Diets or habits?

Jake Blog, Health, Mindset, Nutrition

Today lets chat about ONE of the many reasons why restriction diets backfire. There was a famous study done in the WWII days. At the time, starvation was a reality for many people around the world: The Minnesota Starvation Experiment (conducted at the University of Minnesota). The experiment looked at the effects of caloric restriction, specifically on the physiological and …

How to save money on groceries and eat like a boss!

Jake Blog, Nutrition

One of the biggest excuses we hear when people say they don’t eat healthy is because it’s expensive. Money is always touchy, but it’s hard not to argue that if there’s something you should be willing to spend money on it’s your health (stop and read that again)… Regardless, here you go: There is some truth behind the eating healthy is …

Protein for weight loss?

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition

The protein and weight loss connection When people think about protein supplementation, they usually think about all things muscle related. Clients often approach me to ask various questions about protein supplements, be it via shakes, or otherwise. The most common questions I get are:  When’s the best time to have a protein shake? Will it help me pack on muscle? …

Not getting results? Better sleep on it…

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition

I’m sure you’re tired of us, and others in your life, preaching the importance of getting enough sleep… But that Netflix series you’re watching is way more interesting and addicting than sleeping, maybe this will do it for you: Those who go to bed and wake up at the same time each morning are less overweight than those who don’t. This …

Meal plan or nah?

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition

Why Meal Plan Dieting isn’t the Answer! We work with a lot of people on nutrition, and I always get the question, “Can you just tell me exactly what to eat?”. That’s exactly the problem; you think that it’s going to be easier to have someone else do the thinking for you, but it’s actually going to hold you back. …

Electrolytes vs. Sugar, don’t get duped!

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition

Electrolytes 101: Electrolytes like sodium and potassium, are important for regulating muscle and nerve function, as well as for hydration, blood pressure and keeping your body’s pH levels in check. If you become deficient in electrolytes, be like sodium, potassium, or others, such as magnesium or calcium, a host of problems can result—from fatigue and muscle cramping to irregular heartbeats …

5 Habits Hurting Your Nutrition

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition

A dietitian friend of mine once asked me if I ate standing up? I was confused what she meant. I laughed and said, “No, I sit down like a normal person.” How many meals do you eat per day standing up, or in your car on the way to/from work? A big part of good digestion means sitting down and …