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3 Yummy Compound Butter Recipes You Must Try

by Marnie Bii June 30th, 2015| Eating Tips, Healthy Eating
Butter improves the flavor of almost all ingredients from veggies to meats. Just a single tablespoon of butter, however, adds one hundred calories to your meal. If you like to drown your meal in butter, these extra calories can quickly add up. You can reduce the amount of butter
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Healthy Eating Meal: Pan Fried Salmon and Low Carb Coleslaw

by Marnie Bii January 13th, 2015| Eating Tips, Healthy Eating
The perfect delicious yet low calorie meal is a generous filet of pan-fried salmon alongside a scoop or two of low carb coleslaw. Salmon is packed with vitamins, minerals and flavor without all of the calories found in other forms of protein, especially red meat. Tangy and sweet coleslaw

Lifestyle Changes for Heart Health

by James Maynard May 10th, 2013| Diet Strategy, Eating Tips, Nutrition
Heart disease is one of the world's leading killers, causing half the deaths in the United States each year. However, there are several lifestyle changes that you can make in order to lower your risk of heart disease. In this video, we learn how your family history will affect

Eat Like an Olympian! Or Not…

by Louise August 7th, 2012| Eating Tips
If you ate like an Olympic athlete, would you be in better shape?

While it sounds like a vaguely plausible question at first, it actually doesn't lend itself to a particularly useful answer. First of all, there are twenty-six different sports included in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

There is archery, athletics,

Fueling My First (Sprint) Triathlon

by Louise July 12th, 2012| Eating Tips
This upcoming weekend I'll be tackling my first triathlon! Okay, okay, I admit it: it's a sprint triathlon. I figured it wouldn't be entirely intelligent to go for the whole shebang for my first triathlon experience, especially since I've never actually tried swimming across a distance larger than the

How to Prevent Muscle Cramps

by Louise June 12th, 2012| Eating Tips, Nutrition
A muscle cramp is an involuntary contraction of a muscle. Cramps can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours. (Luckily I've never experienced the latter). Nobody likes a muscle cramp. Sometimes, my feet cramp when I'm running barefoot. I once got one high up in my leg

Hydration Belts

by Louise May 15th, 2012| Eating Tips
There was a time when I didn't speak too highly of hydration belts. I didn't like the idea of carrying extra water; I imagined it would uncomfortably slosh around during my run. The first hydration belts probably did cause some discomfort during exercise. Of course, things have changed. As

Energy Bars: Ladies’ Choice

by Louise April 17th, 2012| Eating Tips
Did you know that there several energy bars made specifically for women?

The leading name in this special sector of energy bars is the LUNA Bar. Normally, going with big "brand names" isn't the smartest way to go as far as nutrition is concerned, but the story is a bit

Carbo-Loading

by Louise March 20th, 2012| Eating Tips
"Carbo-loading" is a term typically used by endurance athletes, which most commonly refers to eating increased amounts of carbohydrates starting three days before an endurance event, specifically a competition. Most commonly, carbo-loading comes in the form of a "pasta party" the night before a big race, such as the

Healthy Sources of Fat

by Louise February 21st, 2012| Eating Tips
Various sources will recommend that runners get 20-30% of their daily caloric intake from fat, but where should that fat come from? We know that trans fat and saturated fats are bad for us, so where can we get the good fat? Here are a few ideas for healthy

Habits that Jeopardize Fitness

by Angela Yorke February 9th, 2012| Eating Tips
Working short exercise snippets into your daily routine is a good way to get fit without feeling as if you’re making a lot of effort. So is committing to fitness with better eating habits, good food choices, and exercising regularly. Yet, there are bad habits that, unwittingly adopted, can

A Runner’s Favorite: Oatmeal

by Louise January 24th, 2012| Eating Tips
There are four very good reasons why a runner (or anyone else for that matter) should like oatmeal: it's cheap, it's convenient, it's healthy, and it's tasty. It's tough for a particular food to meet all of these conditions, but oatmeal passes the test with flying colors.

Oatmeal is probably
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