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Posts found under "Nutrition" within Expert Articles

The Power of Protein: 5 Sports Nutrition Experts Share the Performance-enhancing Benefits of Protein

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Five prominent sports nutrition experts share their performance-enhancing protein tips that an active person like YOU can use.

8 Things We Learned About Health and Fitness in 2017

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, December 21, 2017

As we shift into the end of the year, it is the time to review what we’ve accomplished and reflect back on what our industry has achieved in 2017. Let’s take a moment to celebrate our successes, learn from our mistakes and continue to evolve to have an even greater positive impact on countless lives.

The Secret Foods Dietitians Eat to Stay Fit and Healthy

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, November 13, 2017

Ever wondered what foods dietitians rely on for staying healthy? While some experts love particular foods for their flavor profile, others are drawn to certain foods for their versatility in the kitchen or nutrient impact on health. Here are a few under-the-radar food finds that dietitians in the know are recommending right now.

5 Uncommon Foods You Should Be Eating

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Check out these five foods gaining in popularity for their uniqueness and health benefits. All possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes and weight, and can be found at your local market, health food store or online.

Nutrition and Brain Health

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, September 14, 2017

Approximately 100 billion neurons in your brain rely on a steady stream of energy to function. The right foods will take care of your brain and keep it functioning properly. Conversely, the wrong foods can speed up age-related brain diseases and disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, cognitive decline and impaired memory. Learn how to nourish both your brain and body by making the right food choices.

6 Foods That Help Fight Inflammation

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Concerned about inflammation and its negative effects on your body? With a few dietary tweaks, you can minimize your chances of chronic inflammation. The Nutrition Twins explain how to turn your body in a well-tuned, inflammation-fighting machine by avoiding certain foods, and offer some delicious recipes to help you include more anti-inflammatory foods in your diet.

Gut Bacteria and Health

By Webmaster on Friday, May 19, 2017

Your gut microbiome consists of trillions of bacteria, fungi and viruses, the majority of which are ideally healthy and beneficial, and the state of your microbiome is determined by your genes, geography, health status, stress, diet, age, gender and everything you touch. Learn why the microbiome is so central to the body’s operations and how it impacts everything from aging and digestion to mood and cognitive function.

Meal Timing: What and When to Eat for Performance and Recovery

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Knowing what and when to eat to help support your exercise efforts and reach your health and fitness goals can be a challenge. While there is no one-size-fits-all formula, here are several research-based nutritional guidelines for pre- and post-workout meals that can be adapted to each person’s individual needs.

Ergogenic Aids: Foods That Boost Performance

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, April 3, 2017

While it is tempting to turn to supplements to increase exercise performance and improve recovery, some of the most potent ergogenic aids can be found in the kitchen. Here are six foods that have been shown to enhance performance by improving time to exhaustion, decreasing perceived exertion, increasing speed, decreasing lactic acid production or decreasing levels of fatigue.

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

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, March 23, 2017

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.

Mindful Eating

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mindful eating, which involves being completely aware of your eating experience and perceptions in the present moment, can be a helpful way to disengage from unconscious habits and behaviors that lead to overeating and weight gain. Learn how to tune into your hunger cues and use satiety cues to guide your decisions about when and how much to eat.

Healthy Snacks You Should Make at Home

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, March 3, 2017

If you try to eat healthfully most of the time, you could be inadvertently sabotaging yourself by choosing store-bought versions of healthy foods that are not, in fact, all that healthy. Avoid this common pitfall by making these four popular snacks at home, which are not only more nutritious, but also a lot more economical.

Hidden Sources of Protein

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Some people believe you can never consume too much protein, but the truth is that excess calories, regardless of their source, will be stored as fat and can contribute to weight gain. And surveys suggest most people are consuming far more protein than they actually need. Here are the latest guidelines on how much protein you should be consuming, along with sources of protein that you may not be aware of.

