PROTEIN SMOOTHIES DECODED

Protein is a must in each and every meal – it helps reduce calorie intake by promoting fullness and reducing overall appetite. Protein may even speed up your metabolism, decrease body weight and fat, and help control hunger hormones. It’s important to include smart proteins, and protein smoothies are an easy way to add protein into your diet.

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GET HEART SMART: TKM’S HEALTHY FOODS YOUR HEART WILL LOVE

What you put onto your plate and into your mouth can dramatically influence every aspect of heart health and greatly impact your risk. Choosing the right foods can lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, inflammation and triglycerides. The Karina Method is an extremely heart healthy diet that is filled with good-for-your-entire-body foods. Including these seven TKM foods into your diet will support your best heart health.

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THE KARINA METHOD’S 6-PACK ABS!

There’s no better time than now to get your winter-hidden-abs into spring break shape, but it’s going to take more than a few crunches or planks each day to get there. It takes following The Karina Method’s healthy diet, maintaining an active lifestyle, and increasing mindfulness to really see that definition pop. Here are SIX TKM tips that can help you achieve your new six-pack abs safely, efficiently and quickly.

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PRO TIPS TO FINALLY STICK TO YOUR HEALTH RESOLUTIONS!

80% is a big number. Unfortunately, it stands for the percentage of people who will give up on enthusiastic and aspirational resolutions of getting fit and losing weight even before the end of January. Here are TEN of The Karina Method’s Top Tips to help you finally make it well into February with your lofty health resolutions.

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TRAVEL ALERT: KEEP YOUR HEALTHY EATING HABITS ON TRACK!

It’s easy to leave your healthy eating habits at home while traveling, especially with the constant temptations at airports, on planes and on the road. But if you put a little effort into packing and planning ahead with these must-have tips, you might just pull off sticking to a regret-free regimen of healthy snacks, meals and beverages and enjoy a great trip, too.

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MY VITAMIN ABCs & BEST FOOD SOURCES

One of my favorite sayings is, “You are what you eat.” Why not choose those foods that nourish every cell, increase your chances of staying healthy, support your overall health and wellness and create a body filled with vitality? Use this as a Vitamin “ABC” with food musts for your diet. Eat the rainbow and you’ll reap the benefits.

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PRO TIPS: HOW NOT TO GAIN WEIGHT OVER THE HOLIDAYS

Tis’ the season for reckless abandonment of your healthy diet and regimented workout schedule. Between November and January, most adults gain one to ten pounds and most never lose the added pack-on. Holiday weight is one of the biggest culprits to yearly weight gain. However, weight gain during the holidays is avoidable despite your long list of holiday parties, gatherings and the treats available around every corner. Find out my NINE tips!

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HERE'S WHY TO TRY A MORE PLANT-BASED DIET

It can be quite overwhelming to know which ever-changing health claims are backed by research and which you should definitely say no thanks to. Low carb. No carb. Gluten-free. Fat-free. High-fat. Protein only. Fasting. Blood type. Keto. Paleo. The list goes on and on. A plant-based diet is widely supported and focuses on eating fresh, whole ingredients. Research shows filling the body with minimally processed plant-based foods improves overall health and stimulates weight loss.

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BEST FOODS FOR BEST SLEEP EVER!

Sleep has been shown to support weight loss efforts, reduce your risk of developing many chronic illnesses, boost your immune system and even keep your digestion, brain and hormones healthy and humming. The great news is that there are great foods you can eat to help you get a better night’s sleep.

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EAT HEALTHY ON HALLOWEEN: NOT AN OXYMORON!

As a nutritionist, most would assume it’s a big no-no for our three children to eat tons of candy on Halloween. I know they will happily eat their fair share of candy, and then some. But, I start Halloween day smartly, making sure they are eating healthy meals and snacks, drinking lots of water and going into the evening feeling rested, hydrated, well-fed, strong and oh so excited.

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LOSE WATER WEIGHT - LOSE REAL WEIGHT!

Water plays a major role in all aspects of our lives and is vital to our health and vitality. Our bodies contain around 60% water. But as wonderful as water is, water retention is not a great feeling and hinders most people from feeling their best. Getting rid of water retention and water weight is an important first step to any weight loss program especially if you want to feel light, energetic, lean and healthy.

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TO PALEO OR TO KETO... WHICH WILL WIN?

Paleo and Keto are two very popular diets and both promise to help you lose weight and improve your overall health. What are their similarities? What are their differences? Which is better for helping you reach your weight loss goal? Let’s dive into what these two very much in-the-news diets truly are about and discover which may be better for your overall health.

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