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A Healthy Lifestyle Should Also Include Healthy Snacking

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 15, 2015

Healthy snacking is just as important to a diet and living a healthy lifestyle as is eating a healthy meal. So while reaching for a bag of chips and a soda during a break once in a while won't completely ruin your diet, sticking to a calorie count that suits your metabolic needs is what is more important. One right choice will not only fill your day with the power your body needs, but it will also lead to other positives, and not just ones that are health-related.

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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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