Regular Eating Benefits

Some regularity in eating pattern does seem to be one of the keys to good health. In practice, individuals generally do well on three meals a day, with the addition of a snack of some raw nuts, seeds or dried fruit in the mid-late afternoon. Those who take breakfast early might want to supplement with […]

Low Fat Food will make you Fatter

Today it seems like every grocery item has a low-fat and nonfat counterpart, from dairy products and frozen foods to sweets and even junk food. With nine calories per gram, fat has become the evil scourge of dieters everywhere who are gobbling down low-fat foods, convinced that they are treating their bodies right. People concerned with […]

What To Eat Before / After Training

When it comes to fitness, there are certain universal questions that Melanie hears almost every day: How can I get the most out of my trainings? How can I lose weight faster, burn the most calories, and feel energized enough to power through every training session? There’s one simple answer that applies to all of […]


    You want to see changes in your body, gain strength, and tone those hard-to-target muscles in your core, arms, and legs?!   While barre has origins in dance, the rhythmically challenged shouldn’t worry: No tapshoes, leotards, or any fancy footwork are required. “You don’t need any dance experience—you’re not going to be doing […]

Not Eating Enough… Side Effects

When most people start dieting, they slash their calories and add a large amount of exercise to their daily routine. That’s fine, but they usually cut their calories way too low. Add in the extra exercise, and all of a sudden you have an extreme calorie deficit that is working against you. Not eating enough […]

Not Eating Enough… A Real Life Case

This is a story we Melanie hears every day in her nutrition consultation. Let’s call her Anna, but we guess this could be one of your friends:   I was a normal woman on my mission to get the body I was dreaming of. I started my workouts and has some results during the first […]