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Spring-Clean Your Diet

Posted by Lindsay Silbert

Mar 13, 2019

It's hard to believe that with the unpredictability of March’s weather, springtime is right around the corner. Regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil said a short month ago, spring officially begins on March 20th.  In addition to the changing of the seasons, March is also National Nutrition Month. Started by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 1980, National Nutrition Month is “an annual nutrition education and information campaign focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits,” which comes at the perfect time considering that winter is notorious for poor eating habits. During the cold and dark months, we typically hibernate to our couches and are warmed by hearty comfort foods and Netflix binge-fests to escape the harsh winter weather.

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy nutrition, food nutrition diet

Your Healthy Gut: Probiotics

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Feb 20, 2019

Probiotics have been getting a lot of press, particularly over the past few years in the United States. While they might sound like the cutting edge of medicine though, probiotics have actually been around for centuries. The only real difference is now we can take them in pills and gummies, rather than simply relying on eating them in their naturally occurring forms.
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Eat More, Weigh Less?

Posted by Heather Blake

Sep 12, 2012

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Topics: calorie intake, Fitness Tips, weigh less, food nutrition diet, diet for weight loss, weight loss healthy, nutrition, eating

General Guidelines for Pre-workout Nutrition

Posted by Shannon Hampt

Feb 27, 2012

Fitness Tip: "It’s important to eat prior to your workout. Eating before your workout will help keep blood sugars stable, increase performance and in the long-term this boosts your metabolism. I always suggest eating something 30-60minutes prior to your workout. Here are some general guidelines in choosing a pre-workout food:

*Choose something with no more than 300 calories
*Your snack should be low in fat and fiber
*Be sure to get in some complex carbohydrates
*You should get in a moderate amount of protein pre-workout
*Keep the simple sugars content low

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Topics: Personal Training, Fitness Tips, health snacks, chick fil a, optimum nutrition, weight nutrition, food nutrition diet, energy food, pre work out