Is coffee an acceptable breakfast?

Do you tend to forego a real meal and treat coffee as your first meal of the day? This applies especially if you don't eat for several hours after the coffee. As convenient as it may be, especially for busy drivers on the road, coffee is not a meal. Breakfast really is the most important [...]

By |2021-07-14T14:35:28-04:00July 14th, 2021|Driver Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

ATN: What’s the healthiest breakfast for a driver?

Q: What's the healthiest breakfast for a driver? A: Well, that's going to depend on the driver's schedule and location, as well as what food is available in restaurants, truck stops, or on the road! This is the reason we don't provide set meal plans, but rather meal and snack suggestions, to cover a variety [...]

By |2021-06-23T11:08:51-04:00June 9th, 2021|Ask the Nutritionist, Nutrition|0 Comments

ATN: Are plant-based meat products healthy?

Ask the Nutritionist: Are vegan meat products, such as Beyond Meat burgers, healthy? Q: This is such an important topic. By now, I'm sure you've seen them at fast food restaurants and grocery stores, where entire freezers are dedicated to meatless "meat" products. Veggie Burger, image from Nora Cooks Now, not all of [...]

By |2021-06-23T11:09:32-04:00June 1st, 2021|Ask the Nutritionist, Nutrition|1 Comment

Improve your Health this Summer

We finally made it through arguably one of the most difficult winters we have ever faced in our lifetimes, which included the usual difficulties of cold weather and poor road conditions, compounded with COVID-19 and the related restrictions and lockdowns. While the pandemic may still be ongoing, the warm weather is affording us the chance [...]

By |2021-05-19T15:16:57-04:00May 19th, 2021|Exercise, Mental Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

Can I eat the same thing every day?

So many of us are creatures of habit: we wake up at the same time, have the same morning routine, and eat the same thing for breakfast each day. While this type of repetition can make life a lot less stressful by reducing the number of decisions we need to make daily, variety is super [...]

By |2020-09-17T15:22:26-04:00September 17th, 2020|Nutrition|0 Comments

Should I read ingredient labels or nutrition labels?

If you pick up any packaged food, such as a box of crackers or a salad dressing, you’ll find two labels: the ingredient list and the nutrition facts table, which tells you the nutrient content of the food including fat, protein, carbs, sugar, etc. The mainstream health world has taught us to read the nutrition [...]

By |2020-09-17T14:21:12-04:00September 17th, 2020|Nutrition, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ATN: Protein Powder

Q: What's an easy to digest, high quality protein powder that you would recommend? I haven't discussed protein powders in quite a while, as there is a lot of controversy over many of them and their risks vs. rewards. If you eat a balanced diet and live a moderately active lifestyle, protein supplementation likely isn't [...]

By |2020-06-22T14:54:14-04:00June 16th, 2020|Ask the Nutritionist, Driver Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

Week 4 Mini-Challenges

Each week during the 10 Pound Challenge, I'll outline 5 different mini-challenges. Your job is to choose 1-2 of them to fully commit to for the week, and you may choose to continue that practice for the remainder of the challenge. You may wish to do more than 2 of the challenges, and you are [...]

Week 3 Mini Challenges

Each week during the 10 Pound Challenge, I'll outline 5 different mini-challenges. Your job is to choose 1-2 of them to fully commit to for the week, and you may choose to continue that practice for the remainder of the challenge. You may wish to do more than 2 of the challenges, and you are [...]

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