Posts in category "Nutrition"

Tips to Beat the Afternoon Crash

We all know the feeling of the mid-afternoon energy slump.  A sleepy, low-energy period in the afternoon is natural and most of us experience it.  You might reach for a sugary, caffeinated drink or a processed snack from the vending machine, but beware: These foods and drinks may give you an energy boost, but it... Read more »

5 Common Mistakes When Trying To Lose Weight

5 Common Mistakes When Trying To Lose Weight
Have you done everything humanly possible to lose weight and it’s still not happening?  Did you swear off junk food? Did you purchase new workout gear and gym membership? Did you eliminate all restaurant delivery numbers from your phone?  Most people believe these things will help them meet their weight loss goals.  However, these and... Read more »

Brain Foods for Better Functioning

Brain Foods for Better Functioning
Nutrition is a key part of overall health. If you are trying to lose weight, maintain weight, you know that diet is just as important as exercise.  Did you know that you can also …. brain diet?  Certain foods are proven to contain essential nutrients to better your brain power. Keep these foods in mind... Read more »
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Quick Protein Snacks

Quick Protein Snacks
Clients are always asking me how to get more protein in their diets.  You don’t always need a protein bar or supplement, although I do recommend keeping both around for a quick fix.   Here are some high protein snacks (not necessarily low-fat) you probably have in your kitchen right now: Eggs, hard-boiled (75 calories, 5g... Read more »

10 Foods That Fight Your Cold Naturally

Feeling under the weather?  It’s been fluapalooza this year in Chicago.   Avoid getting sick this year with these natural germ fighters.  These foods are rich in nutrients that boost your immune system and fight off those colds. 1. Açaí [ah-sigh-ee] is trendy right now, but it is also good for you. The fruit is... Read more »

Tips to Curb Holiday Weight Gain

Tips to Curb Holiday Weight Gain
It’s that time of the year again: holiday season. Thanksgiving is over, but Christmas and New Years are looming closer. These holidays are filled with family, food and fun. Due to the excessive availability of scrumptious treats, it is important to keep tabs on what you eat. Follow these five tips to curb your holiday... Read more »
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Halloween Candy Carbs

Halloween Candy Carbs
Knock Knock. Who’s there? Carbs. Carbs who? Fun Size carbs! Fun size, snack size, mini’s… call them what you want, they are bit size snacks that pack a caloric punch. It’s probably safe to assume you’ll be eating some Halloween candy today. I consider Halloween is the gateway to the holiday season calories. It’s a... Read more »

Cold Weather Brings out the Carbs

Cold Weather Brings out the Carbs
It’s not just you. Most people look to their favorite comfort foods in the fall and winter. Something about this time of year that brings out the heavy calorie and high fat foods that ultimately turn into winter weight gain. If this is you, here are a few strategies that might help you keep off... Read more »

Sugar Os Soon with Less Sugar

Sugar Os Soon with Less Sugar
Nestle announced yesterday that it plans to reduce the levels of sugar and sodium in popular cereals sold in over 140 countries worldwide. Nestle and General Mills have been in a joint venture since 1990 to sell Nestle-brand cereals such as Cheerios and Cookie Crisp. Together they plan to cut an average of 24% in... Read more »
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Lunch Time Cafeteria Hacks for Better Eating

Lunch Time Cafeteria Hacks for Better Eating
Can a few simple behavior changes make for a healthier cafeteria experience?  Master’s of innovation, Google thinks so.  With help from their in-house behavioral PhD, Google reconfigured their cafeteria with visual queues to make employees more “healthy and happy”.  You can benefit from the science and put a few of these changes to work for... Read more »
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    Josha Krueger, NSCA CSCS, AFPA Sports Nutrition Consultant, is a former professional soccer player, two time W-league National Champion, UWM Hall of Fame member, and owner of Kru Strength + Fitness in Andersonville.

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