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EPISODE 28 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Top 4 fitness mistakes to AVOID ruining your progress!

Hey Chicks,

So you finished up your workout for the day, leave your sweat session feeling fab and then do ONE of these fitness faux pas’s – without even knowing it – that are completely sabotaging your results!!

What you do AFTER your workout is just as important as what you do during.  By doing 4 small things after your workout you can burn more fat, build more muscle, increase energy and get healthier with something as simple as a habit shift.

Now what are they?  You have to listen to find out!

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In this episode, the Head Chicks take you through:

  • The Top 4 Post Workout fitness sins that could be ruining your progress
  • What you should be doing instead to rev up your results
  • Laura’s & Amanda’s top tips to making these easy changes for the long haul so you will stop sabotgaing all of your hard work and reaping the fitness benefits for good!

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

EPISODE 27 – FIT CHICKS Chat: The Great Debate – Fresh vs Frozen Veggies…which is better for you?

Hey Chicks,

The weather is getting colder and that means a serious decrease in all your delicious fresh & local produce.

While some veggies are in season like root vegetables, cabbage, apples, brussel sprouts and potatoes, what about all our lovely leafy greens, low sugar berries and citrus fruits that we love so much for our smoothies and anti aging / fat loss / flu fighting properties?

The only way to get some fruits and veggies is by going frozen.  Bur are you curious if you will still get the health benefits?

In this episode, the Head Chicks explore the great frozen vs fresh fruit and veggie debate including plus there


In this episode, the Head Chicks take you through:

  • What’s the process? How fresh and frozen produce are each packaged, transported and end up in your grocery store affects your nutrients
  • How to select the best frozen and fresh fruits & veggies to ensure they are the best for you!
  • The top ways for getting in all your awesome, fat fighting nutrition for the winter months PLUS how to save bucks doing it!

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

EPISODE 26 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Top 3 Tricks to get you motivated to work out weekly

Hey Chicks,

Recent study by National Centre for Health Stats found only 19% of ppl engage in physical activity 3 x per week. Whopping 63% do nothing at all even though they know the benefits.

Main reason why – lack of motivation!!

If you are part of the peeps needing a help to get you fired up and on the fitness train, you are not alone and we are here to help! In this episode, the Head Chicks will take you through.

In this episode, the Head Chicks take you through:

  • The Top 3 tricks that you can do starting TODAY to get you motivated to workout on the weekly
  • The secrets to setting milestones instead of goals & how it is a 100x more effective
  • The methods Laura & Amanda use that have kept their fitness game strong for years and how you can love it too

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

EPISODE 25 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Our Top Secret Ways to get a serious calorie burn…without stepping foot in a gym!

Hey Chicks,

So many us find it hard to get motivated to work out.  And even HARDER to work out in a sweaty gym, packed with people and bright lights while you go from machine to machine trying to figure out what the heck to do.

We are here to tell you that ifyou think you have to be in the gym for a fierce workout then you have got it all wrong!

You can secretly get some serious activity (aka calorie burn) by getting into a mentality of movement and making these small changes into your day or lifestyle.

So what are they?  You have to listen to find out!TOP 4 REASONSTO SKIP YOUR WORKOUT (2)

In this episode, the Head Chicks take you through:

  • The Top 4 ways they love to get their bodies burning without stepping foot in the gym..and you can too
  • Why you need to ditch the “60 min mentality” of workouts and start focusing on everyday efforts to get long term success
  • The one inexpensive piece of equipment that is a must to get you moving on the daily to get you moving

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

EPISODE 24 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Top 4 Ways to Transform your eating (and your waistline!)…without counting a single calorie!

Hey Chicks,

In today’s society we are more focused than ever on weight loss & health but are getting fatter, sicker and more depressed…what gives?

The reality is the fitness & nutrition industry want us to believe that you need their “secret sauce” or specific plan that is “the key to losing weight” to succeed. And that could not be farther from the truth.TOP 4 REASONSTO SKIP YOUR WORKOUT (1)

So why are these programs actually setting you up to fail instead of succeed?

