Gear up for Summer with These Simple Changes to Your Diet Living a healthier lifestyle does not have to mean making major changes or depriving yourself of the things you love. Bigger does not always mean better, especially when it comes to your health. Too many changes at once can seem overwhelming, unattainable and you may feel tempted to revert to old habits. It’s about making small, simple changes that are manageable and maintaining those changes until it eventually becomes a habit. Here are some easy tips that can help…

The Importance of Meal Planning

Friday, 05 October 2018 Written by
The Importance of Meal Planning If you haven’t considered planning your meals for the week, then you should really do so. The health benefits vastly outweigh the effort put into the planning. You could even knock it out while you are making your grocery list. But, alas, the hardest part is sticking to the schedule. Because, let’s face it: our body wants what it wants, when it wants it. And although the occasional slice of pie or bowl of ice cream is a great thing (so great!), an unregimented diet…

Emerging Trends in Fitness and Nutrition

Saturday, 17 March 2018 Written by
“The only constant is change” - Heraclitus, Greek philosopher. Our fitness and nutrition philosophy has stayed relatively constant over the years - create custom programs for our clients to achieve optimal results in relation to their goals. Each client is different and has a different idea of what success means to them. But as more research is released in these fields, we’re continually getting more insight into how the body and mind react to certain training methods. This research sometimes leads to fitness and nutrition “fads” which come and go…

Start Taking Care of Your Heart Today

Thursday, 01 February 2018 Written by
February is American Heart Month, which draws attention to the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Although certain risk factors are unavoidable (family history, age), it is possible to reduce your risk of heart disease by as much as 80 percent with just a few lifestyle changes. Of course eating right and staying active will only benefit you when it comes to preventing heart disease and other health issues, but there are other measures that you can take to even further lower the risk.…

Flexible Dieting For Beginners

Friday, 23 December 2016 Written by
Forget What You’ve Been Told. You hear it from the time you’re in diapers. There are healthy and non-healthy foods. Soda and ice cream are always bad, while chicken and broccoli are always good. This is perpetuated so frequently that it becomes an accepted truth and dangerously no one questions it. That is about to change. What is a healthy or, better yet, a “clean” food? Is it whole grain? Is it organic? Is it green? Herein lies the problem with the over simplistic notion of inherently good and bad…

10 Tips to Deal with Holiday Eating

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 Written by
For dieters, the holiday period from around October through to January can be a true minefield. Between the specific holidays of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with endless goody baskets and parties, folks can run into problems maintaining the habits they strive to follow the rest of the year. A lot of strategies exist to deal with this time, although I’d consider few of them particularly healthy from a mental or psychological standpoint. One is to skip all food during the holidays. While this might avoid food issues, it’s also…

Healthy Meal Plan for Females

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 Written by
One of the most challenging aspects of any diet can be knowing what to eat day in and day out. While flexible dieting is designed to be, well, flexible, some people may still struggle with knowing what to eat to satisfy each of their macros as accurately as possible. This all gets easier with time and, like most new things, this takes practice. But, here are some meal suggestions that will help the beginner get started, or even give the veteran flexible dieter some meal suggestions that they may not…
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society (lung cancer kills more women each year). Every October brings an annual awareness campaign, stressing the importance of regular self-exams and getting screened for breast cancer. While early detection can led to a more favorable prognosis, cancer treatments, and even surgery, are often needed. Studies on the breast cancer recovery process have indicated that exercise and dietary choices may play a role in improving the quality of life and lowering the risk…

CHANGE BEGINS WITH AWARENESS

Friday, 12 August 2016 Written by
Want a surefire way to lose weight? Become aware of what you eat and decide to make better choices one bite at a time! The best way to begin is by keeping track of what you eat in a Food Journal. A great app that is free is, My Fitness Pal. Knowing your eating habits, and fueling your body properly will keep energy levels steady, help with weight loss and can keep it off. Most of us have a general idea of what we eat any given day. When keeping…