Category Archive for "Diet and Nutrition"

Learning to Embrace Travel

Learning to Embrace Travel

September 1, 2015

I am currently on a 6-week long trip in Southern Spain.  Predominantly, it is a personal trip with family, but working is also part of the routine. I love visiting my former residence of Spain, as well as traveling the…

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Psychological Health

Improve Your Psychological Health

August 20, 2015
Jessica Brantley

Positive psychological (mental) health is essential for our survival, but it can easily be disturbed by the stress of jobs, kids and mortgages. When our minds are constantly distracted with these responsibilities, it becomes difficult to maintain an uplifted mood….

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Creating Your Diabetes Meal Plan

August 10, 2015

A key factor in diabetes management is eating balanced, healthy meals and snacks every day.  This doesn’t mean you have to completely stop eating the foods you like, but you need to understand how food affects your blood sugar and often…

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Exercise thru the Tough Times

August 3, 2015
Conor Nugent

  Tough times occur during every person’s life, but the use of exercise and a healthy diet can give you the mental game you need to get through it all. Whether your troubled times last minutes, hours, days, or months, this post is to…

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Fit Vacation

Tips to Have a Fit Vacation

July 29, 2015
Jessica Brantley

While vacation should be a time to relax and unwind, it can be a bit stressful if you have a strict fitness schedule and/or are concerned about weight gain. Fortunately, there are some things you can do while traveling to…

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dirty bulk

Breaking Down the Dirty Bulk

July 21, 2015
Jeremiah

Every lifter, at some point in his or her life, has the questioned the ‘dirty bulk’. One day you wake up and look in the mirror and say “I need to put on some size.” This blog will focus on the specific…

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working outside

Taking Your Workout Outside

July 20, 2015

Summer in Canada is SHORT!!! I mean really short, so when it finally gets here I make the efforts to take my workout outside! And even when it’s supposed to be summer, we are plagued with rainfall, mosquitos; or in…

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SuperFoods

Superfoods – Chia and Spirulina

July 8, 2015
Jessica Maurer

We hear the term “superfood” from a lot of TV doctors, commercials and marketing companies but what does that even mean? By definition, superfoods are calorie-sparse yet nutrient-dense, meaning they pack a lot of goodness. They are a superior sources of…

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Get More From Your Workouts

Tips to Get MORE From Your Workouts

June 22, 2015

Of course, half the time, getting to the gym is the main battle for getting in a solid workout. But once you are there, don’t you want to be doing everything in your power to receive the best results possible? Here…

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Summer Salads

Fun and Fresh Summer Salads

June 11, 2015

The first day of summer and warmer weather is right around the corner, which means outdoor farmers markets, family picnics, fun barbeques, and more will be here in no time at all! We also tend to associate summer with lighter…

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type 2 diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes and Managing Blood Sugar

June 8, 2015

In an earlier post, I explained prediabetes and how to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Perhaps you were not aware that you ever had prediabetes and didn’t know you were headed down this road. That’s ok….

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Summertime Survival Guide

May 12, 2015

Warm weather is officially here and hopefully your resolutions to look better in less clothing were a success. But now you feel like, with vacations, pool parties, and summer cook-outs, that 6-pack summer you worked for is slowly fading away….

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Metabolic Meals for Breakfast

Metabolic Meals for Breakfast

May 10, 2015

I am sure you have heard the term “Metabolic” used in terms of body, food or training at some point. The word is derived from Metabolism which is essentially a complex process that our body goes through to turn our…

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PREDiabetes

Understanding Prediabetes & 3 Tips to Dodge the Diabetes Bullet

April 20, 2015

What is prediabetes? Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose (sugar) or A1C levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. The CDC reports 86 million American adults have prediabetes – that’s more…

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ProHydrate Popsicles and Gummies

ProHydrate Pops & Gummies

April 16, 2015

Once summer arrives there is nothing more refreshing than an ice cold Popsicle or cold Jell-O Jigglers. Unfortunately the go-to options are store-bought varieties that are often void of any nutritional value to help the body recover from the hot summer heat….

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Binge Eating

Prevention of Binge Eating

April 8, 2015

As someone who suffered from binge eating for years, I am the master at knowing when the urge is there.  Being the master at knowing this means I can also tell you that I could have prevented many of my…

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Fats aren't making you fat

Fats Aren’t Making You Fat

April 1, 2015

Fats aren’t making you fat. In fact, what if Fats, the macronutrient,  were called “youth” instead of the dreaded ‘F” word? Would that change the perception of “fat” making us “fat”?  It has been a long time since the F word…

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Tips to Looking Hot In Your Bikini

Tips to Looking Hot in Your Bikini

March 23, 2015

Six Tips to Looking Hot in Your Bikini Spring is on it’s way and you will need these tips to looking hot in your bikini, or just the lack of clothing in general the warm weather brings. It’s time to show more…

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AT Ambassador Pancake Recipes

AT Ambassador’s Protein Pancake Recipe Finalists

March 17, 2015

The ABOUT TIME Ambassadors came together this month to bring our community the best recipes made with our new Protein Pancake Mix. With the versatile gluten-free mix, we bring to you some of the most creative, sweet treats using our #ATBetterBatter. Be sure to…

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Protein Desserts

High Protein Desserts – Oh My!

March 16, 2015

I bet you never thought you’d hear someone tell you that Chocolate Chip Muffins, Whoopie Pies, and Pizza Cookies could be healthy high protein desserts. There’s a first for everything friends, and I’m here to tell you that all those delicious…

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Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

March 3, 2015

What better way is there to start your day then with warm, fresh cinnamon sugar donuts? Oh and what if I told you that they were healthy and packed with protein? And that you got to eat the entire batch?!…

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Eating on the Fly

Eating On The Fly

March 3, 2015
Jessica Maurer

In addition to being a group fitness instructor and personal trainer, I am a traveling fitness educator who eats on the fly, literally. This means that I fly on weekends to share new health and fitness educational programs with fitness professionals…

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Proteins The Animal and The Plant

Proteins – The Animals & The Plants

February 27, 2015

Proteins are a key component of the foods we eat.  It’s a macronutrient along with carbohydrates and fats. These are the nutrients that the body needs in relatively large amounts to sustain life and we can only obtain them from the…

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Carbs - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Carbs – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

February 18, 2015

Carb loading, carb cycling, Low carb, no carb……ahh!!! Its enough to drive someone crazy!!! Lets start with the basics, because when I started out in this fitness world, I thought that a carbohydrate was the big bowl of white pasta…

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Eating on-The-go

Eating On-The-Go

February 12, 2015
Jessica Maurer

As a group fitness instructor, I have a habit of eating while driving, between classes, between clients, etc. I know it’s not the safest habit in the world, but eating on-the-go is my only option to fuel quickly and effectively for…

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A Gluten-Free Valentine's Day

A Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2015

For me, a gluten-free Valentine’s Day has always been better spent in the comfort of my own home with a homemade meal. Sharing food and building memories with my loved ones. But with such a hectic and busy work schedule…

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Leaner Man-Approved Recipes

Leaner Man-Approved Recipes

January 27, 2015

Women, listen up, do you sound like a broken record when trying to get the man in your life to eat healthier??  We’re aiming to make sensible choices but our men sideline our efforts with their pizza-loving, meat and potato dinners….

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Being an Athlete with Crohn's Disease

Being An Athlete with Crohn’s Disease

January 20, 2015

My name is Alex and I am an athlete who has been living with Crohn’s Disease since 2011. Nutrition is the key to achieving any fitness goal that you have in mind. If you want to lose weight or gain it,…

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