To Snack or Not To Snack!

To Snack or Not To Snack!

Many people seek out my advice on snack options.. And more often than not, requests for on-the-go snack options. Because I believe everyone is different, I have several handouts I provide with suggestions for snacks, and even on-the-go snacks. However, many people have trouble finding time to snack or have trouble sticking to healthy options. If that sounds like you, I would like you to consider the reason you are looking for a snack. Here are the reasons I believe you should consider skipping your snack, and waiting for your next meal.

The Pretenders

The Pretenders

Shopping the perimeter of the grocery store while avoiding the isles is a great nutrition practice. The perimeter of the store has all of your fresh, high nutrient low density foods. The isles generally have the calorie dense low nutrition processed stuff.

Besides the well known low nutrient offenders in isles - breads, pastas, cakes - sneakier ones have recently popped up including cauliflower pizza crust and buns, protein added waffle mix, and quinoa pasta. These foods are confusing because they are processed, but also made from healthy go-to foods. Find out what Nutrition Coach Heather has to say about these food items!

Pre Workout Food Recommendations

Pre Workout Food Recommendations

One common question I often answer in the gym is whether an individual should eat before working out, and if so, what healthy foods I recommend. In this post I provide specific food recommendations based on the amount of time you have before a workout, and the reasons each is effective. I also touch on foods you should avoid!