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I don’t have a physical exercise for you to try out this week. Just a quick clip from a seminar I attended this weekend by Cliff Harvey on Nutrition for Fighters at Universal MMA in North Vancouver. In this clip Cliff talks about the importance of food quality vs food quanity aka “Starving to Death […]

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The following are notes from the Nutrition for Runners talk for the Denman Running Room Half Marathon Group held at the StayFitAnywhere training studio on September 1, 2011. 1. Performance Nutrition (Pre/Post/During training) • Eat a meal or snack 1-3hours before training • Meal or snack should be dominated by vegetables/fruits as well as a […]

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“You eat Healthy!” I hear this statement all the time, from clients, friends, family, and strangers. I personally don’t think I eat healthy, I think I eat the way I am meant to eat, the way my ancestors ate. What does this mean? The simple answer is: For the most part I eat “REAL FOOD”. […]

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Last Thursday I had a chance to pop into Healthee, www.gohealthee.com, in Kerrisdale for a delicious and nutritious lunch!  The atmosphere at Healthee was fantastic, you walk in past the outdoor patio (where I later enjoyed my lunch) and into a bright room highlighting the salad bar.  To call it a salad bar is an […]

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Do you want to make a lifestyle change?  Most of you reading this will say YES.  Are you ready to make a lifestyle change?  Read more to find out. I first saw the stages of change model in a psychology class I took in University and saw it again in a workshop I took at […]

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I have been sent a fantastic nutrition article and I would like to share it with you all, http://outside.away.com/outside/bodywork/201001/diets-fitness-nutrition-wellness-intro.html?utm_source=Outside&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dispatch.  If you don’t have time to read it here is a rundown of what it is all about and my favourite quotes.  The author, John Bradley, dedicated a year of his life to trying out 6 […]

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With big dinners looming around every corner don’t forget these holiday eating tips. ·         Don’t starve yourself throughout the day, still eat 4-5 times a day 2-3 hours apart ·         The majority of your plate should be covered with vegetables ·         Go for yams instead of mashed potatoes ·         Be careful with gravy ·         Slow […]

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Last week I wrote an article address the importance of pre workout nutrition (http://blog.stayfitanywhere.com/?p=850) and this week I would just like to address the importance of post workout nutrition.  I am not a nutritionist, so will provide some easy guidelines to follow. ·         You need to eat something within 30 minutes of finishing your workouts, […]

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I get asked two questions regarding pre-workout nutrition all the time.  Before I answer them here I just want to remind you all that I am not a nutritionist so I can’t tell you exactly what to eat, but I can give you some guidelines. Question #1: Should I eat before a workout?  Absolutely, you […]

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It is pretty simple to see that we live in a world of convenience, every street corner has a Starbucks, or a McDonalds, or a 7-11, or some other establishment that serves food.  Every day when I walk to Target Fitness I am bombarded with the site of Tim Horton’s and the overwhelming line up […]

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