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Research shows that 90% of diets fail, with most re-gaining the weight (and even more!) over a 5 year period. While there are lots of variable reasons why diets fail, one of the most important issues is constant hunger. Of course, when it comes to fat loss, one of the most basic principles is being in an energy deficit - eating less total food or calories than you burn per day. This is where the well-known recommendation: “eat less and move more” came from.
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Personal trainers are in the business of helping people make positive changes in their lives. And a lot of their day-to-day activities revolve around teaching people how to exercise and eat healthy. But there’s a good chance most trainers talk to clients about mindset and motivation, too. If you can help a client recognize their potential for success and inspire them to make changes, you can create a life-changing transformation for that person. But that all starts with you.Read More >
If you’re already practicing clean eating, or following a Paleo, vegetarian, or whole foods diet, you already know your food choices have a big impact on your health. But not everybody does.
About 76 percent of adults don’t eat enough fruit, and about 87 percent don’t get the recommended amount of vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it’s no secret that poor nutrition often leads to chronic conditions like heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.Read More >
As per the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid, we should be targeting 2-4 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of vegetables daily. However, seldom do we find any mention of the type of those fruits and vegetables. Do the different colors in these items matter, or are they only decorative in nature? (1) The fact of the matter is that the various nutrients in these food items, give them their characteristic color. So, let us analyze what these different colors in the various Fruits and vegetables indicate.Read More >
Gaining in-depth knowledge about personal training is crucial if you want to help clients achieve their goals — and meet some professional goals of your own. But when it comes to getting the education you need, some wrong detours can come up along the way. Avoid these 10 and you’ll be headed in the right direction:Read More >
As many personal trainers discover early in their careers, clients are often eager to hear about what type of nutritional changes they should make to support their fitness efforts. That makes sense, since diet and exercise are so closely linked — if clients are eating junk food, then most likely they’ll have lower energy during workouts, or will take much longer to see results.Read More >
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Is it that easy to fight a chocolate craving when you see chocolate almost everywhere you go? It’s in the supermarkets, in your local shop, in sweet shops, in TV advertisements, in the meal deals and there is always the dessert menu at your favorite restaurant. It’s definitely difficult to resist to the wonderful taste and the numerical options. The main reason we crave chocolate is due to its high sugar levels. Sugar helps in lifting mood and gives us short-term energy, but at the same time it makes us crave more sugary snacks and it’s the main cause for lots of diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
In any profession, burnout is always a danger, especially when schedules get packed with classes and “free time” is when you catch up on paperwork. Even when you absolutely love your job and look forward to seeing clients and students, there still may be a risk that a point will come where you’re feeling restless or bored.Read More >
There are several different approaches to nutrition, and an individual’s path is often based on a variety of factors that go beyond what’s in a grocery cart. There may be fitness or weight loss goals, food allergies, chronic health conditions, family considerations, work and travel schedules, and even religious or cultural needs.Read More >