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  • How to measure progress without the scale

    How to measure progress without the scale

    Raise your hand if you love stepping on the scale first thing in the morning, every morning! *insert 30 seconds of awkward silence and avoid eye contact* If you are not a fan of weighing yourself every day, you are most definitely not alone. The scale can be a powerful tool to track and measure weight loss progress. But it can also get the best of you. You may even get to the point where the number on the dial becomes more than a number (data) and starts having a little too much power... too much of a say in how you view yourself and what kind of progress you are making. “Oh my gosh - the scale went down today! It’s a great day! I’m on the right track!” ....

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  • Weightloss Breakfast: Protein Oatmeal

    Weightloss Breakfast: Protein Oatmeal

    Today's recipe is a savory, warm and filling breakfast that will help you knock off your protein content for the day, and keep you full. This recipe can be made either on the stovetop or in the microwave and consists of just a few ingredients. The best part is that you can top this with fresh fruit, peanut butter…whatever your heart desires! Calories: 328, Serves: 1 Protein: 44 g, Carbs: 29 g, Fat: 4 g Ingredients: 1/2 Cup (39 Grams) Quick Oats 1 Scoop (32 Grams) Whey Protein Powder (Vanilla ISO 100 works great!) 8 Tablespoons (1/2 Cup) Egg Whites 1/2 Cup Almond Milk Optional: 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon, 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract Directions: Measure out ....

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  • Set goals the SMART way, so you can stick to them in 2022!

    Set goals the SMART way, so you can stick to them in 2022!

    It’s that time of year again: New Year’s Resolutions time. After the challenges 2021 has brought, the new year for many comes with sighs of relief and hope: hope that this year will be different, hope that this year will FINALLY be the year that things begin to change. While the prospect of the New Year is full of hope, the statistics of resulotions are not as much: only 8% of Americans that create New Year’s resolutions keep them all year, and 80% of those that make resolutions fail by February. So how do you beat the odds? Change the way you set your goals. One of the biggest reasons resolutions fail is because they are not specific enough...but there’s more ....

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  • Amanda gets promoted!

    We are so excited to announce that Amanda Butkus has been promoted from Exercise Physiologist to Senior Exercise Physiologist! To celebrate, we asked her some questions: What are you most excited about when it comes to this promotion? ~Getting to continue to grow as a person and as a team at CNU Fit. What's your biggest passion when it comes to personal training? What part is your favorite? ~Biggest passion is being able to customize programs to clients' needs. Being able to help clients not in just a physical way but mentally as well. We have clients that come with different goals so helping each individual work towards that and having fun at the same time is the best. ....

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  • Recipe: Blueberry Custard Oatmeal

    Recipe: Blueberry Custard Oatmeal

    Need to sneak a little extra protein into your morning oats? Try adding an egg! It sounds strange, but slowly beating an egg into your oats creates a super creamy texture that also adds an extra 7 grams of protein. The key is to turn the heat low and keep stirring, so the egg doesn’t accidentally scramble. The result is a luxurious bowl of custard-y oats. Note that the total fat and carb macros will differ based on what kind of milk you use. Any milk (cow or plant) will work. Serves: 1, Serving Size = 320 g Calories: 354, Protein: 14 g, Carbs: 43 g, Fat: 14 g Ingredients 45g Rolled Oats (Not Instant) 1 Cup Milk Of Choice (The Macros For This Recipe Were Calculated ....

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  • Protein Packed Side Dishes: Creamy Lentils with Boursin Cheese & Veggies

    Protein Packed Side Dishes: Creamy Lentils with Boursin Cheese & Veggies

    Green lentils are a nutritional powerhouse with 18 grams of protein and a whopping 15 grams of fiber per serving (1 cup, cooked.) The perfect way to boost your protein without adding more meat! But many people think lentils can be a little bland, which makes them difficult to look forward to eating. The solution? Mix-ins, like sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and herby Boursin cheese . Found in most grocery stores, Boursin cheese is a soft, spreadable, and versatile dairy revelation with tons of flavor. It pairs perfectly with lentils, creating a craveable, comforting dish that will help you hit your fiber and protein goals. Serves: 4, Serving size: 100 g Calories: 254. ....

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