Lightened-Up Thanksgiving: Crockpot Edition

Lightened-Up Thanksgiving: Crockpot Edition Perhaps my favorite culinary weapon is the crockpot. You throw a bunch of food in there, plug it in, and go about your day. Then, you come home to a house that smells absolutely incredible and a warm, comforting dinner just begging to be eaten. The crockpot seriously couldn’t get any […]

Do I Really Need a Pre-Workout Snack?

“Do I really need a pre-workout snack? I usually don’t eat anything before a workout or training session, especially a quick 5 miler or when it’s early in the morning. ” I get this question and response a lot. Many athletes get up before the crack of dawn to get in their training sessions and […]

Staying Motivated When Motivation is Low

Staying Motivated When Motivation is Low Staying motivated can be difficult, especially if you are motivating yourself. It’s easy to talk yourself into a day off here, cookie there, and before you know it you have gained all that weight back that you have worked all summer to keep off. With the school year starting […]

Recipe of the Month: Banana-Nut Cookies

This guest post by Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern shares how she overcomes sugar cravings, plus her recipe for Banana-Nut Cookies. Confession time. I am a soon-to-be Bachelor of Exercise Science as well as an aspiring registered dietitian. So, naturally, I do my best to eat right and stay fit. That being said, […]

Recipe of the Month: Salmon with Quinoa Salad

Salmon with Quinoa Salad has long been one of my go-to recipes for lunch or dinner. I like to cook recipes in bigger batches so I have some leftover for lunches. There’s even a couple time saving tips up my sleeve for this recipe! First things first, I’d suggest getting a couple pieces of Publix’s […]

Is Your Diet Making You Fat ?!

Okay, maybe the title is a bit extreme, but it is a humbling question that I believe all those suffering from weight gain or the dreaded weight-loss-plateau should ask themselves. Your diet may not be making you fat , but, if you can’t seem to shed the pounds, I can almost guarantee that your diet […]