First of all, “superfood” is a marketing term. Basically, any food with multiple health benefits in relation to nutrient density could be considered a superfood. It is not a scientific term, so what qualifies as a superfood is up to the proponent to prove their claim.
We met with Krystal Hammett, owner of Alternative Wellness Solutions and certified nutritionist to discuss what it takes to make a healthy diet. Krystal has helped clients with a variety of health and nutritional issues improve their health and lifestyles. When it comes to food, Krystal helps her clients tailor their diet to meet their nutritional needs.
One of Krystal’s passions is treating those with PCOS, a hormone imbalance common to women of reproductive age. Learn more about PCOS below.
Do you like to go all-in on a workout and then reward yourself with junk food that completely negates all of the time, sweat and effort you just put in? Well, when put that way, it sounds pretty silly. Unfortunately, people do it all the time. A common scenario goes like this: you start working out to lose some weight and get in shape, but lose interest in the exercise because you fail to see the results. How does this happen? Why is it so hard to shed pounds and get shredded? Most likely, there is something going on with your diet that is slowing down your progress. According to our guest, “nutrition is 85% of the battle.” When you combine exercise with the proper diet, then you start see the desired results. Continue reading “You Can’t Out-Train a Bad Diet”
The low-carb diet encompasses several highly-marketed diets, most recently the Paleo and the Ketogenic diet. Each of these examples takes the same general idea of a low-carb diet and add a few unique stipulations, but the core idea is consistent: ditch the carbs and you will lose weight. Continue reading “What’s the Skinny on Low-Carb Diets?”
Healthy Gourmet owner Barry and friend Moe Schlachter, owner of Houston Family Nutrition and Registered and Licensed Dietitian (RD, LD), discuss and explain macronutrients in this introductory episode of The Barry and Moe Nutrition Show.
What is a macronutrient? How does your body use macros? Should you focus on one macro above the others? Listen to Barry and Moe answer these questions in a straightforward manner that anyone can understand.
Here is the first episode of The Barry and Moe Nutrition Show, An Intro to Macros:
In a world filled with opinions, theories, and frankly… a lot of nonsense, The Barry and Moe Nutrition Show is all about the facts behind nutrition, dieting, and exercise. Barry and Moe embark on a journey to help explain nutrition so we can make informed decisions to improve our health, and improve our lives.
Stay tuned for more episodes where Barry and Moe compare foods, compete in the kitchen, and discuss trending diets.
You can try Barry’s delicious and healthy recipes by ordering from the Healthy Gourmet menu.
We at Healthy Gourmet have talked with nutritionists, dietitians, clients, family and friends about leading a healthy lifestyle and the main obstacles that get in the way. The most common obstacle that everyone cites? Time management.
Somehow, the most important thing in maintaining a healthy body, a healthy nutritional diet, falls by the wayside in our busy days. The morning rush to get to work on time takes precedence over making sure you get a healthy breakfast (especially in Houston). From a nutritional perspective this is so backwards… wouldn’t we all have more productive work days if we took the time to eat a nutritious breakfast instead of a quick, sugary treat that leaves us in a slump an hour later? Continue reading “The Main Obstacle to Leading a Healthy Lifestyle? Time Management”
If you have tried to lose weight, you know the struggle. There are hundreds of diets that claim to be the quickest, healthiest, best way to burn fat and lose weight. We’ve heard the big names and heavily branded diets like Atkins, Southbeach, Keto, Paleo, and Raw food just to name a few. How can you decide which diet is best for you? Continue reading “Get Off the “Fad Diet” Rollercoaster!”
Consistency is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As we can probably all attest, eating “really well” for 5 days in a row (while it is a great start!) does not mean you will have lost that post-vacation weight or solved your pre-existing health conditions. Continue reading “Building on Healthy Behaviors”
We believe a healthy diet is key to living a healthy life (I know… profound, right?), but if everyone’s bodies are slightly different, how do we know what a healthy diet means to us, personally? This is the goal of Nutrition Response Testing, a non-invasive system for analyzing the body and determining the root cause of maladies within it. Included under the NRT umbrella is muscle testing, acupuncture point testing, reflex, and chiropractic testing to determine toxicities, allergies, and other harmful things in the body. It is a growing practice, often used in holistic approaches to medicine, yet still considered somewhat controversial within the US medical community. Continue reading “What is Nutrition Response Testing?”
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