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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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Tuesday
Jul312018

10 Ways to Bust out of a Rut

 

Here’s the thing.  The fitness journey can feel monotonous.  And generally speaking – it really is because you continuously are sending your body the same signals (eating healthy, working out, sleeping, etc) over and over.  As fitness pros – we feel you.  Eventually we can tire of the same exercise circuit or meal lineup.  But, simple tweaks in our weekly routines can have the power to stir up new enthusiasm and even push us to the next level in terms of physical change, metabolic function and mental game. At the end of the day, we want you to avoid any inkling to throw in towel or fall off track.  So it’s important to have a list of go-tos in those instances you feel like you’re in a rut.

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Friday
Mar302018

How a Dietitian Organizes Her Fridge

Here’s the thing — we all have great intentions. But when it comes to eating healthy and filling our refrigerators with the best foods, I’ve seen my clients make some common mistakes over the years.

Most often, we use those good intentions and motivations to stock the fridge full of all sorts of healthy foods and more than enough fruits and vegetables. But then it all goes bad before we even get to use it.

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Wednesday
Apr262017

Fajita Steak Salad

I often surprise my clients when I tell them that you can fulfill cravings for seemingly unhealthy options with a little bit of creativity and inspiration. For example, you might think standard Mexican food does not belong in a healthy diet. Think again! Mexican food is actually full of flavor and can be eaten in a way that not only fulfills a strong hankering for this cuisine, but also aligns nicely with your health and wellness goals. In the recipe below, we take all the typical fajita ingredients, but lay them above romaine lettuce dressed in a chili-lime vinaigrette. The buttery avocado is a great replacement for the cheese. And with the amount of protein and filling healthy fats in this recipe, you won’t even miss the chips!

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Friday
Apr072017

3 Signs You Are Not Eating Enough

With so much discussion about health problems related to being overweight or obese, the topic of undereating may not appear to a hu

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Friday
Feb242017

Are Cheat Meals a Good Idea?

Who wouldn’t want permission to deviate for a day and eat whatever they wanted? Imagine that nothing is off limits; the sky is the limit. Seem too good to be true? It may be time to assess a few areas of your life before taking the plunge.

Cheating anything in life is tricky. While it may leave you with a rush of adrenaline at times, the overarching leftover feelings are typically guilt and disappointment. Thoughts like “Was it worth it?” “What could I have done instead?” and “Short-term gratification wasn’t worth the cheating,” may ensue.

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Wednesday
Feb222017

Chocolate Coconut Protein Truffles

Who has chocolate cravings? I know I do. Ever wonder why this happens? Chocolate is one of the best sources of magnesium that we can get from food. And when we are under stress, our bodies literally push it out of our systems to cope with daily life. So if you have a career, family, social life, drink caffeine or are a chronic over-thinker/worrier, you are likely deficient in this mineral. I take magnesium every night to help stabilize my blood sugars, regulate my stress hormones and keep my cravings at bay. But having a little extra in the form of these satisfying little bites surely won’t hurt you. In fact, your body will THANK YOU for the additional nutrition you will be getting from this stellar lineup of ingredients.

Say goodbye to stress and hello to chocolate. Plus, they are D.TOX program friendly!

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