On this episode of the School of Success Tony was joined by fellow RD Jim White of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition studios. Jim tells his story of how he founded his first studios and how that lead to an exceptional career in the media as an RD. Jim also discusses how success in business has allowed him to give back through his non-profit organization. Connect with Jim at: www.http://jimwhitefit.com https://www.instagram.com/jimwhitefit/        ...

How can you avoid weight gain during holiday season? Did you know the average American gains 7-10lbs during holiday season? Increased stress, more travel, high calorie sugary foods, and missed workouts are all contributors to unwanted holiday weight gain.  As a registered dietitian, one of the big questions I get asked is how to avoid the unwanted weight gain during holiday season. Here are seven tips that you can use to enter 2019 the happiest and healthiest version of you possible! 1. Manage your stress - Stress is commonly referred to as the silent killer. Your hormones play a large role in maintain your health, and holidays tend to increase stress levels for most. Cortisol is the primary hormone that can increase sugar cravings, impact your mood, memory, and waist line.  Do mind based activities every day during holiday season to manage stress. Journal, yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises. Research shows even 5-10 minutes per day of mind based activities can reduce stress levels and improve health and body composition in adults. 2. Don't neglect sleep - Holiday season can mean longer days, travel, which can negatively impact your sleep schedule. We've been told since we were kids to get our 8 hours of sleep, but...

Is Gluten Free The Way To Go? Going gluten free is a very hot topic in nutrition right now. It's one of the questions I receive the most in my Instagram DM's. Before we nail Gluten to the cross, what the heck is it? Most people do not realize that gluten is not a carbohydrate, it's actually a protein composed of two other proteins called glutenin and gliadin. Gluten is NOT wheat, carbs, starch, (I hear this all the time.) Gluten has been vilified and demonized by “clean eating gurus” for the longest time but the truth is, unless you have Celiacs Disease you can consume gluten and be fine. Celiacs Disease is a serious condition where the body rejects gluten and causes very violent reactions. This is a medical condition where the small intestine can't process gluten. This is something that would require a medical doctor to diagnosis and statistically impacts less than 1% of the population. So, why do people “lose weight” when they remove gluten from their diets? When people remove gluten from their diet, they also remove large quantities of energy dense carbohydrates foods (breads, pasta, cereals, etc) which reduces their overall calories. The problem is most people are consuming too many overall calories and...

Is your mindset around money messing you up? I had one of the WORST scarcity mindsets ever after watching my dad struggle with overcoming bankruptcy after my mom left home at an early age. But over the years I was able to overcome it and in this podcast, I teach you how to overcome scarcity mindset, how to view money as energy, and give you actionable items to help you accomplish your goals today.   [audio m4a="https://tonystephandietitian.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/audio_only.m4a"][/audio]...

Today I was joined by Manuel Villacorta, RD who is an amazing nutrition entrepreneur, best selling author, and someone who was a mentor to me early on in my college career. Manuel tells his story and the adversity he faced with getting his first book published, how he overcame hearing no forty times before finally hearing the yes, and how you can use this resiliency on your own journey towards your entrepreneurial aspirations. Connect with Manuel at: Instagram: @ manuel.villacorta Website: http://www.manuelvillacorta.com [audio m4a="https://tonystephandietitian.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Manuel-40-Nos-Before-A-Yes.m4a"][/audio]...

In this School of Success Podcast Tony Stephan talks about the fear of the unknown and how to overcome it. There comes a time in our life where we have to step into the unknown, embrace uncertainty, and trade a good situation in exchange for an even better one. All growth begins outside your comfort zone and in this podcast you will learn how to step into the unknown for massive growth in your life. [audio m4a="https://tonystephandietitian.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/audio_only_1.m4a"][/audio]...

Justin Murphy joins Tony on the School of Success Podcast today and shares his inspirational journey from a challenged youth, to incarceration, and how that lead him to nutrition coaching and launching his own business. Justin shares vital information how to reframe any challenge in your life as a stepping stool towards success. Connect with Justin at: IG: @justinmurphy_icoach  ...