June Slim-Down Challenge: Day 1 – June 1, 2014

Thanks for joining us during this challenge! The purpose of this calendar is to push yourself to do something each day you might not normally do. So, let’s begin!

Today’s challenge is to begin a food journal. Get a notepad and begin to take note of every single thing that you put into your mouth. Drinks included! Writing things down makes it real. Oh, no one saw you eat the corner of that brownie? Well, your journal did!

Take time to write down servings, time of day and how you felt after. This isn’t about anyone or anything but YOU. The journal acts as a method to document your feelings, learn about eating patterns (stress-eating, over-eating, not eating the right things, etc.) and to understand how your body and mind work together.

So get to it! Let us know if you have any questions in the comment section.

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Nashua Nutrition’s June Slim-Down Challenge is Here!

Ok ladies and gentlemen, the official June 2014 Slim-Down Challenge has arrived. Download the link below that features a calendar with tips about food and exercise that will push you to be a better YOU in the month of June.

Check back here each day, or follow us on Facebook to learn more about each daily challenge. We’re here for you, so leave us a comment with any feedback!

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Nashua Nutrition Announces June Slim-Down Challenge!

It’s no surprise that the weather has been heating up, meaning…beach season is here!! If the idea of tank tops, shorts and bathing suits makes you want to run inside, we have just the thing to ignite a little motivation in your pre-summer workout plan!

In 5 days, we’ll begin the Nashua Nutrition June Slim-Down Challenge!

This challenge is a perfect way to push yourself and become accountable – a sure-fire way to see faster results. Friday, we’ll be posting the details of the challenge but here are the main points to look forward to:

1) It will be a downloadable calendar – you can make it your desktop on your computer at work, print it for the home or office, or take it with you for daily reminders

2) Each day will feature a new tip about nutrition and exercise

3) Make sure to Like us on Facebook – we’ll be posting in-depth details about each day’s tip, including suggestions for food, exercises and even PROMO codes for some of our favorite products!

Get excited for June!

5 Killer Tips To Stay Healthy At Coming Parties

Getting ready to head to a party and worried about what impact it may have on your progress? If so, you need to get prepared. Proper preparation before attending a party is the best way to combat the typical high calorie intake that goes with them.

Here’s how.

Prepare A Juice Before You Go
Having something to take the edge off hunger is the best way to prepare yourself to avoid overeating. Consider whipping up a green juice smoothie using a nutribullet before you leave. You’ll get a high dose of nutrients and will feel energized all night long.

If you don’t have time to make your own, consider a Control Shake. It’ll keep you feeling satisfied so you reduce how much you eat.

Add A Little Extra Exercise
Going for a brisk walk before the party is not only going to help burn off some extra calories, but it’ll also put you in a healthier frame of mind. When you’ve done something positive for your body already, you’ll be less likely to indulge.

Plus, the activity can also help to reduce hunger as well.

Bring Your Own Healthy Side Dish
Bringing your own healthy side dish to the party is also a great way to know there will be something healthy there you can eat. If all that’s available is high-calorie, high fat options, you have no choice but to eat what’s served.

Avoid that problem by bringing your own.

Stand Away From The Table
Finally, make sure you position yourself away from the food table during the night. The closer you stand to it, the more likely you’ll be to reach for a snack when you shouldn’t.

So keep these tips in mind next time you’re heading to a party and you can make sure you enjoy yourself while keeping your diet on track.

Your Fat Burning Memorial Day Healthy Party Recipes

Getting ready for Memorial Day weekend? If so, you’re likely planning your celebratory menu. Many people opt to take the day ‘off’ their diet so they can just indulge in what they want.

This is not the route to take. If you want to maximize your nutrition without sacrificing taste, these recipes will help you do just that. Serve them up and they’ll be a sure crowd pleaser.


Strawberry Crème Smoothie

This creamy smoothie will quickly help you reach your protein needs while getting in a great dose of vitamin C as well.

1 serving HealthSmart Vanilla Drink
1 cup frozen strawberries
½ cup low-fat, low-sugar Greek yogurt
1-2 ice cubes (if desired)
¼ tsp. xanthan gum (*optional)

Combine all the ingredients together in a blender and pulse blend until desired consistency is reached.

