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Uncorking the Dirty Secret about Wine

Uncorking the Dirty Secret about Wine

If you have been following me for any amount of time, you probably know that I LOVE wine. If you asked me how I’d spend the perfect summer evening, it would be outside on the deck with a few yummy appetizers and a nice, chilled bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.    The...

Morning Routines…are they your “thing?”

Morning Routines…are they your “thing?”

Morning routines are kind of my thing.   I can’t recall a time in my life when I didn’t have a morning routine.  Even as a little girl, I would pick out my clothes the night before a school day, pack my lunch, go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. ...

What's the Point of Protein, Anyway?

What's the Point of Protein, Anyway?

I was recently out at a restaurant (I know, right???  It was outdoors...) and came across a couple who were ordering drinks.  The man ordered a protein water and the woman said, "No protein for me, he's the one who lifts weights, not me.  I'll have a Coke."   I...

What's The Matter with Motivation?

What's The Matter with Motivation?

How many of you get super motivated every January to get healthy, get organized and just pull your "stuff" together, once and for all?!?!   Cue hand raising.   But then, what happens by say, oh, I don't know...January 2nd??  if you are like me, the...

A-Zzzzz All About Sleep

A-Zzzzz All About Sleep

Sleep. It’s one of my superpowers. I can fall asleep without much trouble and usually sleep through the night. I know, lucky me! But due to the current circumstances we’re all facing, I found that my superpower was no match for the kryptonite put before me.   ...

How You are Killing Your Metabolism

How You are Killing Your Metabolism

I hear it ALL the time.     I haven’t eaten anything all day!     I totally forgot to eat...     I had a big breakfast, so I am skipping lunch.     Gosh, I ate SO much tonight… I just won’t eat anything tomorrow.     Please!  Have MERCY on...

The Importance of Making Margin in Your Life

The Importance of Making Margin in Your Life

At first, this post may not seem to have a lot to do with nutrition and weight loss, but stick with me. Not only do I hope you see that connection, but that you may also take with it a few other pieces for other aspects of life. I’ve been crazed lately…and knew I...

Meal Prep Made Simple!

Meal Prep Made Simple!

When I was teaching middle school years ago, I used to have this poster on my wall in my classroom that said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”   I say it to my kids all the time...in fact, I should probably resurrect that poster from a storage bin deep in...

A Mindblowing Perspective on “Self Care”

A Mindblowing Perspective on “Self Care”

As a busy mom, wife and business owner, I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t always done a great job of taking time for all that “self care” that people talk about these days.   It’s not that I wasn’t interested, but I always though “self care” was girls’...

The Science Behind PFC Every 3

The Science Behind PFC Every 3

We know that there is so much confusion out there about what kind of “diet” is the best….but if you have followed us for a while, you know that our approach is the “anti-diet.”  In fact, we call ourselves “Diet Disruptors” and believe it's our mission to tell people...

The Only Time You Should Count Calories

The Only Time You Should Count Calories

The longer I do this work, the more and more empowered and frustrated I get.   I’m empowered because I KNOW that the answer to long term weight loss, health and energy lies in fueling your bodies instead of depriving them. It works 100% of the time when clients...

How to Boost Your Metabolism Even if it is STUCK in a RUT

How to Boost Your Metabolism Even if it is STUCK in a RUT

I talk a lot about how diets don’t work...well, scratch that. They DO work, at first, but will always fail you in the long term.   WHY?  Because when we deprive our body of nutrients, which is the definition of a diet, your body will, as a result, eventually start to...

Thriving (Not Just Surviving) The Holidays

Thriving (Not Just Surviving) The Holidays

My clients are ALWAYS stressing about the winter holidays. It’s almost like the anxiety and pressure of Christmas cookies, Egg Nog and big meals makes everyone assume they are going to just gain 10 pounds and then they will start all over again in January.   But,...

Getting in your Protein as a Vegetarian

Getting in your Protein as a Vegetarian

If you have been following me for any amount of time, you know that protein is kind of my jam.  That, along with fats and carbs, that is. CLICK HERE to read more about the approach we call “PFC Every 3” that will rock your whole dang world.   A key component of...

No Way, Whey.

No Way, Whey.

No way, whey.   I love me a protein shake.  For those of you who know my simple, sustainable and satisfying approach to nutrition, you know that I preach why diets are destructive and how we need to use food as fuel.  To do that, eating frequently, a balance of...

Why You SHOULDN'T Eat When You Are Hungry

Why You SHOULDN'T Eat When You Are Hungry

Wait, what?  Did that title throw you off?  Shouldn’t we eat when we are hungry?   Well, let’s first define what I mean by “hungry.”   When I am working with my clients on understanding how to use food as fuel and to ditch the concept of depriving ourselves...

Is Intermittent Fasting For You? Take the Quiz To Find Out.

Is Intermittent Fasting For You? Take the Quiz To Find Out.

