Archives for Functional Nutrition

5 Common Foods to Avoid for Weight Loss

Most of the time it's easy to pick the unhealthy food option out of the line up...fried foods, refined sugary treats, processed high fat foods... you know the ones!  But what about the other common foods items that seem harmless?  Who buys whole wheat bread because they think it's "better" than white bread...anyone, anyone?  Even worse are the foods that we've been told are HEALTHY, and so we don't think twice before putting them in our shopping cart... Read More

Smoothie Making Tips for Weight Loss

When it comes to losing weight, in a perfect world we would have adequate time to prepare healthy food for balanced meals every day, and be able to take our time to sit down and enjoy each meal.   Sounds like a fantasy world, right?  The truth is, we are busier than we've ever been!!  I hear it from my clients all the time , "I'm too busy to cook!" or "I don't have time to meal prep."  Given that everyone seems to be short on time,  it’s not surprising that meal replacement shakes, bars and snacks have grown in popularity exponentially over the past several decades... Read More

Avocados – The Green Super Fruit

For a long time, my love of avocados was limited to a serving of guacamole...usually served with tortilla chips!  What I didn't realize, and you may not either, is that avocados are jam-packed with essential nutrients, and can be enjoyed in a wide variety of ways including blended into smoothies and baked into desserts!  Yes, it's true,... Read More