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Time and time again people remark that they never feel “filled up” while dieting.  He or she finds themselves hungry all the time, or at least between eating meals and snacks.  Despite this common assessment, there are ‘healthy’ foods out there so packed with nutrition and calories that you won’t have to experience those hunger pangs again.  An added bonus: feelings of satiety increase the chances of sticking with a diet. No more one step forward and two steps back….include these foods to keep you full.   Avocados These can really improve

Smoothies have become very popular for people on the go that want to get in extra nutrition. However, they become a liability if loaded with sugar and fat. Those extra ‘empty’ calories may lead to fat gain or even compromise your metabolic system. Many commercial smoothies found at fast food restaurants or even specialty smoothie stores can be filled with sugar, fat and other ‘empty’ calories. However, there is a way to build the perfect smoothie. Disregard ingredients like chocolate syrup, ice cream or whole milk that lead to bigger

Believe it or not, statistics show ONE out of every FOUR people will have a heart attack this year….that’s a scary number.  Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women, exceeding even cancer and other chronic diseases.  Below are key strategies to decrease the chance for heart disease and/or heart attacks.   1. The TYPE of Beef You Eat “Where’s the beef?” you ask.  Well it shouldn’t be from commercial cows.  Not a good choice if you want to prevent heart disease, or worse, a heart attack.  The cows used

We’ve all heard about the benefits of taking fish oils.  To name a few: improved heart health, helping treat mental disorders, aiding in weight loss and even supporting eye health and pregnancy.  However, Jaylab EFA Icon Krill Oil is much better for your overall health than regular fish oil for multiple reasons. Antioxidant Power Believe it or not, Krill Oil is 297 times greater than vitamin A or E in this regard and 47 times greater than regular fish oil.  Remember antioxidants help prevent oxidation which creates free radicals that damage

This holiday and like many others, you are most likely faced with extra holiday treats, get together with family & friends and possibly planning a getaway if you are lucky enough to enjoy a long weekend.  Here are some simple holiday tips to stay on track with your fitness goals.   1. Start with a healthy breakfast.  It's the most important meal of the day and you may not be able to control what’s served on the brunch or dinner table but you can certainly control what you eat when you wake up. 

There are many stereotypes out their regarding overall health and fitness. We’ve all been fed certain beliefs one time or another. However, information on both nutrition and exercise has changed over the years. Yes, some things still hold true today that we heard 30 years ago, but some are false. Let’s highlight some of the most common myths.   Eating FAT will make you FAT For years people were afraid to eat fatty foods. Whether its coconuts, red meat or avocados,  we were told they’d cause weight gain, heart attacks or heart

Commonly called the ‘alligator’ pear, the avocado is one of the best fruits for many different processes in the body.  Plus, it can go with almost anything – a great topping on your cheeseburger, the perfect addition to your salad, etc.  It’s even great by itself or alongside other lean proteins.  The biggest advantage comes from the high level of fat contained in this fruit.  However, before reading any further, don’t be scared by the little big word F-A-T. Healthy Fats Avocados are roughly 85% fat.  Now I know that’s a

Snacking is a good strategy to keep your metabolic engine cranking.  I’ve spoken on this subject before.  We never want large gaps between meals (more than 4 hours) as it causes our resting metabolism to slow down as a way to conserve energy.  As North America becomes busier and busier, more people are substituting grab-and-go foods for actual meals.  Snacking is up 15% as a means to support our standard breakfast, lunch and dinner options.  In fact Americans are spending up to $48 billion per year on salty and sugary

We hear and read about certain foods being BAD for us all the time.  Should all wheat and gluten products be avoided?  Are fried foods bad for you?  Should eggs be included at every breakfast?  The list goes on and on with the media constantly reminding (and confusing) us that certain choices may lead to weight gain, poor health, risk for diabetes, etc.  Well here are four that may actually improve your overall health and trim the waistline at the same time. Gluten Products The term gluten-free may be one of

There are many, many diets out there.  Whichever it is, human weakness is a reality for all that participate.  Yes, I’m talking about cheating…. and NOT the relationship kind.  Trust me though; there is a silver lining here.  Including cheat meals in your plan is a way for your body to get what it needs.  The key is remaining strong in the process.  Don’t let feelings of guilt begin to fester, leading to more bad food choices that ultimately sabotage your long-term weight-loss goals.  Just eat the cheat food, forget