Blog Archive

ARE YOU ALWAYS BLOATED PART 2…SOLUTIONS! Dec 22nd, 2018

If you read last weeks blog, and you were raising your hand to any of it saying “that’s me that’s me,” then I know you are also looking for some solutions. We have all been in a place of waking up and feeing puffy and swollen, AKA bloated. As I...

ARE YOU ALWAYS BLOATED? Dec 15th, 2018

There are days that I look in the mirror, and I’m wondering what the heck is going on…I say to myself, “omg I look pregnant!” I literally look like I gained 15 pounds over night. Beer belly anyone? Take this feeling plus gas and you’ve got one heck of an...

VACATION MODE & STAYING HEALTHY DURING IT (BUT DON’T WORRY, YOU CAN STILL ENJOY YOUR FAV FOODS) Sep 9th, 2018

Last week I was in Ocean City, MD on a family vacation. To make a long story short, my dad passed 10 years ago, and he grew up in Salisbury MD. He spent summers in OC as a kid. When I was a child, he would take us there every...

FOODS THAT HELP FIGHT FAT, PREVENT DISEASE, AND MAKE YOU FEEL AWESOME! Aug 11th, 2018

I hate when I hear “experts” telling people to “eat these foods, they will make you lose weight,” because honestly, and I know you know this, there isn’t a secret food that will make you burn fat and lose weight on its own. BUT, there is a series of foods...

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE COACHING & HOW CAN IT HELP YOU? Jul 21st, 2018

ALAS! I have finished my Functional Med Coaching program, and I am super stoked to bring this knowledge to all of you because that’s what it’s all about, right? Denver Sports Recovery - Functional Medicine Coaching While I feel I have been using a lot of the same principles with...

PRE-DIABETIC OR HIGH BLOOD SUGAR? READ THIS! Jul 21st, 2018

If you are struggling with high blood sugar, and quite possibly pre-diabetes, this ones for you. I want to tell you about a client I had about a year ago, Annie. She had just been to the doctor who told her she was newly pre-diabetic. She called me frantically needing...

TIPS TO REDUCE CRAVINGS…THE EXACT STRATEGIES I USE!! Jun 26th, 2018

Just a few days ago, I was sitting in front of my TV watching the Bachelor (my guilty pleasure, don’t judge me!) and all of a sudden I had an urge for a nestle skippy pop. You probably don’t know what this is, but as a kid my friends and...

COUNTING CALORIES? NOPE Jun 13th, 2018

  Alright I said it; Counting calories in vs out IS NOT the way to achieve lasting weight loss! You may achieve short term weight loss that way, but it will be very hard to keep it off! Who wants to lose weight only to have it come back on?...

On The Go? Jun 6th, 2018

Phew! What a week I had visiting family and friends in New York! It’s crazy how when I’m out of my routine for 10 days, how much I missed it! I really like having structure in my life, what about you? Are you a go with the flow type person,...

OVERCOMING SNACKING IN THE LATE AFTERNOON & EVENING May 24th, 2018

Snacking! One of my favorite things, and I think so many other people’s favorite thing to do! It’s pleasurable, it’s delicious and it’s accessible! I keep hearing from clients that it’s their nemesis, and I got to thinking I better help ya’ll with getting a hold on it! First and...

KEYS FOR PERMANENT FAT LOSS May 14th, 2018

Over the last 10 years of working in the nutrition industry, I have narrowed it down to 4 key things that I want you to be looking at to make sure you not only lose fat, but keep it off permanently, and I wanted to share those with you! If...

Are You Aware Of Your Gut? May 8th, 2018

Your gut is a whole set of organs starting from the mouth down to the rectum. It is your entire digestive tract. It controls all bodily functions, and that is why we call it the second brain. Everything from mood to immune to nervous system and more! If you constantly...

BEST DRINKS FOR WEIGHT LOSS Apr 16th, 2018

Alcohol, sweet alcohol!!! Can you guys relate to this? Friday night and you’re super pumped for the weekend because it means fun time! Friends, mountains, drinks, laughs, you name it! Every Friday I get texts from clients asking about what cocktails they can have and how much alcohol is ok...