Note that the xanthan gum is a thickener that will give your shake a very creamy and thick texture, more like a milkshake.


Oatmeal Cookies

Need more fiber? This is a great go-to cookie. The slow releasing, high fiber carbs from the oatmeal will energize you throughout the rest of the day.


2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
2 tbsp. pre-made PB2
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
4 scoops Chocolate Syntrax Matrix
1 cup water
2 cups steel cut oats

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Next, mix together all the ingredients but the oats and once combined, stir in oats.

Form into balls and then place on a baking sheet and bake for around 25 minutes or until desired firmness is reached.

Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.

So don’t let your craving for something sweet this holiday get your diet down. Instead, try either of these recipes and you can satisfy those cravings without feeling guilty.

Why The Paleo Diet Is The Diet For Crossfitters Right Now

If you’ve been getting involved with Crossfit at all, you have likely heard of the Paleo diet plan. This diet is catching on by many who are doing this workout variation and looking for a way to help improve their health, nutrition, and shed some excess body fat.

There’s no question that the Paleo diet works and will boost your health – if you follow it correctly. Let’s take a closer peek into what the Paleo diet is and why you should hop on board.

The Premise
The idea behind the caveman diet is you’ll focus on eating only foods that were around back in the caveman era. This was before all the man-made foods we see lining the supermarkets were available and before obesity was common place.

By reverting your eating back to this style, you can effortlessly shed the excess weight you’ve been carrying around.

What You Can Eat
So what can you eat when you venture onto the Paleo diet plan? You should be focusing on plenty of lean protein from animals such as lean steak, bison, ostrich based food products like Ostrim meat snacks, poultry, along with fish and seafood.

Ostrim meat snacks

In addition to this, your diet should be fully loaded with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, adding some healthy fats in with moderation such as olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, and fatty varieties of fish.

All processed, sugar food is banned from this diet plan as are dairy products, grains, and potatoes.

Tips To Stay On Track To help stay on track, you’ll want to make sure you’re always prepared. When you’re out and about, it can be challenging to find paleo-friendly snacks to consume. That’s where Ostrim Meat snacks come in so helpful. You can take them on the go with you along with an orange or apple and have a complete snack any time you need one.

In addition to this, make sure you don’t take your fat intake too low. Some people make this mistake when going paleo and it leads to very low energy levels and the falling off the plan entirely. Make sure you take in at least 0.35 grams per pound of healthy fats each day and you’ll overcome this problem.

So if you have not yet considered the Paleo diet, now is the time to do so!

ProtiDiet Liquid Concentrate: A Convenient Way to Burn Fat and Maintain Muscle

ProtiDiet high-protein liquid

ProtiDiet high-protein liquid concentrates are a great way to aid your weight loss efforts as well as to help maintain or strengthen muscle mass. While these delicious drinks are ideal for body builders, anyone who wants to get into better shape can benefit by incorporating them into their diet. They not only help to build lean muscle mass, but also encourage fat loss, help you feel fuller longer and provide essential nutrients as well as improving metabolic activity.

These fantastic beverages come in all sorts of flavors that are sure to tempt your taste buds, including: Cool Raspberry, Grape, Green Tea & Cranberry, Kiwi-Melon, Orange, Peach Mango, Tropical Fruits, and Wildberry. Each contain just 70 calories, zero fat and 15 grams of protein per serving – and are available in easy-to-open liquid packets that are simply poured into a glass or bottle of cold water, shaken, and enjoyed!

ProtiDiet high-protein liquid concentrates make it easy to keep you on track and on your way to optimal health and fitness. By consuming one after a workout, the rich protein content helps to improve muscle strength by helping your body to repair its muscles. Consuming more protein each day, along with regular exercise has been scientifically proven to boost fat burning as compared to exercise alone.

As there is about an hour window after physical activity in which the muscles are primed to respond to protein, this is the time it’s even more essential to provide your body with quality sources of this important nutrient. During your workout, muscle breaks down, requiring amino acids to help rebuild and repair them. As protein helps to increase your base metabolic rate by preserving lean muscle, you’ll naturally burn more calories each day, speeding you to your goal that much faster.

What better way to get the protein you need to achieve the body you want than with your favorite flavor of Nashua Nutrition’s ProtiDiet liquid concentrates!