Try This One Week Meal Plan to Boost Your Immune System

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Fruit

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, January 16, 2017

Think you know everything there is to know about fruit? Not so fast…here are 15 facts about this delicious food group that just might surprise you.

5 Food Trends That Will Dominate in 2017

By Webmaster on Thursday, January 12, 2017

What will be the top food trends in 2017? Here are Justin Robinson’s top five picks for the food trends that will define the coming year and, possibly, change the way we eat for years to come.

Eat Your Water – Sources of Hydrating Foods

By Webmaster on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

How many times have you heard this question from a client: “How much water should I be drinking every day?” To help you answer that and other water-related questions, here are some basic guidelines and principles you can use as a guide to help evaluate individual hydration needs, identify signs of dehydration and take a creative approach to helping clients stay adequately hydrated.

Healthy Appetite Reducers for the Holiday Season

By Webmaster on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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.

6 Ways to Navigate the Holidays as a Vegan

By Webmaster on Monday, December 12, 2016

If you are a vegan, this time of year can be extra stressful because many holiday favorites contain both dairy and meat. Fortunately, there are plenty of meat and dairy-free alternatives that vegans can enjoy throughout the holidays. Navigate your way through the holiday season with these six tips and tricks.

6 Strategies for Lighter Alcohol and Snack Consumption During the Holidays

By Webmaster on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

When it comes to alcohol and snacks during the holiday season, it can feel like an all-or-nothing proposition—either indulge or abstain. Show your clients a different approach with these six strategies that make it possible to have fun, indulge a bit and thoroughly enjoy all this season has to offer.

Healthy and Innovative Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Webmaster on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Looking for tips on how to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers in new and delicious ways? The Nutrition Twins offer up their favorite recipes for repurposing Thanksgiving Day leftovers and creating meals your family will love.

Thanksgiving Portion Guide

By Webmaster on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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.

7 Healthier Halloween Treats Kids will Actually Love

By Kari Luu on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What healthy Halloween candy will actually excite trick-or-treaters (and parents) without completely breaking your bank? In other words, what treats fall between dental floss and a $5 bill?

Why Your Diet is Causing Constipation

By Kari Luu on Monday, October 17, 2016

It’s not a topic most people want to talk about, but if you are constipated, making these healthy changes to your diet and lifestyle can help get things moving again.

Cash in on Downtime With These 5 Simple Tasks

By Kari Luu on Saturday, October 1, 2016

What do you do when you have an unexpected break in your schedule? Work out? Socialize? Check email? Hold up a minute! Take a deep breath and contemplate the next step. This pause can transform unexpected downtime into uptime for your business. Question your go-to habits and consider incorporating one of these proven strategies for getting ahead in your career.

Superfood Soups for Fall

By Kari Luu on Thursday, September 29, 2016

We often associate the word “superfood” with foods that are rich in nutrients that can positively impact our health. Gear up for the fall season with easy soup ideas using three very popular superfoods.

Best Ways to Get Your Iron Levels Healthy

By Kari Luu on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

If your iron levels are low, you may be feeling sluggish and find it difficult to muster up the strength or energy to get through a workout. The Nutrition Twins explain why iron is so important and what you can do to boost your iron intake.


By Kari Luu on Friday, September 9, 2016

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.

Do You Need More Protein?

By Kari Luu on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

In the age of information, it seems as if everyone has an opinion on just about every subject, and arguably few areas are more heavily contested than nutrition. One search of the Internet is likely to turn up conflicting information—especially when it comes to how much protein you require.

What Do our ACE Pros Eat for Breakfast?

By Kari Luu on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Start your day off right with these breakfast tips and recipes from some of our favorite ACE Pros.

8 Food Facts Every Athlete Should Know

By Kari Luu on Monday, August 8, 2016

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

How to hit the grocery store with health in mind

By Kari Luu on Friday, August 5, 2016

Go to the grocery store prepared, with a list in hand, don’t dabble much in the middle aisles, and look for short, clean ingredient lists with a skeptical eye for misleading label terms.

