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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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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Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

This rustic cake is a delicious sweet nothings alternative to pie and uses one of the tastiest fruits of the fall harvest—cranberries. The basic recipe is very versatile and can be made with apples, pears, peaches, plums or any full-flavored, slightly acidic fruit. Just arrange the fruit in the skillet before you pour the batter over it. The cake is best served warm; if you can, put it in the oven just before you sit down to dinner.

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Time For A “Pantry Raid” Stock Up On These Healthy Staples

Having healthy options on hand is key when sticking to your diet. At Cronus Health & Fitness we provide a service for our in home personal training clients that we call a “pantry raid”. Staples are appropriately named: after all, they help hold together a healthy diet that might otherwise fall apart. They’re not the most glamorous part of a healthy diet, nor do they receive much glory. But these dietary “utility infielders” are inexpensive, versatile, and long-lasting.

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Cauliflower Chicken Fried “Rice”

I love this new low carb slimmer dinner recipe and enjoy it because it’s 100% guilt free. You get an extra serving of vegetables and cut back on carbohydrates by replacing rice with riced cauliflower. This healthy chicken fried rice recipe allows you to get your Chinese fix but still have a protein packed 400-600 calorie meal.

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Fitness Nutrition And Eating Clean

“What’s a good ab routine to get a six-pack” “How do I get rid of this back fat” “I want smaller thighs”…..see the pattern?

That’s a question that’s been posed millions of times online and in life to me being a personal trainer. Little do the inquiring minds know that it’s a trick question, because all the abdominal training in the world doesn’t matter if you have a layer of chub covering them up.

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Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup

This slow cooker fiesta chicken soup is delicious and just very well may be the easiest and fastest slimmer dinner recipe I have ever prepared! Healthy chicken soups are a great way to enjoy a variety of nutritious foods. Not only do you enjoy the protein of the chicken, but you also get to eat fresh, healthy veggies. The other great thing about our fiesta soup recipe is the way it satisfies cravings for Mexican flavor. In many cases, Mexican dishes are loaded with saturated fat and calories. Our version lightens up the usual recipe, but keeps the same great smokey and spicy taste of the best Mexican dishes. You may also want to pair with other traditional Mexican entrees.

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Eat Lean For Life – Stay Strong All Year Long

If you are around my age a lot of our grandparents grew up on a farm and were maybe even farmers. Our grandparents had it right, fresh, natural whole foods provide us with an abundance of nutrients we need to stay healthier and fit. And as a personal trainer I am constantly talking about, coaching, and teaching gym clients and my in home personal training clients just that!

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Fuel Your Workout With Correct Ratio Of Protein To Carbs

I am always teaching and reminding my in home personal training and gym clients alike that before and after a killer workout you need to make sure that your body gets the fuel that it needs to achieve your health and fitness goals. This is more important than you might have realized. Many experts recommend a 1:3 protein to carbohydrates nutrition regimen to make sure you get what you need. But what’s the logic behind that? How can you ensure that you get yours?

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Weight Loss “Quick Fixes” That Don’t Work

Okay, ONCE again everyone, there ARE NO “Quick Fixes” when it comes to weight loss! Yes, I am aware all of you have heard and know this but it still doesn’t stop you from buying that next “MAGIC FIX” “NEW SUPPLEMENT” when it comes to slick marketing campaigns. As a personal trainer I am constantly answering questions from curious people, my in home personal training, and gym clients!

Many people want to lose weight quickly. Not surprisingly, methods that promise fast results are tempting. Unfortunately, many of these are overly restrictive and simply ineffective in the long term. What’s more, some are downright dangerous.

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