Foods You Might Not Believe Are Loaded With Sugar

Friday May 26, 2017

Imagine an hourglass completely filled on one side. Picture that hourglass tilting a full 180°, forcing the sand on one side to slowly pile up on the other.

You’ll slowly start to see a mountain of sand form.

Now imagine that the sand was all the sugar America’s consumed this past year. Boy, that mound of sugar would probably be higher than Mt. Everest!

We love sugar. Its sweetness can comfort us when we’re down; it can also add a nice cherry on top (pun intended) after a hearty meal.

Unfortunately, sugars are bad for the body. They tack on calories that people don’t need if they’re trying to stay in shape. That’s why so many diets abstain from as much sugar as possible.

Or so they think…

There are a lot of foods that people love to tout as “healthy” that are actually stuffed with sugar. You might know sugar by one of its aliases: high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, corn sweetener, honey, molasses, glucose, sucrose, dextrose, or maltose.

Here’s a quick guide to some foods you’ll think twice about when it comes to sugar.

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Recipes: Double Chocolate Mini Brownies

Thursday May 25, 2017

I know, you probably read that title and wondered whether we were joking or not.

We’re not.

You can indulge in a little chocolate brownie — as long as you make it the right way.

We’ve made a couple of little tweaks to this traditional dessert, including making them bite-sized so you feel less obligated to eat huge chunks.

So dig up the mini muffin pan and have some fun making some healthy brownies your taste buds will die for.

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Fit Body’s Fitness & Health FAQ (Part 1)

Friday May 19, 2017

“I really want to work out, but…”

[Fill in the blank]

I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase from someone you know. Maybe it was that co-worker who made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, but has only been to the gym three times all year. It could be your spouse that’s had the same fitness goals for years, yet has done little to get in shape.

Truth is, most people are woefully under-resourced and uninformed when they first start their journey to getting fit. They poke around the Internet, scour for whatever fitness tips and advice they can find, then hit the gym and try what they found online.

Not surprisingly, this rarely works; most people work out too little or too much, choose the wrong workouts, and have no accountability to keep them exercising for the long haul. If someone has an upset stomach, he or she doesn’t just run to the drug store, file into the antacid aisle, and pick the bottle that looks the prettiest.

Of course, there’s a dead-end for the uninformed gym-aspirer. These non-equipped workout hopefuls end up getting none of their goals accomplished because they don’t have the information they need to start.

BUT that’s why we here at Fit Body are here to help! This blog will go through a few of those common questions new fitness-goers have when it comes to working out. Hopefully we’ll bring you the answers you need to jump straight into a healthier lifestyle!

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Recipes: Broiled White Fish with Brown Rice and Veggies

Thursday May 18, 2017

Feeling like some seafood? Need a little protein boost in your diet.

Look no further than today’s recipe: broiled white fish.

Fish is loaded with proteins and omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for your body. Plus, the dish is light, so you won’t feel as stuffed afterwards.

Add some brown rice to the side for some added grains. You can even throw in some veggies and salsa to layer the flavor profile of this succulent dish!

So what are you waiting for? Time to read on and start cooking up an A+ dinner!

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The Power of Visualization

Friday May 12, 2017

Today’s guest post is from Stephanie Pinto, owner of Orangeburg Fit Body Boot Camp in Orangeburg, New York. She is going to discuss visualization, how you can bring your dreams into focus, and why believing in those dreams is essential for success. 

When I was an elementary school teacher, one of my favorite reading lessons to teach was on the topic of visualization. It was an important lesson for the students to learn; it was so much fun watching them close their eyes, listen intently to a descriptive reading passage, and then discuss and illustrate what they “saw” in their mind’s eye.

Think about that…one’s ability to imagine pictures from written words is what creates a sense of reality out of those words. A student’s prior knowledge (or lack thereof) will also determine the meanings that they create for these words.

Wow….powerful right?

And that leads me to what I want to talk to you about today…the power of visualization!

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Recipes: Festive Turkey Burgers

Thursday May 11, 2017

Got a craving for a nice, juicy hamburger, but afraid you’ll feel guilty after eating it?

I’ve got just the solution for you: an amazing turkey burger.

This turkey burger is hearty enough to satisfy your appetite AND healthy enough to not cancel out all that work you did at the gym. The burger is garnished with cranberries for a nice kick of sweetness. You can even replace the bun with lettuce for some added nutritional value!

We know you won’t miss beef after biting into these burgers!

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Why Stretching is the Most Important Part of Your Workout

Thursday May 04, 2017

Today’s post is a guest post from one of our very own Fit Body Boot Camp owners—Kelly Sullens! Kelly is the owner of Arrowhead Fit Body Boot Camp in Glendale, Arizona, and she’s going to tell you all about the importance of stretching.

Has anyone ever reminded you that before and after working out, you should always stretch out?

Well, prior to becoming a fitness professional, the first thing that came to my mind when I thought of stretching was yoga. I mean, stretching and yoga go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly, right?

But what about boot camp, cardio, walking, or other types of physical activity? It turns out, stretching is just as important for all those activities too.

So, what is the best way to go about stretching to help warm the body up and keep your muscles loose? Let’s talk about it!

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