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Paleo Pizza; It’s What’s for Dinner!

Paleo or Primal eating; it’s getting a lot of attention lately. Have you heard of it?

Basically, if a caveman could eat it, it’s fine for the Paleo Diet.

Tonight I decided to try out this recipe from Paleo Works. Basically, there is not a flour crust, but a MEAT crust! It sounded different, but I was ready for a change.

Made it tonight, and it was delicious! I will post photos once they’re uploaded.

You leave the table feeling full, but not weighed down by flour and carbs.

Eating more fruits and veggies can only be a good thing. And if you’re trying to lose weight, the more roughage you eat, and the less simple carbs, the better your chances are to feel full and eat less junk.

Let me know what you think of the Paleo Pizza.

 

Nicole

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Paleo Chocolate Cake

What do you think about a Paleo-approved chocolate cake? I follow another blog called Paleo Works and got this recipe from them. There are no grains at all! It looks delicious and I’d like to try it. If you do, let me know what you think!

 

Nicole

 

Paleo Chocolate Cake.

 

Paleo Chocolate Cake

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THE GRID- Myofascial Release or Trigger Point Therapy

Have you tried foam rolling? Myofascial release on a ball or foam roller?

I discovered a great resource for myofascial release about a year ago; it’s called “The Grid”. It’s a great design with varying levels of intensity depending on where you roll.

The Grid is like a foam roller, but it is much more intense, getting deep into trigger points like no other device. I especially love rolling over the hips and gluteals. You can roll on it for a while, or simply sit still on a trigger point until it releases.

You can find the grid on line, or in some local fitness stores like Twist Conditioning here in North Vancouver.

I purchased the grid to use with clients, and they really love it.

 

Here is a quick video on using the grid for hip and gluteus medius: 

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Stay Fit Over the Weekend- Quick Video Tutorial

Stay Fit over the weekend

 

Hello all!

 

Here is a quick video on staying fit over the weekend. I hope it is useful for you!

 

Nicole

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Breast Cancer Survivors and Fitness; A Great Combo!

Hello readers,

I am lucky enough to have worked with a number of breast cancer survivors over the past few years. These ladies are fighters! They beat the odds and paid themselves back with the investment of health and fitness.

The inspiration for this article came from working with these wonderful breast cancer survivors here in North Vancouver.

Please check out this article in Alive magazine on breast cancer and fitness, which I wrote for April’s issue.

If you know any breast cancer survivors, which I think most of us, sadly, do, please forward it on! There is a ton of useful info in this article.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/04/18/breast-cancer-genetic-map.html
Let me know your thoughts!

Best,

Nicole

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Your Metabolism, Can You Speed it Up?

Speeding up your metabolism, it’s on most people’s wish list when it comes to weight loss.

Your metabolism is important when it comes to what and when to eat, but can you speed it up?

Here is a great and short slide series from WebMD on how to speed up your metabolism: http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-boost-your-metabolism

I hope you have a great day!

Nicole

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Dieting Doesn’t Work

Dieting Doesn't Work.

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Strengthening the Rotator Cuff and Improving Upper Body Posture

Strengthening the Rotator Cuff and Improving Upper Body Posture.

Great and informative post on strengthening the rotator cuff!

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8 Minute Workout!!! Get it Done Fast

Hello there,

I hope you are all doing well today.

I wanted to share with you a quick and simple 8 minute interval training workout video.

Perfect Fit Personal Training 8 Minute Workout

If you are short on time but want a good workout, this video is for you! If you want to extend your workout and make it longer or harder, then repeat the video two or three times.

Interval training is a very effective way to burn calories and fat. It’s also more fun than doing eight minutes straight of the same thing; for example running or stationary aerobics.

I hope you enjoy this 8 minute interval training workout. I would love your feedback!

Nicole

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