Does Cold Weather Make You Gain Weight?

Are people gaining or losing weight in the winter? The answer isn’t so simple. Picture this: It’s negative six degrees. I zip my coat up over three layers (an accomplishment within itself) and I’m ready and determined to go to the gym. But as soon as I take a step...

10 Ways to Take Care of Your Heart

  Your heart is arguably the most discussed organ. It keeps you alive, pumps blood throughout your body and delivers nutrients through the bloodstream. It also evokes feelings; you follow it; you wear it on your sleeve; sometimes it gets broken. It’s lub-Dub...

Why Carbohydrates Are Your Friends

What’s the first food that comes to mind when you hear the word “carbs?” Doughy bread, comforting pasta, decadent chocolate cake and glazed donuts might be at the top of the list. But what about crunchy carrots, juicy oranges, hearty whole grain toast and a cold glass...

Snack Attack: Creating Balanced Snack Options

Looking for some snack ideas for when the snack attack comes on? Whether it’s during the day or late at night, fueling up on healthy and filling snacks that bring a nutrient punch can help with energy, performance, and weight maintenance.   Snacking times may also...

Four Mindful Eating Tips for Firefighters

When we think of firehouse cooking, large portions of family-style comfort foods may come to mind. Meals cooked and enjoyed during downtime serve as bonding time with your crew. Even during downtime, eating patterns are influenced by the potential of a call, which may...

Recipe Makeover: Peanut Butter and Jelly Toast

  I’m recreating this comfort food classic from your childhood that is nutrient dense, filling, and will have you coming back for more! Ditch the jelly with added natural and artificial sugar and skip the nut butter that hides some trans fats, tropical oils, and...