The Bad Week
May29

The Bad Week

Once in a while you are going to have a bad week. Your nutrition will be off, your workouts will be weak, and your head will not be in the game. That’s OK. Remember that you are human, and that sometimes your body needs a little break. The key is to take care of yourself in that moment, to not let yourself stray too far off your fitness plan during the time of rest, and to then get yourself back on track next week. Many people allow a...

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Quick Fast Food Guide
Oct13

Quick Fast Food Guide

Let’s face it, there will always be those nights when cooking is simply out of the question. Here’s my quick Fast Food Guide to making smart choices when you’re stuck eating a fast food dinner… Choose Grilled: many fast food restaurants serve grilled chicken – choose this as often as you can. Ditch the Bun: If a sandwich or burger is the only option then lighten it up by asking to have it lettuce wrapped or simply ditching half (or...

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Beware of Sports Drinks
May25

Beware of Sports Drinks

Sports drinks are designed to refuel and replenish an athlete’s body after intense physical activity. These drinks are filled with the calories and sugars needed to fill exhausted muscles with new energy, which is fantastic for the track star who only has 40 minutes of recovery between competitive events. HOWEVER for the fitness enthusiast in pursuit of fat loss, the sugars and calories found in these sports drinks can undo all of the...

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The Many Names of Sugar
Apr14

The Many Names of Sugar

Reading food labels is key to avoiding items that are high in sugar. However, it’s important that you are aware of the many names for sugar that can be found lurking in ingredient lists. All of these are names for refined sugar: high fructose corn syrup, dried cane syrup, invert sugar, molasses, sucrose (and any word ending in “ose”), brown rice syrup, honey, maple syrup, cane juice, beet sugar, brown sugar, and corn...

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Best Time To Drink Your Protein Shake?
Mar19

Best Time To Drink Your Protein Shake?

Now that you have more protein shake recipes than you know what to do with, you need to know the best time to incorporate it into your day. Which do you think best describes when you should drink a protein shake? a) You should drink a protein shake in the morning for breakfast. b) You should drink a protein shake within 30 minutes after your workout. c) You should drink a protein shake after dinner as a no-guilt dessert. The truth is...

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Eat Your Greens for Healthy Skin

Getting a daily serving of greens (such as spinach, kale, or broccoli) is a simple way to brighten your complexion and fight aging. These dark greens are packed with carotenoids that contribute to healthy, perky skin. As a bonus, a daily dose of fiber rich greens will promote fat loss – especially when you eat these greens instead of a calorie dense side, such as rice or potatoes.

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Eat Less Sugar
Feb02

Eat Less Sugar

Here’s the easiest way to drop unwanted weight: Eat Less Sugar. You’d be surprised at how many of the things that you eat on a consistent basis contain added sugar. It’s the accumulation of all these added sugars that create unwanted pounds to show up, seemingly out of nowhere. When in doubt eat less sugar.  You’re sweet enough...

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New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight

We are close to the New Year – have you decided on any resolutions? If you haven’t made any resolutions this year, consider taking the time to commit to one small healthy change. Here are some suggestions: Don’t eat after 7pm. Drink a healthy protein shake for breakfast. Cut out that daily sugary snack. Exercise a minimum of 4 days each week. Join one of my exercise...

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