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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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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Diet Alert: Sugar Is Everywhere 6 Easy Steps To Avoid It

Yes even personal trainers can have diabetes and I am one of them so I know a little about this subject because I live it each and every day! With my in home personal training and gym clients alike I stress the importance of watching their sugar intake. If you’re following a type 2 diabetes diet, avoiding sugar may be tougher than you think.

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Cheat Meals Backfire Here Is 3 Reasons Why

As a personal trainer my in home personal training and gym clients often discuss cheat meals. Are they okay, should I do them, and if so how often am I allowed to have one. The answers I get are ranged from none to several, and included many examples of cheat foods such as cake, ice cream, steak, and more.

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The Best Carbohydrates For Clean Eating

So, you have heard about this “clean eating” term but not sure what to buy when it comes to the healthiest breads, pasta and more? This is just one of the subjects I discuss and cover with my in home personal training and gym clients.

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