About Eric Collier

Eric has been involved with the exercise and fitness industry for 25 years in some form or fashion. His interest began as young as a child playing sports year round. Founder of Cronus Health & Fitness, LLC has allowed Eric to reach more people by teaching them how to eat healthy, exercise, and introduce them to healthy lifestyle changes. Eric is a certified personal trainer in the Huntsville, AL area. He is certified by the ISSA along with certifications in Fitness Nutrition and Fitness/Exercise Therapy. Is a member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, and is certified by the American Heart Association in CPR/AED. He writes weekly blogs and forums for everyone to comment on, and writes monthly articles for a couple of local magazines.

The Mindset Change You’ll Need for Weight-Loss Success

Once again to reach your health, fitness, exercise, and fat loss goals you have to make it a healthy habit and lifestyle change. Just like in life you get out of it what you put in! It is not easy, you need to change your mindset and be honest with yourself. That is what I stress over and over to all in home personal training and gym clients…I know they are sick of hearing it!

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Is Fat the New Nutrition Darling?

Does it seem to you that every time you turn around there is a NEW FAD diet or supplement hitting the stage? Well since I am a personal trainer my in home personal training and gym clients alike are always asking about this or that. I try and keep my finger on this subject to get a pulse on what may be working and what isn’t.

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Cronus Caprese Chicken

Using the famous hasselback technique (cutting crosswise slits every half-inch along the chicken breast) cooks the chicken faster and ensures you get a burst of flavorful gooey filling with each bite. This quick one-pan high-protein and veggie-packed slimmer dinner is easy to make and the whole family will love it. With only 355 calories it makes a perfect 400-600 calorie meal.

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Cronus Inside-Out Lasagna

Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes—and skip the layering and long baking time to make a super-quick and satisfying slimmer dinner meal for the whole family. To cut down on prep time, look for pre-sliced mushrooms. For meat lovers, brown some crumbled turkey sausage along with the onions and garlic. Prep time only 25 minutes and ready to eat in 25 minutes!!!!! Serve with: Steamed broccoli and whole-grain baguette for a perfect 400-600 calorie meal!

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Easy Baked Scalloped Potatoes

In this easy version of scalloped potatoes recipe, sliced potatoes are roasted in the oven giving them the baked potato flavor before being mixed with a simple, creamy stovetop sauce and sprinkled with extra sharp Cheddar cheese. Finish with a few minutes under the broiler turns the dish golden and crispy. A perfect savory side for our 400-600 calorie meals!

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Having Trouble Sleeping? Avoid These 6 Foods Before Bed

I cannot stress enough to you guys and gals just like I do with all my in home personal training and gym clients that sleep is paramount when it comes to muscle recovery. This is when the body repairs itself, by releasing specific hormones to help in the recovery process. However, eating certain foods before bed can disrupt your hormone balance and as a result disrupt your ability to sleep! Here are six foods to avoid if you want some good shut eye, along with a few tips on what to eat instead.

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7 Essential Cooking Tips That Make Healthy Eating Easy

The most basic or living the simplest lifestyle is quite popular these days. It encourages you to remove distractions and focus on what’s truly important in your life. In other words, it’s about keeping things simple. Cooking is one aspect of your lifestyle that you can simplify without compromising quality or taste. And as a personal trainer teaching and coaching proper nutrition is way more than half the battle.

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Post Workout Carbohydrates The Best Choices To Grow & Recover

I am always getting questions about what to eat pre and post workout. My new clients from my in home personal training sessions generally are needing a nutritional tune up for a healthier lifestyle. If your goal is to grow, (build lean muscle mass) which it should be there are really only two times of the day to take in simple carbohydrates: first thing in the morning and after your workout. Let’s look at our options and the Glycemic Index of these options…

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Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions

Okay the old standby side dish for the holiday season we have just made healthier! Thanks to fresh green beans, an easy homemade cream sauce and crispy onion topping, this green bean casserole recipe is lower fat, lower calorie, and more delicious than traditional recipes that use canned soup, beans and onions. Plus, the slow cooker saves you time cooking at the stove. Make sure to use fresh green beans, as frozen green beans will become mushy.

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Mediterranean Chicken Wrap

This wrap is stuffed with chicken tenders and couscous with a hit of lemon and a healthy dose of fresh herbs and is a simple and quick lean lunch. Save any leftovers to wrap up for an easy lunch. Serve with: Mixed green salad and a glass of crisp white wine. This one is a favorite!

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