There’s nothing like the adrenaline rush and “‘runner’s high” after a soul-crushing, PR-chasing workout. Setting new goals and pushing our body’s to limits we didn’t know existed is part of the human experience. But what happens when an everyday Type A / perfectionist / Enneagram 3 or 8 personality type meets exercise? The achiever’s mentalityContinue reading “I Stopped Exercising and Started Recovering | Here’s What Happened”
You’re hard pressed to find someone NOT sporting some type of fitness tracker, smart watch, or other wearable health technology product as you walk down the street. In fact, at least 1 in 5 US adults uses a mobile health app or wearable device. Rings, watches, bands, and other wearables have exploded in popularity inContinue reading “Use Wearable Technology to Pinpoint Early Signs of Trouble”
Let’s face it – carbohydrates don’t have the most stellar reputation over the last decade in the health & fitness community. What once was the ‘fat makes you fat’ is now the ‘carbs make you fat.’ You’ve heard the common narrative, too. “Don’t eat bread! It causes belly bloat!” “Fruit is pure sugar. It’s justContinue reading “Carbohydrates: The Macro for Essential Energy and Exercise”
I am the queen of purse snacks. My husband always questions me as he would a toddler before we leave the house asking, “Do you have a snack packed, just in case you need it?” While it sometimes feels patronizing, I appreciate his thoughtfulness as he’s had to see the hangry Lo that surfaces whenContinue reading “Insider Secrets from a Nutrition Coach on How to Choose a Protein Bar”
As a self-proclaimed Type A perfectionist personality, I can relate to the need for speed. Slow walkers, deadline procrastinators, and anyone that doesn’t arrive 10 minutes early for everything are in danger of feeling my impatience rear it’s ugly head. It’s no surprise that I spent most of my youth & young adult life lifeContinue reading “It’s Not You, It’s Me | Breaking Up with Your High Intensity Exercise Routine”
Even as adults, our inner 5 year old rears it’s stubborn head when it’s time to eat our vegetables. Whether your goals are weight loss, optimal health, hormone balance, or athletic performance, vegetables are one of the most underrated components of any nutrition strategy. It’s actually the only food group where every diet camp findsContinue reading “5 Ways to Make Vegetables You’ll Actually Want to Eat”
Nearly 1 in 3 people have thyroid disease, the majority of which are women. Yet more than half of those with a thyroid condition don’t know they have it. The thyroid is our body’s master metabolic gland and nearly every cell in the body responds to thyroid hormones. The thyroid is responsible for things like controllingContinue reading “Tackling the Truth About Your Thyroid Hormones”
For every career woman, it’s all we want after a stressful day at the office. For every overwhelmed mother, it’s all you can think about after another day cooped up with kids in the house. Regardless, we all need to unwind and nothing sounds better than some ‘self-care’ involving a relaxing bath and a glassContinue reading “Are Your Cheers & Beers a Stumbling Block to Results?”
“Hi. My name is Lo and I’m a paleo-pescatarian.” Not really…and in fact, I don’t even really know what that would look like, but disclosing your “diet affiliation” is the 2020 version of a handshake. Even our first interactions with new groups of people inevitably lead to (heated) discussions about someone’s stance on bread. InContinue reading “The Real Reason Your Fad Diets Aren’t Working”
If you asked 10 random people off the street their pre-conceived thoughts on the role of fat in a healthy diet, you probably wouldn’t find too many people living in the middle ground. It seems many are still under the impression that ‘fat causes heart disease and makes you fat’ and will preferentially select low-fatContinue reading “Fat: The Macro for Flavor and Functional Hormones”
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