Nutrition

  • Why is Protein Important?

    “Macros”. Ever heard of it? What does it mean? Macros is short for macronutrients. Macronutrients are the main nutrients that make up the foods we eat.  There are 3 macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. So when you hear people say they “count their macros” what they are saying is that they are counting the number […]

  • All About Fats (The Good and the Bad)

    By: Shaylyn Tinari, MS, RD, LDN

    I’m sure by now you have heard the term “healthy fats” but what does that really mean? Let’s start with the basics. Fats do not make you fat.  Any food consumed in excess can make you gain weight. Fats are a type of macronutrient. Macronutrients are the main nutrients that […]

  • 5 Foods to Incorporate into Your Fall Diet

    Did you know recent research provides evidence that eating 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day is best in preventing chronic diseases and premature mortality? In 2015, 12% of adults in the U.S. met the fruit recommendation and only 9% met the vegetable recommendation.  
    The current dietary recommendations for adults in the United States are […]

  • Benefits of Fiber

    By: Shaylyn Tinari, MS, RD, LDN
    Let’s be honest, carbohydrates have a bad reputation.  The south beach diet, Atkins diet, no-carb, low carb, keto, are just a few to name that put an emphasis around cutting out or limiting carbohydrates.  Did you know that there are healthy parts to carbohydrates?

    Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that […]

  • Alcohol: Which is the better option?

    Source: CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    When choosing between wine, beer, spirits and cocktails, which is the healthier option? There is a common misconception that alcohol is the enemy because it is a carbohydrate which is not true. Alcoholic drinks contain carbohydrates, but alcohol in itself is not a carbohydrate. A true carbohydrate molecule […]

  • What I Eat For Breakfast

    Breakfast is usually a veggie omelet, a smoothie, or a high fiber cereal with berries and milk or yogurt. In the winter months, I throw in steel cut oats to the mix. Typically, I choose 2 things to eat for breakfast each week. This week, it could be smoothies and omelets. Next week it could […]

  • What You Don’t Know About Protein

    Protein has gained a lot of attention in recent years especially within the fitness community. People believe that a high protein diet can help build muscle. Is it just a fad or can a high protein diet really boost muscle growth? The truth is, your body can only utilize 20-25 g of protein at one […]