5 Ways to Halt Clients' Bad Nutrition Habits

By Kari Luu on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

While nutrition is vital to weight loss and exercise performance, it is more effective to initially focus on helping your client make positive behavior changes before moving on to the “nuts and bolts” of nutrition. As a health and fitness professional, your role is to create an environment for effective and positive change. Here are five ways you can create that type of environment and help your clients establish positive nutrition habits.;

3 Trendy Foods That Live Up to the Hype

By Kari Luu on Monday, July 25, 2016

The Nutrition Twins usually advise their clients to avoid diet trends like the Cabbage Soup Diet and the Master Cleanse because they aren’t worth the hype. However, when it comes to trendy foods, some are absolutely worth integrating into your regular eating repertoire. Here are three trendy foods that pack such a nutritional punch that they’re worth including in your diet.

4 Super Summer Smoothie Recipes

By Kari Luu on Monday, June 20, 2016

Summertime treats can conjure up childhood memories of ice cream cones and milkshakes. But if you’re watching your waistline, smoothies are a smarter choice when the summer heat hits.

5 Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

By Kari Luu on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The last thing you want to do when the sun is out and you’re on vacation is to worry about what you eat and if you’re sabotaging your diet. But here’s the good news: Summer eating doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five common nutrition mistakes that most of us are guilty of making at times, and easy ways to fix them so you don’t have to stress this summer.


By Kari Luu on Monday, May 23, 2016

If you want to achieve better health by making changes to your diet, one critical success factor is taking small steps. These small steps pointed in the right direction will lead you to success in your bigger health and fitness goals. Making many dietary changes all at once can be a resister for disaster; instead, learn to make small changes over a period of time, which is a recipe for success. Try introducing these easy food swaps into your snacks and meals.

Macronutrient Needs Based on Goals

By Kari Luu on Friday, May 20, 2016

All food can be broken down into three macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates and fat. This guide to macros will help you to understand what role each macronutrient plays in the body, as well as the best food sources for each one.

How to Slash Your Sodium Intake

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, May 6, 2016

Is it time you started slashing sodium from your diet? As the world’s most prolific (and certainly the cheapest) food preservative, sodium is added to many of the foods we eat. Learn how to spot added sodium in prepared foods and how to prepare a low-sodium seasoning substitute. Even if you aren’t sodium sensitive, it’s a good idea to analyze your diet and see where you might be able to shrink your sodium intake.

How to Determine Macronutrient Needs Based on Goals

By Matt Gossman on Friday, April 15, 2016

“Macronutrients” (or macros, as some call them) and macronutrient profiling (the customization of ratios to fit an individual’s health or fitness goals or needs) are hot topics these days. But what exactly do these terms mean for you and your clients? Here is a review of some basic recommendations for macros, along with some strategies to help educate clients on their individual nutritional needs.

Ingredient Swaps for Clients With Food Intolerances and Allergies

By Matt Gossman on Thursday, March 3, 2016

If you or someone you know has an allergy or intolerance to a particular food, knowing how and what to substitute in recipes will make food preparation easier. Here are substitutions that offer similar flavors, textures and nutrients to the eight most common food allergens, along with ingredient names of hidden sources of these foods.

5 Nutrition Changes Clients Need to Make to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

By Matt Gossman on Friday, February 19, 2016

When it comes to helping clients lose weight, we need to turn to the evidence and learn what science suggests is the most effective and, importantly, safe way to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Here are five nutrition practices that are likely to help guide people toward a healthy and sustainable weight.

Food Combining: Is it a Good Thing?

By Matt Gossman on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Proponents of food-combining dietary strategies believe that digestive processes—including the release of digestive enzymes—vary greatly depending on the type of food that’s being digested. Therefore, these diets claim, when the “wrong” foods are eaten together, unhealthful and even toxic effects occur in the digestive tract. But is this really true? Read on to learn how food combining stacks up as a dietary and health practice.

