Fasting for Weight Loss: Is it Effective?

Jamie Staley, CPT, Pn1 What’s the deal with intermittent fasting? It seems so many people are jumping on the bandwagon of using fasting to reach all kinds of goals and many people credit intermittent fasting with helping them lose weight. But does it work? Let’s dive in and see if intermittent fasting would be aContinue reading “Fasting for Weight Loss: Is it Effective?”

The Truth About Processed Food

What it actually is, which types to avoid, and which ones to include in your diet. Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 What do you think of when someone says processed food? Most of us think of chips, cookies, crackers, bars, ice cream, and others. But what is considered a processed food and what isn’t? “According toContinue reading “The Truth About Processed Food”

Tips for Enjoying Social Gatherings with Nutrition Goals

Family gatherings, office lunches, weddings, holiday parties, birthdays… and staying on track? Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 Do you want to know a secret? July is my favorite month. First, it’s my birthday month. Second, it contains the second best holiday: Independence Day. This means gatherings with family and friends…and a lot of really good food.Continue reading “Tips for Enjoying Social Gatherings with Nutrition Goals”

5 Common Fitness Misconceptions

Plus 5 Tips to Train Smarter! Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 Do you feel like there is so much conflicting information about exercise? Does it seem like everyone has a different way of doing things and you don’t know which one is right? Fitness can be confusing, but I’m hoping to give you some clarity today.Continue reading “5 Common Fitness Misconceptions”

What are Macros and Why Should I Care?

Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 What do you think of when you hear the term “macronutrients?” I think of human-sized vegetables. Just kidding. For some people, it can be a confusing term and one that is sometimes used in the wrong context. So let’s break it down and then I will help you decide how muchContinue reading “What are Macros and Why Should I Care?”

How to Calculate Your Daily Calories

And five alternatives if counting calories isn’t right for you! Jamie Staley, NASM-CPT, Pn1 What do you think of when someone mentions counting calories? For most people, they think of an overly-restrictive diet that includes hours of weighing and measuring every morsel of food, obsessing over each calorie, and certainly not being able to enjoyContinue reading “How to Calculate Your Daily Calories”

10 Ways to Get Your Nutrition Back on Track

Jamie Staley, NASM CPT, Pn1 How have your eating habits changed since quarantine started? Loaded question, right? It’s safe to say most of us have experienced somewhat of a shift regarding what we eat, when we eat, how much we eat, or how much we care about any of those things. Quarantine is a perfectContinue reading “10 Ways to Get Your Nutrition Back on Track”

Welcome to the Blog!

Hi, I’m Jamie and welcome to my brand new baby blog! If you are reading this, I am going to assume that we know each other in real life or it’s years in the future and I’m a famous blogger. Either way, let me cover some vital facts about myself: I am 30-years-old, married toContinue reading “Welcome to the Blog!”