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Healthy Snacks Under 200 Calories

by R. Carnavale December 24th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
There’s nothing better than eating nutritious low-calorie snacks to promote health and well-being. Healthy snacks can be hard to come by, especially if you’re looking for something in your supermarket’s snack aisle. Tempting snack foods like potato chips and candy are a health-conscious person’s worst nightmare. Food found in

Quinoa: Little Known Superfood

by Kimberly Hays December 17th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is just now growing in popularity in the United States although it has been around for centuries. It was grown and consumed by the Incas as one of their main sources of food long before 3000 B.C. It was used to feed their armies. It was

Quick Workout Snacks

by Bea December 11th, 2012| Workout Fuel
When it comes to choosing pre-workout fuels, there are many options. Most people will suggest fruits like bananas or snacks like granola bars; however, you might have a completely different opinion. That is okay, because your body is different than everybody else's! For those of you who are struggling

The Abs Diet for Women

by Kimberly Hays December 3rd, 2012| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
The Abs Diet for Women was developed by David Zincenko, who is the Editorial Director for Women’s Health magazine, as well as Editor-in-Chief for Men’s Health magazine. He is considered one of the top health experts in the country. He developed this plan to help women with their biggest

Goji Berries!

by Louise November 27th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Did you see the Zits comic this past Sunday? Connie (the mother) calls out, "Dessert time!" Walt (the father) responds with a smile until he is handed his "dessert," which Connie explains is a "spinach-wheatgrass-flaxseed-gojiberry-spirulina-oatmeal-kale-soy smoothie." I guess Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman couldn't resist poking fun at the

Winter Superfoods to Fuel a Workout

by Kimberly Hays November 19th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
In summer, we have an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits available to fuel our workouts. In winter, it may feel like you don’t have tasty options. Instead, you grab tomatoes and other flavorless vegetables that are grown in hothouses and aren’t even ripe when shipped to our stores.

Vegan Workout Fuel

by Bea November 13th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
As I have expressed before, fueling up your body before exercising is a very important thing to do. Breaking it down to basics, carbohydrates should be your first choice of fuel to get your body the energy it needs. Second on the list are fats, but the good kind,

The Dukan Diet: The Pros and Cons

by Kimberly Hays November 5th, 2012| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
Before Kate Middleton married Prince William, it was rumored that she, along with her mother, were both on the Dukan Diet. Photos showed that they both lost a lot of weight using this program. The Dukan Diet has been all the rage in France for years, but did not

Fall Foods for Athletes

by Louise October 30th, 2012| Healthy Snacks
Fall is a great season for exercising outdoors. It's still "t-shirt" weather, for the most part, and the trees in New England couldn't be any more stunning. Fall also brings some seasonal snacks that should be on every athlete's shelf (or grocery list). Here are a few to consider:

Grab and Go Super Foods

by Kimberly Hays October 22nd, 2012| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Everyone is super busy these days. Because of that, we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. Nutrition is what fuels our bodies to be able to keep up our hectic schedules. Incorporating super foods that are easy to grab on the go are a great way to get

Natural Workout Fuels

by Bea October 15th, 2012| Workout Fuel
Powerbars and other processed foods can do wonders when it comes to supplying fuel for workouts; however, processed food is often hard for the body to break down and digest. They might not be the healthiest choice.

There are some natural foods that could supercharge a workout. In fact, you

Mad About the Mediterranean Diet

by Angela Yorke October 8th, 2012| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
Most people have heard of the Mediterranean Diet, but beyond the extensive use of olive oil, what else does it involve? One compelling aspect of this diet is that it doesn’t advocate food deprivation or eccentric eating habits. Indeed, until it came to the attention of health-conscious consumers, no

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