How to Choose the Right Protein Bar for You

By Matt Gossman on Thursday, February 11, 2016

There’s no question that nutrition bars are convenient, but are they really the best food option? To help you make informed choices, here are the five key factors you need to consider when choosing a bar, along with a nutritional breakdown of some of the most popular bars on the market today.

13 Healthy Grilling Recipes That Help Eliminate Carcinogens

By Sarah Chambers on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer is ideal for grilling up tasty and healthy meals, but you may be unknowingly increasing your exposure to harmful carcinogens created when meats are cooked for too long. Learn how to limit your exposure to these chemicals and still take advantage of all the wonderful foods the season has to offer.

How to Coach the Vegetarian and Vegan Client

By Elizabeth Kovar on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Trainers who are neither vegans or vegetarians—but train clients who are—may be concerned about their clients’ dietary choices and whether these will affect how they respond to exercise. Here is a basic primer on plant-based eating that can help you understand the specific needs of your vegan and vegetarian clients—and better help them reach their health and fitness goals.

5 Immune System-Boosting Foods

By Evolution Nutrition on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It doesn’t have to be flu season for the body’s immune system to need immune-boosting nutrition to fight off the latest bug. Learn why including a variety of healthful and nutritionally dense foods in your meals, combined with regular exercise, is an effective way to stay healthy all year long.

How Caffeine Affects Athletic Performance

By Evolution Nutrition on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

When it comes to the question of whether or not to consume caffeine, there is no shortage of opinions. But what does the research say? And how much is too much? Learn how caffeine affects athletic performance and how you can help your clients make healthy choices that enhance their health and fitness goals.

How Hydration Affects Performance

By Evolution Nutrition on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Even the most well-designed exercise program is likely to fail if your clients aren’t properly hydrated before, during and after their workouts. Learn why proper hydration is crucial and what recommendations to make to your clients to help them achieve optimal performance and health.

Combat Breakfast Boredom with this Mix and Match Food Guide

By U Rock Girl! on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Some people skip breakfast in an effort to lose weight. Unfortunately, this usually backfires, leaving them feeling even hungrier and tempted to overeat. Here are a few reasons why breakfast is so essential, along with some great options for mixing and matching healthy foods to make delicious and satisfying morning meals.

Pre- and Post-workout Nutrition for Strength Training

By Evolution Nutrition on Thursday, April 23, 2015

As with any type of training, nutrition is key to optimal results for strength training. Learn the basics of pre- and post-workout nutrition for strength training to help your clients maximize their results.

5 Tips for Detoxing

By The Nutrition Twins on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Feeling sluggish because your diet hasn’t been exactly stellar lately? What your body needs are foods that are packed with anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants, potassium, water and fiber, but low in calories and sodium. These 5 tips will immediately get your mind and body back on the healthy track as they hydrate you while flooding your body with nutrients to help to neutralize damaging particles and flushing out bloating culprits, like salt.

Nutrition Support for Long-distance Running

By Evolution Nutrition on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

When it comes to long-distance running, nutrition is a big consideration for health and success, whether your client’s program is simply moving from a more casual weekly routine to extended times and distances or training for a first marathon. Learn how you can support your clients’ long-distance running efforts while staying within your scope of practice as a health and fitness professional.

Why You Need More Calories Than You Might Think

By Evolution Nutrition on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

From the basic processes of breathing and pumping blood to an all-out HIIT workout or marathon, we all need adequate calories from nutrient-rich foods to perform at our best, mentally and physically. Unfortunately, when weight loss is the goal, many clients lose sight of performance in favor of a number on the scale or the clothing sizes hanging in their closets. Learn why extreme diets are counterproductive and how you can help your clients recognize the difference between hunger and starvation

Pre- and Post-workout Nutrition for High-Intensity Interval Training

By Evolution Nutrition on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

If you use high-intensity interval training with your clients or your own workouts, it’s important to understand the nutritional needs to support it from start to finish. While nutritional needs do vary by individual and training program, these nutrition plans and meal ideas for pre- and post-workout nutrition can help.

