The Truth About Dietary Myths: Weight loss foods & the “finish line”

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

Dietary Myths-Weight Loss Foods and the Finish Line (Elite Sports Clubs)

There’s this common misconception that you eat different foods when you want to lose weight, than what you should eat “normally.” And once you lose that weight, you can go back to eating whatever you did before.

Reality check! Eating the healthiest and most natural foods will help you not only lose the weight, but keep it off. There shouldn’t be a difference. Continue reading The Truth About Dietary Myths: Weight loss foods & the “finish line”

The Truth About Dietary Myths: Does drinking water help you lose weight?

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

Dietary Myths-Water and Weight Loss

My mother used to tell me that she was going to drink a lot of water on a daily basis, so that she could lose some weight that week. She believed that the water would fill up her stomach and keep her full, then she would not feel like eating. Is water a good addition to your health and dietary plans? And, if so, in what way does water actually help? Continue reading The Truth About Dietary Myths: Does drinking water help you lose weight?

The Truth About Dietary Myths: Fitness vs a Good Diet

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

Elite Sports Clubs Dietary Myths-Fitness vs Diet

Do Athletes & Fitness Enthusiasts Need to Monitor Food Intake?

As spoken by many an active fitness enthusiast: “Oh, I don’t really worry about what I eat because I work out three times per week, that should take care of it, right?” or, “I can eat anything I want and still expect to lose weight. I workout almost every day!” But, is this a reasonable approach? Continue reading The Truth About Dietary Myths: Fitness vs a Good Diet

Comparing Popular American Diets

Comparing Popular American Diets-Elite Sports Clubs

It seems that Americans are either continuing to have diets that are not the healthiest or they are making concerted efforts to eat as healthy a diet as possible. Thus many people are not only trying to eat organic foods, but are actually trying diets like vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, whole foods, or one of the latest diets, the Paleo diet, named after what is felt was the diet of Paleolithic Man. Continue reading Comparing Popular American Diets

Healthy New Years Recipe: Hoppin’ John

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

Hoppin John Recipe-Elite Sports Clubs

I would feel remiss if I did not take this opportunity to mention a favorite dish for the New Year, “Hoppin’ John.” It has long been a favorite of the Southern United States and was always prepared at my home as well. No one really talked about it much other than they just expected to see it served on New Year’s Day. Because it includes small pieces of ham or bacon, I personally had concluded as a child, that we were having the dish because we were getting to the end of the Christmas ham. Continue reading Healthy New Years Recipe: Hoppin’ John