Nutrition

Healthy Thanksgiving Ideas

November 18, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Thanksgiving is a time to get together with family and/or friends and be thankful. However, it is basically a holiday the revolves around food. Scary amounts of food usually. The average number of calories consumed during Thanksgiving dinner is 3,000 calories! FYI, the recommended number of calories per day is 1700 to 2000 calories, PER..

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Comfort Foods With A Healthy Twist

November 12, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Let’s face it, when it starts to feel like Fall, we start to crave comfort foods. Especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner – it’s a holiday based around comfort foods! Have no fear! Here are some ideas for healthy comfort foods that you can sneak in for the Fall season and Thanksgiving holiday: Your..

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Easy Food Swaps for Desserts and Appetizers

October 29, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Yes, the holidays are approaching. Many of us even use them as an excuse to eat more sweets and “junk” foods because of the additional stress. After all, stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Here are some easy food swaps to make this holiday season that will offer “carb-smart” choices (Health magazine): “Choose pumpkin pie over..

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Anti-Breast Cancer Foods

October 15, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Are there foods that can protect you from the big-C? The latest research suggests the answer is YES! Here are 12 foods that may help prevent breast cancer… and are good for you anyway, so include them in your diet: 12 Foods for Breast Cancer Prevention As always, contact me with questions. Healthy, happy living!

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Breast Cancer Awareness & Risk Factors

October 8, 2014 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Like most cancers, early detection and treatment are the most important for beating this disease. How is Breast Cancer Caused? “Cancer grows when a cell’s DNA is damaged, but why or how that DNA becomes damaged is still unknown. It could be genetic or environmental, or in most cases,..

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Physical and Mental Health

August 27, 2014 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

When we strive for good fitness, it is ultimately so we stay healthy. Sometimes we forget that both our body AND our mind need to be healthy. Our stress levels, our negative thoughts, and our over-active minds can effect our health just as much as our diet or exercise habits. I’ve had two reminders of..

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Recipes for Chia Seeds

August 13, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Do you include nuts and seeds in your diet? They are great for adding omega-3 fatty acids to your meals. The hardest part for most people is finding a way to incorporate seeds into foods. One of the best seeds to cook with are chia seeds. They change consistency, sometimes they are tiny seeds and..

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Beware of Portion Size

July 23, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Why is there such a huge increase in obesity and metabolic diseases (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol) in recent years? Part of the reason could be the huge increase in portion sizes over the last 20 years. Below is an example of common foods and their size increase expressed by average calorie..

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Post Holiday Healthy Recipes

July 9, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Holiday weekends are always a nice break, but they also give us more time and opportunity to cheat on our diets and exercise time. Don’t beat yourself up about it, it’s pretty common. All we can do now is to eat extra healthy and get back into our exercise routine. If you need some new..

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Healthy BBQ?

June 11, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

This Sunday is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there! Since we are starting to get some nice summer weather, there may be a lot of BBQ meals planned for Father’s Day. The Food Day Campaign sent out a great cheat sheet for a safe, healthy BBQ. They also recommended taking a..

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