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3 Delicious Protein Pancake Recipes

By U Rock Girl! on Monday, April 07, 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 03, 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 02, 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 08, 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.