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Bars, Bars, and CORE Bars!

Is it me, or is the pre-packaged “bar” aisle taking over Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and every other grocery store in the U.S.? The registered dietitian in me goes “sigh….. another one lost to preparing fresh, whole food snacks.” And then the mom-athlete-nutritionist-director-business owner-too busy for anything woman goes YIPPEE! Finally we have an aisle with some bars that use real ingredients, ones we can pronounce, put in our gym bag, and feel comfortable eating from time to time. Here is a decent list to start with for bars that we, at The Core Diet, feel good about recommending to our athletes. These bars are “Core Diet Approved” and are great for in between workouts or during the day when not working out. Although some of these could be a good pre-workout fuel!
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You Added All Those Halloween Calories...Now Subtract Them

You promised yourself. This was the year you wouldn’t buy too much candy. Or you wouldn’t buy candy you liked. Or you’d buck the system and give out (gulp) healthy treats. But, c’mon, even as you made those promises, deep inside you knew better. Even though you’ve only had a dozen trick-or-treaters for three straight years, you got that extra bag “just in case”. And, if you’re being honest, there is no candy you don’t like, just candy that you wolf down, inhale, and devour. That bit about handing out healthy treats? Idealism is nice, Dr Oz, but you’ve never looked into the eyes of a five-year-old and seen true loathing.
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Micro Greens!

Are you familiar with micro greens? The tiny edible greens that are grown from seeds and look like miniature veggies? Although small, these greens pack a nutritious punch and can be used in a variety of ways. Our friend Pam over at South Shore Organics shares a delicious recipe that you can make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Do you have a favorite recipe? Share it with us!
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Where to begin with your New Year's resolutions

31 days into the new year and I have barely made a dent on my 2017 resolutions. Do you find yourself in the same predicament? Are you ready to get healthy this year, but have no idea where to start? I will assume you are shaking your head yes to these questions and continue on... So where do we start? If it was a piece of cake (no pun intended) to change our eating and exercise habits everyone would do it. Below are some quick and easy tips to get you started on your healthy journey in 2017!
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Is Your Diet Derailing Your Workouts?

Working out is often seen as a free pass to eat whatever we want. And why not? A one hour ride can burn up to 600 calories. However, even though indulging that sugar or salt craving might not affect your waistline, it could derail your fitness goals.
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What Songs Spin Your Pedals?

If it wasn’t for the music, it’s unlikely I’d ever go to spin. Seriously. I can’t imagine doing sprints to the sound of huffing and puffing. Nor would I ever entertain doing a heavy seven-minute climb without a rocking song to push me through it. Heck, let’s be honest, every time an instructor’s iPod cuts out, I’m literally ten seconds away from getting off my bike and heading home.
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Kick Up Your Heart Rate & Improve Your Love Life

Valentine’s Day creates a lot of pressure to show the love. Of course, if you’re a fan of Nicholas Sparks novels, Lifetime movies and Hallmark commercials then you already know that romance is easy. There’s a simple formula: Flowers + chocolate + card = Love For the more adventurous, there are variables that can be added to spice things up....
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Don't Give Up On Those Resolutions Just Yet

Each year is the same. On New Year’s Eve, bloated from the holidays and buzzed on cheap champagne, we make grand resolutions. This is the year we’re running the Boston Marathon. By Spring we’ll drop 30 pounds and have ripped abs. This summer we’ll go from struggling to keep up with the pack on muffin rides to dominating the race circuit.
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Don't Stop Hydrating Just Because It's Winter

Lately you’ve been listless and lacking your usual energy. Your workouts have been off, your endurance is flagging, and your muscles are sapped the next day. You may chalk it up to the cold weather, but temperature might not be the true culprit. It could be dehydration. What?? It’s ten degrees outside and it’s all you can do to keep warm! But the evidence is there: the cracked lips and dry sinuses, the chapped skin and brittle hair.
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Have Your Holiday Cookies and Eat Them Too

