Catalyst 4 Fitness

Nutrition

Lose Weight Despite Your Family and Friends

When you decide to embark on a weight loss journey, your family and friends may not fully understand the changes you are making and what they should expect. They can inadvertently or even intentionally sabotage your efforts. Follow these steps to be successful: Set your schedule. When are you going[…]

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Delicious Easy Healthy Recipes

Eating right is key to getting the body you want, to performing your best in the gym and everywhere else, and having energy throughout the day. An easy way to accomplish this is to incorporate protein powder into your diet as part of delicious easy healthy recipes. All protein powders[…]

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Endurance Athlete Nutrition

I write my own articles, maintain my website, and post on social media. However there are times when I come across another trainer’s article that I want to share with you. This is such an example  – Endurance Athlete Nutrition. Both Nancy Clark and I publish articles in the American[…]

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MyFitnessPal Fail

A friend of mine recently called me and asked for help. She had been using MyFitnessPal for months and months, and was frustrated with not reaching any of her goals. I let her vent and tell me everything she wanted to achieve, and how upset she felt. She also shared[…]

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Calorie Counts On Menu – Stop This Foolishness

I shook my head in disbelief when, in 2010, Congress passed a law requiring restaurants, groceries, and convenience store chains with more than 20 locations to post calorie counts for all restaurant-type foods on their menus, display boards, and digital kiosks. It didn’t become effective until May 2018 though, partially[…]

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Weight Loss Goal

Spring is a time of new beginnings.  If you haven’t been working consistently on your fitness and health this winter, your body may be struggling. It’s hard to make a new start when you feel sluggish and discouraged. My role is to guide you from today’s reality to you reaching[…]

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Recipes for Good Health

This article – Recipes for Good Health – was originally written for and published in the American Academy of Health and Fitness’ Gamut of Life. As personal trainers, we work hard to gain the trust of our clients with the fitness programs we create, but our responsibility expands further into[…]

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Foods to Avoid

When I began writing this, I intended to title it the “Worst 5 Foods” but there were so many foods and meals from restaurants, desserts, drinks, and side dishes that my list was nearly endless. Instead, I decided to group some general foods together, although I do use a few[…]

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Easy Ways to Not Gain Weight During the Holidays

The holidays are here! You don’t need me to tell you about all of the food and drink that will be everywhere you go, tempting you to over-indulge every day until you can no longer button your pants or see your feet. There are easy ways to not gain weight[…]

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