Why Booties and Cookies Don’t Mix

Let’s face it, the holidays can be very challenging. Getting into the festive spirit tends to mean abandoning all notion of self-control and consuming insane amounts of sugar.  But you know what…? It’s OK!  The cookies are colorful and pretty, the punch looks beautiful and there is loads of candy, pies and all kinds of chocolatey treats at every party. So let your inhibitions go and give in a little! I gave myself just 24 glorious hours where I allowed myself unchecked treats including cookies, midnight snacks and candy all day long. I let myself splurge like this because I

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Understanding Supplements

The world of supplements is vast and confusing. Everywhere there are manufacturers claiming their pill will help you lose twenty pounds fast, boost your libido, help you gain more muscle, or reduce soreness and help you work out longer. There are so many products out there, all claiming to have the solution to our problems or be ‘the next big thing’ in fitness, it can be almost impossible to sift through them all and understand what is beneficial and what is snake oil. (more…)

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Fueling Your Workouts

You’ve probably wondered how to make the most out of your time at the gym, or you wouldn’t be reading this. One of the pillars of success in fitness is eating right for exercise. This means eating the right foods, at the right times, to get the best possible workout. You shouldn’t be showing up to the gym starving, or totally stuffed. You should be properly hydrated, and you shouldn’t be feeling hungry or weak by the end of a training session. (more…)

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5 Simple Habits to Maximize Fat Loss

You've probably heard the phrase, "Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym." What does it mean? Can you simply watch what you eat and the fat will melt off your tummy or thighs? Certainly, trained professionals will tell you that a balance of healthy habits like exercise, clean eating and adequate sleep is the best prescription for fat loss. Good nutrition is the key to getting maximum results. We're here to share with you 5 simple habits to maximize fat loss. (more…)

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4 Reasons You Might Need Nutritional Counseling

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While looking at old family pictures, you realize something troubling. You’ve been trying unsuccessfully to lose weight for a long time. While you attempt to eat healthy and exercise regularly, you always seem to fall short of your intended mark. Because you understand you must be doing something wrong, you’re thinking about enlisting professional help. If you can relate to this common scenario, consider the following four reasons you might benefit from nutritional counseling. (more…)

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Fitness Tip of the Week: Add More Fiber Into Your Diet

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Let’s face it: Fiber is typically associated with increased trips to the bathroom. And this association typically is true. Fiber does help with regularity. But there are also many other health benefits, such as a significant reduction in chronic disease and medical issues such as stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure. It also helps with digestion, keeps you fuller between meals and reduces the painful side effects of constipation. (more…)

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Fresh Vs. Processed Foods

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People who are interested in regaining their health through exercise and positive lifestyle changes must take a good look at the foods they eat. Diets full of processed and manufactured foods often lack any nutritive value and only serve to slow down the body's metabolic processes. For an athlete, that can spell disaster. Those who want to make positive changes must first begin to include fresh, wholesome foods that offer the nutrients the body needs. (more…)

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