Diet mistakes that have nothing to do with calories

For so many years, popular media, the diet industry, and even scientific researchers alike all agreed on one "fact": weight loss was a matter of calories in vs. calories out. Even when I first became a personal trainer at Equinox in 2008, I was instructed to explain to clients the same idea: if you want to lose weight, you have to work out more + eat less. Fast forward to present day: while popular media + the diet industry might still lag behind, the science is finally catching up to reality. A calorie is NOT just a calorie, in terms of weight loss + maintenance, as well as overall health + wellness. Think about it logically: how could 100 calories of grilled chicken, 100 calories of romain

My favorite eco-friendly, waste-reducing kitchen products

Although Earth Day is always a good reminder how important it is to take care of this planet we call home, I truly try to find ways every day to lessen my personal environmental load. That's not to say I'm perfect; I drive a regular car, I certainly buy mixed greens in plastic clamshell containers (trying to cut that out!), and sometimes go to Starbucks without my own reusable coffee cup. But I do believe every little bit counts, and since I spend so much time in the kitchen, I make probably the most effort there to be more environmentally friendly. Not only does that mean I produce less waste, I also am likely doing a favor for my own health + wallet. I shared some of my favorite tips +

#WTFWEDNESDAY: "Health Washing"

My goal is #WTFWednesday is to provide unbiased information + guidance regarding health + wellness topics of interest, so that you can then do more research for yourself. For most of these topics, I wouldn’t consider myself a full-on “expert” - but I have familiarized myself enough with the basics to talk intelligently about the topic and to know where to look (or to look at all!) for more information. I’m always interested in hearing your personal experience or opinions based on your own research. I often joke around that I was buying organic food + into non-traditional wellness practices "before it was cool"; these days, everyone from celebrities to your work bestie are praising this super

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