Healthy fats don’t count…or do they?

  I once had a client tell me this.  “Avocados don’t count.  They’re a healthy fat.  Kind of a freebie.”  My response?  “Freebie? Last time I checked, there was no such thing as a freebie.”  Free to me, always implies strings. Usually more like steel cords.  Freebie huh?”  Can you recall the last time something you…

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Let’s stop making food the enemy….

  What is food?  For some, it represents comfort.  For others, it’s something to be savored and enjoyed.  And for many, it’s both protagonist & antagonist; the never-ending story of good vs. evil. What is it to you?  Perhaps all of the above. This is where being both nurse and personal trainer is more than…

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Might be time to jump off this bandwagon….

  Have to preface this with a disclaimer. As a former dialysis nurse, I am somewhat reserved and dubious about protein intake; especially HIGH PROTEIN INTAKE.  True enough, most reading this are not in renal (kidney) failure.  Protein must be moderated for those suffering from renal insufficiency.  However, it makes me consider the overly paraded cascade of…

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Cheese power…

  It seems like all things dairy have taken a bad rap lately.  I’ve talked about this before.  One minute celebs are lining up to wear the milk mustache.  The next, dairy is responsible for everything from bloating to acne.  Certainly if you are lactose intolerant, dairy is problematic.  But for those of us who never…

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