Workout Nutrition

A common question we get in regards to physical activity is “what should I eat before and after a workout?” Well, that can depend. What is your ultimate goal? Fat loss? Muscle gain? Training? Whatever the goal, there are a few principles that apply. Pre-Workout Pre workout nutrition should be individualized. Most often, we guide…

Tips to stay motivated!

Sticking to a continuous exercise routine can be difficult.  I’m surprised by how often I’m asked by people “why do you go to the gym so often?  You are already in shape!”  It’s because the key to staying fit is religiously sticking to some sort of exercise routine.  The mentality that once you have lost…

The Trifecta of Physical Activity

For the month of November we have decided to focus on physical activity!  Physical activity is a crucial part of weight loss and weight management.  A healthy physical activity regimen will always involve these three things: cardiovascular workout, strength training and stretching.  This blog is dedicated to educating you on how to fit all three…

Bunless Burger with Mushrooms and Sweet Potato Fries

Photo by Zac Cain on Unsplash The past month, we have been focusing on diabetes education. We are finishing this series with a blood sugar friendly recipe. We decided to take a common ‘burger and fries’ meal and make a healthier version. Let’s start with the burger. Our first modification is to discard the bun. Often burgers are served…

Insulin Resistance

What is insulin resistance? Let’s start by discussing normal physiology. When you consume a carbohydrate-based food, say a piece of toast, it is broken down into glucose in your bloodstream.   This glucose needs to enter your cells in order to be converted into energy. Insulin, secreted by the pancreas, is the key which opens that…

Products to Help with Blood Glucose Control

1.) Vegetable spiralizer. These gadgets can help you lower your carbohydrate intake by cutting out refined white flour pasta and increasing vegetable intake.  Increased vegetable intake can help with weight loss by adding fiber which keeps you more satisfied.  The fiber content in vegetables also helps blood glucose levels. These spiralizers can range anywhere from…