A Balanced Diet Plan that Even Your Pickiest Clients will Love

    Whether your clients are logging hours on the treadmill, or they're focusing on toning up in the weight room, a well-balanced diet can make or break their fitness performance. If your client isn't concerned about their diet, or they simply just don't want to sacrifice the foods they love for healthy alternatives, you're likely going to have to work extra hard to get them to embrace a well-balanced diet plan.  

    Fortunately, with our three day step-by-step meal plan your clients won't have to sacrifice those savory tastes they love, for an improved lifestyle. After a week or two, your clients will start to see a difference in their performance, energy levels and their appearance.

    We have listed a variety of different vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes below - if your client is vegetarian or vegan, have them swap out one of the non-vegetarian options for a healthy dish they can enjoy, guilt free.

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    How to Become a Sports Nutrition Specialist for Your Practice

    Healthcare professionals are often approached as 'thought leaders' and experts in their field. But with healthcare professions ranging from doctors to nurse practitioners and nutrition consultants, everyone has their own area of expertise. If you find yourself challenged with the number of patients that are seeking athletic healthcare advice, it may be time to consider a specialized certificate so you can better serve your patients.

    In today's post we will explore the responsibilities and expectations for becoming a sports nutrition specialist.

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    How to Get Started with a Career in Nutrition Counseling

    If you have been considering a career in the health and fitness industry there is no better time than the present! At AFPA, we are becoming more conscious than ever about what we eat and where it comes from, especially with increasing trends towards organic, sustainable or locally grown food.

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    5 Crash Diets That Will Derail Personal Training Efforts

    Crash diets have always had a huge appeal to people who are looking to drop pounds and drop them quickly. Unfortunately, they are not always the ideal way to go when you're working on a long-term weight-loss goal, but we can't deny they provide substantial results. 

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    Considering a Career as a Holistic Nutritionist?

    Are you considering a career as a holistic nutritionist? Or perhaps you already have your credentials and want to know what the next step is to becoming a successful Holistic Nutritionist.

    Here are some general questions and answers you may find helpful as to why you may want to pursue a career as a Holistic Nutritionist.

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    Effects of Alcohol on Digestive System, Stomach and Intestines

    By: Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S., Ph.D., N.D.c

    William Silkworth, wrote in the preface of The “Big Book” the following: “The action of alcohol on chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy: that the phenomenon of craving is limited to this class and never occurs in the average temperate drinker.” Alcoholics

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    Leaky Gut Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, & More

    by Zoltan P. Rona M.D., MSc

    The leaky gut syndrome is the name given to a very common health disorder in which the basic organic defect (lesion) is an intestinal lining which is more permeable (porous) than normal. The abnormally large spaces present between the cells of the gut

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    Organic Calcium vs. Inorganic Calcium for Women

    The Importance of Organic Calcium vs. Inorganic Calcium: The Women’s Body’s Ability To Recognize and Utilize Calcium

    By: Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S., Ph.D., NDc.
    Chemistry defines organic as containing carbon or carbon-hydrogen or carbon-carbon bonds. Organic is also defined as a food produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, additives, anti-biotics, steroids, etc. An example of organic calcium is found in leafy green vegetables grown without pesticides

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