Nutrition Tips & Recipes - 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition

Artificial Sweeteners and Sugar Alternatives


Last Week Recap Last week we answered some of the most common questions about sugar. But, you asked, what about artificial sweeteners or other alternatives to sugar? What are the effects of these sweeteners on your health, and which ones should you stay away from? Five FDA-Approved artificial sweeteners Currently, there are five FDA-approved artificial…

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Top 10 Super-foods for Optimal Health and Weight Loss


Written by our Precision Nutrition Certified Coach Emily Mailloux   As a coach, I’m frequently being asked by clients which foods to eat to burn fat, lose weight, and have more energy, so I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 superfoods that I recommend to all my clients and are staples in my regular…

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Build Muscle and Lose Fat article


Build Muscle and Lose Fat article By Emily Mailloux We all want it, right? We’re all after that elusive goal to increase our muscle mass while decreasing our body fat percentage. Changing your body composition can be challenging and requires a lot of hard work and patience, and losing fat while gaining muscle tone is…

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The Importance of Pre and Post Exercise Nutrition


Here at 50/50, our members take their exercise seriously. Between spin classes, bootcamp-style group fitness, strength training, and training for 5Ks and triathlons, our members definitely know how to stay active. However, how often do you stop and think about how you are fueling these workouts? Are you getting adequate pre- and post-workout nutrition? Are…

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Real Results Start with Consistency


Real Results Start with Consistency  Health and Fitness Specialist, Emily Mailloux You’ve probably heard the saying, “you can’t out work a bad diet.” Here at 50/50, we have a wide array of group fitness classes, strength classes, personal training, and opportunities to be active out in the community. Unfortunately, even if you’re taking full advantage…

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Not all fat is created equal


Personal Training Director, Jay McWilliams We continue on with our discussion of body composition this week with an important but often overlooked subject: the difference between visceral and subcutaneous fat. Everybody has both, but the distribution of fat in your body has serious health implications. Previously when we talked about body composition, we kept things…

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How do you feel about food?


Well Cardio month sure went by in a heartbeat, and now it is time for nutrition month here at 50/50. If you look to the internet, the media, or even ask your friends and loved ones you will get wildly different opinions on what constitutes a “healthy diet”.  The subject of nutrition is one of…

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70 Classes?!


With 70 group exercise classes on the schedule, and 9 amazing health and fitness specialists, we have everything you need to reach your true potential. Need some added attention, accountability, and a structured plan inside the gym and out? Give personal training or small group training a try! With so many options, so many avenues,…

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Inside Katie’s Kitchen


Many times, people will ask us what we eat during the day to get an idea of foods that might be healthy for them. Verging slightly from my regular routine of Katie’s Corner, I thought I would bring to you one of the most vulnerable parts of my house-my kitchen! So I sifted through items…

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Quick Guide to the Nutrition Label


1) Serving Size: Start from the top! Serving size is where the main deception lies. Something may appear to be worthwhile when in reality, you are eating multiple servings. Always multiply all nutrient values by the total number of servings you are consuming. A serving is typically much less than you’d think! 2) Calories: Total calories are important. If…

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