What is it? How Do I Recover? Ah, pregnancy…such a wonderful time in a woman’s life. Decorating a nursery, dressing your adorable baby bump, stretchy clothes and eating that second piece of cake because…well, you can, are some of the perks that take place as you await your precious bundle […]Read More
Boost Your Mood the Healthy Way
Managing Stress with Exercise It’s hard growing up. Job dilemmas, negative or stressful family situations, money, etc. all bring stress to our lives. To some, it feels as if they can’t seem to come up for air. A beer or a glass of wine after a long day might be a person’s […]Read More
Thoughts on Alternative Sweetners
The most common question I get as an RD: What’s your thought on Alternative Sweeteners? You’ll get a different answer no matter who you ask, but here is my philosophy: Things that taste sweet that don’t give your body calories? Alternative sweeteners might be too good to be true and include six groups […]Read More
To Fuel or Not to Fuel
Working Out on an Empty Stomach Fitness information can be very gray. There are always topics up for debate: should I eat carbs before or after my workout? Should I workout in the morning or at night? Will eating late at night ruin my progress? Etc, etc. Today, I am going to talk […]Read More
Work Those Glutes!
Get Your Glutes in Tip Top Shape to Prevent Injury The days of wanting a small fanny is long gone, folks. A little junk in the trunk is in, ladies and gentleman! Sure, a rounded behind looks great, but what if I told you that having a strong backside is extremely […]Read More
Berry, Berry Good!
Berries are a true super food! Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are amongst the most highly researched foods for their health and nutritional benefits. Don’t forget about cranberries, which may contain more health benefits than the other berries by far. Berries are among their best between May and October, especially around the Chicago area. Strawberries […]Read More
Sunday Meal Prep
What MY Sunday Mornings Look Like These Days… As mentioned in part 2 of my postpartum fitness series, meal prepping on Sunday’s has been a life saver. When Tim was born and our families had left, the last thing I wanted to do was figure out dinner. Or any meal/snack for that matter. […]Read More
A few of the Midwest states including Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska are known as the “Corn Belt”. A food that is entirely associated with America and peaking in season this month! Although corn gets a bad wrap because of it’s multi-use in processed products like high fructose corn syrup and corn oil, […]Read More
5 Foods to Bring to a Summer Party
Being a Registered Dietitian, this time of year I hear so many people say the parties of the summer are throwing off their healthy habits! This doesn’t have to be the case, try one of these options to bring to your next gathering: 1. Watermelon A great, refreshing part of any barbeque! […]Read More