Why Certain Foods are Considered Just Plain Junk!

The interesting point about many of the 15 foods described below as unhealthy junk foods, is that these are the very foods that many people talk about and enjoy on a regular basis. These are generally “favorites.” In fact, are often talked about in regular advertisements as deliciously fun foods. Here is a look at those favorites that are truly junk foods and why.
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The Power of Food Cravings

Many people feel as though they are often “driven” to eat certain foods or are responding to certain body needs or cravings. Sometimes it may be due to having a craving for something your body is lacking nutritionally. Many people will mention that they begin to think about a specific food, like potato chips, and just don’t feel relieved until they have some! Is that bag of chips calling out to you? So, what is going on?! Continue reading The Power of Food Cravings

Members’ Favorite After School Snacks & Treats

Once a week at each of the five Elite Sports Clubs locations I host a program called “Ask the Dietitian“. It’s a free program for members where they can come discuss programs they’re are interested in, popular nutritional topics that are found in the press, medical concerns and the resulting diet, or how they wish to match a fitness program with the appropriate diet. At one of my sessions members shared their own favorite after school snacks and treats, and I thought I’d share these with the rest of you today. Continue reading Members’ Favorite After School Snacks & Treats

Holiday Flavor Hits: Turkey Stuffing Chips & Cranberry Spritzers

From pumpkin spice, to gingerbread, to peppermint candy cane … You can sense the change in seasons not just by the color of the leaves and crispness in the air, but also by the flavors offered at your grocery store and local coffee shop! Each year manufacturers try to come up with the next holiday flavor hit. Here’s a few I found interesting, that you may want to try as well. Continue reading Holiday Flavor Hits: Turkey Stuffing Chips & Cranberry Spritzers

Pumpkin Energy Bites Recipe

This fall Elite Sports Clubs fitness intern, Taylor Thompson, prepared this dish as a quick energy dessert for willing tasters following their workout at various Elite clubs locations. I personally love the great taste and ease of preparation for these Pumpkin Bites, which could be taken to a holiday party without any baking! Continue reading Pumpkin Energy Bites Recipe