5 Fit Tips to Add More Protein To Your Life …

5 Fit Tips to Add More Protein To Your Life …

Protein can be a very difficult thing to add to your diet especially if you are not prepared. It is also one of the most beneficial for your body. If you are feeling sluggish, having trouble losing weight, have low energy, feel fatigued, moody, soreness, and often sick this is the blog for you.

Here are the top 5 easiest ways to incorporate protein easily into your daily routine:

# Individual Protein Powder Packs – When you’re low in protein, your system knows it needs energy, and you crave foods that will give you fuel fast. Unfortunately, those foods cause more harm […] Read more

CPM Fast Food Favorites With No Drive Thru Needed …

CPM Fast Food Favorites With No Drive Thru Needed …

No need to go thru your local drive thru, make these healthy recipes at home that taste just like your favorite fast food choices without all the negative side effects!

Here are my Top 5 fast foods recipe picks:

Avocado Burger – One of the most loved fast food treat from In and Out to Burger King, Five Guys etc are all famous for their delicious mouth watering burgers well now you can have the delicious taste and not wait in line to get it!

Chicken Fingers – From Kids to Adults of all ages, chicken fingers are one of the most […] Read more

CPM Approved “Back to School Snacks” …

CPM Approved “Back to School Snacks” …

It’s hard to believe, but school is in session virtually everywhere.

It’s easy to get excited, but this time of year can be an adjustment period for both kids and parents. Not only classes, but just going from a ‘summer lifestyle’ to a ‘back-to-school mode,’ can present it’s challenges.

One could be making sure your kids have nutritious snacks during lunch, or during and after school day.

I stopped by the KDLT Studio with Simon Floss to try out some tasty treats to make sure your little ones stay happy and healthy!

CHECK OUT THE Segment here –> (LINK)

Tuesday’s Workout Is…

A: EMOTM 12
Odd: Deadlifts […] Read more

“I Eat Pretty Well” … DO YOU???

“I Eat Pretty Well” … DO YOU???

“How is your nutrition?” – Me
“I eat pretty well” – Said by a lot of people

Your nutrition can be treated in 1 of 3 ways…

a. Objectively + Factually
b. Subjectively + Emotionally
c. And sometimes both at the same time

The more we deal with numbers and facts the more we can shift to the objective and realistic side. When we are vague and rely on how we are feeling, that can potentially lead us down a slippery emotional roller coaster state of mind.

Nutrition is a crazy thing. On the factual side we need to eat to live. We expend energy everyday. We must consume calories for that […] Read more

Summer Season Strategies… the Cravings Struggle Can Be Real!…

Summer Season Strategies… the Cravings Struggle Can Be Real!…

Is Summer really almost over?!?! This week’s SSS is something that was a lightbulb moment for in my nutrition journey personally and maybe even more so professionally…

I used to believe a few things about people that could not stick with the Paleo (Keto/Mediterrean/Macro’s, etc…) diet when they began training with us. I believed they lacked the discipline, willpower, commitment to be successful. I came from the mindset that if others can do it why can’t you?!

Since I’ve became more knowledgeable about nutrition, about willpower, habits and cravings I have started to uncover more of the truth as to why we crave […] Read more

Summer Season Strategies: Restaurant Rules…

Summer Season Strategies: Restaurant Rules…

This week’s SSS topic is all about dining out! As the summer of 2019 winds down to a close some may feel the need to really want to take advantage of the last moments of great weather (here in Sioux Falls at least:-) by dining out, hitting the patio or finding a great place to meet up with friends outside the safe and healthy place of your kitchen.

Again, my goal with the Summer Season Strategies is all about working with Summer NOT against it. So when you are dining out incorporate as many of these rules as possible…

1- Control your […] Read more

CPM – Annie’s Nutrition 101

CPM – Annie’s Nutrition 101

I had made dinner for some family friends on Tuesday evening and as we were sitting at the table eating, my friend was inquiring how I began to enjoy cooking and how can I eat so healthy all the time?

