Category: Meal Plans

How to enjoy dessert…guilt-free! And other healthy eating tips from HomeBodyFit

Here are three tips for healthy eating and better balance How to enjoy dessert…guilt-free! The goal at HomeBodyFit is to help our clients achieve better balance in their lives. We assist clients with incorporating the optimum amount of  exercise into their their week; followed by plenty of rest for recover and muscle repair and healthy eating habits. But what’s […]

Listen to your trainer…it’s a good thing to eat before bed

It used to be that eating before bed was considered to be a big no-no for weight-loss. This is no longer the case. In fact, if you’re working out on a regular basis and eating considerately throughout the day, a bedtime snack is ideal for weight-loss and muscle gain. However, this doesn’t mean that bags of […]

Why eating guidelines are better than diets

At HomeBodyFit, we’re proprietors of the food journal. People are often unaware of what (and how much) they’re eating and food journaling is a great way to change that! When we begin training, we give our clients the option of submitting a food journal after the first week. What we find is – like many of us – our clients eat subconsciously, taking snacks here and […]

Carb up the right way with these sweet potato recipes

by Shannon Clark If there’s one must-have complex carb you should stock in your pantry and include in your fitness nutrition plan, it’s the seemingly humble sweet potato. Depending on how they’re prepared, sweet potatoes can satisfy your craving for something savory or sweet without derailing your diet plan. See all seven recipes including: […]

What to eat before a workout

At HomeBodyFit we encourage our clients to have a healthy snack before every workout and we’re often asked for ideas. Here are a few pointers to remember when putting together your pre-workout snack: 1. Carbs are your pre-workout friends. Choose a mixed bag of complex and simple ones for a slow and steady release of energy throughout your routine. Try […]

Why cheating is good for you!

At HomeBodyFit, we’re advocates of the “cheat meal.” We recommend to our clients one “cheat meal” (or “cheat day” depending on the their fitness and eating plan) during which they can eat their favourite foods without feeling like they are disrupting their weight-loss goals. In fact, a “cheat meal” is vital to their success. But how can eating something that is bad […]

HomeBodyFit Smoothie Recipe for Success

Here is a smoothie recipe that we share with our clients. It’s easy, relatively inexpensive and covers all the bases…and it’s delicious. The HomeBodyFit Smoothie Two teaspoons of Greek yogurt (unsweetened) One teaspoon of unsweetened peanut or almond butter A handful of spinach One cup of frozen fruit (we like bananas or berries) Top off with unsweetend […]

3 Easy-To-Follow Rules for Lean Eating

Eating lean doesn’t have to be complicated. But you do need to be smart about your choices. The following three rules are grounded in science…and they’re easy. You won’t even have to write them down. Rule #1: Don’t deprive yourself. Eat to satisfy yourself. This may seem simple, but there’s a reason you’re hungry…it’s because […]