Vitruvian Man Logo

The Vitruvian Man is a sketch done by Leonardo Da Vinci which represents the “perfect proportions.” The circle and square surround the man providing touch-points for the arms and legs as they move.

Why we chose it?

It’s an art and a science: Leonardo’s new twist – to place the circle and square on top of each other – combine science and art. This is similar to our approach.

Many body types can fit. We like that a body with little fat and a body with lots of fat can both fit into the circle and square.

Read on for more!

HelloFresh Meal Review: Sweet and Savory Plum Flatbreads with Ricotta, Charred Onion, and Arugula

HelloFresh categorizes this meal as a breakfast according to the recipe card. I think this would make a divine breakfast but it is just a little too much work for me to do while on my first cup of coffee. Don’t get me wrong, I love a hot breakfast. In fact, I have a hot breakfast pretty much every day! I can cook a veggie omelet with one eye closed and one hand on that coffee mug; but this recipe was just a bit too involved for that level of attention (or rather that lack of attention…).
Read on to see what I would change and what I loved about this recipe!

An Open Letter to my Dietitian Colleagues

There is a need for education about food and nutrition and people seek out RD’s opinions; but this does not make our opinions valuable to anyone other than ourselves. Our opinions have no place in someone else’s dietary choices (except maybe our partners or children… and boy-hardy don’t they feel lucky to live with RDs #sarcasm). Let’s try to stop focusing on being right, stop talking so much, and start listening more. Let’s focus on helping people be real with their food choices instead of making them feel “bad” for not eating “right.” Let’s use our expertise to give people evidence-based information instead of our opinions.

Cheese and Strangulation by Bedsheets

There is a movement growing among health professionals called Health at Every Size® which, among other things, rejects the use of weight as an indicator of health and believes that weight is largely unchangeable by individuals. There is only one registered HAES® practitioner in the Jacksonville area. Read more to find out how cheese causes strangulations… or does it?

HelloFresh Meal Review: Emeril Lagasse’s Herby Dijon Chicken Breasts with Zucchini and Red Potatoes

I was so excited to make this meal! The pictures on the recipe card look amazing! This recipe was prepared on a work-night and did not take much time from start to finish. This recipe is definitely more cost effective from #HelloFresh than if you had purchased ingredients from the store! Final review: This meal is flavorful yet subtle and is made with familiar foods – I will be making this meal again!

HelloFresh Meal Review: Zesty Crusted Catfish over Cilantro Jasmine Rice and Roasted Broccoli

The instructions were easy to follow and the pictures helped to keep me on track. One thing that really impressed me, since some of my clients are newbies in the kitchen, is that even a novice cook could make this meal beautifully. HelloFresh is a great way to gain experience in the kitchen and build confidence as there was nothing complex or confusing and the result is a beautiful and delicious – and fast – meal! Read more to see what I would change about this meal, what I loved, and what I learned. Hint: it involves a zester!

If Diets Don’t Work, How Can a Health Coach Help Me?

Have you heard that diets don’t work?

Actually, all diets work. Any way you can dream up to cut calories will usually result in weight loss (assuming no underlying health conditions, sleep and stress are in check, you have a healthy gut microbiome, have not screwed up your metabolism from a history of chronic dieting, etc. etc. etc.). So go for it – paleo, atkins, intermittent fasting, no white foods, whatever – they all work until you stop following them.

Ah, there’s the catch. Who could follow any of them for a lifetime? So, diets only work short term. Health is not a short term proposition. Diets don’t work.