Five on Friday · Nutrition

5 Tips for Reading the Nutrition Facts Panel

Reading the nutrition facts panel can be confusing and a lot of people don't know where to begin! Understanding the label and how to use it for your personal needs can make a big difference to your health. Here are 5 of my favorite tips for reading the nutrition facts panel: 1. Start with the serving… Continue reading 5 Tips for Reading the Nutrition Facts Panel

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Food · Nutrition · Sport

Wake Up, Water!

I was excited to try this flavored water the other morning before my workout. Avitae is a 0 calorie, naturally caffeinated water; perfect for those mornings when you need a little boost- without cream, sugar, chemicals, or calories!  Avitae: Tara Tested, Tara Approved! This is a great alternative to a morning cup of coffee or a pre-workout energy drink… Continue reading Wake Up, Water!

Food · Nutrition

Back on Track with Butternut Squash

I had a very fun end to 2016 - a trip to New Orleans (despite a dislocated shoulder), cruise to the Bahamas, and holiday celebrations with friends and family. All of this fun (and physical therapy) however, meant that I lost sight of my healthy eating and exercise habits. Like most of us,  I decided… Continue reading Back on Track with Butternut Squash