10 foods that have more potassium than a banana

What are the best sources of potassium? Since I coach a lot of people who exercise regularly, this is a very common question I get. Everybody knows the banana, but let's see what other foods top the list. Potassium helps regulate your body’s fluid levels, aids in muscular function and waste removal, and keeps your nervous system functioning properly. If your potassium levels are too low, it can result in fatigue, insomnia, depression, muscular weakness or cramping, and cardiovascular issues such as an abnormal heart rhythm. So what are the top sources of potassium other than bananas? 1. ALL kinds of baked potatoes 2. Dark leafy greens - such as spinach, bob chow, Swiss chard, kale. 3. Avoca

Confessions of a sugar junkie aka ME

Many people assume that since I'm a Personal Trainer and a Nutrition Coach I eat chicken and broccoli out of tupperware containers and exercise every day but I want to say that I have been a sugar addict for most of my life. So let's get real today. My clients share their stories with me all the time, so it's time to return the favor. Below is a short version of my food story. Most of you know that I grew up in Poland, moved to Scotland when I was 18 and then permanently to the US when I was 23. Since I remember, all of my fond memories have been around food, mostly cakes, pastries, chocolate and pizza. Growing up in Poland was like being constantly surrounded by the best pastries, breads, s

What's the elephant in your room?

Think of an elephant. Wrinkly gray skin. Tree-stump legs. Snorty trumpet hooowaaahh sound. Trunk curling into an elegant “S” shape as it grabs a peanut. OK, now don’t think of an elephant. Seriously, stop thinking about that big, honking gray elephant stomping around. DO NOT THINK OF AN ELEPHANT NO MATTER WHAT. If you’re like most people, that elephant is now etched into your brain like the latest, horribly catchy “earworm” pop song. You can’t get it out, even if you try. Especially if you try. The human mind is funny. It has a rebellious streak, kind of like a little kid. The second it’s told to avoid something, it goes right for it. “Billy! Don’t play in that mud!” Slop. This goes for thou