How to Improve Client Results with an Expert Nutrition Plan

By Evolution Nutrition on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Combining a progressive training program with an expert nutrition plan can dramatically improve client results, leading to everything from improved client retention to increased sales. The real secret is providing your clients with a healthful nutrition plan, not just another diet.

4 Simple Ways to Transform Your Diet in the New Year

By The Nutrition Twins on Thursday, January 22, 2015

You want to eat healthier, but radically changing your diet rarely ever works. Instead, experts recommending making small changes that you can sustain over the long haul. Here are four ways to transform your diet and get on the healthy track without having to change every single food you put in your mouth.

The Best Nutrition Trends of 2014 for Weight Loss

By Evolution Nutrition on Friday, January 2, 2015

Buzzwords, popular eating plans and fads come and go in the fitness industry, but nutrition trends that embrace healthy foods and easily sustainable diet strategies can provide a foundation for client health and weight-loss success. Here are four popular nutrition trends for 2014 that are worth carrying into the New Year.

4 Tips to Prevent Overindulging at Holiday Parties

By The Nutrition Twins on Monday, December 15, 2014

Do you feel prepared to run the gauntlet of temptations that the holiday season has to offer? From office parties to family get-togethers, opportunities to overindulge are everywhere. The Nutrition Twins offer their top five tips for staying on track and enjoying the season without adding extra pounds.

4 Superfoods to Look Out For in 2015

By Evolution Nutrition on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Move over kale. Take a seat flax. These up-and-coming superfoods are about to take back the spotlight and elevate your diet to a whole new level of exceptional taste and nutrition.

3 Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

By Gina Crome on Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving—a day we typically associate with over-indulgence in rich foods—is often followed by a day of regret. This year, transform those traditional heavier foods into something light and healthy to help minimize the likelihood of adding extra holiday pounds.

Improve Your Skin Health with Exercise and Nutrition

By The Nutrition Twins on Friday, November 14, 2014

If you need yet another reason to get motivated to step up your nutrition and fitness, add amazing, glowing, healthy skin to the list. The Nutrition Twins explain the types of exercise and specific foods you should choose to improve the health and appearance of your skin.

4 Fall Superfoods Swaps

By The Nutrition Twins on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fall is here! And with it come some delicious, nutrient-packed superfoods that are guaranteed to boost your health and add flavor to your meals. Here are four great foods—and some easy recipes—that can help improve both the quality of your meals and the health of your body.

Add Variety to Your Diet with These Plant-Based Protein Sources

By Gina Crome on Friday, October 17, 2014

October marks Vegetarian Awareness Month—a time to reflect on the many benefits of a plant-based diet. Registered dietitian Gina M. Crome reviews these benefits and offers suggestions for lean, plant-based protein sources that are easy to incorporate into your daily diet.

Strength Training Post-Workout Nutrition Guidelines

By U Rock Girl! on Friday, October 3, 2014

If you’re strength training consistently and not seeing the results you desire, you may want to look at how you’re refueling after your workouts. Knowing what and when to eat to help your body repair and refuel is essential for seeing optimal results. Here’s how to best take advantage of your post-workout “window of opportunity.”

Nutrition Tips to Protect Your Body against Chronic Inflammation

By The Nutrition Twins on Monday, August 18, 2014

Acute inflammation can be a sign that the body is healing itself, like when you twist your ankle. But chronic inflammation can take a steep toll on the body. The Nutrition Twins explain what lifestyle factors to avoid and what foods to choose to help fight chronic inflammation.

10 Ways to Avoid Overeating

By The Nutrition Twins on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Do you struggle with occasionally overeating? Given the fact that food is everywhere—from sporting events to holidays, birthday parties to break rooms—it can be a huge challenge to not overindulge on a regular basis. The Nutrition Twins® understand what a struggle it can be and offer 10 effective ways to avoid overeating while staying on track with your healthy lifestyle efforts.

