Increase Protein for Accelerated Fat Burn

Want even more fat loss? Studies continue to prove that diets with high in protein encourage more fat loss than diets high in carbohydrates. Each of your snacks and meals should be built around a centrepiece of high quality, lean protein.

Good choices include plain Greek yogurt, lean meat (rotisserie chicken is convenient for snacks), fish, eggs, cottage cheese, beans and lentils. 

More Boomers Are Golfing, and Here’s How the Gym Can Help

Some people go to the gym because they like to work out. But for many, it helps them keep doing something else they love. For more and more Baby Boomers, that includes golf.

According to the National Golf Foundation, the number of golfers over 65 rose to 4.2 million in 2018 in the U.S., up 17 percent from the previous year. That number should increase as more Boomers reach retirement age.

Here at home, 1 out of every 10 Canadians play golf for a total of 6 million golfers nationwide. “That participation rate is more than double that of the United States (albeit from a much smaller population base),” the National Golf Foundation reports.​ 

Players’ passion for the game is legendary.

“I want to be able to play golf till the last day I’m breathing,” says Roy Sprague, 60, an architect in Houston who speaks for countless others. “That’s my rest and relaxation. That’s my stress release.”

When Roy found himself overweight, he joined a fitness studio to shed the pounds and to keep playing the game he loves. Now he’s proud that he’s in such good shape, his kids probably won’t need to care for him later.

We have a few members who are serious about their golf. Elin and Mardele can tell you how consistent workouts have helped them up their game!

Gym workouts help by building strength and flexibility, which are crucial to playing golf well.

Experts recommend exercises to stabilize muscles in his abdomen, back, hips and glutes – key for powerful swings and proper alignment. Being out of shape can limit your swing’s power and effectiveness.

And no golfer wants that to happen.

Talk to us about building a workout program to keep you swinging as long as you want!

Flat Zucchini Noodles with Parm

Here’s a guilt-free pasta recipe for you! You won’t need a spiral slicer for this one, simply use a regular veggie peeler – like the kind you would use to peel the skin from a potato – to create long, flat zucchini noodles. This recipe has a scrumptious, nutty flavour that will make you forget all about traditional noodles. Feel free to serve with some sliced chicken breast, sliced hard-boiled eggs or steak for added protein. Enjoy!

What you need
Serves 4

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon almond flour
  • 4 large zucchini, peeled with a veggie peeler
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon minced parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, about two minutes. Add the coconut oil, and once it’s melted, add the almond flour and a pinch of salt.
  2. Stir often with a wooden spoon, until it’s toasty brown, about two minutes. Remove crumbs from the pan and save four garnish.
  3. In the same skillet, add the peeled zucchini noodles. Sauté them until just tender, about one to two minutes. Turn heat to low.
  4. In a new pan on low heat, combine olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes, stirring with a spoon until fragrant, about 20 seconds.
  5. Transfer the zucchini noodles to garlic and oil mixture. Toss and stir until they’re coated.
  6. Turn off the heat and add parsley, salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle with almond flour crumbs before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition
165 calories, 12g fat, 72mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 5g fibre, and 6g protein