Without a doubt, the holidays are prime cookie season. Whatever your favorites—gingerbread, sugar cookies, thumbprints filled with jam—plates of them show up in the breakroom, you receive tins of them as gifts, and they cover the table at holiday parties. They’re delicious. But they’re also usually loaded with refined sugar, larded with butter and brimming with empty calories.
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Is it me, or is the pre-packaged “bar” aisle taking over Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and every other grocery store in the U.S.? The registered dietitian in me goes “sigh….. another one lost to preparing fresh, whole food snacks.” And then the mom-athlete-nutritionist-director-business owner-too busy for anything woman goes YIPPEE! Finally we have an aisle with some bars that use real ingredients, ones we can pronounce, put in our gym bag, and feel comfortable eating from time to time. Here is a decent list to start with for bars that we, at The Core Diet, feel good about recommending to our athletes. These bars are “Core Diet Approved” and are great for in between workouts or during the day when not working out. Although some of these could be a good pre-workout fuel!
You promised yourself. This was the year you wouldn’t buy too much candy. Or you wouldn’t buy candy you liked. Or you’d buck the system and give out (gulp) healthy treats. But, c’mon, even as you made those promises, deep inside you knew better. Even though you’ve only had a dozen trick-or-treaters for three straight years, you got that extra bag “just in case”. And, if you’re being honest, there is no candy you don’t like, just candy that you wolf down, inhale, and devour. That bit about handing out healthy treats? Idealism is nice, Dr Oz, but you’ve never looked into the eyes of a five-year-old and seen true loathing.
Are you familiar with micro greens? The tiny edible greens that are grown from seeds and look like miniature veggies? Although small, these greens pack a nutritious punch and can be used in a variety of ways. Our friend Pam over at South Shore Organics shares a delicious recipe that you can make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Do you have a favorite recipe? Share it with us!
31 days into the new year and I have barely made a dent on my 2017 resolutions. Do you find yourself in the same predicament? Are you ready to get healthy this year, but have no idea where to start? I will assume you are shaking your head yes to these questions and continue on... So where do we start? If it was a piece of cake (no pun intended) to change our eating and exercise habits everyone would do it. Below are some quick and easy tips to get you started on your healthy journey in 2017!
Working out is often seen as a free pass to eat whatever we want. And why not? A one hour ride can burn up to 600 calories. However, even though indulging that sugar or salt craving might not affect your waistline, it could derail your fitness goals.
If it wasn’t for the music, it’s unlikely I’d ever go to spin. Seriously. I can’t imagine doing sprints to the sound of huffing and puffing. Nor would I ever entertain doing a heavy seven-minute climb without a rocking song to push me through it. Heck, let’s be honest, every time an instructor’s iPod cuts out, I’m literally ten seconds away from getting off my bike and heading home.
Valentine’s Day creates a lot of pressure to show the love. Of course, if you’re a fan of Nicholas Sparks novels, Lifetime movies and Hallmark commercials then you already know that romance is easy. There’s a simple formula: Flowers + chocolate + card = Love For the more adventurous, there are variables that can be added to spice things up....
Each year is the same. On New Year’s Eve, bloated from the holidays and buzzed on cheap champagne, we make grand resolutions. This is the year we’re running the Boston Marathon. By Spring we’ll drop 30 pounds and have ripped abs. This summer we’ll go from struggling to keep up with the pack on muffin rides to dominating the race circuit.
Lately you’ve been listless and lacking your usual energy. Your workouts have been off, your endurance is flagging, and your muscles are sapped the next day. You may chalk it up to the cold weather, but temperature might not be the true culprit. It could be dehydration. What?? It’s ten degrees outside and it’s all you can do to keep warm! But the evidence is there: the cracked lips and dry sinuses, the chapped skin and brittle hair.
Without a doubt, the holidays are prime cookie season. Whatever your favorites—gingerbread, sugar cookies, thumbprints filled with jam—plates of them show up in the breakroom, you receive tins of them as gifts, and they cover the table at holiday parties. They’re delicious. But they’re also usually loaded with refined sugar, larded with butter and brimming with empty calories.

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