Tagged: diet

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 […]

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Finding Your Perfect Elite Smoothie

These newly redeveloped cream smoothies were reintroduced recently at all Elite Sports Clubs. Not long ago, I shared a favorite Elite smoothie of most members at the Mequon club, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. Since then, I have done quite a bit more reading about the Elite smoothies and their reformulation. Not often are companies able […]

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The Best Ever Green Sauce Recipe

Today, modern cooks are able to get away from the calories from rich sauces and gravies by using more of a plant-based herb, vegetable, and nut sauces with much less fat, salt, and sugars. This particular green sauce is very good for flavoring meats, vegetables, and salads for a real pick-me-up for recipes.

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New Facts About Sugar Substitutes You Need to Know!

Some good research this year has brought us to the point where you may want to look again at your use of Sugar Substitutes. One such study has to do with drinking sugar-free soda versus regular soda and what it means for your health. The second study addresses drinking diet soda and how it affects […]

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Grilling Tonight? Try Grilled Fruit!

Most of us are into the nightly grilling routine by now, and why not, with the beautiful weather we are having! You’re probably having grilled meats of some sort, corn on the cob, and even some grilled fresh vegetables. But, what about the fruit!?! Many good menus can be completed with grilled fruit as well. […]

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A Healthy Take on Summer Drinks

If you’re looking to watch your calorie intake this summer, make sure you’re paying attention to your summer drinks too! In particular, the calories in alcoholic drinks often enjoyed in the hot summer months can have a ton of “hidden empty calories”. Nevertheless, you can still enjoy yourself armed with the facts about summer drinks!

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What Does it Really Take to Permanently Lose Weight?

Most of you know I’m formerly morbidly obese. Weighing in at 296lbs at 28 is not something I’m particularly proud of, but it’s something I refer back to from time to time to bring up the issue of what it really takes to permanently lose weight.

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Watermelon Mint Salad Recipe

This homemade watermelon mint salad is super refreshing and perfect for the summer. Its wonderful bouquet of flavors and tastes will be great at your next outing with family and friends. You can even try using fresh mint from your own garden!

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Navigating Your Way Around the Grocery Store

Most of us know that having a plan when it comes to navigating your way around the grocery store is ideal. But in order to make that plan, you have to understand why you’re there in the first place and what you’re looking to accomplish with your overall nutrition.

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Member Stories: Alan Gonzalez, Adolescent Weight Gain & Loss

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out agendas and sporting endeavors serve as healthy examples of how it feels to be “Elite,” and how exercise not only adds years to your life, but life to your years! Today we’d like to highlight another member’s experience: Meet Alan Gonzalez, a member […]

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