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Welcome Summer with the 21 day weight loss contest/Fit2DMax Grand Opening Event

Welcome Summer with the 21 day weight loss contest/Fit2DMax Grand Opening Event

 

I am proud to announce that on Monday June 8th we will have the Grand Opening of the 2nd Fit2DMax location in Roswell, GA.   The entire Fit2DMax family is excited, and to celebrate, we are kicking off a Summer weight loss contest!  You can start losing weight and train with us for just $1.  Yes, celebrate our Grand Opening with us,  jump into a supported and motivational environment and lose weight for just $1.  The winner will receive a special addition Tony Burch FitBit!   If you are willing to lose a dollar and some major pounds join us for the weight loss kick off.   Sign up by calling 404-913-2629 or visit http://www.roswellgapersonaltraining.com and contact us.
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Wellness Expert Maxim Nazaire is a Personal Trainer in the Roswell, GA and metro Atlanta area.  He specializes in double digit weight loss, injury rehabilitation and athletic/human performance.  He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books including his latest book, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness.  Nazaire is a graduate of the School of Health Science and Public Health at Stony Brook University in New York.  He is also Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds the honor of Level 1 Coach from the United States Track and Field Association (USATF).  Maxim has been featured on CNN Headline News Health as their go to health contributor where he shares his philosophy on wellness with television viewers all over the world.   Nazaire is a highly sought after motivational speaker, captivating audiences from every walk of life. He is married to his wife Danay Nazaire and currently reside in Atlanta, GA.

 

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Are Smoothies Making Me Fat?

Are Smoothies Making Me Fat?

Are smoothies really good for you?

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Are smoothies actually good for us?  Will smoothies help me with my weight loss goals?  It really depends on how you use smoothies.  I remember one particular instance a few years back when one of my clients was upset about her weigh in.  One of the major catalyst for weight loss is your nutrition and what an individual eats.  I make it a point to provide guidance to my clients and steer them towards foods that they can eat and enjoy while losing weight at the same time.  I knew that this particular client was active, so the first question I asked was, “How is your nutrition coming along?”  She said that her eating habits have improved.  One of the biggest changes that she made was adding more smoothie drinks to her daily food habits.

 

At the time, it sounded good to me.  On the surface, it seemed like everything was going well.  I then asked, “What are you adding in your smoothies?”  She ran down a list which included rice milk, strawberries, orange juice, apples, yogurt and bananas.  When you look at the list, initially it sounds like she is doing the right thing.  By most standards, those are all healthy foods.  When we were able to look at the list again, I realized why she gained weight rather than lost weight.  If you look at the list of foods that were in her smoothie, they were all glucose based.  In other words, they were all carbohydrates.  Her daily dose of high amounts of sugar is what led to the weight gain.

 

The question that I asked in the beginning of this post was, Are Smoothies making me fat?  The answer is yes they can if you don’t place the right amount of ingredients in them.  Carbohydrates are primary sources of energy. Carbs are a good thing.  The challenge for a person who is on a weight loss journey is that an excess amount of carbs will be converted to fat if the carbs are not being utilized through exercise.  Storing fat is the last thing that a person wants to do if they are losing weight.   Now I am not saying that blending smoothies, juicing fruits and making protein shakes are bad.  I’m actually a big smoothie fan, as I use them for my personal health. Smoothies are a great way to boost your health. We just have to use them the right way by adding good things in them.  Here are some pro’s and con’s for smoothies.

 

Smoothie benefits

-excellent way to get your nutrients in

-convenient

-people who are resistant to having breakfast can use a smoothie as a meal replacement

-cooking can extract key nutrients from the food while drinking it will ensure that you are able to get them all in.

 

The drawback to sugar loaded smoothies

-elevates insulin levels (sugar)

-because you are drinking the calories, it makes it easier to pack in more calories at a time

-most smoothies have too much sugar because people would rather blend fruits as opposed to vegetables

 

Here are some quick tips to make a better smoothie.

 

  1. If your smoothie has more than eight ingredients in it, you’re probably doing too much.
  2. The idea of more is better is simply not true.   Keep your smoothie simple
  3. Use one fruit like an apple to mask the taste of a vegetable that you may not like to eat on a normal basis.
  4. Since most of us don’t eat a lot of vegetables, it is important to add green vegetables into our smoothies whenever you can.