My first response was that cooking has become my sanctuary and my creative outlet! There is always new fun recipes to try, fun foods to experiment with, and my favorite part is watching the people I cook for enjoy the meals I prepare.

With nutrition it is really simple, yet not easy. My friends went on to interview me and ask what […] Read more

5 Small Changes That Will Make a Drastic Difference to Your Health!

5 Small Changes That Will Make a Drastic Difference to Your Health!

Do you ever see people who have completely changed their whole routine in a drastic way, and in return they receive drastic results.

Most of do not need the drastic change, but making a few simple changes to our overall diet will leave you feeling and looking better than you have in years!

Here are 5 tips to live by and if you do the results will amaze you!

1. Drink More Water: You should be consuming at least 80 oz of water a day. Water is the great for your skin, weight loss, digestion, flushing out toxins, increase in your energy, and an […] Read more

Fit Chic 4th of July Favorites …

Fit Chic 4th of July Favorites …

With the 4th of July Weekend coming up I thought it would be nice for you to have some fun, festive, fit chic recipes to choose from. So I am starting off with the first and my favorite part the appetizers and sides. These will have everyone talking and feeling great.

Festive 4th of July Potato Salad

Ingredients: 

1 package small red potatoes, halved

1  package baby Dutch yellow potatoes, halved

1 package petite purple potatoes, halved

1 Cup of Paleo Mayo

1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard

5 hard-boiled eggs diced

1 stalk of celery diced

2 tablespoons of parsley

2 teaspoons of creole seasoning

2 cloves of garlic

1 small onion diced

1/4 cup of […] Read more

The One Question I Ask EVERYONE….

The One Question I Ask EVERYONE….

What would you grade yourself with your exercise and nutrition since you’ve been apart of CPMFITness?

When I meet with someone for our 1st Nutrition Session that is my question I ask everyone.

Think back to when you attended grade school. You had various classes and subjects (math, history, spelling, english, etc…) to equip you with the knowledge you needed to graduate school, get a job and thrive in your lives. The rule of thumb in your schooling was the better grades you received the more results you would achieve in life.

CPMFITness is just like that for Health and FITness. We provide Group Classes […] Read more

CPM Nutrition: Top 5 Skills

CPM Nutrition: Top 5 Skills

Our goal is to help you build a foundation for long term, sustainable health without gimmicks or quick-fixes. (Hopefully you’ve got that from my last few posts:-)

At CPMFITness we typically have 3 types of clients when it comes to nutrition…

Client A = They have no clue on what Healthy Nutrition looks like
Client B = The ‘Yo-Yo Dieter’
Client C = I know what to do… But I just can’t do it consistently.

No matter which client we are sitting in front of nothing matters unless they commit to creating and building “Self Discipline” and “Actionable Habits” to become consistent with your […] Read more

CPMFITness Nutriton 201

CPMFITness Nutriton 201

“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.” ~ Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Last week we discussed how our view of Nutrition on a 101 level  (LINK) is all about the Do’s and a what exactly is a compliant meal.

This week we introduce….

CPMFITness 201 = The Don’ts (What to limit and What to do about it)
PART 1 = THE DON’TS

1st Offender = Seed Oils: Basically every restaurant cooks with them; Fast food joints, chain restaurants or fine dining establishments. They are found most processed foods such […] Read more

CPMFITness Nutrition 101…

CPMFITness Nutrition 101…

Every physical body is unique, but the path to growth has the same requirements for everyone.

Back in December of 2018 The New York Times had a published article, “Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?” (LINK)

The Highlights on a Study of a Modern Hunter Gather Groups Post…

Instead of trying to find the ‘perfect diet’ for everyone, we should start by looking at what the best diets have in common (or in this case, what our ancestors all over the world had in common).
Less is More; What does ‘novelty’ have to do with overeating?
“Almost all of them eat a mix of […] Read more

A Great Recipe for Leftover Easter Eggs…

A Great Recipe for Leftover Easter Eggs…

What do you do with all the left over decorated hard-boiled eggs?

