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Thirsty? What You Drink Could Make You Fat…

If you’re thirsty this summer, which I’m pretty sure you will be… think twice about what you choose to drink.

Some of your choices could add up to between 300 and 600 calories if you’re not careful, competing with an entire meal!

Check out this link for more info on choosing the best bang for your calorie buck: http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/7-worst-summer-drinks

 

Enjoy the heat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Carb, Low Carb…GI Index?

 

The GI Index may be a foreign concept to you, but if you’re trying to lose weight, it can be a helpful tool. Here is a great resource from the Canadian Diabetes Website that really puts a lot of clarity to the GI Index:

 

http://www.diabetes.ca/Files/Glycemic%20Index%20Presentation.pdf

 

Eating foods that raise your insulin levels too quickly can ultimately hurt you if you’re trying to lose weight.

 

Have more questions about losing weight? Give me  a call today for your free one on one fitness consultation: 604 318 6534. I am a professional personal trainer that can help you get to your goals faster than on your own.

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The Worst Restaurant Foods | Eat This, Not That

The Worst Restaurant Foods | Eat This, Not That.

Check out this link from Men’s Health Magazine; they have some great pages on healthy and not-so-healthy eating that might surprise you!

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What’s for Dinner?

Having trouble figuring out easy and healthy dinner ideas on a regular basis?

The internet is such a great tool for finding recipes, and here is one I’d like to share.

Fish tacos with wild salmon! Sounds yummy and healthy too.

Click here to see the recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/amazing-salmon-tacos-133959

Enjoy your dinner!

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Fiber, Friend to All!

Here is a very interesting and informative article on Fiber taken out of this month’s IDEA journal.

 

Enjoy!

 

http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/fiber-amp-digestive-health-for-active-people-of-all-ages?sourcecode=ACEIFJ

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New Years Resolutions, FIT TIPS

Have you kept up your New Years Resolutions related to health and fitness?

Check out this article with my fit tip included (number 33).

http://ten-pounds-down.fitsugar.com/50-Ways-Stay-Motivated-Weight-Loss-13289463

Happy Monday to you all!

 

Nicole

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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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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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When Your Body Changes…Take Control!

If you’re a woman in her mid to late 40’s or early 50’s, you may have noticed some changes starting to happen. Maybe it feels like a variety of symptoms like mood swings or hot flashes. Weight gain, appetite changes and lack of energy are some of the symptoms as well, and its those ones that can make you start to feel like your body is taking over and making you feel like you’re out of control.

When it comes to your weight, menopause can wreak havoc. With hormones running amok, you are no longer on an even keel when it comes to your hunger and your satiety.

That’s why it’s so important to either start, or maintain a regular exercise program when you’re going through menopause. This can last for years, so taking a break from exercise now because you don’t feel like it, can have detrimental effects on your health, not to mention your self esteem.

Perfect Fit Personal Training works with women who are in the early or late stages of menopause on a daily basis. Our trainer is well versed in training women who are experiencing hormonal changes, weight gain and hot flashes due to menopause.

If you are a woman going through menopause, or know someone that is and could benefit from the assistance of a personal trainer, please email me or call now at (604) 318-6534 to schedule your FREE consultation and initial training session.

Get back the control and start getting your body back today!

Call Perfect Fit Personal Training now.

 

Here is another link to an article about why quinoa can help with menopausal symptoms.

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Interval Training Burns More Fat, Increases Fitness, Study Finds

Check out this study on how to lose weight more effectively:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070627140103.htm

 

Here’s another one on doing LESS cardio for the SAME results! Sounds good…

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100311123639.htm

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