  1. When we get too obsessed with following a plan and then we eat off the plan, it causes stress, anxiety and us to rebel against the structure aka binge eat. This is why all diets work for a period of time but set us up to fail in the long term making you ride the diet train for life (the big companies want this because it keeps you coming back for more!)
  2. Life happens!  Work, events, car breaks down, break ups, work, kids etc.  You need tools to help you make smarter decisions without feeling stressed and be able to deal with the ebbs and flows of life without throwing in the nutrition towel
  3. We make it wayyyyy to complicated. There are not magic foods – all these light, calorie free, gluten free, “health” foods are all marketing.  The fitness and nutrition companies want us to think it is complicated but it is not. There are no magic plans-  low carb, high fat, vegan, paleo are all different ways of eating but none hold the magic key to health. We gotta get back to simplicity…it truly is the only thing that will work!

So how do you ditch the diet cycle, guilt and roller coaster and get on?  You have to listen to find out!

In this episode, the Head Chicks take you through:

  • The Top 4 things you can do TODAY that will transform your eating which can lead to fat loss, more energy, better hormonal balance and more…without counting a single calorie
  • Breakdown of these strategies to apply for LIFE so you never have to worry about weight management
  • The exact HOW-TO guide to start incorporating these healthy changes (we are just gonna tell you, we are gonna show you how!)

So get comfy and ready to listen! See below for details and click on the player to listen or subscribe to Itunes to download weekly

 

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

EPISODE 23 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Top 4 Reasons to Skip a Workout…and not feel guilty about it!

Hey Chicks,

Skip a workout & not feel guilty?! Yes you read that correctly!

There are times that DOING a workout can be more harm than good…and we are here to tell you when that is so you can get the max results during your workouts and during rest.

Sometimes you just need a break. Things are hectic.  Your schedule is crazy.

And what is the first thing to fall off your agenda?  Your exercise routine.

What we are talking about in this podcast is still prioritizing YOUR health as a non negotiable on your to do list (aka try your best to keep moving even during the most trying times…it will help you feel better. We promise.) but WHEN you should take a day off because it is not benefiting.

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Exercise is a stress on the body. It is that “stress” also known as overload that helps it change (ie build a stronger heart, stronger muscles, reshape yourself, etc).

But there are times that that “stress” is not a good idea to add in the mix. This is the time you want to be skipping 1 – 3 days of workouts.

Why not a week or 2? Well first of all,  according to the Journal of Applied Physiology up to one week of non exercising will not cause a major set back.  

That said, after 14 days you can significantly reduce your overall cardio, lean muscle mass and insulin sensitivity (think of all those hard results you have worked for!) And taking it even further, it would take about 2 months total to see complete loss of your fitness overall….and we def don’t want that!

So how do you know when is the prime time to skip a workout or take a break?  You have to listen to find out!

In this episode, the Head Chicks take you through:

  • The Top 4 reasons you should skip your workout and NOT feel guilty about it
  • How to recognize the signs in your body when it is time to slow down
  • What you should be doing instead to stay active so not to sabotage your workout efforts so far but also keep from the dreaded burnout
  • Why skipping workouts when needed is so important to fat loss and fitness

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

EPISODE 21 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Guest Interview with North America’s Gluten Free Expert, Kathy Smart!

Hey Chicks,

Do you really know what gluten is?  Do know where it is hiding? Is it really healthier to be gluten free or is this just a marketing craze?

Well you have questions so we brought in a special guest to the podcast today, North America’s Gluten Free Expert, Best Selling Author of the cookbook “Live The Smart Way” and appearance on the Dr. Oz Show, Kathy Smart to walk you the through the truth about gluten free living…and it may not be what you think!Kathy Smart Image

There is nothing we love more (other than helping women reach their full potential!) than meeting other women who are spreading the healthy love in the industry.  And there are few women that we love more than our health girl crush, Kathy.

In addition to being a registered holistic nutritionist,  Canada’s 2015 Fitness Presenter of the Year (along side her American Counterpart Jillian Michaels),  regular health & wellness contributor to The Huffington Post, founder of the Live the Smart Way Expo who works NON STOP to help educate and transform people lives through healthy living,  Kathy’s passion for helping others understand gluten and gluten free living stems from her own diagnosis of Celiac Disease.

