February 2013 Nutrition Challenge

Take the FVT Nutrition Challenge each month, and build your clean eating foundation the easy way … This month’s challenge: Eat at least one serving of vegetables and/or fruits with every meal Notes: One serving of vegetables or fruits – according to nutrition.about.com – is equal to about one-half cup. Greens like spinach and lettuceContinue reading “February 2013 Nutrition Challenge”

January 2013 Challenge Workout

Brand new set of FVT Challenge Workouts for ‘ya in 2013! The concept behind our monthly Challenges: These workouts are high intensity, strength-endurance style sessions that are scored in some way (you’ll see what I mean in just a second when we walk through this month’s workout …) We repeat each Challenge several times throughoutContinue reading “January 2013 Challenge Workout”

3 Quick, Easy & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

October 2012 FVT Nutrition Challenge – Eat breakfast every day this week!   You know you need to be eating breakfast every day. But for a variety of reasons, you don’t. Maybe the thought of food early in the morning doesn’t sit well with you. Maybe you’re typically running short on time in the morning,Continue reading “3 Quick, Easy & Healthy Breakfast Ideas”

August 2012 Nutrition Challenge

MindLESS eating is one of the “cardinal sins” of fat loss. This includes eating while driving, standing up, or watching TV. (And the net effect is also often eating larger portions than you should). So try this: At your next meal, do nothing but focus on the “task at hand”. Stop eating at 80% full.Continue reading “August 2012 Nutrition Challenge”

April 2012 Nutrition Challenge

We have another special guest post for this month’s Nutrition Challenge from our admin assistant and trainer-in-training Alexa. Alexa started training with me as a client about four years ago – and while she initially gained fitness, got stronger, improved her cardio health, etc. – it wasn’t until she changed her diet that she reallyContinue reading “April 2012 Nutrition Challenge”

March 2012 Nutrition Challenge

According to an article at freedrinkingwater.com, water makes up more than two thirds of the weight of the human body. We can go weeks without food but only about three days without water. Mild dehydration is one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue, and an estimated 75% of Americans suffer from chronic, mildContinue reading “March 2012 Nutrition Challenge”

February 2012 Nutrition Challenge (how Lisa lost 20 pounds)

Due to popular demand, our monthly Nutrition Challenge is back! And to kick things off again, I have a special guest post from one of our great success stories – long-time FVT client and soon-to-be personal trainer(!) – Lisa Estridge. (Lisa smoked it at the Kettlebells For Fat Loss Workshop last weekend. In fact, she’sContinue reading “February 2012 Nutrition Challenge (how Lisa lost 20 pounds)”

October 2011 Nutrition Challenge

Processed sugar is a refined, concentrated form of sugar with no nutritional value aside from calories. This type of sugar raises insulin levels in your blood; insulin leads to storage of fat, therefore when you eat foods high in processed sugar, you are raising your level of fat storage in your body. Not only that,Continue reading “October 2011 Nutrition Challenge”