Summer has flown by, and whether we are ready to face it or not, it’s time to pack school lunches! Sure, those pre-packaged children's lunches are convenient, but they aren't necessarily healthy. Laura Hsu, AVAC's Certified Nutritionist, has 9 ideas to make it easier for you to leave the 'Lunchables' behind!
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve likely heard of the caveman diet, otherwise known as the Paleo diet. The Paleo diet is a modern take on eating the way hunter-gatherer humans ate in the Paleolithic era (2.5 million to 10,000 years ago). This diet consists of lean proteins like fish, meat and poultry,... Continue Reading →
‘Tis the season, where temptations for sugar-filled treats are EVERYWHERE! Here are 7 super useful tips to survive your holiday cravings!
Blog post courtesy of Laura Hsu. September 2018 Nutrition Lecture Series ‘Nutrition Simplified—Getting Back to Basics’ With Laura Hsu, AVAC’s Certified Nutrition Consultant Ditch the diets and learn a healthful way to eat for life! As the title suggests, this 4-part series is all about getting back to basics and demystifying what we should eat (and not... Continue Reading →
Fall Challenge Dates: September 8th—October 5th, 2018 Join Laura Hsu, AVAC’s Certified Nutritionist, on a 28-Day Nutrition Challenge! Need some encouragement? Here are 5 reasons to accept the challenge: Education—There will be two Powerpoint presentations during the challenge. The first is ‘Eating for Health’, where we will set the tone for what to eat during... Continue Reading →
This new AVAC® Poolside Cafe' smoothie is calcium-packed, free of refined sugar, and will keep you feeling FABULOUS! Here are 7 reasons why you need to try our new Kale Almond Protein Smoothie handcrafted by Laura Hsu, and taste-tested by Team AVAC®! It's made with kale—In the rare event you've been living under a rock and... Continue Reading →
There's been a lot of recent buzz around AVAC about the Keto diet. The ketogenic diet is a low carb, moderate protein, and high fat diet which puts the body into a metabolic state known as ketosis where the liver produces ketones. Ketones become the main energy source for the body and this all... Continue Reading →
The New York Times recently reported on a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that busts some common myths about weight loss. According to this new study, weight loss can still occur without restricting calories by simply eating ‘real’ food and cutting out added sugar and refined carbohydrates. This... Continue Reading →