In this episode Kathy really helps breakdown for you and understand the truth behind gluten including:

  • Her story with celiac disease,  how she got into the nutrition industry and what is your mission with your work
  • Gluten 101 – what is it, where it is found (sneaky places included) and what it does in your body
  • Why “Gluten Free” it is all the rage right now and is it really healthier?
  • How to transition to a gluten free lifestyle
  • What her Top 5 “Got to” gluten free foods are and how you can swap them in & out of your diet
  • How she personally balances her health, wellness, fitness with all of the amazing things you do in your work and personal life

It is an action packed podcast PACKED with so much great info to help you understand the truth gluten (more than just what the marketing tells you!) so we HIGHLY recommend you listen to this one!

Also, download a FREE pdf of Kathy’s Cookbook at www.LiveTheSmartWay.com that is consists of tons of delicious gluten and wheat free recipes. Toronto Dates 

In Toronto?  Meet Kathy in person at the Live The Smart Way Expo where she will be chatting about why you may not be losing weight. For free tickets at www.LiveTheSmartWayExpo.com

 

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

EPISODE 20 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Why Fiber is so FIERCE for fat loss & health!

Hey Chicks,

One thing we LOVE talking about at the Coop is POOP (I know it sounds crazy but it is one of the BIGGEST indicators of your digestive health!) so when this week’s question came in from Susie regarding fibre, we were PUMPED to get to down and dirty with it….no pun intended 🙂

 “Quick q – I keep hearing that I should be eating a high fibre diet but I am not sure a) what to eat and b) what types of fibre I need to be eating and c) how much do I need each day?….too much confusing info out there so please break it down for me!” – Susie Winnipeg, MB

Not to worry chicks, we aren’t dedicating a whole podcast to poop talk but fibre is one of the MOST important things to get in your diet to promote it (not to mention is also is effective for fat loss, ensures healthy digestion and balances blood sugar!)

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In this episode, the Head Chicks take you why fibre is so fierce (in addition to going to the bathroom!), how you can incorporate the RIGHT types of fibre in your life for max results, how much fibre your need on the daily and awesome natural places it is hiding where you don’t even know it!

Understanding fibre is one of the easiest ways to change your health and detox your body so get comfy and ready to listen! See below for details and click on the player to listen or subscribe to Itunes to download weekly

 

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

EPISODE 19 – FIT CHICKS Chat: Your Hot 10 Health Questions answered by the Head Chicks!

Hey Chicks,

We love your q’s so this episode is dedicated to 10 of your hot health questions for us!

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From all of the emails, facebook messages and tweets, there are so many awesome questions that you have sent in that we believe other peeps may want to know about so we gathered the top 10 and turned into a podcast where we chat about each of our personal reco’s are from our experience that hopefully will save you a lot of time, money and effort along the way.

From our top 5 go to healthy foods, what our healthy morning routines are to our personal fave gym gear & at home equipment (plus so much more) – these are all things we do to help you become the fiercest, fittest chick ever!

So get comfy and ready to listen! See below for details and click on the player to listen or subscribe to Itunes to download weekly

 

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo

Episode 18 – FIT CHICKS Chat: The 5 Must Knows about keeping your “healthy fats” healthy!

Hey Chicks,

We all know that we need to be consuming more healthy fats like nuts, seeds, oils and fish oil BUT did you know that if you don’t take care of these fats & oils properly, they aren’t doing your or your health any favors at all!

We heart fats (and you should too!) but if you don’t know how to use / take care of them it can equal nutrition disaster! (and the truth is most people are doing it all wrong!)

In this episode, Head Chick Laura puts on her nutrition cap and breaks downs the skinny on fats for you to revamp how you buy, store and eat this amazing macronutrient including:

  • What are the different types of fat and how each have an amazing role
  • What are the 3 factors that can turn your fats from health adding rockstar to rancid…and you are probably doing all of them wrong!
  • Exactly how you need to store your oils, seeds, butter and fish oil vitamins for max nutrition
  • Laura quizzes Amanda to see her fierce healthy fat knowledge….can you guess how well she does? 🙂

So get comfy and ready to listen! See below for details and click on the player to listen or subscribe to Itunes to download weekly

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Laura & Amanda – FIT CHICKS xo