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Category Archives: Diet & Nutrition


Introducing… The Juicy Cafe!

We are pleased to announce Seattle Athletic Club Northgate has partnered with The Juicy Cafe to provide you with healthy, fresh salads, wraps, smoothies, juices and more! The Juicy Cafe was voted #14 of the top 25 juice shops in America for 2015! Their unique, delicious cold-pressed juices (with ingredients like lemon, ginger, cayenne, and […]


Theme-Night Meal Plan

Here’s a meal plan recently put together for a client of mine interested in the idea of theme nights.  While it may not provide for the spontaneity and variety that some need and want – it can be a great solution for some. If theme nights aren’t for you but you want to start a […]


A Better Bowl of Cereal

If you like cereal for breakfast or a late night snack, you’re not alone. The most popular varieties I see on food logs are Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Nut or regular Cheerios, Special K, Chex, Raisin Bran, etc. While these don’t have a ton of sugar it’s certainly true that they’re processed and lack […]


Strategies to Maintain Your Weight this Holiday Season

  Many know what it takes to successfully implement the nutrition and exercise strategies to lose weight. It’s a skill and is based on measurable lifestyle changes that target sustainable fat loss. When confronted with the period of Thanksgiving to the New Year, we often deprive ourselves of dietary indulgences or we throw in the […]


Beans and Longevity

In his recent book Blue Zones, New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner explores the dietary and cultural traditions of peoples around the world that have the largest number of centenarians. The dietary similarities in these groups can be summarized fairly simply. The groups with the highest longevity globally do two things. First, they eat […]


What’s for Dinner Tonight?

Effective meal planning must encompass the nights when you need to get dinner on the table for yourself and/or your family in 15 minutes or less. If we have the right ingredients on hand we can always answer the question “What’s for dinner tonight?”   Below is a list of some of my favorite quick […]


Special Occasions: 5 Tips to Stay on Track

1) Enjoy the food and festivities. This seems a given but we often berate ourselves while we could be celebrating! The more we enjoy life and create the experiences we want, the more energy we’ll have to focus on nourishing ourselves. In terms of food, pick those indulgences you really love and fore go the […]


Best Nutrition Advice: Eat More Vegetables

In all my years I have yet to hear anyone in the diet or nutrition field suggest we eat fewer vegetables. We might hear it’s best to eat more of the dark green leafy kind or choose based on all the colors of the rainbow. That’s all great advice but it may be best to […]


A New Twist on Salad

The only thing every person on the planet agrees on in terms of nutrition is that we need to eat more vegetables. Thankfully we’re in the summer salad season – but it takes time to prep a fresh lettuce salad and we can often get bored with the same choice. Below is a new twist […]


15-Minute or less meal ideas!

Effective meal-planning must encompass the nights when things blow up and you need to get dinner on the table for yourself and/or your family in 15 minutes or less. If we have the right ingredients on hand we can always have a meal back-up plan. Below is a list of some of my favorite 15-minute […]

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