How many hard-boiled eggs can one consume until you are completely done with them.

Here is a great breakfast chili recipe to put your eggs to good use.

Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef (or breakfast sausage)
1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
2 to 3 cups veggie stock2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & diced
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 cup of diced green pepper
2 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons of cilantro
1/4 cup of salsa
1/2 lb bacon
4 – 6 hard-boiled eggs (diced)
1 large avocado
1 6 oz can […] Read more

Fit Chic Easter Style

Fit Chic Easter Style

Easter is a great time to enjoy family gatherings, friends, and other festivities. and unhealthy choices….

so have no fear your Easter recipes are here.

Now you can still enjoy the amazing foods for Easter and not feel restricted at the same time!

Apple Peach Ham
Ingredients
3 pound white ham
2 large apples (I like gala)
2 yellow peaches
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon all spice
1/4 cup full fat coconut milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Rinse the ham under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel and place in the middle of your roasting pan. 
Mix the coconut milk, dijon mustard, […] Read more

Peanut Butter Cup Eggs ….. Fit Chic Style

Peanut Butter Cup Eggs ….. Fit Chic Style

One of the most loved treats for Easter are the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Eggs.

Reese’s are great for all times of the year, but for some reason they taste especially delicious in the egg form.

Now you can enjoy your Easter tradition, but not the guilt to follow!

Ingredients:
3/4 cup gluten free or almond flour
3 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup nut butter of choice (I used almond butter)
3 T maple syrup1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or coconut milk)
Handful of dark cacao chocolate chips (divided)
1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil

Directions: 
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, protein powder. In a small microwave safe […] Read more

Love Sandwiches …. You Will Love This Read …

Love Sandwiches …. You Will Love This Read …

A common love for people especially over the lunch hour is the “sandwich”.
I remember my grandpa used to literally (and probably still does) turn anything and everything possible into a sandwich. It is amazing how many wonderful things you can do with just two slices of bread.
Well it is also amazing how much you can do with ingredients other than bread and still get that delicious sandwich taste and feel.I have given you some variety to experiment with different ways to make the perfect lunch time treat.

#1 Coconut Wraps –  These are great treats and taste so great you won’t even […] Read more

Fit Foods For a Tight Tummy …

Fit Foods For a Tight Tummy …

You’ve all hear the phrase “abs are made in the kitchen”.

And that couldn’t be more true!

Eating healthy, clean foods are the key ingredients to losing weight and tightening up in all the right areas.

Add these tasty foods to your repertoire and get the results you are looking for in 2019.

Salmon – It is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which is beneficial for fat loss. This lean protein is great for the joints and is low in calories, too, so you can feel healthy and happy.
Avocado – The fat contained in the avocado not only helps reduce […] Read more

Stay CPMFIT This Holiday Season …

Stay CPMFIT This Holiday Season …

Now that the holiday season is here, we have many added events, stresses, and reasons to get ourselves off track and lose focus on what our ultimate goal at hand is.

The holiday stats on weight gain are astounding and inexcusable. The average american gains 1 pound on Thanksgiving and never, I repeat never looses it. An even more gut wrenching (literally and figuratively). This same american that gains 1 lb on turkey day will gain up to 9 lbs, and the weight will NEVER come off!

Don’t let this be you Fit Ones!

Why do we use the holidays as an excuse […] Read more

Fit Chic Enchilada Steak Bake

Fit Chic Enchilada Steak Bake

Tomorrow is Taco Tuesday.

I love themes and I keep them throughout the week in order to make my menu easy and efficient to follow.

I follow Crockpot Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Gourmet Wednesdays, Left Over Thursdays, and Fun Food Friday.

This a fun recipe the whole family will enjoy. The best part is it tastes even better leftover!

Ingredients:

1 red bell peppers, cut into long thin slices

1 green pepper, cut into long thin slices

1 28 oz can of green or red enchilada sauce ( I love green sauce)

1 6 oz can of diced green chilies

1/2 head of cauliflower, cut […] Read more