6 Reasons Carbs Are Your Friend

By The Nutrition Twins on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

So many people think they have to cut out all carbs if they want to lose weight, but this approach can quickly backfire. The Nutrition Twins explain how choosing the right kind of carbohydrates can make you feel more satisfied, stave off hunger, improve your health and help you lose weight.

The Best and Worst Fourth of July Food and Drinks

By The Nutrition Twins on Monday, June 30, 2014

Have you ever noticed that most of our holiday traditions center around food? The Fourth of July is no exception, with barbecues and all the fixings taking center stage. But this day doesn’t have to be a dietary disaster, explain the Nutrition Twins. Here are their best tips for celebrating Independence Day without sabotaging your healthy-eating efforts.

5 Foods for a Flatter Stomach

By The Nutrition Twins on Monday, May 19, 2014

Looking leaner and sporting a flatter stomach could be as easy as choosing the right foods. The Nutrition Twins have identified five foods that are sure to help banish bloat and aid digestion, both of which will result in a flatter stomach.

How to Spring Clean Your Diet

By U Rock Girl! on Monday, May 12, 2014

You’ve heard of spring cleaning your house—this time of year is also a perfect time to spring clean your diet, too. Registered dietitian-nutritionists Tiffani Bachus and Erin Macdonald explain how to detox your kitchen and repack the shelves with cleaner, healthier fare. Plus, you’ll want to try their simple-to-make kale and salmon salad with miso-tahini dressing—the perfect meal to lead off your healthy-eating efforts.

3 Delicious Protein Pancake Recipes

By U Rock Girl! on Monday, April 7, 2014

Pancakes taste so good, but most are not-so-good for you. These protein pancakes are an exception—they contain a great combination of protein, carbs, fiber and healthy fats—and can be used as an ideal recovery meal. You’ll love this easy recipe and the three delicious variations: chocolate chip, banana walnut and blueberry lemon. Hungry now?

Lighten Up With These Spring Salads

By The Nutrition Twins on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to trade in those heavy winter meals for lighter fare like these delicious spring salads created by The Nutrition Twins. Packed with fiber, protein and quality carbs—a combination that provides long-lasting energy—these four salads are sure to satisfy.

5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Weight-loss Goals

By The Nutrition Twins on Monday, February 24, 2014

Weight loss can be a tough struggle, especially if you feel like you’re giving it your all. In their work with clients, the Nutrition Twins have identified five common weight-loss mistakes that can sabotage even the most dedicated dieter. Learn about these mistakes and easy ways to correct or avoid them.

Lifestyle Habits That Don’t Work: Part I

By Jonathan Ross on Thursday, January 30, 2014

It’s nice to think that living more healthfully could be as simple as following the advice in a 140-character sound-bite, but those recommendations often do more harm than good. In this first of a two-part series, fitness pro Jonathan Ross breaks down two of the most common lifestyle habits that simply don’t work.

5 Healthy Eating Habits You Should Be Doing

By The Nutrition Twins on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Do you feel overwhelmed by all the nutritional advice you hear and feel unsure about what you really should be doing when it comes to eating healthfully? The Nutrition Twins help cut through this confusion by offering their top five healthy eating habits that you “should” be doing and why.

Client Motivation Beyond New Year’s Resolutions

By Gina Crome on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Even at the start of a New Year, when motivation to lose weight is at its peak, helping your clients stick to their programs can be challenging. Here are some great tools and tactics you can use to help your clients reach their goals and create meaningful change that will last a lifetime.

Recovery Redefined: Post-workout Nutrition

By Jonathan Ross on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Does nutrition really make a difference when it comes to recovering from a tough workout? In this second installment of a two-part series, award-winning fitness pro Jonathan Ross explains how to effectively use nutrition to enhance recovery so you can help your clients get the greatest possible benefits from the workouts you design for them.

