Posts Tagged "Snacks"

Ryan: The Power of Contrast

Ryan: The Power of Contrast

Well hello again! Two weeks in a row – I am on fire! I have been sticking with the weight training/yoga schedule. And the diet has been fine – with one small (large) exception: I went to Tremblant from Thursday to Sunday for an alumni party. Needless to say the beers were flowing pretty heavily and it was hard to come by a decently prepared healthy meal. I do not regret it, as it was the ‘last hurrah’ so to speak before I dive heavily into the level 3 cfa material. Quite frankly, giving up beer after a weekend like that seems a lot easier haha. Last year I found sticking to a training schedule much easier when it was worked in tandem with my study schedule. I...

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Surviving Holiday Parties (Avoiding the January Blues)

Surviving Holiday Parties (Avoiding the January Blues)

Is January going to be a difficult, upsetting and miserable month if you stay on top of your clean habits this season? Nope. You’ll wake up fit and lean Jan 1st, and can laugh at the others who decided to give up and give in, only to feel absolutely horrible afterwards. Avoiding that hustle is key. Imagine if all you have to do afterwards is maintain? Wrestling to get 5-10 pounds off your body every January is just silly. If you agree, follow these tips to make sure that happens for you: 1. Have a healthy snack or small meal before attending a party. A small bowl of fibre-rich cereal, some hummus with vegetables and a couple slices of turkey, an apple and a few...

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Ryan: My First Week with Manning

Ryan: My First Week with Manning

I had my first session with Jessica on Tuesday the 17th. I won’t lie, I was a little nervous. Most boys won’t admit it, but it can be intimidating signing up for a female trainer. Maybe it’s a lingering elementary school mentality, but you don’t want to get embarrassed by a girl! I can safely say, however, that I had nothing to worry about. Jess came in and was immediately a calming presence – very laid back and professional. We briefly discussed the action plan and then got right to it. Jess’ program for me is focused on functional training – so we did a lot of body weight exercises: reverse-crunches, push-ups with side planks, lunges with rows...

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X-Weighted Asked Me…

X-Weighted Asked Me…

About nutrition for active children. A must-read for parents. Whether your children play sports or not, they will and must be active in some way. And even if they are not, it’s important to know what kinds of meals your child should be eating to encourage energy and proper growth. If you are NOT a parent, this nutritional guidance still applies to adults. Follow the link, and give it a read. X-Weighted Blog: Nutrition for Active Children

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Sweet Tooth?

Sweet Tooth?

If sugar is your downfall, allow me to help. First things first, reduce your sugar consumption in the morning. If you have sugar with your breakfast, you will spike your cravings for the rest of the day. Try to stick to fruit – one with breakfast, one with your mid-morning snack (remember to always “round out” a fruit with something that contains a bit of healthy fat and some protein, to stabilize blood sugar). If you have too much fruit throughout the day, it too can increase your sugar cravings. I try to get my clients to switch to vegetables from lunch onward – and have lots of them! If you are really jonesin’ for a cookie, a chocolate...

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