When was the last time you enjoyed oatmeal without fruit, nuts, syrup, or (hopefully not) out of an instant ready-to-eat bag? Well… it’s time to re-think your oatmeal. Oatmeal doesn’t just have to be sweet. It can be so deliciously savory and enjoyed at any meal of the day, not just … [Read more...] about Eating Carbohydrates at Dinner Will Help Me Lose Weight and Sleep Better??
Stress. It appears in our lives in too many ways to count. Some stress is needed: there are studies proving it’s healthy to some degree. THAT is the key – “to some degree.” I could easily launch into a blog about hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction, better known as adrenal fatigue, … [Read more...] about 11 Tips On Taking Care Of Yourself When It’s Most Important But Most Difficult
Read about the benefits of collagen proteins for your gut and overall health – and find 2 great recipes! Loving your gut should be a daily responsibility. I've talked amazing benefits of probiotics and why they are so important here. But there is so much more to gut health than … [Read more...] about Today’s Gut-Loving Tip… Collagen
The quick answer is: it depends. Are you getting supplements that contain a potentially dangerous combination of fillers and questionable ingredients? Then yes, these might not be helping you reach your health goals… and what a waste of money! This is what happens when regulation laws aren’t … [Read more...] about Are Supplements Doing You More Harm Than Good?
Okay, I’m just going to be honest and tell you all that I get overwhelmed sometimes with everything I think I need to do. I usually manage it pretty well, but lately I’ve had a little voice in my head that sounds something like this: “There is no way you’re going to accomplish what you need to … [Read more...] about How I’m Quieting the Voice in My Head With Minimalistic Living
In the last post I discussed everything carbohydrate. Now, we’re onto the next…. MACRONUTRIENT #2: Protein Proteins are made out of amino acids, which are simple organic compounds that combine to form hormones, enzymes and neurotransmitters (brain chemicals). They’re essential to life and aid in … [Read more...] about Part 3 of the MACRO-trio Plan: Healthy Fats & Proteins
This is part 2 in our series about the MACRO-trio lifestyle diet plan, brought to you by Philadelphia nutritionist Olivia Neely, RDN, LD. See part 1 in our series offering a whole-food alternative to Philadelphia weight loss! In Part 1 of this series, I introduced my lifestyle diet plan that can … [Read more...] about Part 2 of the MACRO-trio Plan: Bad, Good & Best Carbohydrates
By Olivia Neely, RDN, LD Plenty of weight loss programs in Philadelphia center on severe calorie restriction, appetite suppression through medications, and exercising 'til you drop. Introducing the MACRO-trio plan: a baseline diet that can benefit everyone, and the best part is you might need to … [Read more...] about Part 1: Finally! A simple diet plan that can benefit everyone!