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Five Simple and Healthy Snacks with Protein

Fitness Tips | Fitness Together Overland Park Mar 25, 2019 Nutrition

Snacking has a bad reputation, and that’s because so many “snack foods” are full of processed ingredients, sugar, additives and calories — and those store-bought packaged goods aren’t doing your health goals any favors. Here are some tasty and healthy higher-in-protein snack choices.

Here's What You Should Eat and Drink When You're Stressed

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Oct 17, 2018 Nutrition

You’ve got family coming to town, an empty fridge, your house and car are all a mess and you’re just not sure where to begin to tackle the stress — oh and you’re hungry. We’ve all been there. And while sometimes it seems like wine, coffee, convenience food and treats are the answers during times like these, there are actually some foods that can help, rather than hinder, your stressed state. Food is medicine!

5 Foods That Make You Happy (...and ice cream isn't one of them)

Fit Tips | Fitness Together Overland Park Aug 8, 2018 Nutrition

Junk food manufacturers know that the sugar, salt, and fat found in their treats signal your brain to release the feel-good chemical dopamine. But, as you know, that chocolate-smeared smile is short-lived. In fact, a study published by Public Health Nutrition Journal found that people who eat fast food and commercial baked goods are 51% more likely to develop depression than those who eat very little or none.

Sunday Meal Prep? You DO Have Time For That.

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Jul 18, 2018 Nutrition

Having a few healthy meals prepped and ready to go for the next week's dinners all but guarantees that you'll make healthier eating choices but how can you fit it into your schedule?

Are You Market Savvy?

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Jul 11, 2018 Nutrition

Eating locally and seasonally helps strengthen your local economy and reduces your carbon footprint.  However, perhaps you've come home with a few produce items that didn't make it onto your dinner plate; either because you weren't sure what to do with them, or you overestimated your family's produce-eating potential.

Don't Let Your Healthy Eating Take a Vacation

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Jun 20, 2018 Nutrition

A large part of vacationing involves eating delicious and different foods. You can easily find yourself taking a few steps backward in your health routine but it’s not necessary with these 4 tips to stay on track.

6 WAYS TO CONTROL YOUR PORTION SIZE

Fit Tips | Fitness Together Overland Park May 17, 2018 Nutrition

We think that mindful portion control is a key factor in reducing your caloric intake. And since this is much easier said than done, we’ve got a few portion control tips to send your way.

Five Things To Eat to Fuel Your Workout

Fit Tips | Fitness Together Overland Park Apr 5, 2018 Nutrition

To get the most out of your workout, you’ll want to consume a meal 2-3 hours pre-workout that contains a good source of protein and complex carbohydrates.

Nutrition and Aging

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Mar 21, 2018 Nutrition

It's National Nutrition Month so let's take some time to talk about nutrition and aging! As we age, our body goes through a host of changes and having a balanced diet becomes increasingly more important as we get older.

Food and Fitness - A Relationship We Shouldn't Forget

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Mar 1, 2018 Nutrition

Think of the relationship you have with your food. What comes to mind? Do you feel anxious? Maybe a little guilty? Or do you feel proud of yourself for your healthy eating habits? Whatever you may be thinking or feeling, it’s important to focus on having a healthy relationship with food.

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