Feeling Discouraged? Wondering Why the Scale is Stuck?

Week after week clients complain about not losing enough weight. They swear up and down they are not “cheating”. We work diligently to try and find the culprit, which is not always evident on first glance. We have to act like detectives and ask question after question to get to the bottom of it. You would…

How, Why & How Much … the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program

Why Choose Ideal Protein Instead of the Standard Low-Calorie Diet? There are 4 phases to the Ideal Protein protocol. Phase I of the diet is for the entire time you want to lose weight to get to your goal. Women typically lose 2 – 3 pounds per week and men 3 – 5 pounds per week. Strictly following…

How to Accept Your Body After Weight Loss

There are many meaningful reasons people lose weight: they want to improve their fitness, increase their longevity, feel younger, reverse lifestyle conditions, heal hormonal imbalances, enhance fertility, get off prescription medications, and lose fat. With regard to losing fat, some want to lose a good deal of it to significantly alter their body composition. This…

It’s #TacoTuesday

FISH TACOS 1 pound white flaky fish, such as mahi mahi or orata 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil 1 lime, juiced 1 tablespoons taco seasoning (see below) 1 jalapeno, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place fish in a medium size dish. Whisk together the oil, lime juice, seasoning,…

How to Eat Healthy & Enjoy Graduation Parties

With the end of the year and warmer weather comes celebration. Celebration often means delicious, decadent food and lots of it. Whether it be at a graduation parties, Father’s Day, weddings, family reunions or backyard barbecues with friends, there always seems to be a scrumptious spread calling your name. And let’s not forget the dessert…

Ideal Protein Popsicles

(Mango Sunrise above) The summer heat is finally here! With temps running into the 30’s, these 2 min popsicle recipes are a must have in the freezer and truly indispensable during the season. Servings: Each recipe yields 2 servings; depending on the size of your mold you may get 2-6 popsicles. Ingredients:  Dreamsicle Popsicles  5…

Carbs are NOT Created Equal

All carbs are not created equal. Overeating carbohydrates goes hand in hand with over consuming sugar, says Jason Ewoldt, R.D., wellness dietitian at the May Clinic Healthy Living Program. “Generally, most people are not over consuming fruits and vegetables or even whole grains but rather processed and enriched carbohydrates including foods with added sugar.” Over…

The Science of the Ideal Protein Diet Protocol

  The   IDEAL PROTEIN  DIET  is a medically designed protocol that results in rapid fat loss while sparing the lean body mass.  This program was developed in France over 25 years ago by an MD, PhD who studied the science of a protein-based diet under George Blackburn, MD of the Harvard School of Medicine. This…

First Day Back at the Gym

January 1st, I finally weighed less than 200 pounds. I was allowed to work out and do weights. However, I kept procrastinating for weeks. Thank goodness for friends that have been waiting for me to lose enough weight to do deadlifts and other impressive sounding things. I had my first day back at the gym…