The 80/20 Rule of Better Nutrition

October 26th, 2013

The 80/20 Rule of Better Nutrition

If you need to lose weight, chances are you’re not only considering exercise—but also which diet to try. But depending on your goals, the best way to lose weight might be simply to focus on a bala

The Health Benefits of Walnuts

August 9th, 2013

The Health Benefits of Walnuts

The lowly walnut provides more than a nutritious munch—it also packs a nutritional punch and has more health benefits than you might imagine. Walnuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and antioxid

Restaurant Portions Can Stall Your Diet

July 4th, 2013

Restaurant Portions Can Stall Your Diet

A startling study by researchers at Tufts University reveals that independent and small-chain restaurants are stuffing patrons with too many calories. On average, individual meals contain 66% more tha

The Sport-Specific Diet

April 24th, 2013

The Sport-Specific Diet

Whether you run, swim or cycle; eating the right food for each activity helps you improve your performance and make the most of each workout. Runners need to stay fueled during a marathon—but the pr

Total Vegetarian Fitness

March 27th, 2013

Total Vegetarian Fitness

Whether it’s for health or ideological reasons, more and more people are following a vegetarian diet. A recent study indicated that 7.3 million Americans are vegetarians. What’s more, these same s

The Do’s and Don’ts of Energy Bars

February 28th, 2013

The Do’s and Don’ts of Energy Bars

Energy bars offer a delicious, convenient way of keeping your body fueled during hectic days and challenging workouts.  But some energy bars are loaded with sugar and are essentially candy bars in di

Eat Like a VIP Trainer

February 21st, 2013

Eat Like a VIP Trainer

Physical trainers are on the front lines of fitness, and are often asked for advice on diet and nutrition as much as they are about exercise. In fact, according to a recent survey by the American Coun

Food For Thought – Do You Have a Nutritional Conditioning Plan?

January 9th, 2013

Food For Thought – Do You Have a Nutritional Conditioning Plan?

For optimum health, athletes need to have a training plan AND an eating plan – this is called nutritional conditioning.  Think of nutritional conditioning as a goal just as important as your fitnes

Keep Your ‘Ghoulish’ Figure This Halloween

October 15th, 2012

Keep Your ‘Ghoulish’ Figure This Halloween

If YOU end up eating most of the leftover Halloween candy, take heart: You can do yourself (and your trick-or-treaters) a favor by choosing healthier alternatives to the usual sugar-laden fare. Consid

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