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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

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. 

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

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

One of the most exciting things about life is making changes to shift into the next level of growth and opportunity. I attended Amber Lilyestrom’s Soul Fueled Summit  yesterday to think about what’s next for Triple Jump Fitness. You see, we work with a coach even though I am a coach and this is because it helps us see the big picture. We really look at Triple Jump Fitness and where we want to go with it. As we expand, we are constantly thinking about how we can accommodate our client's needs. Our

Losing weight can be a real challenge as we age. Logic tells us that more exercise and less overall calories eaten is the best strategy to drop the pounds. Then why do so many people see no change in the number on the scale, and in some cases even see that number go up?! Bottom line: undereating will slow down your metabolism, especially if you exercise on a regular basis. The body needs calories to walk, eat, sleep, think, breathe, pump blood, etc. Please don’t leave exercise and especially strength