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Is Fruit Bad for You?

Is Fruit BAD?
Can you compare a banana to a pack of snack sized oreos? Maybe the calories are the same, but what about the content?

Fruit eating is debatable, and here is a great article from the Globe and Mail on this very topic.

If you’re trying to lose weight, calories count. Veggies have WAY less calories (depending on the veggie- not avocadoes!) compared to most fruits.

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Bikini Ready for Summer

Summer is just around the corner!

Tomorrow is June 1st, that means you have a good month to get in great shape for your bikini, shorts and tank tops.

What can you do in a month to get you ready for bikini season?

Here are some tips on getting ready for your bikini without going crazy or starving yourself:

  • Make a plan! Write down your goals and map out each week.
  • Empty your cupboards. Get rid of sugary snacks and tempting chocolate. You only have a month!
  • Pull out the clothes you want to wear. There is your motivation! Put them on and see how they fit; imagine how they will fit in a month.
  • Log your food. I love food logs/journals or whatever you want to call them. Writing down what and how much you eat can make a huge difference.

If you’re not motivated to do any of those things, give me a call or email! I will be happy to set up a free consultation with you to come up with a four week plan we can do together, in the gym, park, or your home.

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Get Healthy, Stay Happy and Enjoy Life’s Finer Things

MEDIA RELEASE
May 16, 2012

 

Get Healthy, Stay Happy and Enjoy Life’s Finer Things

New Skinny Iceberg Vodka cocktails are ideal for the calorie conscious

TORONTO — Beach season is just around the corner, but don’t let your quest to shave off those winter pounds rob you of life’s little pleasures.

As the temperatures start to climb and our attention turns to our summertime wardrobe, many may be looking at the effects of a winter of comfort food and dreading the thought of pulling on that bathing suit or shorts and tank top. But getting back to a look you can be proud of need not mean drastic changes to your menu and lifestyle. It’s about balance.

“The key to living a healthier lifestyle is finding that right mix to ensure you are happy with who you are, but are still making progress towards losing weight or improving your health,” says David Meyers, president and CEO of Iceberg Vodka. “That’s why we created our series of ‘Skinny’ Iceberg Vodka cocktails, ideal for those who are counting calories but still want to enjoy the smooth, great taste of the world’s purest vodka.”

The Skinny Iceberg Vodka cocktail menu includes some classic Iceberg Vodka recipes with some new ones concocted by Iceberg mixologist Chris MacNeil:

  • The Icy Cosmo: 1½ oz. Iceberg Vodka, ¾ oz. Cointreau, ½ oz. lime juice, ½ oz. cranberry juice. Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime.
  • Purity Lemon: 1½ oz. Iceberg Vodka, 1½ oz. Cava, ½ freshly squeezed lemon. Combine all ingredients in shaker, strain and pour into a martini glass.
  • Pomegranate ‘n Ice: 1½ oz. Iceberg Vodka, 3 oz. pomegranate juice. Combine all ingredients in shaker, strain and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with blackberries if desired.
  • Berry Iceberg Slushy: 1 cup chopped strawberries, ½ cup ice, 1 oz. Iceberg Vodka, ¾ oz. Oceanspray White Cranberry-Peach juice. Place strawberries, ice, Iceberg Vodka and juice in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a strawberry or orange.

“It is possible to live a healthy lifestyle and still enjoy the finer things in life,” says Meyers. “The Skinny Iceberg Vodka cocktails were created to allow health conscious individuals to enjoy fun and classy — and delicious — cocktails while still respecting their personal goals.”

Be part of the Iceberg Vodka experience. Follow Iceberg Vodka on Twitter @worldspurest and Like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IcebergVodka to keep up to date about contests, events and other fun stuff with the World’s Purest Vodka.

About Iceberg Vodka:

Canadian Iceberg Vodka Corporation is the largest premium Canadian-owned Vodka brand. Since 1995, this ultra-premium vodka has been made by combining pristine water harvested from icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland with triple-distilled neutral spirit made from sweet corn grown in Ontario. Sold by all the major provincial liquor control boards in Canada as well as by distributors in the United States and worldwide, Iceberg is the World’s Purest VodkaTM.

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Best and Worst Pasta Dishes

Do you love pasta?

If you eat pasta a lot and perhaps order it at restaurants, do you think you are getting the most bang for your pasta buck?

Not all pasta is created equally; some pasta is higher on the GI index than others, some has more fiber, some has more protein.

To find out what the best and worst pasta choices are, check out this great article at Men’s Heath magazine:

http://eatthis.menshealth.com/slideshow/7-worst-pasta-dishes-america?cm_mmc=ETNTNL-_-910300-_-05142012-_-Pastas-dek

What kind of pasta do you have as a go-to meal?

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Paleo Meals for a Week

From a great blog I follow called Paleo Works:

 

Paleo Meals for a Week.

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Oats: More than a Breakfast Food!

Hello there,

Please check out this article I wrote in the Dollar Stretcher on the benefits of oats:

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/12/12jan09e.cfm#

Lots of great info; hopefully you’ll find out something new about oats, or how to use oats in a new way.

What do you eat for breakfast?

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Zumba. Tae Bo and P90X- Fitness Trends Worth Following

Fitness trends come and go, but certain ones have lasting power. Zumba  is a fitness trend that could easily stay the course. Some of the reasons that fitness trends last are:
  • They are accessible- if it’s hard to come by or get to, people will not make the effort. Zumba can be found on dvd’s as well as many fitness centers across the country.
  • They are fun- if it has a fun atmosphere or moves that make you laugh and feel good, it’s something that you will want to repeat over and over again.
  • It’s a real way to lose weight- classes that have a good atmosphere and motivating music make you want to move. The more you move, the more calories you burn, and in turn, the more weight you will lose.
  • You can do it with a friend or on your own. Having someone else to work out with makes it more social and in turn, more fun. You are more apt to stick with something if your friend is also doing it.
Zumba, P90X and Tae Bo are all super fun and motivating ways to work out. These trends are sure to be around for some time.
Tae Bo
What do you think? Have you tried any of these fitness trends? If so, which one is your favorite and why?
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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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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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