5 Scary Sounding Food Additives You Don’t Need to Worry About

by Alissa Rumsey MS, RD, CDN, CSCS … Not all food additives are created equal. While there are some potentially harmful ingredients in some food products, many food additives sound scarier than they are. These five food additives are frequently found in packaged food and drinks and are safe to consume. Cellulose Cellulose is a […]

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A Simple Nutrition Guideline

by James Camastra … At Progressive Personal Training we often get questions regarding nutrition and diet. Though most people know that broccoli is good for them and french fries are not, clients require more specific guidance. So, we find ourselves giving a few tips that I’m going to share with you. Try to eat a […]

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How to Pick the Best Protein Bar

by Alissa Rumsey, RD, MS CDN, CSCS … Protein bars are everywhere. I get asked about a new brand or product on a weekly basis. Occasionally I’m pleasantly surprised, but unfortunately most of the protein or nutrition bars on the market are nothing more than glorified candy bars. Most are filled with highly processed ingredients, […]

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The Skinny on Sports Drinks

by James Camastra … Your workouts may benefit from drinking a popular sports drink, like Gatorade, Powerade etc. Do not confuse these with protein drinks. Protein is also important to your workouts but not the topic of this article. These drinks are basically comprised of water, sugar, flavoring and electrolytes, always sodium and potassium and […]

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Three Seemingly Healthy Snacks That Are Probably Killing Your Diet

by Antonio Sini … You’ve been watching what you eat, and yet the pounds refuse to budge. Often times we’re lead to believe certain foods make good snack choices when in fact they’re anything but. Don’t let these three imposters—filled with sugar, fat, and sodium—undo your good work. Energy Bars: Just because they come in […]

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A Portion Control Guide to Thanksgiving

by Antonio Sini … We all know how easy it is to overdo it during Thanksgiving–but you don’t have to resign yourself to making it a gut-busting affair. You want to try to have a good time enjoying the foods you haven’t had in a while, but in a way that lets you walk away […]

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Introducing More Vegetables

by Antonio Sini … How well is your family eating? When it comes to vegetables many parents confess to not eating as well as they should. As a parent, I know only too well that children will instinctively learn from you, both the good and bad. If you know a lot about food and eat […]

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