nutrition

Don’t EAT All That Candy!

Posted by on October 25, 2016 at 6:57 pm

halloweenSo fit pros….how many of your clients will be dipping into the Halloween candy more than they should? Almost all of them huh? Maybe you are guilty too :) I know I have a hard time staying away from all of the sugar this time of year, but if I remember these tips it makes it a little easier for me, my kids and my clients. Share with your clients before Monday and happy Halloween!

Eat Before You Trick or Treat:

If you have dinner before you head out to trick or treat, you’ll be full and less likely to munch while you go..

Trick or Treat & Move Your Feet:

It’s a positive thing that Halloween gets families outside and walking their neighborhoods so ask yourself, how can you add more movement to your Halloween holiday? Schedule an outing to the Pumpkin Patch and walk the maze, search long and hard for the perfect pumpkin and participate in all the active options.  Can you trick or treat in neighborhoods where the houses are spaced further apart requiring more walking or in an area that is hilly to get your heart rate up? Can you host a Halloween Dance party? Can you go on walks before Halloween to check out all the cool festive house decorations? Head to the large Haunted Houses that require a good amount of walking and exploring. Plus getting scared gets your heart pumping and your blood flowing which is a positive response!

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Break Old Habits – Teach Clients

Posted by on October 1, 2015 at 3:00 am

cookies-and-fresh-fruit--closeupWe humans are creatures of habit and often do things, not because we need to, but rather because it’s just the way we’ve always done them. If you/your clients are looking for ways to break old habits….keep reading!

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Tell Them – One Gallon Per Day!

Posted by on February 20, 2015 at 1:35 pm

I know I am always telling my clients to drink more water, but did you know you should tell them to get one gallon of water per day? Here is one of the many questions I received from clients about the amount of water to drink….and my answer to why getting a gallon of water every day is a good idea! Go ahead and save this info to share with your clients when you get this question!

water“I just read that we should drink a gallon of water per day to maximize fat loss.  Was this a misprint? I picture myself on the restroom all day from drinking all that water. Please clarify. Thank you for your great articles!”  M.H.

Did you know that 50-70% of our total body weight is water? The brain is composed of 70 percent water, lungs are nearly 90 percent water and our blood is about 83 percent water, which helps digest our food, transport and eliminate waste and toxins, mobilize fat, and control body temperature. Think of it this way, every tissue cell, organ and system is comprised of water and functions optimally only in the presence of adequate hydrationSo even fat loss will not occur at an optimal rate if you are in a dehydrated state. Plus water helps tosuppress our appetite.  Read more on Tell Them – One Gallon Per Day!…

Ideas For Eating on The Go

Posted by on February 16, 2015 at 3:52 am

peanut-butter-banana-sandwich-480We can all appreciate that life can get busy and it can be difficult to stick to a healthy eating plan. My clients often ask me for easy and healthy ideas for eating on the go.

Here is what I tell them…please share with your clients!

Breakfast
Break for breakfast no matter how busy you are. Try these balanced, quick breakfast options:

  • Organic plain yogurt and some mixed raisins, granola and dried fruit
  • A couple pieces of fruit and you’re off
  • Oatmeal and fruit
  • Peanut butter and banana sandwich
  • High energy smoothie

 

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