Hi loyal readers! We’re adding a new blog series called “Monday Morsel.” These posts will consist of fun little morsels of information that we want to share with our members and readers. Enjoy!
Today’s morsel is about feet! If you’re like most of us, your feet take a real beating with MMA training. While I personally wouldn’t trade it for any other kind of workout, I do hate what it does to my feet. I get pedicures at least once a month and recently my sister treated me to a pedicure at a place we hadn’t tried before, Pedicure Lounge. From the initial phone call to make our appointment until we walked out with our fabulous feet and hands, was a delightful experience. The building is beautiful with easy parking and a plant-filled corridor leading to the lovely salon. Once inside, it is nothing but peaceful music, gorgeous scents and great technicians. The pedicure chairs are fabulous and the pedicure and manicure were top-notch at a very fair price. We loved our spa experience and now plan to meet there once a month to fix our feet.
Coincidentally, the owner of Pedicure Lounge is Lisa Guevara, Joe Guevara’s niece-in-law! Our connection was super fun to figure out but I would have adored the experience even without the MMA connection. Next time you’re looking for help with your jacked up, MMA feet, go see Lisa or Emily at Pedicure Lounge. They are conveniently located at 2416 18th Street, Suite G, 95818. You can call to make an appointment at 916.444.2590.
Great news for UF Members! Fivestar Nutrition, a fantastic supplement and vitamin supplier in Greenhaven is offering all UF members a 20% discount on supplements ALL THE TIME! How cool is that?! They have an enormous selection on all things good for you including vitamins, supplements and sports nutrition. Dr. Fisher aka Big Game tried some of their protein powders at our last tournament and says they are delicious! Visit them soon and get your UF Member discount!
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Thanks Fivestar Nutrition!
When you’re trying to lose weight there are lots of little things you can do to help you achieve success. Hydration really can help! One great trick is to down some water before each meal so you don’t feel so famished. It can help you watch what you eat because you’re less hungry and will be likely to make better food choices.
Another great tip from dietician Elaine Magee, who writes the “Healthy Recipe Doctor” blog for WebMD says that for the compulsive snacker it’s a great idea to keep no-calorie beverages at hand “as a way to keep your mouth busy and less likely to snack on junk food.”
Attending a party? WebMD suggests grabbing a low-cal drink in one hand and keeping it there. Not only does it make it harder to graze the buffet, but you’ll also be less tempted to sip endless cocktails.
Finally, if you keep your body refreshed with plenty of water it may also help your workouts. Staying hydrated means you can exercise more and longer than if you don’t drink water. So drink up!!!
One of the easiest ways to cut back without feeling denied is to switch to lower-calorie versions of the foods you crave. A pizza tastes just as good with reduced-fat cheese, and when you garnish low-fat ice cream with your favorite toppings, who notices those missing calories?
And, while you’re trimming fat calories, keep an eye on boosting your fiber, suggests registered dietitian Elaine Magee, RD, MPH. Fiber helps you feel satisfied longer, so while you lighten family favorites, you can easily amp up the fiber by adding a cup of whole wheat flour to your pizza dough, or toss a handful of red bell peppers on the pie.
Don’t forget to lighten the drinks going with your meals as well. Try switching from high-calorie favorites to diet soda or light beer. Hate low-calorie drinks? Mix your preferred drinks with a splash of the low-cal option. Then increase the ratio as your taste buds adjust. Don’t forget to keep pouring that ultimate beverage, says Magee: water!