Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The "5-3-2-1-almost none" plan

Implement these concepts to help you on your quest for health!

  • Eat 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables

  • Have 3 structured meals (including breakfast)

  • Limit TV/video game use to 2 or less hours

  • Engage in 1 or more hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity

  • Limit sugar-sweetened drink to almost none

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nuts for Nutrition

Nuts for Nutrition
Although nuts have many similar nutrients in them. They are not created equal! Just like any diet variety is KEY!

Test your nut knowledge!

1. Which nut is the highest in selenium (an important nutrient to help increase immunity to viral illnesses)???
2. Which nut contains the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids helping decrease LDL (bad cholesterol) and reducing the risk of heart disease???

3. Which nut has the highest levels of antioxidants, thus making them useful in the prevention of many diseases i.e. - cancer and heart disease???

4. Which nut contains the same drugs that are used to prevent Alzheimer's??? It is also very high in vitamin E.

5. Which nut contains natural phytosterols which help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and total cholesterol levels??? This nut is also known to reduce the risk of prostate and breast cancer.

How did you do???
1. Brazil Nuts 2. Walnuts 3. Pecans 4. Almonds 5. Pistachios

Monday, September 13, 2010

Perspective is Everything

Do I really want to be so involved with nutrition?
Many of you know that food is not only a physical need but many people use it to deal with their emotions. Since there is such a mental component associated with food intake, sometime I feel helpless because I can't change the way a person thinks. I can only help them by giving them tools to encourage lifestyle change.

Lately I have honestly been feeling a little burned out. Have you ever felt this way about the current situation you are in?

It is amazing how God speaks to you in your times of confusion. At church we are in a series called Take This Job and Love It! A couple things that stood out to me and that might encourage you include:

God designed you for a purpose. I think it is very important to remind ourselves of this. Does your job fit your values?Does it fit your gifts?Does it fit your personality?

Keys to Job Satisfaction:
1- Work in a field that uses your gifts and talents that you use for accomplishments of meaningful tasks (use your God given talents)
2- Work at building healthy relationships within your work. If an issue needs to be resolved take the first step. If you don't no one else will!
3- Perspective is everything. Work at developing the right attitude.
"Do the best where you are at in this moment because that is the best

preparation for what is to come."

I have committed to doing the best I can right now! I truly feel that I have been called to be a dietitian and fitness professional! All I need is a change of perspective! I was placed on this earth to encourage others to live a healthy lifestyle so that they are able to give back and do the work God has designed them to do! What were you designed to do?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Hey Friends!!

I wanted to let you all know about a new business that I have started up with Beachbody, creators of P90X, Insanity, Turbo Jam, Slim in 6, 10 min. trainer, and many other in home workout programs.

We all know that working out and eating right are the first things to go in our busy life's. What I love about Beachbody's in home workouts are that they are quick and effective.

Please take some time to check out my website www.beachbodycoach.com/kflicker and let me know if you have any questions. Some of you may even be ready to become coaches yourself!

I know how important fitness and nutrition are to a healthy, balanced lifestyle and I wanted to become a Beachbody coach to continue to help MOTIVATE people in their quest for health.

Please contact me regarding any of your fitness and health goals. Together we can make it happen!

Here is to you!!