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Nutrition Active Eating for The Seasons: How to Help Your clients succeed year-round

Eating for The Seasons: How to Help Your clients succeed year-round

Eating to optimize workouts and to maximize results is essential for physical fitness, and requires eating whole, seasonal foods. Here are four tips for choosing the freshest in-season foods.

Active A St. Paddy’s Day Primer on Alcohol and Fitness

A St. Paddy’s Day Primer on Alcohol and Fitness

If the beer is green, it must be St. Patrick’s Day! For those who view this day as an excuse to go wild at a party and overindulge in drinking, the day after ultimately brings regrets. Although alcohol has long been associated with fun and crazy times, here are some great reasons why it’s better to enjoy a party without getting tipsy.

Active Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances - What's the Difference?

Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances - What's the Difference?

Learn the differences between food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances, and how the food you eat can dramatically affect how you feel.

Active Fat: Friend or Foe? And How Much Should You Eat?

Fat: Friend or Foe? And How Much Should You Eat?

Confused about how much fat you should be consuming in your diet? You’re not alone. Changing recommendations have made it challenging to know what’s healthy to eat and what’s not. We separate the fat facts from the fiction to figure out how much and, importantly, what types of fat we should be consuming.

Nutrition Active Try This One Week Meal Plan to Boost Your Immune System

Try This One Week Meal Plan to Boost Your Immune System

The dreaded cold and flu season is here and it feels as if those invisible germs are lurking everywhere. In addition to frequent hand washing, jam-packing each meal with immune-boosting foods is a great way to reduce your risk for getting sick. Give this one-week meal plan a try, which was designed for busy people who don’t have a lot of time to cook during the week.

Active How to Make Healthy Food Choices When Dining Out

How to Make Healthy Food Choices When Dining Out

You’re hungry, on the go, and need something fast, tasty and, hopefully, nutritious. Is this even possible to find at a restaurant? Yes, if you can avoid several common nutrition traps. Here are some great tips for decoding restaurant menus and making good choices when eating out.

Active Four Diets That Actually Work

Four Diets That Actually Work

If you know you want to make changes to your diet that will help you achieve lasting weight loss and improve your overall health, check out one of these four recommended diets and see which one sounds like it would fit best for you. Just remember: There’s no single, correct approach.

Nutrition Active Healthy Appetite Reducers for the Holiday Season

Healthy Appetite Reducers for the Holiday Season

With all of the parties, family gatherings and cookie swaps on the calendar, it’s easy to go overboard and eat more than normal. But your clients don’t have to skip the festivities to keep the pounds from piling on. Arm your clients with these tricks and tips that will help them feel fuller faster so they can enjoy what they’re eating without having to switch to stretchy pants.

Active Artificial Sweeteners – Not So Sweet For Baking

Artificial Sweeteners – Not So Sweet For Baking

‘Tis the season for sweets, but too many treats equal a lot of sugar and calories. Is there an alternative to sugar that you can use in your favorite recipes that will allow you to have your cake and eat it too? If you’re looking to lighten the caloric load of some of your favorite seasonal desserts, here is a rundown of the most common artificial sweeteners and each one’s ability to be used in baking.

Nutrition Active Thanksgiving Portion Guide

Thanksgiving Portion Guide

Thanksgiving is such a curious holiday. At a time when we are showing gratitude for our health and those around us, you would think the holiday would feature a slow meal filled with foods that nourish the body and spirit. Perhaps it used to be that way, but somehow the traditional Thanksgiving foods have gotten richer and heavier, with enormous portions to boot.

Active Holiday Foods Worthy of a Second Helping

Holiday Foods Worthy of a Second Helping

Healthy holiday foods are easy to find as long as you can push past the mashed potatoes, cheesy baked pasta and dinner rolls. Learn how to fill your plate with brightly colored vegetables, lean proteins and a small amount of healthy fats for a macro-balanced plate that will leave you full and satisfied.

Active What You Can Eat on Halloween

What You Can Eat on Halloween

As adults, we can still enjoy the fun nature of Halloween without falling victim to the never-ending cauldron of candy. Yes, you can have candy, but what is the best choice? And how many pieces is a reasonable amount? Learn why it’s important to give yourself permission to enjoy some Halloween candy, while also placing healthy limits on how much you eat.

Active Are Sugar Substitutes Better?

Are Sugar Substitutes Better?

Sugar has become the Big Bad Wolf of the nutrition and health world. Associated with increased systemic inflammation, high insulin levels, diabetes, obesity, tooth decay and cavities, and cancer, it’s no wonder store shelves are teeming with all sorts of sugar substitutes, each purported to allow you to have your cake and eat it, too. Learn the pros, cons and specific uses of each one.

Active 10 Habits Healthy People Practice

10 Habits Healthy People Practice

While exercise and eating nutritious food is unquestionably important, nourishing your body, mind and spirit on a daily basis requires additional habits that contribute to an overall healthy lifestyle. Check out these 10 habits that, when done on a regular basis, become the foundation upon which true health is built.

Active Is Your Thyroid Causing Your Weight Gain?

Is Your Thyroid Causing Your Weight Gain?

An estimated 27 million Americans suffer from thyroid disease and 13 million people are currently undiagnosed. Learn about the risks of developing thyroid problems and how you can help keep your thyroid functioning optimally by adopting healthy lifestyle habits.

Active 8 Mindset Changes for Weight Loss

8 Mindset Changes for Weight Loss

If you have tried lots of diets and have lost and regained the same 5, 10, or even 50 pounds, you know that diets don’t work! The key to successfully losing weight and keeping it off for good begins with making changes to your mental game.

Nutrition Active DO YOU NEED AN OIL CHANGE? WHICH FATS YOU SHOULD BE EATING

DO YOU NEED AN OIL CHANGE? WHICH FATS YOU SHOULD BE EATING

From the “low-fat” craze of the ‘80s and ‘90s to the renewed love for fat sparked by the Paleo movement, many people are confused and unsure about fat; specifically, how to tell the good from the bad and how much to have. Here’s what you need to know about the different forms of dietary fats and how they can affect your risk of disease and overall health.

Nutrition Active 3 Macro-friendly Desserts

3 Macro-friendly Desserts

Learn the secrets to being able to enjoy sweets and not have them wreak havoc on the body, along with three macro-friendly dessert recipes that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Nutrition Active 8 Food Facts Every Athlete Should Know

8 Food Facts Every Athlete Should Know

Whether your goal is to get lean, improve performance, or build muscle, proper nutrition is one of the key factors to success.

Active The One Food You Should Be Eating

The One Food You Should Be Eating

Wondering which foods should be a part of a healthy, clean diet? Numerous foods make the grade, but some foods, such as dairy, pulses, nuts and seeds, can be considered “triple threats,” as they contain a mix of protein, carbohydrates and fats, making them well balanced from a macronutrient standpoint. Learn why flax seeds are at the top of this list and why adding them to your diet offers numerous health benefits.

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