Nutrition

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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Adventurous New Smoothie Ideas

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

Lots of people have recently mentioned to me that they are adding smoothies into their diet. Smoothies are a great way to incorporate fruits and veggies and still sort of feel like you’re having a “treat”. If you haven’t jumped on the smoothie bandwagon, maybe these new ideas will motivate you to try it for..

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Nutrition Good News and Bad News

May 21, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

So many articles are written about nutrition and nutritional studies, it can get pretty confusing out there reading articles on the internet and in health magazines. Here are two articles I recently read that provide good and easily digest-able information (pun intended).  It just so happens that one is bad news… potentially bad news if..

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Drinks That Can Derail Your Diet

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

Let’s talk a little about the drinks that we include in our diet. We tend to ignore the calories that we drink. It’s important to understand and realize that drinks have calories and SUGAR … Proceed with CAUTION! However, it’s not realistic to expect everyone to drink only water. Sometimes we need a little flavor..

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Foods to Help You Sleep

April 24, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Sleep, who doesn’t love sleep?! Sometimes it’s easier said than done though. Getting enough sleep definitely makes us more healthy and energetic. That means making enough time to sleep, going to bed early if you have to wake up early, etc. But what happens when you are ready to sleep and sleep just doesn’t happen…

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Protein Powder

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

As promised, this week I’ll cover the mysterious topic of protein powder. Ok, maybe it’s not that mysterious, but it can be overwhelming considering how many products and brands are on the market. First, let’s discuss the most common options for protein powder types. They are whey protein, casein protein and soy protein. Whey protein..

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Supplements, schlupplements

March 26, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

This is a tough subject because it includes a lot of different areas and even more different types of products. However, I got a request to shed some light on this topic, so I’ll do my best! First of all, what are supplements? It is a catch-all phrase that has become saturated by too many..

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Protein Cheat Sheet

March 19, 2014 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Nutrition is a tough subject, especially when we hear about all the different “diets”. One that I’ve heard a lot about lately is the high-protein diet. Obviously, carbs and fats get a bad rap, so why not just pack your diet with protein? My answer to that is “everything in moderation”.  We should all know..

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