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Tuesday
Apr302019

Strategies for better sleep 

Among all the responsibilities we have in a given day, sleep tends to be the first thing we put on the chopping block. The ironic part is that while it’s the first thing we opt to give up, it’s one of the most nourishing things we can do for our bodies. Getting enough quality sleep may not be possible every single night, but if gone unchecked for too long, inadequate sleep can compound into a variety of immediate and long-term health problems. 

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Monday
Sep172018

A Beginner's Guide to Gluten Free Eating

It feels like these days, gluten has become the butt of a never-ending joke. In the past, the only people who knew what gluten was were those with Celiac disease – an autoimmune disorder that results in damage to the intestinal lining if gluten, a protein in wheat, rye and barely, is consumed. . These days it’s become one of many healthy food fads – with individuals boasting that they’re gluten-free while they reach for a stack of GF cookies – because it’s thought that “they’re healthy”. As a result, gluten sensitivities seem to be taken less seriously than other common sensitivities like dairy or soy. And while not every individual reacts negatively to gluten, the fact is that it’s still one of the most common – and under-estimated – sensitivities Americans experience today.

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Wednesday
Aug082018

5 Expert Meal Prep Tips That Save Time

Contrary to popular belief, meal prep doesn’t have to be complicated or laborious.

The entire point is to simplify your life – making eating healthy easier to achieve.

It can be easy to get overwhelmed as you are scrolling through your social media feeds and seeing what everyone else is doing -I know I’m guilty of following meal prep experts.  Though it can be inspirational, it can also leave you feeling like there is no way you could achieve that.

The basics of meal prep should be simple. As fitness pros – we’ve spent a lot of time perfecting this craft and teaching it to others.

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Friday
Jun292018

Easy-To-Make Keto Burgers

Looking for something to whip up for your July 4th celebration, but don’t want to derail your plan? Try our favorite Mini Keto Burgers. They’re perfect if you’re following a keto or paleo diet, and because you only need 4 ingredients and 20 minutes to make these bite-sized burgers, they’re ideal if you’re strapped for time and want to get in a quick workout. (Try our 4thof July workout here). And if you’re in need of a few more 4thof July–inspired menu items for your picnic or cookout, check out these 4 patriotic 5-ingredient or less recipes.

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Friday
Jun292018

Fat-Burning 4th of July Workout

It takes effort and dedication to make time for a workout, especially on a holiday. That's why it's nice to have a few go-to workouts that you can do anywhere (with or without weights). 

Check out my July  4th–inspired fat-burning workout below. There are 13 movements (for the 13 colonies) with sets of 50 (for the 50 states). It’s also a perfect workout when you’re traveling, and ideal for those days when you need to get movement in, but just can’t make it to the club. 

 

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Friday
Jun012018

Make Prepping Your Protein Easy With These 3 Simple Spice Rubs

It’s officially grilling season, and it's also one of our favorite times of the year. Grilling is fast and easy, and it can be ideal for meal-prepping high-protein foods. It's also a technique we encourage our nutrition clients to practice. Because when you're spending time outdoors and enjoying

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Friday
May042018

5-Minute Protein Pancakes

Offering new solutions for breakfast is one of the most common strategies that our nutrition coaches implement with clients. For many of us, our go-tos (often marketed as breakfast foods) are too high in carbohydrates. And high-carb meals tend to leave our energy and blood sugar unstable and are less than ideal if you have a weight or fat loss goal.

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