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Top 11 Foods to Avoid for Weight Loss in Alexandria VA

Weight Loss is a challenging journey.  It’s complicated by the fact that every person is different.  Their metabolisms differ, their gut bacteria is differs, their activities levels differ.  There is no single magic pill or template meal plan that works for everyone 100% of the time.  There are, however, some universal principles that apply to everyone in Alexandria VA & Springfield VA.  We are going to go over the 11 foods you should avoid when attempting to lose weight, and why you should avoid eating them.  This 3000-word article co-authored by your nutrition experts Mark and Paul, break down the exceptions and explain reasons why these 11 foods should be avoided.

Short on time?  Please find our 57 second video at the beginning of the article that summarizes the whole thing. 

Zero Calorie Drinks

12 Healthy Zero Calorie Drinks

Twelve healthy zero calorie drinks + 15 drinks you should avoid for weight loss.  If you’ve been following Sand & Steel’s nutrition channel, you know that water is important for weight loss.  But sometimes water gets a little boring.  Here are 12 healthy zero calorie drinks to get your healthy and hydrated.

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The Starter Pack is the best package to buy when you starting out at Sand & Steel. In the Starter Pack, we’ll design and implement a training plan based on your specific goals. The Starter Pack includes a consult, assessment, nutrition, personal training, yoga, and more. The Starter Pack is appropriate for all athletes: beginners, varsity athletes, active military, seniors, and older adults. 30 or 40 something and completely out of shape? Perfect … this is the package you need.

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Senior Fitness Assessment For Senior Exercises

At Sand & Steel, the majority of my clients are seniors in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. Most people start feeling the effects of aging in their mid-thirties, but by age 50 they really start to notice a change.  As an older adult, it is to lose weight, injuries heal slower, and energy levels generally decline. If you are going to be working with clients in this age population, you’ll need to know how to perform a senior fitness assessment.  Here’s how it should be done.

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Our 100% Whey Isolate Protein helps prevent soreness and build muscle up 20% faster than not using protein. Zero fat and zero sugar. Engineered to taste amazing, we offer a 100% guarantee that you will like the taste of it or your money back!  Sand & Steel Whey proteins do not contain any added sugar, corn syrup, or transfats.

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Balancing Pricing and Coverage on Personal Training Insurance

If you are like most personal trainers I know, you have probably asked yourself — How much do I really need to pay for personal training insurance to cover my liability? Individual policies run between $79/year on the low end to $250/yr for comprehensive policies there are lots of options.   Here are some of the options you should consider. 

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Low Carb? Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs Explained

Paul explains how to analyze whether a carb is good, careful, or evil with 7 simple rules. Some carbs are good, some are bad, some are just plain evil when it comes to weight loss.  America’s food companies take advantage of people’s lack of knowledge with products like: diet soda, bean pasta, and “low carb” bread.  Are these reengineered carbs goods for weight loss? 

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The Starter Pack Private is the best-priced package for new members.  You can book 4 Private sessions (mix and match): assessment, nutrition coaching, personal training, private yoga, mobility TuneUp, private boxing, and more. Not sure which types of sessions are best for you?  Call or email us and we’ll help you decide. Our training programs are customized based on your specific goals. The Starter Pack Private is designed for all members: beginners, high school athletes, people with chronic injuries, active military, seniors, and older adults.

Nutrition, Diet & Weight Loss Plan

Nutrition, Diet & Weight Loss Plan

Our customizable diet and weight loss programs for looking good, feeling good, and losing weight. Improve performance through our sustainable diet program focused on making smarter, healthier decision in restaurants and at home.  We include a complimentary InBody Scan with your nutrition session to track body fat loss and muscle mass gains.  We use the results from the InBody Body Composition Scan to adjust your diet and dial in the weight loss programming.

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