New Year’s Resolution Tips for Diet and Exercise

When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions related to nutrition and exercise, people often try to make a complete overhaul of their diet and workout regime. Trying to commit to a resolution like this can be overwhelming, exhausting, and in truth, quite unsustainable. Here are some helpful resolution tips so you can stick to them for the long-term and feel successful while doing it! Continue reading New Year’s Resolution Tips for Diet and Exercise

How to Start Off the Holiday Season on the Right Foot

The major “eating/drinking holidays” —Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, and Valentines Day are here! Once Halloween candy hits the shelves, the battle against the holiday bulge begins. To avoid feeling weighed down by every cookie and cocktail you consume at your family gatherings and holiday parties, try these tips to stay on track this holiday season.

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5 Mindful Snacking Techniques

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

Mindful Snacking Techniques

Recently we have been looking at some simple techniques that can be used for focus and re-direction of our thoughts for better results in achieving our goals. Whatever it is that you wish to achieve, it is always helpful to reconnect with our own thoughts. Continue reading 5 Mindful Snacking Techniques

The Truth About Dietary Myths: Fresh, Frozen, or Canned

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

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Should we use canned fruits and vegetables? Aren’t frozen vegetables really the best you can use in cooking?

For years we have been instructed to use fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, identifying them as the best for nutrition. Many times, the nutritional conversation outlines that fresh or frozen are the best for nutrients and the best for fiber. Today, this message has all changed. Individuals are encouraged to use what best fits their needs and schedule. But, for the most part, research done by independent studies has shown that, fruits and vegetables, fresh, frozen, and even canned, are very comparable. Continue reading The Truth About Dietary Myths: Fresh, Frozen, or Canned