Oct. 6, 2015
Do you eat breakfast? If you don’t then you are certainly not alone. Having said that, breakfast can be a very important meal of the day as you are ‘breaking the fast’ from not eating anything since dinner the night before.
Breakfast allows the body to turn up its metabolism and start burning calories earlier in the day.
The hardest thing that I have seen with breakfast though is everyone is typically on the go, doesn’t take time to prep a proper breakfast and they are essentially giving themselves a giant dose of sugar to start the day off.
Gives you a short lived boost of energy but leaves you crashing and reaching for the coffee soon after.
Here are 4 types of common breakfast options that you don’t want to get caught up in starting your day with:
Oct. 2, 2015
Who doesn’t have fond memories of meatloaf dinners?
Of course that traditional meatloaf had gluten in it and corn syrup-filled ketchup slathered on top. Not OK for our evolved, healthy diet.
This recipe uses healthy, grassfed beef and takes out the gluten and corn syrup. The hard boiled egg surprise in the middle is a fun way to pack in some more protein.
Here’s what you need:
Sep. 30, 2015
I need to share with you a very important issue that could very well be preventing you from losing weight AND could be increasing your chances of sickness and major health issues in the years to come.
With the way our day to day lives are now; constant stress, less exercise, less sleep, less connection to the outdoors, convenience foods and poor nutrition, we as a society are setting ourselves up for danger!
What I am about to share is something that in my opinion needs to be addressed at a much higher level because of its prevalence and links to major disease. Most of us don’t even think about it or really know its significance. I am going to share that with you today.
It very likely could be holding your body back from seeing the results you want to see.
Sep. 25, 2015
This recipe takes the concept of chicken salad to a whole new level. There is so much going on in the flavor department like sweet mango, savory chicken, tender asparagus, tangy arugula, and creamy goat cheese. Servings: 4
Here’s what you need….
For the Herb marinade:
Sep. 23, 2015
Your kitchen will make or break your weight loss results.
A kitchen stocked with the makings for healthy meals and snacks will keep you on track, even when late-night cravings strike. On the flip side, a kitchen filled with unhealthy munchies will derail your weight loss efforts every single time.
So what should your cupboards hold and what should be off limits? I’ve designed this self-guided kitchen raid to help you sort out the good from the bad.
Go ahead, grab a garbage bag, print out the list below, and then head to the kitchen.
Let’s start with the fridge, the heart of your kitchen. If you find something in your fridge that is on the “Dump this” list, then you know what you have to do. Get that garbage bag ready.
Dump this: Beverages with high fructose corn syrup or sugar. Drinking calories is one of the quickest ways to gain weight, so quickly rid your fridge of any beverage that lists HFCS or sugar on the ingredient list.
Sep. 18, 2015
You know that eating lots of greens is a key component to shrinking belly fat, so try this delicious field greens salad. Add a side of lean protein to this recipe, like sliced chicken breast, for the perfect, fitness-approved meal. Servings: 4
Here’s what you need…
For the Field Greens Salad:
- 1 Tablespoon organic coconut oil
- 1/3 cup roughly chopped organic pecans
- 3 Tablespoons coconut crystals
- 4 cups organic, mixed greens
- 1 Bosc pear, sliced
For the Field Greens Salad Dressing:
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar glaze
- 1 packet stevia (optional for extra sweetness)
- 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon Dijon
- 1 minced garlic clove
- dash of pepper
Sep. 16, 2015
The summer is officially over now, you are getting back into a regular schedule and now are realizing that you actually gained weight over the summer..
A few too many beers, wine, BBQ’s, weddings etc.
You want to get back into shape fast so I am here to warn you of the 5 Flat Tummy Myths that could waste your time:
Myth #1: Do extra crunches to flatten your abs.
Excessive crunches aren’t the answer for tight abs. In order to achieve a toned look you’ll have to focus on burning off the layer of fat that is covering up your tummy.
- Tip: Don’t obsess about crunches – instead focus on fat burning.
Aug. 17, 2015
I literally just realized this yesterday and it totally snuck up on me I can’t believe it. I have been so busy doing 10 or 12+ hour days the last couple weeks putting some very cool things together for the near future for Vancouver Fit Body Boot Camp and I completely forgot about this.
Now if you want to win some free Vancouver boot camp for literally 2 minutes of your time then keep reading!
Today for me is slightly different than the example I am going to use here but if you are in a relationship with someone and you forget this special day, you are generally in the dog house with your partner…
Well thankfully I won’t be in the dog house with Renee for this one but…
Today is August 17th and it marks the 6th Year Anniversary of Vancouver Fit Body Boot Camp being up and running in our current location at 1634 West 75th Avenue!!
It has been a journey and a half since opening and I want to thank all of you for allowing this to get to this point and be celebrated!
I am shocked at how fast time has flown by with this and I don’t even have kids yet… I can’t imagine how much faster time will fly by then.
I want to share 6 things that I have learned over the past 6 years of opening and running the boot camp. In no particular order:
May. 3, 2014
Heard about our Vancouver Boot Camp 6 Week Bikini Body Transformation program coming up?
That’s probably how you ended up on this post and I am super excited to share with you what its all about and some of the results from our last transformation program in January.
We had multiple people losing weight everywhere between 7-12lbs and then there were 3 superstars that really bumped up their commitment and followed the guidelines in the program.
I reviewed people’s food logs weekly to ensure they were staying on the right track and not plateauing and these these 3 people really jumped into this program head first and followed it to the letter. We did the last program as a challenge and so points were awarded for doing different things that would allow you to move forward so the winner of the challenge was actually not the person who lost the most weight!
Which is awesome because weight is not the only factor you should be looking at because ultimately you cannot control the number. What you can control though is the work and effort you put in.
Without further ado and before getting into the details of the program, here were the top 3 winners from January’s 6 week transformation challenge.
Vancouver boot camp 6 Week Transformation Program Winner:
Stan Purcha – He lost 8 pounds and 5.5% body fat!
Vancouver Boot Camp 6 Week Transformation Program – 2nd Place:
Lisa Ebel – She lost 24 pounds!
Vancouver Boot Camp 6 Week Transformation Program – 2nd Place:
Dana Peterson – She lost 14 pounds!
Vancouver Boot Camp 6 Week Transformation Program Winners
and their Cash Prize Winnings!
May. 2, 2014
I think everybody needs to watch this video from 60 Minutes to find out how this toxic food can really be affecting you and you are eating it everyday.
Many of us don’t think twice about so many of the foods we eat because it is found everywhere around us but that are filled with this toxic ingredient. This ingredient has been linked through many research studies to be associated with obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.
Watch the video below: