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13 Warning Signs You Might be Iron Deficient

Sources of Iron in the Diet
Despite iron being a key mineral in the formation of oxygen-binding molecules within the body, iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. In fact, approximately 30-50% of the adult female population is believed to be iron deficient. These 13 warning signs may be a clue you or a client is iron deficient and in need of guidance from a registered dietitian.

6 Easy, Healthy Breakfast Ideas

6 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas
With the help of registered dietitians and these 6 ideas for a healthy breakfast, guide clients to make the best choices as part of a complete fitness and nutrition program.

Coming Soon: Accredited Nutrition Management Course

Are you considering adding nutrition management and meal planning to your services? If so, this upcoming course will help you learn more about the nutrition management services clients expect while you earn professional credits! Research has shown combining proper nutrition management with exercise to be more than 400% more effective at achieving sustainable weight loss than exercise alone. If you're not providing scientifically sound nutrition planning for your clients, you're simply not the complete solution they require. In this on-line course, find out how you can create lasting results...

Learn How to Invert the Sales Process in This Upcoming Webinar

Invert the sales process to grow business
Register for the latest Evolution Nutrition webinar Invert the Sales Process now! Learn how to stop competing for the dollars your clients and potential clients already spend. Compel them to invest in themselves by exposing unacknowledged problems instead of fighting for the same old nickels. Go beyond conventional consultative or solution based selling to assist customers in seeing their true fitness challenges in a new light. When you join the webinar on Thursday August 28th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, you'll discover: Why your current sales process is likely upside down What REALLY motivates...

How Adding a Nutrition Program Impacted This Trainer's Business

ACE Fitness Pro Mark Allison on Adding Nutrition to a Fitness Program
Are you considering offering a nutrition program to your fitness clients? ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Mark Allison, not only saw a 30% increase in business when he started offering a nutrition program backed by registered dietitians, but also found himself retaining more clients for long-term success. Watch this interview with Mark to hear more about the positive impact offering nutrition has had on his fitness business from improved organization and a streamlined process to a healthier bottom line.

What Foods Should I Eat After Exercise?

Dietitian-Recommended Foods to Eat After a Workout
As new clients get started with fitness and nutrition programs, they often ask questions about what foods they should eat after exercise. It’s important to guide them in making the best food choices for both an optimal workout and the best recovery. Expertly designed nutrition programs are an important part of any fitness routine. When it comes to post-workout recovery nutrition: Carbohydrate and protein are a MUST after exercise, as they serve to decrease muscle and joint tissue damage (and no, a low carb protein shake does not suffice, even if it has upwards of fifty grams of protein)...

Nutrition for Rehab and Injury Prevention

If you're hurt, I know it can really mess with your psyche. Therefore, props to you for thinking about nutrition at all. The challenging part is balancing eating enough calories, and the right kind of calories, for healing and repair while still reducing overall calories to stay in balance with a lower energy expenditure. Eating the right kind of foods can expedite the healing process in two ways: 1) reduce inflammation by including foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and 2) include enough protein to repair damaged tissues as well as maintain lean muscle mass. Omega-3 fatty acids contain a substance called EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) which is made into prostoglandins that signal the

Fiber & Fitness

As fitness professionals, you’ve probably encouraged clients to choose more whole grains. You’ve helped them add protein for recovery and satiety. You’ve pushed fluids before, during and after workouts for hydration. But have you spent enough time touting everyday wellness? May is a crazy month for us with traveling 3 out of 4 weekends, listing our house, writing proposals, finishing school work, picking up odd jobs, and in our spare time being parents. Normally that would leave us short-changing dinners and too tired to pack a wholesome lunch, but after a recent overnight trip to the ER for my husband left us with 1 hour of sleep, I have remained strong in my commitment to include more fiber in both of our diets. While everyone may not be as passionate about fiber as I am (it’s admittedly one of my interests on Facebook), it should be something we all strive to include in our diet. Why do we need fiber? Fiber is a type of food the body cannot digest. Unlike most carbohydrates,

The Power of Choice

Choice and control in menu planning isn’t just a nice-to-have any more. The power of choice when it comes to food preferences in nutrition planning is now a must for the success of your business! At some point you may have heard or seen the phrase ‘The Power of Choice’, and if you do an online search for this you’ll easily get a wealth of information on personal choice, life fulfillment, happiness, and so on. This relates of course to the choices we have in life (literally every second of the day) in controlling our own fate. The foundation for this power, in essence, is control. It’s the control of all of our actions and decisions that will dictate our future, but when we take the same principle and apply it to your business, it is the decisions you make and the control to dictate the future success of your clients. Lets just call this ‘future success’ what it really is in your line of work….. results ! Results that were the initial driving force behind why your clients’ initially came to you, and the motivation for their commitment to work with you week after week. As a fitness or health professional you do have the largest impact on your clients’ success

3 Recipes for a Healthier Cinco de Mayo

We often think of celebrating holidays with food. Arm your clients with the information and tools they need to keep on track with their goals even when celebrating the upcoming Cinco de Mayo holiday. Entrées at popular restaurants like Chevy’s can run you 1000-1500 calories without even grabbing a chip (430 calories) or indulging in a margarita (280 calories). Good advice? Skip the chips, slim down your drink, and make some homemade fish tacos and you’ll avoid the long lines and the high calorie meal. These healthier, Mexican-inspired recipes for Cinco de Mayo will have you and your clients enjoying every minute of the fiesta: