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Hormones play a huge part in the physiologic functioning of our bodies. When it comes to appetite, the hormones leptin and ghrelin play key roles in telling our bodies that it’s time to eat or to stop eating. Leptin is an anorexigenic (appetite suppressing) hormone, whereas ghrelin is orexigenic (appetite enhancing). The balance between these two determines how hungry or satiated we are going to be throughout the day. Bad nutrition choices disrupt this balance and could cause us to eat more than we really should.

The Relationship Between Hunger and Ghrelin

Ghrelin plays an important part in keeping us well […]

What Is Fiber?

You hear a lot about dietary fiber but do you know what fiber actually is and what is does for the body? Fiber is actually part of plant foods that your body cannot absorb or digest. It is also known as roughage and is not digestible by the body. So why is it important that you eat enough fiber? Fiber can help keep other foods moving through your body normally and can also aid in the prevention of many types of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, and can even help prevent hemorrhoids. Fiber helps the heart […]

3 Of The Best Foods For Headaches

If you are getting headaches or suffering from frequent headaches then your body could be telling you something. There are some foods that you can eat that not only help prevent you from getting a headache but also can help alleviate headaches symptoms if you have them. Of course it is going to depend on the type of headache that you have and migraines can be so bad that you might not want to eat at all. But if you do find yourself having frequent headaches then there are some foods you can eat that can help. Try increasing […]

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken


  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2C honey
  • 1/2C prepared mustard
  • 1tsp dried basil
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1/2tsp dried parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste, and place in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish
  3. In a small bowl, combine the honey, mustard, basil, paprika, and parsley. Mix well
  4. Pour 1/2 of this mixture over the chicken, and brush to cover
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn chicken pieces over and brush with the remaining 1/2 of the honey mustard mixture
  6. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink […]

The Sad Truth About Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt has become very popular and seen by many as a healthier alternative to ice cream just because yogurt is known as a healthy food. Yogurt by its definition only includes curdled milk and live cultures. If there are more ingredients in a brand of yogurt then this, chances are it is loaded with sugar and additives. But is frozen yogurt really healthier than ice cream? If you take a look at the ingredients in many frozen yogurt brands, the answer is usually no and it ends up not being the innocent treat we think we are eating. […]

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie


  • 1c almond milk
  • 1/2c baby oatmeal
  • 1 banana
  • 2c frozen strawberries
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder


In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth

Serves 2

Breakfast On The Go: 3 Easy Tricks to Save Time

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Missing breakfast can really be disastrous in many ways, especially if you are in a workout or exercise routine. When you miss that most important meal of the day, your body is going to react negatively and you are going to be hungrier when you do eat. Missing that first meal of the day causes the body’s metabolism to decrease which can result in weight gain and increase your hunger around your next meal time. From fatigue and mood, to irritability and other psychological effects, you […]

Breakfast Burritos


  • 6oz. turkey bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 can black beans
  • 3oz colby jack cheese
  • 1c fresh spinach
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside
  2. Wrap the tortillas in foil and warm in the oven
  3. Cooked the eggs in a lightly greased skillet until firm
  4. In a small sauce pan heat the black beans
  5. Top each tortilla with black beans, 2 strips of bacon, 2 eggs and a little cheese
  6. Roll tortillas into burritos and serve

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes


  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted + butter for frying
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 100% pure maple syrup for serving


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  2. Make a ‘well’ in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the honey, eggs, milk, and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Whisk together thoroughly
  3. Gently fold the mashed bananas into the batter with a spatula
  4. Heat your pan over medium-high heat. Swirl enough butter around the pan until it […]

Are Carbohydrates The Weight Loss Enemy?

There are a lot of different diets out there in the health and fitness market. A lot of these diets dramatically decrease carbohydrates for weight loss. However it is important to know that carbohydrates are necessary and should be a regular part of your diet, but balanced with the right source of carbs. Carbohydrates give us the energy we need and without them, you will get tired quicker during workouts and may even feel tired during the day before or after workouts. Here are some good reasons that you should not get rid of carbs in your healthy diet. […]