FULL SEND FAIL? GO RECOVER Feb 3rd, 2017

So you recently ate shit working on your triple cork, that you ABSOLUTELY did not land, and now you’re not feeling aces. But here’s the thing, the mountains are getting hammered with snow all week, and you want to get up there! Bummer for you right? Not exactly.I know a...

TOP 10 FALL PRODUCE PICKS Oct 13th, 2015

Autumn is here (yay!) so here are my top 10 picks for seasonal produce during this beautiful time of year. Buying seasonal (and ideally local) ensures that you’re getting the freshest fruits and veggies at the peak of ripeness! 1. Winter SquashNutrient-dense, fiber-rich, and filling, squash is just the best...

MOROCCAN LAMB TAGINE WITH SPICED MILLET Oct 7th, 2015

This dish has Fall written all over it. Eating a stew that’s been simmering all day in the crock pot on a chilly night – that’s what I look forward to as the days get shorter and the nights get colder. To make this dish, you don’t have to have...

10 KID-FRIENDLY SNACKS Jul 22nd, 2015

Most kids are picky eaters and I know a lot of moms struggle with getting their little ones to eat healthy. One tip is getting them involved in preparing and cooking snacks and meals. If they are part of the process, it’s likely they will want to taste the end...

TRIO OF HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS DIPS Jul 14th, 2015

Try one, or try them all! These three dips were a hit at the DSR cycling event a couple weeks ago and hopefully they will be at your next party or BBQ! They are all nutrient-dense, vegan and gluten free. Depending on your tastes and any food allergy considerations, pair...

GLUTEN FREE PIZZA WITH PESTO SAUCE May 18th, 2015

When people choose, or are instructed by their doctor/nutritionist, to start following a gluten free diet, it’s common for them to feel like all of their favorite foods are being taken away from them — pizza, pasta, sandwiches, muffins, cereal, cookies, beer, etc. While I completely understand how it can...

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FOOD LABELING May 8th, 2015

Is going to the grocery store a dreaded chore? Does it send you into a state of panic at the realization you actually don’t know what to eat? Do all the food product labels make you dizzy with confusion? I get it. It’s a jungle out there! And I want...

WHAT TO EAT FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT Apr 10th, 2015

Let’s face it – most of us feel like we’re experiencing some level of stress in our lives at the moment. Whether it’s family, work, financial or physical stress, our bodies are under some form of stress on a daily basis. While a bit of stress is a good thing...

8 NATURAL HANGOVER CURES + VITAMIN WATER RECIPE Mar 31st, 2015

The sun is out, the weather is heating up (for us lucky folks in Denver!)….which means backyard BBQs, Sunday beer sessions, happy hours, parties and weddings are kicking into gear. Spring/summer is a time to be social, but sometimes being social translates into being over-served. As fun as drinking can...

SLEEP FOR ATHLETES: PART 2 OF 3 Mar 12th, 2015

In my first post on the subject of sleep, I discussed why it is important to get an adequate amount of high quality sleep, especially for athletes in training. It is important for health, recovery, body composition, and performance increases, among other things. I hope I convinced you! You might...

SLEEP FOR ATHLETES: PART 1 OF 3 Feb 22nd, 2015

Ahh sleep, that magical ingredient to success that is so often pushed to the backburner. If sleep were optional, I’d probably opt to use the time in some more “productive” way. Think of all you could get done with 7-9 more hours a night?! However, the fact that sleep deprivation...

DRINK TO YOUR HEALTH! Jan 30th, 2015

I’m a huge fan of regular efforts to keep the body happy and healthy. Actions to proactively facilitate the body’s detoxification process need not be constrained to a yearly detox program, although an annual or semi-annual more intensive cleanse can be a great component of a healthy lifestyle. Today I’d...

NEW YEAR CALL TO CONTEMPLATION Jan 9th, 2015

We’re now exactly one week into 2015. Maybe you’re the type A person who, on December 30th, had your New Year’s resolutions typed up, organized by category, and put up on the fridge. Or maybe you don’t believe in making resolutions, because you’ve failed too many times to count. Then...

THE MOST IMPORTANT MOST FORGOTTEN PIECE OF TRAINING Jan 1st, 2015

There are several things that distinguish elite athletes from those just trying to do the bare minimum to stay healthy or look decent in a swimsuit. One is the relentless pursuit of excellence, and an unquenchable desire to be better, stronger, faster, regardless of what it takes. This is a...