wonder if it’s a tally in the “healthy” column, or a one in the “indulgence” column. We’re here [...]