Nutrition

Growth mindset through sacrifice

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. For much of the Christian world, this begins Lent, a 40 day period of fasting from certain "luxuries" and showing greater devotion to God. This is seen as a representation of Christ's fasting for 40 days and a preparation for Easter. Growing up, I frequently remember friends giving up chocolate or… Continue reading Growth mindset through sacrifice

Nutrition, q&a

Q&A: Leg Cramps

Q: I'm pregnant and have been waking up every night with horrible leg cramps. My researching online says I maybe need more magnesium. Do you have any suggestions how to work this into my diet? A: Ouch! That is no fun. I had leg cramps with my second pregnancy, and I can remember how much… Continue reading Q&A: Leg Cramps

Nutrition

Small changes can help you have a better life

I just read about two different studies that provide even more evidence that even small changes can have big impacts on your health. In the first study, researchers found that substituting on serving each day of water, unsweetened tea or unsweetened coffee for a sugar sweetened beverage (such as soft drinks, sweetened tea/coffee, fruit drinks,… Continue reading Small changes can help you have a better life

Nutrition, q&a

Q&A: Exercise Nutrition

Q: I have been trying to figure out what I should be eating pre and post workout, and there's a ton of differing information to sift through out there. I do a good mix of cardio and strength training throughout the week. What's your recommendation on foods to eat before and after a workout? A:… Continue reading Q&A: Exercise Nutrition