4 Things to Remember When Buying Frozen Pizza

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

When it comes to being ready for a last minute dinner, a frozen pizza could be your best friend. Just because you are taking a shortcut, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy dinner. So, here is what you should look for when buying that “store bought” frozen pizza. Continue reading 4 Things to Remember When Buying Frozen Pizza

6 Tips to Have a Healthier Halloween with Your Kids

Let’s face it, Halloween isn’t the healthiest holiday around. At least you can adapt most of your other holiday meals to include smaller portions and more healthful options. But on Halloween…it’s all about the sweets. So, what’s a parent to do!?

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8 Alternatives to “Stress Eating”

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

8 Alternatives to Stress Eating

Many of us make quick, unplanned decisions regarding our eating choices. We may even avoid conscious thoughts about what is healthy and nutritious, and instead have the following internal conversations:

“I go to the gym every day and I work out hard. I feel entitled to spurge a little afterwards. I don’t feel anything is wrong with that, even if it is a trip to a fast food restaurant. I am truly hungry at the time…but later I realize a well-chosen breakfast at home might have been a better choice. I act without thinking some days and always in a hurry.”

“My life is really stressful. I work hard all day. I have many difficult decisions to make at work right now. My family life is very busy, not a lot of time to think about what I am putting in my mouth. Some days it is, well, anything.”

Does this sound like you? These are common themes for active people living active lives. But, this is not about what is good to eat or even what is good for you; but rather what to do in physical or emotional situations, besides eat. Continue reading 8 Alternatives to “Stress Eating”