Have any of that Dark chocolate left from Valentine’s Day?

Did you know?

Dark chocolate is full of vitamins and nutrients that can positively improve your health. It is made from a seed of the cacao tree, it is one of the best antioxidants on the planet. A study in 2010, shows that a small amount of dark chocolate EVERY SINGLE DAY can decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke by nearly 40%.

Some of the brands you might recognize that are the best option are:

Ghirardelli Intense Dark (86% cacao)

Godiva Dark (72% cacao)

Lindt Excellence (70% and 80% cacao)

Dark chocolate is a little bit more bitter then you may be used to but that’s because they don’t have the added sugars and milk. While you may like to sit down in front of the t.v. and eat a whole tub of ice cream (which I would never like for you to do) I wouldn’t recommend you doing that with dark chocolate. It is good for you HOWEVER in moderation… if you eat too much you will experience immediate unpleasant symptoms such as indigestion, headache, and heartburn. Dark chocolate with at least 70% of cacao powder with sugar, and milk can also cause rapid weight gain.

But… with the right amount of dark chocolate it can help with weight loss in its pure form. As well as stabilize blood sugar, controlling appetite, and reduce cravings. If those aren’t enough positives it can also improve your moods and curb your desire for comfort greasy fatty foods.

Now if this isn’t enough to convince you to eat that chocolate bar I don’t know what will…




Do you know what this month is?

Other than it being Valentine’s Day this month it is also American Heart Month.

All of February is American Healthy Heart Month.

So what does that mean….?

It means that doctors all over the United States are asking you to pay attention to a silent killer that is killing more and more people every year. Heart disease is the cause of 1 in 4 deaths in the U.S.

Minor lifestyle changes can have a major impact on helping you prevent heart disease. Heart disease is devastating to you and your loved ones.

Below are a couple small changes that you can make to help immensely:

  1. LESS SALT- You have probably heard this many times. Too much sodium causes an increased blood pressure, which negatively affects your heart, brain, and kidneys.
  2. Physical Activity- Thirty minutes each day of elevating your heart rate is crucial to preventing heart disease or stroke. These are the number 1 and number 5 killers in the U.S. It may help to find something that you love to do so that it won’t seem like so much of a chore.

Recent studies show that the average age is decreasing of people affected by heart disease. The obesity rates in youth are increasing. This is partially because of fast food, junk food, and not enough physical activity. Heart disease is no longer something that affects you when you get older, it is affecting everyone. So make some healthy changes for your family and your family’s future.




It’s not too late!!! Come join us and start the year off right!!!

Even if you didn’t get started right on the first of the year there is always time to start now! I am offering a fitness event to help you find out what suits you. You should enjoy working out and living healthy!

I am looking forward to seeing all of you, and having the opportunity to work with each and every one of you. Lets make the new year a great one together.

I have the perfect way to help get you back on track… Join me for a day of Physical Activity and Nutrition information….



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