Posts in category "Nutrition"

5 Things Your Personal Trainer Isn't Doing Right

View image | gettyimages.com   I’ve been a personal trainer for over a decade.  I can tell you for certain, not all Personal Trainers are the same.  There are many professional certifications and 2 day seminar’s that allow people to call themselves a professional “Trainer” .   So how do you know if you have a... Read more »

Boost HGH Naturally

Boost HGH Naturally
Human growth hormone (HGH) is a essential hormone that is produced in the pituitary gland. As a child, growth hormone is released to promote the growth of the body, during adulthood, HGH is important for bone strength, metabolism, and muscle maintenance. As you age, the level of HGH your body produces declines. People often seek... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »