Category Archives: Samantha McKinney

5 Common Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

As a dietitian and coach, I’ve learned that at the start of a program, most people have no idea how good they are designed to feel. They have come to mistakenly accept commonsymptoms as normal. When asked how they are currently doing, they often shrug and somewhat disenchantedly report feeling “fine.”  When was the last time you took full stock in how you’re physically feeling from day to day? If it’s been awhile, think of what words you would […]

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How To Spot A Bad Supplement

“I don’t trust supplements; they aren’t regulated. I’m going to just get what I need from food.”  I’ve heard these statements from countless people who are first embarking on a health and fitness journey. Based on the general reputation of the supplement industry, I can appreciate the initial sentiment. Although, the ideas of optimal nutrient sufficiency from our current diet and the perceived lack of regulation are both myths.1-4 Our diet is not as nutrient dense as it […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Insulin and Fat Storage

When you hear the word insulin, what comes to mind? For most, it’s a neighbor, cousin or friend that is among the estimated 9.4% of Americans who have diabetes (9 out of 10 of which are Type 2, which is often more lifestyle driven).1,2 While, yes, the prevalence of diabetes is no doubt on the rise, not a single person is immune to the massive impact that insulin and blood sugar regulation have on body composition, longevity […]

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3 reasons you’re at a weight loss plateau

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The Hormone Both Men and Woman Should Be Concerned About

When it comes to fat loss, most people think that all results ultimately boil down to a simple calorie balance equation. Burn more than you take in, and there should be a linear path to success. Of course, calories matter, but there are several other factors that can impact your results and how your body burns calories in the first place. Underlying physiology often dictates the response to your nutrition and exercise (it goes both ways), with […]

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5 Practical Ways To Balance Hormones

What do you think of when you hear the word “hormonal?” Sadly, most people immediately associate the adjective with “emotional,” and often relate it to a woman’s menstrual cycle or perimenopausal years. But from a physiological (and therefore accurate) perspective, “hormonal” pertains to the many different types of messenger compounds the body produces that stimulate action at another site in the body. These can include everything from estrogen, testosterone and progesterone (often referred to as “sex hormones”); […]

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