Saturday, June 12, 2010

Snacks that can Sabatoge your training

YOu work hard at boot camp, and want to spend the next 23 hrs of the day working towards your goal of weight loss. Some things that might sound like healthy choices but are hiding lots of sugar and might sabatoge your are some examples:

Granola ~ Check the label. Depending on the brand, some granola can have as much as 30 grams of sugar per serving!!

Protein Bars ~ Another one that can sound OK but some have as much sugar as a candy bar! Be sure that yours has less than 7 grams.

Bagels ~ Some can have up to 390 calories and so many carbs that will eventually turn to sugar and stored as fat!

"Veggie Chips" ~ Basically potato chips with lots of salt, fat and not much fiber

Instead of choosing those for snacks during the day....try this instead:

Celery w/ Almond Butter ~ This is a great snack, 2 T of almond butter and 4 stalks of celery...really fills you up and is super healthy

2 Hard Boiled Egg Whites w/ Slice of Ezekiel Toast ~ Egg whites give you tons of protein, fill you up and are a low calorie snack!

Low Sugar Protein Bar ~ I don't (and won't) sell any type of supplement, but when I am at the store and choosing my protein bars, I always buy "Pure Protein" bars. Around 20g of protein and 3 g of sugar.

Apple w/ Handfull of Raw Almonds ~ Don't go for the roasted or salted kind...the extra sugar and sodium is something you don't need. The bulk raw almonds are the best, and the apple will give you more fiber!
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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Another health benefit of boot camp

Not only will you change your physique with Texas Fit Chicks boot camp, you will also make your doctor happy! One of our boot camp clients visited with her cardiologist this past week, and he was so happy with what she is doing and how her health has improved! She is a young 62 year old, and is an inspiration to us all! Another reason to become a fit chick is for the health of your bones.

Throughout life, our body breaks down and removes old bone tissue - replacing it with new tissue. During childhood and teenage years, the body makes more bone than it takes away...but starting in our 20's production drops off. To help build and protect our bones, we need weight bearing exercise. We incorporate strength training with a sound cardio program during boot camp. It's important to also get your calcium and vitamin D....which is needed for the body to absorb the calcium. Don't smoke and limit alcohol as well.

I read a great quote this week that is so true..."Those who say they don't have time to exercise will have to find time for illness sooner or later".

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