May 14, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Nutrition is a key component to maximizing your workouts. Consider the following. Hydration and Exercise Drink water before, during and after exercise Eating before Exercise: Fuel your body for exercise but consider the size to prevent stomach discomfort: Large meal 3-4 hours before workout OR Small meal 2-3 hours before workout OR Snacks an hour […]
February 18, 2015 · Leave a Comment
The Mediterranean diet is a nutritious way of eating. It has also been recognized that the Mediterranean lifestyle – being physically active, taking time to enjoy meals with friends and family may be of equal benefit to our health. Give it a try. Plants – Eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts Fats – Use […]
February 6, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Did you know that major health organizations recommend eating fish at least twice a week? There are lean fish (pollock, haddock, cod, tilapia) and fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, lake trout, and sardines). Both are good for you. Generally, fattier fish are the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega- 3 fats are being investigated […]
January 30, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Get a leg up on better health – eat more legumes! Legumes are a great source of heart healthy protein. They include beans, peas and lentils. Legumes are low in fat, contain no dietary cholesterol and a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber. Fiber may lower your blood cholesterol levels and risk of cancers, […]
December 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Prepare meals ahead for reheating on busy days or plan on re-purposing leftovers. For example, roasted or grilled chicken is great in salad, wraps, or on homemade pizza. Beans and rice can be a dish alone, a topping for a lettuce salad or tortilla, or converted into a soup.
October 29, 2014 · Leave a Comment
When eating out – ask for healthier options and substitutions. For example, ask for reduced-fat mayo or mustard on your sandwich.
October 15, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Many beverages contain a lot of calories. Your favorite large latte has over 200, add a flavor and you are over 300 calories. Choose a different size or lighter options to control your calories.