Gratitude Meditation and the Healthy Leader

  Our leadership abilities depend on how well we take care of ourselves. Mindset is one of the most important areas for leaders to focus on. It's right up there with eating, sleeping, and moving. Research finds that a regular gratitude...

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The Great Potato Debate

This guest post is by Brandi Rosser  BA, NCSF, ACE, MES, LuciFit Personal Trainer. For the longest time, I have given in to the misconception that if you're going to add potatoes to a dish than the healthier option is the sweet potato. I’ve commonly heard my...

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Are Your Food Decisions Costing You Brain Energy?

Your brain uses approximately 20% of the energy you consume. All of your thinking, planning and deciding really does take up a lot of energy. The most energy-demanding work of your brain involves executive functioning. These are activities like: Understanding Deciding...

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How to Find Out: What Food Gives YOU Energy?

Now that we’ve established what energy is, let’s talk about what energy feels like. In my last post I set the foundations of understanding what energy is. Before I went back to school for nutrition I thought “energy from food” was supposed to feel like caffeine. At...

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Your Questions Answered: What do I Eat for Energy?

Because I work with busy men and women, one common question I'm asked is: "What do I eat for energy?" While popular media frequently alludes that one, magic food can offer the cure to everything from Alzheimer's to cancer and make us young again to boot, it's no...

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Zucchini, Tomato, Yogurt Salad

One of my latest salad creations is this zucchini and tomato with home-made yogurt dressing. You may have seen my cucumber tomato salad which is one of my go-to dishes for dinner and I have it at least once per week. Well, a few weeks ago I had some zucchini in the...

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Finding the Right Publisher

I finished the book prelaunch two months ago. Afterward, I expected to be onto the next phase—publishing the book with a publisher—in about two weeks. As it turns out, that wasn't the case! Instead, for the last two months my more than full-time job has been publisher...

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Exciting Anti-Aging Discoveries in Exercise

THIS is the video I've been promising for weeks! My video production schedule was put on pause for the book launch. I'm ramping it back up again and I'm very excited about this next video. Paul Holbrook presented how he helps his clients...

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We Did It!

We Did it! Above is a screenshot of the Publishizer website at the end of the launch! Thank you so much for your support with this book and for going along with me on this journey. EVERY BOOK made a difference. Now, I'm speaking with publishers. Please keep your...

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Why I Wrote The Book

  Why did I write the book? I wrote it because I've been there. Oh, have I been there. I get a lot of surprised looks when I tell people that I didn’t grow up eating like I do now. I’ve also struggled with food choices. I tried almost all the diets—gluten-free,...

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A Little Something You May Not Know About Me

My intention for college was to get into medical school. The college I chose didn't have an official "pre-med" program. So, I put together all the courses that were required plus a few others that interested me, and proposed my own pre-med program to the board:...

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What’s Really Wrong with the American Diet?

The American diet has long been called the SAD diet by dietitians, nutritionists and most other nutrition professionals. Not only because it stands for Standard American Diet but because it is, truly, sad. Last week I wrote about a seminal study from Stanford...

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