Our great nation turns 148 on Wednesday (Happy Birthday, Canada!) and many of us will celebrate with BBQs and potlucks - which are all too often an excuse to indulge. But, as we tell our clients, you do not have to abandon your health and fitness goals to enjoy a festive meal. We talked a little bit about that last week in our summer survival guide. Today we bring you three healthy and patriotic recipe ideas, perfect for a Canada Day potluck.
It’s not easy to get out the door on time in the morning, let alone with a nutritious breakfast in your belly. We hear this time and again from our personal training clients. Problem is, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So what’s a busy person to do?
Luckily there are a lot of “grab and go” breakfast options. Here are some of our favourites. Each taste great and will keep you going for hours:
Many clients ask us what they should eat after their Nielsen Fitness workout. This is a great question as good post-workout nutrition can replenish your energy stores, increase the size and/or quality of your muscles and assist in repairing damage caused by the workout. Here is a recipe for a delicious and easy to make protein shake that will help you get the most out of your workout!
Poul Nielsen is the owner and operator of Nielsen Fitness, Toronto's leading team of in-home personal trainers. He has 18 years' experience in the fitness industry and has taught courses in Fitness and Lifestyle Management at George Brown College.
In addition to exercise (obviously), he loves spending time with his family, playing the guitar, strong coffee - and dark chocolate!