THE SMART 20™ WORKOUT BLOG

A Whole-Food Thanksgiving

Let’s talk Thanksgivng. We know it as a time to give thanks, be with loved ones, watch a football game, and eat until we are so stuffed we can’t move. What if you could enjoy everything great about Thanksgiving while still feeling your very best? Make a few simple recipe swaps and create a whole-food menu for your guests this year, featuring only the most nutritious and delicious food, and lose the post-meal bloat and fatigue. Enjoy these healthy and wholesome Thanksgiving recipes!

You Need To Do More Than "Use Them"

Twenty-first century health and wellness professionals agree that muscle really matters. Muscle has been said to be the window to the rest of your body, your primary biomarker, and the engine of your personal health. Irwin Rosenburg, M.D. says that it’s responsible much more than people know for the vitality of their whole “physiological apparatus.” However, from age 20-50, the average person loses ½ pound of muscle per year! This amounts to 15 pounds of muscle loss by age 50.

Afterburn: All That or All Hype?

Weight loss ambition is one of the greatest personal drivers of exercise motivation. Therefore, this hot-button is the target of many a fitness marketer. This in and of itself is, in my opinion, is not at all wrong. Inspiration if one of the fundamental tasks of a fitness brand. We have to give people compelling reasons to take new actions to better their health and fitness. However, there persists in fitness marketing some recycled promises and explanations that are at the very least overblown if not intentionally inflated.

The Best Whole-Food Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

One of the best things about Fall is all of the delicious pumpkin recipes we can enjoy. Pumpkin pies, cakes, and breads abound during this season, but we wanted to give you some of the best healthy, whole-food pumpkin recipes you can try this year! Let's fuel our bodies with real foods, and feel our best while still enjoying that great pumpkin flavor!

OWNER SPOTLIGHT

JEFF AND STACI TAKE THE 30-DAY METABOLIC COMEBACK™ CHALLENGE. Meet Jeff and Staci Goldman. Jeff, along with his brother Kevin, recently opened the doors of The Exercise Coach – West Bloomfield in the Detroit, Michigan area. Before launching their new studio, Jeff and Staci decided to put into practice what we at The Exercise Coach® teach our clients about Whole-Food Nutrition in combination with the Right Intensity Training we provide. They took the 30-Day Metabolic Comeback Challenge™ and had some fabulous results.

SNACK ATTACK! THE BEST HEALTHY SNACKS FOR WORK, AT HOME, OR ON THE GO

If you’re like most people, at some point in your life, you make a decision to eat better! You plan your meals, and jump right in. Breakfast begins just great with a nice green protein shake filled with spinach, protein powder, berries and Coconut oil. Lunch is a green salad with organic chicken, kale, chopped egg, veggies, and olive oil with balsamic vinegar dressing. And dinner is 5-Star – Salmon sautéed with garlic and dill, with a side of steamed carrots. You’re feeling really great about your efforts!

METABOLIC COMEBACK APPROVED ITEMS AT WHOLE FOODS

You’ve seen our list of packaged foods approved 30-Day Metabolic Comeback Challenge™ for both Costco and Trader Joe’s. Today, we are sharing a few of the many items available to you at Whole Foods for your 30-Day Challenge.

TAKE THE 30-DAY METABOLIC COMEBACK™ CHALLENGE!

What we eat accounts for 80% of our weight-loss success or failure. While exercise helps to improve our muscle quality, which in turn improves our metabolism, we can quickly destroy the many benefits of our exercise efforts with the wrong diet. At The Exercise Coach®, we have developed a Nutrition Playbook to help educate our clients on the foods that will best promote optimum health and decrease inflammation, water retention, and other damaging effects. Through Whole-Effort Exercise and Whole-Food Eating recommendations, all of our clients can experience what we call The Metabolic Comeback™.

COACH’S PUMPKIN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

How about a yummy, healthy, seasonal smoothie to enjoy the flavors of the season and give you energy, boost your immune system, and fuel your muscle repair and growth? Sounds like a winning combination. Enjoy this smooth and creamy treat today!

SUPER BLUEBERRY POMEGRANATE SPINACH SMOOTHIE

Smoothies are an excellent way to get your daily dose of fresh vegetables, fruits, and even protein if you use the right ingredients! We’ve shared this Green Smoothie recipe with you before, and today we have another smoothie which is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. You will not believe how tasty this smoothie is.

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