Chain Restaurant Favorites Get a Healthy Makeover: P.F. Changs Chicken Fried Rice

By The Nutrition Twins on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Eating out can offer great taste and convenience, but it can also mean a lot of unwanted fat and calories. In this ongoing series, we take your favorite restaurant dishes and given them a healthy—yet still tasty—makeover, which you can make right at home. Next up: P.F. Changs Chicken Fried Rice

Chain Restaurant Favorites Get A Healthy Makeover: Chili’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip With Chips

By The Nutrition Twins on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Love to eat out, but don’t love all the extra fat and calories that often come with restaurant meals? In this first installment in an ongoing series, we take some of your favorite restaurant dishes and show you how easy it is to make healthier versions right at home. First up: Chili’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip With Chips

Test Your Nutrition IQ

By The Nutrition Twins on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Do you feel like you’re pretty nutrition savvy and able to make food choices that will help boost your health? Put your knowledge to the test with this quick Nutrition Quiz, developed for ACE by the Nutrition Twins. Regardless of your score, you’ll come away with some great tips for eating healthfully and maximizing your well-being.

New Nutrition Tools for Pros

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fitness professionals have the opportunity to reach people struggling to manage or lose weight, but unfortunately, many shy away from discussing nutrition, assuming it is outside of their scope of practice. ACE has taken the initiative to find solutions that allow fitness professionals to maximize their expertise in nutrition without going beyond the boundaries. The tools discussed in this article will help pros build their toolbox, and increase their value in the industry.

Our Favorite Fourth of July Recipe

By The Nutrition Twins on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Looking for a perfectly delicious, yet healthy, dish to serve your friends and family on the Fourth of July? Try this easy recipe for Chicken Caprese Sliders you can make on the grill. High in protein and absolutely no saturated fat, these tasty sliders feel like a splurge, but are actually super healthy.

A Perfect Day of Meals

By The Nutrition Twins on Monday, April 8, 2013

What does a “perfect day” of eating look like? If you think healthy eating has to be boring or restrictive, think again. The Nutrition Twins offer an inside look into the healthy meals they eat on a regular basis. And these meals are not only delicious, but easy-to-prepare, too!

9 Grocery Store Mistakes

By The Nutrition Twins on Monday, January 28, 2013

Do you find your best intentions to eat healthfully derailed the moment you step inside the grocery store? Here are 9 common mistakes shoppers make when food shopping—and, more importantly, how to avoid them and stay on track with your healthy eating goals.

How to Talk to Clients About Fad Diets and Help Them with Weight Loss

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, April 27, 2012

It’s inevitable that clients will ask you about weight loss. After all, it’s one of the most common health and fitness goals. And with the diet industry’s heavy marketing efforts out there, you can be sure you’ll have to answer questions about popular fad diets, too.

Marathon Training: Preventing Tragedy with Attention to Hydration

By Natalie Digate Muth on Friday, October 14, 2011

Last weekend, William Caviness, a 35-year-old North Carolina man collapsed 500 yards from the finish line at the Chicago Marathon and was pronounced death soon after. Serious attention to hydration on race day can prevent a tragic outcome on what is supposed to be a celebration of a commitment to physical activity and a remarkable feat of mental toughness.

Refueling and Recovery (Part 2 of 2)

By Fabio Comana on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Normal glycogen restoration occurs within between 24 and 36 hours whereas a more aggressive approach can regenerate glycogen stores within 20 hours. Aggressive strategies therefore become an important consideration for those participating in more frequent, vigorous training programs and less important for those participating in moderate-to-vigorous bouts of cardio every 24 – 48 hours who need nothing more than their regular diet.

Refueling and Recovery (Part 1 of 2)

By Fabio Comana on Friday, June 17, 2011

The unfortunate reality for many of us is that the post-exercise period is perhaps the most neglected component of our exercise program, yet possibly the most influential in determining how effectively our body adapts to the exercise stress and recovers. The objective of this blog series therefore is to share various post-exercise refueling and rehydration strategies that will help your clients maximize their training goals and performance.