Tricks of the Trade for Holiday Eating

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

Tricks of the Trade for Holiday Eating Elite Sports Clubs

All jokes aside, we all have some notions in the back of our minds about how we will “do” with our Holiday eating! Many people suggest that it is just too overwhelming to figure out how to lose weight or at least keep from gaining while attending a slew of parties over the holiday season. In fact, the average person will attend 12 more food-providing events over the holidays than their normal social calendar any other time of year. But, is it REALLY that difficult to do? Continue reading Tricks of the Trade for Holiday Eating

So, Why Do I Do What I Do? Confessions of a Dietitian

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

The Holidays and Aunt Mary's Cake

Recently I had the fortune of arriving at my Aunt Mary’s house, and found that she had made my favorite Rum Cake for dessert. My mouth watered as the flashbacks of eating that wonderful cake began to return to memory. It was warm, light on the inside, and crunchy on the outside and rich with rum flavor! Before I had my coat off, I thought it wouldn’t be that bad just this once, to have not just one, but two slices of the cake when it was served. The anticipation was building! Continue reading So, Why Do I Do What I Do? Confessions of a Dietitian

Health Up Your Holidays!

By Sarah Dusseau, Head Chef & Owner of Fit Food Trainer

Health Up Your Holidays-Fit Food Trainer at Elite

Cookies, cakes & pies – as tempting as these holiday treats are, they can be brutal to your waistline! Why wait until January to jump on the healthy eating band wagon? Continue reading Health Up Your Holidays!

Black Bean & Corn Salad Recipe

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian & Nutrition Counselor

Elite Sports Clubs Black Bean Corn Salad Recipe

Here’s another easy recipe you can use as a side for upcoming holiday parties, or in place of a traditional salad for Thanksgiving dinner with your family! Do you tend to go the traditional route when it comes to holiday dinners? Do you have any secrets to “healthify” those often not-so-good-for-you dishes? Tell us in the comments! Continue reading Black Bean & Corn Salad Recipe

Workout Wednesday: Start Prepping for the Holidays Now!

Elite Workout Wednesday Start Prepping for the Holidays Now

We all know it’s a little crazy when we start seeing Christmas decorations popping up in stores immediately after Halloween. (If not before!) But maybe they have a point? Maybe we should start getting (our bodies) ready for the holidays a little earlier, rather than doing damage control afterwards. Continue reading Workout Wednesday: Start Prepping for the Holidays Now!