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    Why I Wrote the ONE-TWO PUNCH!

    Finally!!! My first book, ONE-TWO PUNCHTM (OTP), has been released! I won’t lie, it was a process that took much longer than expected. The road to get the book where it is today was very long. It was important for me to write the ONE-TWO PUNCHTM because I’ve seen how the OTP plan has helped countless of my clients in my more than 20 years working with people on their nutrition. I’ve worked hard to help clients understand their bodies and their behaviors around food, particularly the sensations of hunger and fullness. It’s a difficult skill to teach with many abstract components. One-Two PunchTM was initially a metaphor created for clients…

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    Announcing …

    Sometimes it’s necessary (for all kinds of reasons) to hit the refresh button, recalculate your route or make a different choice entirely. We are doing just that – we are changing the name of The Knockout Method to the ONE-TWO PUNCH (OTP). Same concepts inside, with a different overarching title. Here’s a review of how to get started: BURN The first, and most crucial part, of the ONE-TWO PUNCH is BURN; eating when you are hungry. Think of your stomach as an incinerator. When the incinerator door is open (when you’re hungry), your body will BURN and use anything you put in it. When you feel hungry, it’s your body’s way…

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    Should I be taking a Probiotic?

    By Marysa Cardwell At All of Nutrition, we often get asked if our clients should be taking a probiotic for gut health. What is a probiotic? Probiotics are live bacteria that are considered “helpful” for gut health. Think about your lawn (if you have one in your yard). When a lawn is healthy, with great grass, there isn’t any space for weeds to grow. Your gut is the same way. When you have a lot of good bacteria, there is less space for the bad bacteria to populate. Probiotics can be especially helpful if you have recently taken an antibiotic or if you have gastrointestinal upsets. If your gut bacteria…

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    Butter is Back!

    By Claudia Wilson Dietary fat is not the foe it once was 20 or even 10 years ago. There is a growing body of research that is uncovering too many carbohydrates in the diet as the culprit of many diseases, not fat. It doesn’t mean that we need to cut carbs totally out, but reducing them to more moderate levels would help – something that automatically happens by following TKM. I know the nutritional advice being thrown around now can be very confusing. Every year it is something different. Eat this, don’t eat that!  Oh wait, scratch that! Well, let’s see. Okay, hold please for more research.  It’s not that us as dietitians…

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    Energy Bars?

    By Claudia Wilson It’s always helpful to have a fairly non-perishable, pre-packaged snack on hand. Especially one that fits nicely in THEONE-TWO PUNCH. The term “energy bar” makes me laugh a little. Technically, all food gives us energy (calories). With food manufacturing and technology at an all time high, lots of grab-n-go foods get put in this category. However, when I think of an energy bar, I think of something that is balanced. And that means it contains protein, as well as some fat. I think of protein bars. I get asked a lot about protein bars and how they fit in OTP. As with food choices, I recommend you…

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    In Real Life

    By Claudia Wilson No two people are doing the exact same thing at the exact same time every day.  No way. Even identical twins, with the same DNA, will have different physical needs every day. So why do we adopt meal plans or diets meant for masses of people? It’s not realistic that one plan will work for everyone. There are SO many differences!!! Not only do we have different bodies, but we have different preferences. Thank goodness, right? I can’t stand some food items that other people find amazing! And then we all have different skill sets. Some of us cook; others of us are challenged by boiling water (without…

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    3 Steps to Starting The ONE-TWO PUNCH

    You’re probably wondering what all this talk of THE ONE-TWO PUNCH is about. Maybe you’ve seen it on Instagram or Facebook and you’re a little confused on where to start. We get it. The essentials of THE ONE-TWO PUNCH include three simple things: BURN, BALANCE and BECOME. If you want to get started with THEONE-TWO PUNCH, follow the steps in BURN, BALANCE and BECOME. BURN The first, and most crucial part, of THE ONE-TWO PUNCH is BURN; eating when you are hungry. Think of your stomach as an incinerator. When the incinerator door is open (when you’re hungry), your body will BURN and use anything you put in it. When you…

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    Intuitive Eating and OTP

    By Marysa Cardwell Intuitive Eating is a book written by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in 1995. Many dietitians refer to this book as the “Bible” when helping clients heal their relationship with food. Here at ALL of NUTRITION, we often use the principles of Intuitive Eating, alongside THE ONE-TWO PUNCH (OTP) when helping our clients. So what is intuitive eating? And, how does it relate to OTP? There are ten principles to work on mastering while becoming an intuitive eater. They are: Reject the Diet Mentality: Do we all know by now that dieting DOES NOT WORK!?!Perhaps anger at those who have enticed us to constantly try new diets even though THEY DO NOT…

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    That’s NUTS!

    By Claudia Wilson I’ve been putting off tackling this topic for a while…it’s kind of controversial and leads to a lot of the following after I explain my opinion, “But…” “Really?” “Are you serious?” Hear me out… Nuts are considered by some nutritionists to be fats.  That makes sense as most of the calories in nuts come from fat, roughly 80 percent. But they also contain about 14 percent protein and 6 percent carbohydrate. A standard serving of nuts contains about as much protein as one egg, one ounce of meat, or a cheese stick. In THE ONE-TWO PUNCH, nuts are considered a PROTEIN.  For most people, a fist of nuts is…

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    Beans, beans, …. you know the rest!

    By Claudia Wilson In THE ONE-TWO PUNCH, there are foods designated as protein, carbohydrate, and fat.  If you are a client in our office, we give you a handout outlining the various categories and the foods in each.  Not every food fits neatly into a category.  Some foods contain a mixture of nutrients.  Such is the case with legumes.  These are considered a MIXED food in THE ONE-TWO PUNCH because they contain a mixture of both carbohydrate and protein. For example, a half cup of black beans contains 7-8 grams of protein and 20 grams of carbohydrate.  So lopsided a bit towards carbs.  And while they contain about 15 grams fiber that contribute to fullness, they don’t…