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Best Alcoholic Beverages and Mixed Drinks for Weight Loss & Health
Friday, April 29 2022 11:29 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Let's face it. It's hard to have a social life AND remain health-conscious when it comes to alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks. Keep in mind that indulgence is the key to leading a balanced life. Having a treat now and then can help you stick to your fitness goals, as you allow yourself some grace and give your body what it's craving. Here are some blogs to prove the point that it's… Read Article
Healthiest Foods For Your Heart
Wednesday, February 9 2022 11:27 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Originally Written by Brooke Floerke, Registered Dietitian The Facts: 659,000 people die every year of heart disease in the U.S, according to the Center for Disease Control. That’s one in every four deaths! High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors. Several other medi… Read Article
Bring Back Health to Holiday Meals | Keep it Healthy this Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 21 2021 12:17 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
With all the Friendsgivings, holiday get-togethers, office parties, and the extra sweet treats baked back at home, it can be hard to make it through the holiday season without adding 200-300 calories a day to your diet. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we have some holiday health advice to help you stay on track and meet your fitness goals! Use the following good-to-know, keep-me-strong kind of he… Read Article
The Skinny on Cheat Meals | What's the Science and How Do I Use Them?
Saturday, October 2 2021 12:00 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
When it comes to weight loss, the hardest part for most of us is diet. No questions asked. Point blank, period. Why? Because we all have a HUGE sweet tooth, a need for heavy carbs, or those ooey-gooey meals we know we shouldn't have while trying to get fit or be healthy. Cheat Meals Boost Your Metabolism... Say what? With most diets and nutritional health in general, th… Read Article
Pre-Workout vs. Post-Workout Meals
Sunday, August 1 2021 2:28 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
Pre- and post-workout meals play a key role in the effectiveness of your training sessions. They help you perform your best and shape your results. Let’s take a deeper look into the purpose of pre-workout vs. post-workout meals, meal timing, and what to eat. Pre-Workout Meals The purpose of a pre-workout meal is simple: to fuel your activity and give your body what it needs to perform at its peak. … Read Article
Swap It! Lower your Sugar Intake with Healthy Alternatives
Thursday, May 13 2021 4:10 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
Alrighty, folks. The holiday season is over. What does that mean? It means we have no excuse! It means we have the opportunity to lower our sugar intake with fewer temptations around. Without Grandma asking you to try her new batch of freshly baked Christmas cookies, without those holiday parties and dessert trays calling your name, without those ever-tempting chocolates going on sa… Read Article
Weight Loss and the 80% Nutrition, 20% Exercise Rule
Monday, August 31 2020 12:36 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
When it comes to losing weight, we’ve all heard the formula “it’s 80% nutrition and 20% exercise.” What exactly does this mean and is there any truth to it? Let’s take a deeper look. The 80/20 Rule Creating a Caloric Deficit According to experts, weight loss is achieved when you take in fewer calories than you burn. To shed one pound, you need to burn or ha… Read Article
Recommit to Healthy Eating
Thursday, May 28 2020 2:39 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
  The month of May is National Recommitment Month. Now, is the perfect time to recommit to healthy eating! Pay close attention to what you choose to fuel your body with. After all, diet contributes to about 80% of overall health and well-being. If you’ve been hitting the gym but still aren’t seeing results, nutrition might be the answer. In honor of National Recommitment Month, we encour… Read Article
Nutrition Labels, Explained | Part 2 | Nutrient Breakdown
Tuesday, April 14 2020 11:30 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Picture this: you’re on a cheesy game show just steps away from winning an enormous amount of money. The final question posed to you: “What do all the food items in the inner aisles of a grocery store have in common that raw fruits and vegetables don’t?” Did you answer, “They all have their nutrition facts listed on them”? If so, then… DING, DIN… Read Article
Nutrition Labels, Explained | Can You Trust Them?
Monday, April 13 2020 11:01 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Have you ever wondered about those nutrition labels plastered on all your favorite food items? In this three-part series, we dive deep into nutrition charts. Part 1 covers the history of nutrition labels, while Part 2 helps readers understand the nutrients listed. Lastly, in Part 3, we discuss whether or not you can trust them. After all, knowledge is power. If you want to know about nut… Read Article
Debunking the calorie myth
Wednesday, December 11 2019 4:11 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
In the 1930’s a research study released findings that those who consume more calories weigh more than those who do not. Ever since diets that promote calorie counting have used this model to inspire weight loss through cutting calories. What is a calorie? Calories are not a measure of how much food you have consumed, they are a measure of energy. One calorie contains approximately enough heat/energy to r… Read Article
What Is the Difference Between a Vegan and Vegetarian Diet?
Friday, October 4 2019 8:48 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Here’s the short answer: vegetarians don’t eat meat (including poultry and fish) but may eat dairy, eggs or both. Vegans take it a step further and don’t consume any animal products. Many vegans also avoid clothing, personal care and household products that are tested on animals or contain animal products. All vegans are vegetarians, but not all vegetarians are ve… Read Article
Low-Carb Dieting For Beginners
Tuesday, October 1 2019 8:30 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
A low carb diet can be hard to navigate, especially for beginners that are just getting familiar with the idea. Studies show that low-carb diets can result in weight loss and improved health markers, and just about everyone knows someone who has tried it once or twice. If you’re curious about hopping on the low carb train too, here’s where to start. What Is a Low Carb Diet? A low carb diet is one… Read Article
8 Tips For Eating Healthy During the Holidays
Monday, November 20 2017 3:19 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
The struggle is real. Eating healthy during the holidays almost requires a well thought out strategy so you don’t go over the deep end. We get it. Luckily, it’s possible to stay on track and enjoy your holidays, with a healthy diet by following a few simple steps during the holiday season. 1. Don’t Skip Meals Resist the urge to “save up” your calories and skip mea… Read Article
Healthy Restaurants in Omaha
Thursday, September 7 2017 11:52 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
After learning that Omaha ranks in the bottom 25% on an America’s healthiest cities study done by Niche in 2016, we decided to do our part in helping the city of Omaha creep higher on the list. We provide easy gym access, but what about nutrition? As we all go to restaurants (hopefully in moderation!), it’s important to know which ones won’t leave you helplessly craving the wrong meal. Here are… Read Article
What is a Keto Diet?
Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:06 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
A keto diet, also known as a ketogenic diet, is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet that incorporates moderate amounts of protein. You may be thinking, “That’s great, I can eat fatty junk food all day!” But, quite the contrary. A keto diet is rigid, mathematically calculated and doctor-supervised, and requires healthy fats, whole foods and no sugars. It’s much stricter than the modified low-carb Atk… Read Article
Weight Loss Plateau Facts To Keep In Mind
Friday, May 20 2016 4:53 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
If you do not experience a weight loss plateau as you approach your ideal body weight, consider yourself extremely lucky. They are very common. Weight loss plateaus are to be expected as you are losing weight. Our bodies are resistant to change. A large chunk of people who reach their ideal weight have experienced as many as 2, maybe 3 plateaus lasting up to several weeks. Just know that if c… Read Article
Protein, Suspiciously Packed with Sugar
Monday, October 13 2014 4:14 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
Protein is hot. Now officially the next wonder ingredient to be oversold and marketed by corporate food giants that focus on making ordinary products for the maddening crowd. You can even find these products at the local grocery store next to the Honey Bunches and Fruity Pebbles. If you have been into fitness/nutrition any time during the last 30-years, you know the belief that protein intake is fun… Read Article
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