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holiday blues?

Did the holidays give you more than you bargained for?

If you´re like most people, you may have imbibed more than usual in high calorie drinks and desserts. With all the variety and options to choose from at holiday parties and dinners, it´s hard to keep saying no.

With the new year upon us, it´s a great time to reasses your goals, past and present, and make a plan to reach those goals.

Setting small, attainable goals are more reasonable than setting large, mostly  unattainable goals.

Good luck on your path to health and wellness in 2011!

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Holidays

Happy Holidays to all of you!

I will be soaking up some sun for the next three weeks; but feel free to email me your questions/comments. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

Merry Christmas,

 

Nicole

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Drink Your Milk!

After every workout, you are probably thirsty, and also probably hungry, too.

Post workout drinks/meals can range from high carb to high protein, but may not have all the ingredients or ratios of macro nutrients that you need.

So what should you be drinking following your  workout or training session?

Check out this article to learn more about the benefits of good old chocolate milk!

http://esciencenews.com/articles/2009/06/01/new.study.finds.lowfat.chocolate.milk.effective.post.exercise.recovery.aid.soccer.players

It’s inexpensive, tastes great, and it can get you through to your next meal.

Huh!

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Sugar is Important for Weight Loss!

Did I get your attention?

Sugar is in a lot of the food you eat every day, any type of starchy or carb-rich food you eat is made up of some type of sugar; it’s the type of sugar you eat that really affects your weight though.

You may have heard that it’s important to stay away from simple sugars, and to get more complex carbohydrates instead. What you don’t want to do is stay away from any type of carbohydrate completely, as your body REALLY needs them to function properly.

To really understand what types of sugars you are getting when you eat certain foods, there is a handy chart called the GI or Glycemic Index chart of foods. This chart shows you in number value the GI value of the food you’re eating.

The higher the number, the faster your body will secrete insulin (the fat storage hormone). The lower the number, the longer it takes for your body to do the same.

Here are some of those charts for your perusal:

http://www.glycemicindex.ca/glycemicindexfoods.pdf

http://www.myfit.ca/glycemic_index.asp

 

So the next time you reach for a candy or something really high in simple sugars, remember that your body is going to react quickly to those sugars and take care of them for you.

Happy Wednesday!

 

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