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Delicious Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

 

It can be challenging to resist sweets & get in enough healthy calories!

This recipe is the perfect solution for both busy people who need to eat on-the-go and lovers of peanut butter (okay and chocolate)!

 

 

For many women in particular, eating can feel like a chore – especially for fit, active women. Why? Well, women tend to take on the world and condition themselves (subconsciously) to do so on minimal energy. I say – it’s a woman thing.

As a Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach, I see many women that would eat properly if only they had time and guidance. That is why we search for recipes right? We all want a little guidance and stamp of approval.

So without further ado – here are HEALTHY, DELICIOUS no-guilt Chocolate Protein Peanut Butter Balls that are both taste tested and nutritionist approved!

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How to Set Realistic Fitness Goals

How to Set Realistic Fitness Goals

Goals are an important thing, without a defined purpose behind all the hard work, motivation
and performance can diminish. The most important is that these goals are realistic: the body
needs consistency and commitment, but mostly time, so that it can chance. Change takes time, patience, focus and smart-work.

It can take about 4 weeks of regular, consistent workouts to actually gain strength. There are also, a lot of personal factors involved in setting realistic fitness goals. For example, your current lifestyle will shape your goals and help you understand how much time and progression you will need to reach your goal.

 

Here are some factors to consider when goal setting:

What is your current lifestyle?

How frequently can you commit to workout?

Are you able to prepare all of your meals and stick to your proposed diet?

 

How to Begin

To begin your goal setting process, the first question to figure out, is what you’re trying to accomplish. Once you’ve clearly defined this, you can then start to set your short-term goals. One easy way to do this, is to break down large goals into manageable steps during a certain time – this will help you keep motivated and create a habit. It will also allow you to track your progress over time so you can see all the changes. Tracking and recording your process also allows for time to rest, recover and re-evaluate.

Overall – it’s important to be sensible to your body.

Goal Setting Tips:

Be S.M.A.R.T.

Specific:

Your goal should clearly state what you want to do. The more exact, the better.

Measurable:

It’s important that you have a measurable variable in mind when setting
your goals. Record goal numbers and track your progress.

Attainable:

It’s absolutely vital that your goals are realistic and that they can actually be
accomplished.

Relevant:

Whatever you decide to work toward needs to fit in with your other pursuits
and lifestyle.

Time-bound:

Have a deadline. This will give you an extra boost of motivation and a clear stopping point to work toward

 

 

Reverse Dieting: Why you Might Need It.

 

Haley Kniestedt

Haley Kniestedt

Nutritionist,CPT

 

REVERSE DIETING:

What is it and Why you MIGHT Need it.

 

 

BY NUTRITIONIST HALEY KNIESTEDT

Are you a serial dieter? Have you tried every diet under the sun, which have all worked
for a little bit, but then progress stops, or life gets hard and you just can’t stick with it,
and often you end up giving up and gaining back the weight you lost…and maybe even
a little more?

Fat loss is not linear, and often times pushing harder will only derail you further. There
are limits to both the mind and body and often times, hitting that wall is a sign to take a
break. Now there's a difference between just not being committed altogether, and being
committed but running into walls constantly. Today I’m talking about the second one
here.

 

 

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