 

Get the biggest bang out of your smoothie by adding these:

  • Blueberries are one of the best fruits to use for your smoothie because it is so high in antioxidants
  • Chia seeds are a good source of several B Vitamins which can help in energy production.
  • Flax seed are rich in Omega-3’s and can help reduce inflammation
  • Nuts are packed with protein and have unsaturated fats which are the healthy kind of fat that aids in the functionality of the heart.

 

Here’s one of my favorite smoothie recipes

 

Purple Power Protein Punch

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1 generous handful of spinach

1 cup of frozen blueberries

1 scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder

1 cup of Almond milk or 1 Cup of water if you want to reduce calories

 

When it comes to healthy eating and healthy living, smoothies can be your great benefit or an additional obstacle.  Make sure that you put the right things in the mix and you will be on your way to the good and healthy life.  I shared my personal smoothie recipe, so if you have some smoothie recipes that are working for you, please share so that we can encourage folks to live healthy and active lifestyles.

 

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Wellness Expert Maxim Nazaire is a Personal Trainer in the Roswell, GA and metro Atlanta area.  He specializes in double digit weight loss, injury rehabilitation and athletic/human performance.  He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books including his latest book, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness.  Nazaire is a graduate of the School of Health Science and Public Health at Stony Brook University in New York.  He is also Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds the honor of Level 1 Coach from the United States Track and Field Association (USATF).  Maxim has been featured on CNN Headline News Health as their go to health contributor where he shares his philosophy on wellness with television viewers all over the world.   Nazaire is a highly sought after motivational speaker, captivating audiences from every walk of life. He is married to his wife Danay Nazaire and currently reside in Atlanta, GA.

 

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The Best Fitness Advice that I ever received…

The Best Fitness Advice that I ever received was,  “Keep on going and don’t stop”.

I know you are thinking, “Is that it?!!”, but I stand by that advice!  Here’s why.  I started running track when I was a child.  I was a novice and didn’t know that much about running form, or the right shoes to wear or even the right way to stretch.  I had tons of questions for Coach Moore (My middle school track coach).  My first couple of questions were general ones.  I asked Coach Moore, “What should I do when I get out there?  Do you have any advice for me?”  The answer that he gave me was a simple one.  He said, “Keep on going and don’t stop.”

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So here it is, my first Cross Country race.  I’m the new guy on the team and it’s my time to show what I can do.  In my first run I started out slow.  Everyone else gets out ahead of me.  As I continue to run I noticed that my teammates stopped to take breaks.  I continued to run.  The voice that echoed in my head as I passed each runner was that of Coach Moore saying, “Don’t stop”.  I didn’t stop.  I kept on running.  Listening to Coach Moore took me a really long way because on my first run with the team, I moved up to second place on my first day.  Not bad for a newbee.

 

In life, too often, we overlook the simple advice that people share with us.  We  look for the advice to come to us on a magic carpet, or we are looking for revelations to come in a platinum package.  In actuality the deep and profound answers to life’s obstacles can be extracted from “Simple advice”.   When that simple advice is shared with you, it may not always be easy, but keep your focus on that simple thing.   Master that one thing and unlock the key to worth while achievements.

 

When you are pursuing weight loss, you have to “keep on going and don’t stop”.   Most people quit on their weight loss right before a major breakthrough comes.  If they stayed with that workout program for one more day, or if they would continued on with their new and improved grocery list, they would seen the fruits of their labor.  One more push often times is what it takes to see success in fitness and in life.

 

So, what kind of simple advice do you need to follow today to reach your maximum potential?  Which words of wisdom have you over looked?  What is the best advice that you ever had but you haven’t followed it yet?  Think about the best advice that you ever had and let it ring in your mind like a top 40 hit.  Please share your comments and thoughts about the best advice that you ever received in the comment section of this blog and inspire someone today!

 

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Wellness Expert Maxim Nazaire is a Personal Trainer in the Roswell, GA and metro Atlanta area.  He specializes in double digit weight loss, injury rehabilitation and athletic/human performance.  He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books including his latest book, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness.  Nazaire is a graduate of the School of Health Science and Public Health at Stony Brook University in New York.  He is also Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds the honor of Level 1 Coach from the United States Track and Field Association (USATF).  Maxim has been featured on CNN Headline News Health as their go to health contributor where he shares his philosophy on wellness with television viewers all over the world.   Nazaire is a highly sought after motivational speaker, captivating audiences from every walk of life. He is married to his wife Danay Nazaire and currently reside in Atlanta, GA.