The Truth About Dietary Myths: Which is better for you, butter or margarine?

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Dietary Myths-Butter vs Margarine

The Dietary Guidelines of 2010, recommended that Americans:

  • Consume less than 10% of calories from saturated fats.
  • Replace solid fats with oils when possible.
  • Limit foods that contain synthetic sources of trans fatty acids (such as hydrogenated oils), and keep total trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible.
  • Eat fewer than 300mg of dietary cholesterol per day.
  • Reduce intake of calories from solid fats.
  • And lastly, all adults ages 19 or older, should consume 20% to 35% of total calories per day as fat.

But, as we proceed to follow these dietary recommendations, there are still some areas for personal choices that we will need to make regarding “our preferences” for fats that we use at the table and in cooking that only WE can choose. Continue reading The Truth About Dietary Myths: Which is better for you, butter or margarine?

Why Leisure Activities are Good for You

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How much time for leisure do you set aside for yourself? For most, the answer is always “not enough” and on the rare occasion we do, we never really step away from work and life’s daily demands. When was the last time you took a day – or even a few hours – without checking your phone, emails, task lists, and deadline worries to do something you enjoy, something fun? Continue reading Why Leisure Activities are Good for You

What is “Core” Training?

By Paul Alexander, Elite Sports Club-North Shore Personal Training Director

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One of today’s fitness buzzwords is “Core training.” If you walk into any health club or fitness center, the talk isn’t about “abs” anymore; it’s all about the “core.” What is your core and why the philosophical switch in thinking? Continue reading What is “Core” Training?

The Truth About Dietary Myths: Will soda spark your appetite for sweets?!

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Dietary Myths-Soda Appetite

“Will drinking soda make you crave more food, especially sugary foods?” It is a question I get asked often; and many people believe it is true. Researchers and others at food research institutes, including those in Madison, Wisconsin, have tried to find that very answer. It is unfortunately, hard to trace as “fact” that soda is indeed a stimulus to “eat” more food, especially sugars. Continue reading The Truth About Dietary Myths: Will soda spark your appetite for sweets?!

Member Stories: Sue Dean “4 Years, 3 Surgeries, 90 Pounds, and She is Still Going!”

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We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out agendas and sporting endeavors serve as healthy examples of how it feels to be “Elite,” and how exercise not only adds years to your life, but life to your years! Today we’d like to highlight another member’s experience:

For many people, undergoing one shoulder two knees surgeries in a one year span of time would be a purely negative ordeal. But Milwaukee resident Sue Dean has been able to pull pearls of positive experiences from this chapter of her life. Continue reading Member Stories: Sue Dean “4 Years, 3 Surgeries, 90 Pounds, and She is Still Going!”