Diet Detective: 21 simple nutrition and fitness tips

1. Buy fruits and veggies at the “right” time: In-season produce will be the least expensive, will give you a good variety in your diet throughout the year, and, all in all, will be your best bargains in terms of cost per nutrient. See http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/features-month/whats-season. 2. Eat all your meals: Skipping meals during the day will slow your metabolism and result in overeating in the evening, both of which will lead to weight gain. 3. Eat only when you are hungry: Learn to distinguish being hungry from feeling tired, bored, depressed, stressed, thirsty, etc. If you are not sure...
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Nutrition tips for Halloween

Most parents work hard all year to instill good eating habits in their children, but all of their efforts can go down the drain on Halloween night. Believe it or not, Halloween can be a great time to talk with kids about making healthy choices and the need for balance and moderation.  The key is to plan in advance and set limits. Start the evening off with a healthy supper including foods from at least three food groups. Serving a hearty meal that contains protein, carbohydrates and vegetables will prevent children from getting hungry and overeating their candies once they finish trick or treating....
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Nutrition Tips From Trainer Eric Cressey

Nutrition is a crucial part of your off-field training program. It’s critical to your performance and progression to becoming a better athlete. Knowing how to fuel your body is key to success, and professional trainer Eric Cressey has some tips to help you get started. Cressey is the president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, where he coaches athletes of all levels—from youth sports to pro baseball players. With more than 100 pro players traveling to train with him during their off-season, it’s clear that his cutting-edge methods of building better athletes are top-notch. Here are...
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Nutrition – What To Drink?

As we wrap up our focus on ‘what to eat’, we’re going to examine what we should be drinking. If it’s true that “we are what we eat, from our heads to our feet” then we can also accurately claim that we are what we drink. Make no mistake about it, it is entirely possible to get fat by simply consuming too many fattening drinks. Even if we closely watch what we eat, we can still do some severe damage to our scale if we don’t watch what we drink. Check out the facts on the following drinks: * Root Beer 12 oz. can = 180 calories * Starbucks Caramel Mocha Whip 16...
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Nutrition tips for students

Students are able to purchase and benefit from the fresh fruits and vegetables at the Community Market near SRJC. Gideon Halpin, Staff Writer October 13, 2015 Santa Rosa Junior College student Nick Sterba’s attitude toward food reflects many college student’s nutritional prerogatives. “I just eat whatever’s around me or cheapest,” Sterba said. Nothing magical happens inside your body that will compensate for washing down pizza with a coke. We are what we eat.  That’s simple chemistry and the inescapable truth. “Education is power and a lot of people are unaware.  It’s really important we have that...
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Morning nutrition tips for the long run

When the weekend approaches, so does the long run. The weekend is the time when you get up early in the morning to run, not to head to the office chair. You look forward to it all week so don’t end up making a silly mistake that will cause your precious run time to come to an end before you intend it to. When the alarm goes off early in the morning, keep these nutrition tips in mind before lacing up the shoes and heading out on the road. 1. Dairy and protein can wait until later. Really if you’re thinking about bacon and eggs plus a big bowl of yogurt, just save it until after the run. When heading...
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