Tagged: calories

Your Body’s Basic Metabolic Needs

Your body has basic metabolic needs. In essence, your body’s basic metabolic needs are what your body needs just to stay alive. These needs can be calculated to determine how to improve your diet!

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Biking for Fitness

Cycling is a great way to get in shape and stay in shape. It burns a ton of calories, gets your heart rate and metabolism revved up, and builds muscle. But how do you make outdoor riding safer, and what other options are available to ride if you don’t ever want to be on the […]

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Your Healthy Snack Isn’t So Healthy

Treating yourself to a nice healthy salad for a snack today? Too bad that ranch dressing has 145 calories per serving and 15 grams of fat. Watch out for items like this “sneaky snack” when you’re working on your weekly meal plan! This month we have focused on rewarding yourself in a healthy way, but just because […]

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Diet Plans and Fitness Plans Must Go Hand-in-Hand

Every year I think back about the efforts that so many club members make in order to compete in the Team Weight Loss Challenge and other programs designed for improved fitness, diet and overall health. The Elite Sports Clubs are fitness facilities, therefore it’s easy to see that most people will look at their time here as primarily […]

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New Recommendation Regarding Sugar Intake

It should not really be surprising that a dietary recommendation has come along to help us with a possible need to cut back on sugar. For years the USDA has been saying that the sugar in our diet was an important ingredient, but that because it did not contain any real “nutrition” it was not going to […]

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Are Fast Food Meal Deals Worth It?

You see them all the time, advertisements for some deal or special at a fast food restaurant. Whether it’s “2 for $2,” or “4 for $4,” or even “5 for $4” it’s easy to wonder if these meals are actually worth the few dollars you’ll spend on them. After all, it’s just a quick lunch or […]

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Tips for Navigating Game Day Party Food

So often we are invited to a variety of events and parties that involve food. It is truly one of the biggest activities we do as there are so many sports activities to view. For sure, we will expect counters full of food that await us. But, do we have an idea what to eat, or how […]

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How Many Calories are You Actually Burning During Exercise

In order to best answer this question, you have to first understand that all caloric expenditure calculations (often expressed on cardio machines, and on fitness apps) are estimates. These estimates are calculated by a large variety of factors.

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500 Fewer Calories a Day to See the Pounds Melt Away

Many people go after weight loss as though they can’t eat anything at all. Many individuals will cut their calories in half or more just to establish a quick response and to ensure the process. Often times though, they just end up getting hungry, tired, and give up.

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Healthier Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Try this recipe for your family tonight. Far fewer calories and fat, but still has that familiar old fashioned taste! Prep Time: 15 minutes Makes: 6-8 servings Cook Time: 25 minutes in oven

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