Prepping Meals the Weekend Before is Easier Than You Think

By Alissa Dresang, Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club-West Brookfield

I think we’ve all hit that wall at times after a long day’s work when we get home and just simply don’t want to devote the time and energy to make dinner. So, what do we do? Order takeout or throw in a frozen pizza. We are all guilty of this at some point or another, but it can be easily avoided by setting aside a couple of hours the weekend before. If you’re on the go, like myself, you will find that this makes life a lot easier. Continue reading Prepping Meals the Weekend Before is Easier Than You Think

The Truth About Carbohydrates

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

If you are among the many club members who are trying to put together the right combination of foods to match their dietary and fitness goals, then you may find it confusing today for you to figure out just how to add just the right amount of carbohydrates. In truth, much of the confusion has come from the “lay press.” For as long as we all can remember, Carbohydrates have been counted on as a necessary part of the plan for diet and nutrition for all ages. Carbohydrates also are a major source of energy and should account for 50% to 60% of your calories consumed daily.

Today, the confusion comes from the idea that many news writers suggest that all type of sugar-contained in food may be bad for you. And, furthermore that, some of those “naturally” occurring foods that contain carbs may put you at risk as well. Over the next few blog posts we will examine these thoughts and see where the real truth is about CARBOHYDRATES. Continue reading The Truth About Carbohydrates

7 Reasons You DON’T Need to “Start” on a Monday

Does this sound familiar? You snuck a donut from the office café, then decided to have an extra serving of pasta for dinner, then thought, “It’s okay, I will start eating healthy and working out on Monday!”

For some reason many people have this idea that starting a healthy lifestyle should start on a specific day – like New Years, the day after their birthday, or “next Monday.”

The reality is that you can start eating healthier, exercising more, and practicing good habits at any time!

Here are 7 reasons you shouldn’t put off your healthy lifestyle until Monday: Continue reading 7 Reasons You DON’T Need to “Start” on a Monday

Why Exercise Simply Isn’t Enough on Its Own

According to many weight loss and nutritional experts, body weight is affected by a proportion of twenty percent exercise and eighty percent diet. Thus no matter how much we exercise, if we want to maintain or lose weight, we have to consider both the quantity and quality of our food intake as well. Continue reading Why Exercise Simply Isn’t Enough on Its Own

Invite Delicious to the Table with Ancient Grains

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

Open up your kitchen to a world of organic, gluten-free ancient grains. With tons of tasty options and oh-so-satisfying flavor, you’ll never run out of things to love about eating fresh, clean grains! Continue reading Invite Delicious to the Table with Ancient Grains