Meal Planning: Convenience is the Key to Success

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Nutrition |

Set yourself up for success. Having the right food choices on hand makes all the difference when it comes to establishing more healthy eating habits. The first thing for you to do is clear your pantry of things like chips, crackers, cookies, even pretzels. While you may think some of these are healthy choices there are better options. Even whole wheat products still contain enough processed flours to send your blood sugar soaring and that means...

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Unsweetened Ice Tea – The Miracle Drink

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in Living with Fitness, Nutrition |

Unsweetened Ice Tea: Make it at home. Drink a ton of it and it will help you loose weight. When it gets hot in the South we drink ice tea. Unsweetened ice tea also happens to be one of the most effective,affordable and safest weight loss drinks you can buy. Next time you are on the coffee and tea isle pick up a box of plain old iced tea. It cost like 3 bucks and the benefits of drinking it include improved cardiovascular health from the...

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Workout: Full Body Blast

Posted by on Nov 5, 2011 in Fitness |

This workout is from our free online workout guide is a full body strength training circuit workout. The workout is organized into a series of Push, Pull and Lower Body Exercises one after the other so that no single muscle group gets too tired to perform at maximum effort. It requires the equipment from our Pull Up Bar Dip Station Package. Click here for a full workout...

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Rules for Eating to Lose Fat: #3 Don’t Starve Yourself

Posted by on Jul 17, 2010 in Nutrition |

By Avril Young, Registered Dietitian, LDN, NASM CPT It’s easy to come to the conclusion that you have to eat less in order to lose weight. But even though that seems to make sense, it only works to a point. If you eat less than your body’s bare minimum needs (resting metabolic rate, or RMR), your body will actually STORE MORE FAT. Think about that and try to wrap your head around it. We’ll be coming back to this topic. There is no golden rule...

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Rules for Eating to Lose Fat: #2 Adequate Protein

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010 in Nutrition |

By Avril Young, Registered Dietitian, LDN, NASM CPT Many of my clients show me food records that have 60%+ of their calories coming from carbs. Now if you are an athlete of normal weight, that’s not necessarily a problem. But if you are trying to lose fat, it’s a different story. If your food intake is that high in carbs, it’s likely not high enough in protein. Adequate protein is important for 3 reasons: improved satiety, increased thermic...

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