Spoiler Alert!!!!!  The answer is no.   While fasting has been around since the time of Jesus, (my all-time favorite person, btw), it’s only recently become a trend in the “dieting” world. Just like all diets, if you are looking to lose weight, only to gain it...

Is your body screaming for a detox?  How to know and what to do.

Is your body screaming for a detox? How to know and what to do.

Let’s face it … the word “detox” is overused in the health and wellness space.  Same with “cleanse.” And to be honest, so much out there is plain ‘ole spammy.   But the need to detox our body is a real thing! Yeah yeah, our liver is designed to naturally detox, but...

The Myth of the “After Workout” Protein Shake.

The Myth of the “After Workout” Protein Shake.

I love me a protein shake.   My favorite is vanilla plant based protein powder (click here for my favorite) with chia seeds, frozen strawberries, spinach and almond milk.  OMGosh, it’s like a strawberry shortcake. (No, you don’t taste the spinach, I promise!)...

What I Learned After Quitting Wine for 2 Months

What I Learned After Quitting Wine for 2 Months

I love wine.  I love the art of trying wine, letting it breathe and tasting the differences. I love how wine is grown and how different locations can yield totally different wines with the same grape. I love a glass of wine after a long day. I love a glass of wine...

Beauty Hurts? Hell, no.

Beauty Hurts? Hell, no.

Too many of us were raised to think that in order to lose weight, look great and be accepted, we needed to deprive ourselves of food and happiness. Being on a diet is miserable but, hey, as I remember being told as a young girl many times, “Beauty hurts.”   But...

How to Kick Your Sugar Habit to the Curb

How to Kick Your Sugar Habit to the Curb

When I ask my clients what their #1 Nutritional Challenge is, “sugar addition” or “sugar cravings” account for more than 90% of the responses. Why is that?  Is it because we just lack the will power to say no to sugar when it is in front of us? Is it because in this...

The 3 Simple Things You Need to Know About Nutrition

The 3 Simple Things You Need to Know About Nutrition

The 3 Simple Things You Need to Know About Nutrition - I work with clients on how to learn a simple, sustainable and satisfying approach to their nutrition that does not include dieting, DOES include carbs and still allows you to crush your health goals. In order for...

Best Protein Bars for Weight Loss and Muscle Gain 2019

Best Protein Bars for Weight Loss and Muscle Gain 2019

Having meal replacements like HIGH QUALITY bars or shakes allows you to get a fixed amount of nutrients and allows you to eat correctly throughout the day, when most of us lead hectic lifestyles, Note…not all meal replacements are equal!

Better Than Keto – Keto with Carbs

Better Than Keto – Keto with Carbs

Here is what Keto diets do right for us…they insist we have protein and fat.  So, here’s what I like to call “Keto with Carbs.” The key is the right amount of the right carbs….and to eat it WITH a complete protein and good fat.

Top 5 Reasons Why We Need Carbs In Our Lives

Top 5 Reasons Why We Need Carbs In Our Lives

We keep hearing how we need to avoid carbs because they derail our progress on the scale, in the gym and for our overall health.  With “Keto” being all the rage, I see people post on social media their high protein, high fat diets with little to no carbs and I want to scream into the screen….”Don't you know, Carbs are GREAT for you?!?!”

The best Tips To CLEAN It Up Your Eating Habits

The best Tips To CLEAN It Up Your Eating Habits

The Best Tips To CLEAN It Up Your Eating Habits- I work with clients every day who have literally changed the way their bodies will function for the rest of their lives by adopting a few specific changes to their lifestyle.  One of them, as we discussed in my previous...

The Great Detox Debate

The Great Detox Debate

The Great Detox Debate - I’m obsessed with teaching people about what REALLY works when it comes to nutrition because I know what to do to have a simple, sustainable AND satisfying approach to crushing goals for the LONG TERM. And you may have noticed that I also...

The Keto Craze.  It's Definitely Cray Cray.

The Keto Craze. It's Definitely Cray Cray.

The Keto Craze- I love following trends. When it comes to fashion. But when it comes to “diets” nothing frustrates me more (well, maybe except when my teenager talks back!) But we KNOW what works and we have enough long term evidence to understand that any of these...

Using FOOD as FUEL – Better Than a Diet

Using FOOD as FUEL – Better Than a Diet

Using FOOD as FUEL- If you didn’t read my blog entry about why diets will work for the short term, but how it actually messes with your body's overall health and as a result, will never work for the long term, (Remember Oprah when she fit into her skinny jeans?) click...

Why Diets Will Always Fail You

Why Diets Will Always Fail You

Why Diets Will Always Fail You - Our mission at Disruptive Nutrition is to disrupt the idea that we need to diet and deprive ourselves in order to be healthy and lose weight. We help our clients learn simple, sustainable and satisfying concepts to reach their goals....

The Discipline of Declining

The Discipline of Declining

Doing the 4W2W Lifestyle Launch is, I believe, one of the most important things we can do for our body. By detoxing correctly (forget the juice cleanses or any other detox that doesn’t involve eating WHOLE, CLEAN food), we are resetting our body to what I like to call...