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Want to loose weight? Here’s the secret…

EAT REAL FOOD!

It will not surprise you when I say people who want to loose weight always ask me about nutrition:

  • what should I eat?
  • how much should I eat?
  • how many calories should I eat?
  • what time of day should I eat?
  • what should I eat at each meal?
  • what do you think about _____ diet?
  • what should I drink? … the answer to this is water… period

You may be surprised to know that the answer is almost always the same, when it comes to what anyone should eat for weight-loss:

If it will sit on your counter and rot within a week, it is good for you (exceptions: nuts & seeds eat them about 1/4c at a time, 1-2 times a day).

Think about it…

  • Foods which will rot in a week: fruits, vegetables, cooked grains, legumes, meat, eggs, dairy products, and homemade baking (eat these foods! They are easy to find, because they are located on the perimeter of the grocery store)
  • Food which looks the same after a week (sometimes after weeks/months/years on end): crackers, wonder bread (and the like), store bought baked goods, processed meats (hotdogs, deli meats, salted meats, etc), sauces & dressings, junk food (bars, chips, etc), fast food, fried food, pickled foods, and other preserved food (these foods destroy your waistline and are easy to find, because they make-up the 99% of the centre of the grocery store).

We are meant to eat real food…

Somewhere down the line, marketing started to run our kitchens and we switched from eating to live, over to living to eat.  If you eat many items from the second group (foods which look the same after a week), start by aiming to eat foods only from the first group (and wash this down with a boat load of water!). It will mean that you get to cook more meals from scratch (as opposed to store-bought and sauce laden meals), which is good for your health & your waistline!!!  If you only eat fresh food (never the second group of foods) and you are still struggling with your weight, let’s talk food journal, or thyroid concerns… but I guarantee you will reach your healthy goal weight with real food!

Stay tuned for ideas on meals and snacks… and feel free to contact me with to request specific recipes, or meal ideas.

Now… go eat real food and drink water until your pee is clear :)

 

photo via http://www.purplecarrotkc.com/

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Exciting Time for Fitness in Carleton Place….

Why? Because…

1. You have until midnight tonight to facebook “Like” Erin O’Reilly Fitness and have your name entered into a free fitness camp of your choice. The winner will be announced Mon 30 Apr.

2. The weather is going to be great as we head outside for fitness camps this week! I am providing fitness for everyone in the family… check-out my website (erinoreillyfitness.com and choose the May Schedule for times, location & prices) and let me know if you have any questions.

(stay tuned to erinoreillyfitness.com, this week, as I post/blog great tips on how to achieve your health & fitness goals)

Now, go ahead and tell all your friends to “Like” Erin O’Reilly Fitness, on facebook :)

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May Upcoming Classes

These are all the new classes for May:

  • Spin Your Butt Off
  • Mighty Fit Kids
  • Mighty Fit Families
  • Work Your Butt Off

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Spin Your Butt-Off
Take your cardio conditioning to another level, while spinning and resistance training! This high intensity aerobic & anaerobic interval training work-out is 30min of spin training + 30min circuit training and is conducted to popular & energizing music.

Location: Heritage Community Fitness Centre

Cost: $75 + HST

* non-members of Heritage Fitness Centre must pay $36 + HST for program registration (this fee can be credited towards a future gym membership)

Dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 May & 2 June

Times: Saturdays 9-10am

Includes:

  • 5 one hour highly effective, body sculpting & fitness forming and work-out sessions
  • Experienced and qualified trainer who will help you achieve your goals
  • Exercises which will be modified and tailored to your fitness level and capabilities
  • Pre and post camp body measurements (body site circumferences and weight)
  • Accountability: I will contact you, should you miss an work-out
  • Support: I will be available for on-going support, via email & phone

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Mighty Fit Kids
Teaching kids (ages 4-8) to be healthy and naturally incorporate fitness into their daily lives, through play! Your child will learn about various sports, while improving agility, coordination, speed, stamina, self confidence and self-efficacy, all while making friends!

It’s really a no-brainer… you want your kid to be a Mighty Fit Kid!!!

Cost: $55 + HST ; $10 off the registration of additional children from the same family

Dates: 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 May

Time: Wednesdays 5:45-6:45pm

Includes:

  • 5 one hour mighty fit and fun sessions: Exposure to various sports, exercises and health concepts
  • Mighty Membership perks: 10% off future registration in Mighty Fit Kids camp
  • Guarantee that your child will exercise and have fun, or you will receive a full refund

*parents are welcome to drop their child off, but are required to stay the first night, to be involved with the “culture of fitness” theme.

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Mighty Fit Families

This combination packages allows both parents/guardians and kids time to work on their fitness and health. While your child is attending their Mighty Fit Kids session, mom and/or dad will attend a 1 hour full-body circuit training work-out. There is no better opportunity for grown-ups to work on their own fitness goals, while setting a great example for the kids.

Cost: $129 + tax (includes registration of one child and one parent/guardian)

Dates: 2, 10, 17, 24 & 31 May

Time: Thursdays 6-7pm

Includes:

For the kids:

  • 5 one hour mighty fit and fun sessions
  • Exposure to various sports, exercises and health concepts
  • Mighty Membership perks: 10% off future registration in Mighty Fit Kids camp
  • Guarantee that your child will exercise and have fun, or you will receive a full refund

For the Grown-ups:

  • 5 one hour effective and energizing work-out sessions
  • Experienced and qualified trainer who will help you achieve your goals
  • Exercises which will be modified and tailored to your fitness level and capabilities
  • Pre and post camp body measurements (body site circumferences and weight)
  • Accountability: I will contact you, should you miss an work-out

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Work Your Butt Off

This is a full-body high intensity circuit training work-out, which is predominantly body weighted in nature and also incorporates some light weights, bands and ropes. It is ideal for individuals of all levels of fitness and exercise experience who want to: lose fat, improve muscular endurance, learn to love fitness and exercise with minimal wear and tear on their joints. Music and your trainer will make you work your butt off!

Cost: $150 + HST

Dates: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 & 31 May

Times: 6-7pm

Includes:

  • 5 weeks of training (10 sessions)
  • Experienced and qualified trainer who will help you achieve your goals
  • Exercises modified and tailored to your fitness level and capabilities
  • Pre and post camp body measurements (body site circumferences and weight)
  • Accountability: I will contact you, should you miss an work-out
  • Support: I will be available for on-going support, via email & phone
  • Motivation: give me your laziest day… I’ll make you pumped to work-out!!!

Delicious, Healthy & Nut free Snack: Green Monster Muffins

Ok, my family is difficult to sell most items I consider healthy to… but they gobbled these muffins up in a day! Call them Green Monster muffins and your kids will not have to be told twice to eat them.

Omit the nuts on the top and the are school snack friendly!

Check them out: http://dandysugar.com/breakfast/spinach-quinoa-muffins

To your (and your family’s) health!

 

Photo via http://dandysugar.com

 

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The Clean 15 & Dirty Dozen List… this makes choosing organic easier!

Many of us have heard that buying organic is best for your health, but have a hard time accepting the extra cost of this healthy food. It will help to understand what foods are most important to spend our money on.

The Clean 15 & Dirty Dozen list http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/ is put together by the Environmental Working Group. It is a great resource to help understand where it would be best to spend the little extra on organic.

Here’s to your (and your family’s) health!

 

Chart photo via http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/

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