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Nutritional Fuel: Lean Green Smoothie Recipe

Christine Fitzgerald, Director of Nutrition at Leisure Sports

 

Become a lean and mean fitness machine with this Lean Green Smoothie recipe. Easy to make and even easier to drink, this special blend of greens, fiber, healthy fats, and protein work together to help you melt away fat, detoxify your body, and build muscle. It also delivers that crucial dose of energy you need before or after your workout.

 

Nutrition & Wellness

Lack of Sleep Is Wrecking Your Weight Loss

By Christine Fitzgerald

 

The alarm blares. It's your cue to wake up only, only you don't want to. You hit the snooze button to get an extra 10 minutes of much-needed Z's. The alarm booms again, only this time it's with an ultimatum: Get up or risk being late. You feel tired yet get up, get ready, and head off to a day full of to-dos, all through which you feel exhausted. It all comes down to a terrible night's sleep, one which puts into motion a train damaging effects on your body and weight loss efforts.

 

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DETOX FOR FAT LOSS: 6 SIMPLE TIPS

By Beth Gillespie, NC, MS

 

In this day and age, exposure to numerous toxins including chemicals and heavy metals is inevitable. Over 80,000 chemicals are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency for use, and over 3,800 of those are high-use chemicals. These chemicals are found in the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.

 

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Kick Your Cravings to the Curb

By Christine Hardy

 

Do you remember what happened when you were a kid and your parents said you couldn't have something? You probably rebelled and threw a tantrum. As adults, something similar happens when we go on a diet — we're told we can't have something, but instead of throwing tantrums, we get cravings.

 

The thing about cravings, though, is that they can manifest as a coping mechanism during emotional situations, or they can actually be our body’s way of signaling that it needs essential nutrients and minerals.

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