FUEL | Nutrition Counseling

  • Food for Thought: The Powerful Connection Between Nutrition and Mental Health

    Have you ever noticed that you feel more energetic and focused after a healthy meal, or that your mood seems to take a dip after indulging in junk ...
  • Beyond the Basics: Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Lifestyle

    There are some foods that are generally considered to be less healthy and should be consumed in moderation, or avoided altogether. Here are some ex...
  • Meal Prep Like a Boss: Tips and Tricks for Busy (and Hungry) People

    As someone who's always on the lookout for new meal prep techniques to add to my routine, I've discovered several that have become my favorites. On...
  • Understanding Nightshade Vegetables: Benefits, Concerns, and Examples

    Nightshade vegetables are a group of plants that belong to the Solanaceae family. Some common nightshade vegetables include tomatoes, potatoes, egg...
  • Testimonial: "Empowered and Confident: My Journey to Health and Fitness with Donna"

    Ms. T’s Fitness Journey  "I've always struggled with my weight and maintaining a consistent exercise routine. I would start a ...
  • Fuel for Peak Performance | What is Performance Based Nutrition

    By adopting a performance-based nutrition plan, individuals can improve their athletic performance by increasing energy levels, enhancing endurance, reducing muscle fatigue, and improving recovery time. They can also achieve their desired body composition, whether it's building muscle, losing fat, or maintaining a healthy weight.

  • Unsatisfying Sweet Tooth

    A "sweet tooth" is a colloquial expression that describes a strong craving or preference for sweet foods. People who have a sweet tooth tend to enj...
  • Performance & Recovery Nutrition

    Fueling for exercise: Nutrition counseling can provide guidance on how to properly fuel the body before exercise. This may involve eating foods that are high in carbohydrates, such as pasta or rice, which can help provide the energy needed to perform well.
  • Fuel for the Body

    The type and intensity of the workout will affect how you should fuel before and after exercise. For example, if you are doing a high-intensity workout like sprinting or weightlifting, your body will require more energy in the form of carbohydrates to fuel your muscles. On the other hand, if you are doing a low-intensity workout like yoga or walking, your body may require less energy.

  • Healthy Fat to Muscle Ratio

    Avoid Excess Calories: Consuming excess calories can lead to weight gain and an unhealthy fat to muscle ratio. Focus on portion control and eating a balanced diet that is appropriate for your body's needs
  • Stop Wondering..Get Your Meal Plan

    Are you tired of constantly wondering what to eat or struggling to create healthy meals that fit your lifestyle? A written meal plan may be just wh...
  • Why Use a Bioelectrical Impedance Scale

    Bioelectrical impedance scales are relatively affordable and easy to use, making them a popular choice for home use. They typically require you to stand on the scale with bare feet and hold onto hand electrodes for a few seconds while the electrical current passes through your body. The scale will then display your body composition measurements, including muscle mass, body fat percentage, and sometimes bone mass and hydration levels.