8 Travel Tips

Most of the time, I love traveling. Experiencing a new place and being able to escape from your life for just a small amount of time is great. I don't know about you, but when I think about traveling, I often think about food. What will I be eating and how will I make sure… Continue reading 8 Travel Tips

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Should I Have a Bedtime Snack?

People often believe the myth that they will gain weight or not be able to lose weight if they have a bedtime snack. "Don't eat after ___ or you will just store it!" Well, I'm here to tell you that a bedtime snack can help you with your weight goals. What matters more is the… Continue reading Should I Have a Bedtime Snack?

Why am I always Hungry? (Blood Sugar Rollercoaster)

  Have any of you ever felt starving after eating what seemed like a satisfying-enough meal? I definitely have. This is a dopamine-driven appetite.  This is caused by too much insulin in our bodies. What is insulin? It’s a hormone that our body releases when we eat carbohydrates. Insulin unlocks cells to use carbohydrates as… Continue reading Why am I always Hungry? (Blood Sugar Rollercoaster)

Is it All About Calories?

We often hear the phrase, "calories in, calories out". In this post, I dive into calories and describe my approach to a healthy lifestyle. Are you eating enough? This is a question that not many people ask. However, it is becoming very popular (especially among the paleo dieting community), to under eat. This is often… Continue reading Is it All About Calories?

Raising Healthy Eaters (+2 kid friendly recipes!)

Tips to Involve Your Children in the Kitchen Meal planning Kids like to have options, provide them with some meal ideas and have them weigh in. Plan your weekly menu together. Grocery Shopping Your child can help you create the grocery list. This will make them more familiar with the different food items. In the… Continue reading Raising Healthy Eaters (+2 kid friendly recipes!)

Should You Go Paleo?

What is a paleo diet? I bet you've heard somebody, somewhere mention the "paleo" diet. This diet is based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food. Why would it be bad for… Continue reading Should You Go Paleo?

Inflammation: What is it and is it affecting YOU?

Inflammation. You hear about it everywhere, but do you really know what it is? Inflammation is a vital part of our body's defense system. Without it, we could die from wounds and infections. However, inflammation can also be debilitating on our bodies and can play a role in some chronic diseases. Chronic vs. Acute Inflammation… Continue reading Inflammation: What is it and is it affecting YOU?

How to Fuel your Sport!

Sports Nutrition Fuel Sources By:  Hannah Snyder, Student Dietitian at UND Intro When you consume a meal or a snack, the food you eat is digested in the body and nutrients are absorbed. This provides the body with energy to perform its necessary functions as food is transformed into calories. To maximize athletic performances, it… Continue reading How to Fuel your Sport!

5 Foods You Can Still Eat

Rather than looking at foods as "good" or "bad", think about how food will affect your body. Think about the source. Just because it's pizza, it doesn't mean it's bad. Just because it's a gluten free, no sugar added, chocolate chip cookie, does not make it good! You need to look deeper at the source.… Continue reading 5 Foods You Can Still Eat

Eat your Macros (PFC!)

Download my free getting started guide here. The Basics: The most important thing about your diet should be that you are eating REAL FOOD. This is what it all comes down to. You should know the ingredients in the food. The easiest way to do this is to buy fresh food and combine a protein,… Continue reading Eat your Macros (PFC!)