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Tasty Summer Pops!

The buzz word is always changing, but right now Turmeric is making all the headlines. So we figure why not let Turmeric make the Ellipse headline? These Turmeric Mango Summer Pops are deliciously zesty and contain nutritious ingredients. Turmeric, all the rage or not, rids the body of inflammation. This popsicle’s counterpart, Mango, is rich in vitamins A and C; Vitamins known in topical skin care. Retinol is an anti-aging […]

The struggle to end night-time munching (part II)

A few weeks ago we talked about the common struggle of losing control with food at night. It is probably clear now WHY this happens, and it’s different for everyone, but there are common themes. One of the most common causes of overeating at night is being underfed throughout the day. Whether it’s because you haven’t taken time to eat, or are purposely trying to restrict because you think it will […]

The struggle to end night-time munching

  A common complaint from clients trying to lose weight is that they can’t seem to control themselves from bingeing before bed, after doing well all day long. If this is you, here is where you might be going wrong. When you are on a nutrition plan or watching your food intake, your definition of “doing well” should not be drastically under eating. This is a common mistake and an […]

Track Your Workout with MYZONE

We all at some point have experienced various levels of exertion during workouts. There’s the workout where you question how you are going to get home or if you are dying. Then there’s the workouts that you “did something” (always better than nothing!)…but yet you didn’t break much of a sweat. Why is it that we think that the workout we barely survived is the best workout we’ve ever had? […]

Tomatoes with Feta

 Ingredients: 2 pints of cherry tomatoes 3 tbsp of olive oil 2 tbsp minced garlic ½ cup reduced fat feta cheese Basil, thyme, & parsley, to taste Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a casserole dish. Cook for 15-20 minutes until tomatoes are thoroughly cooked. Take out of oven and throw in feta and herbs […]

Can Crunches Really Hurt Your Back?

Absolutely. According to Dr. Stuart M. McGill, author of Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance, spinal flexion (rounding the lower back) is a key contributor to disc herniations. Think about it. When do you “throw your back out”? Normally, when you are bending forward (spinal flexion). The exact same motion that is performed during crunches and sit-ups. The common misconception is that your core is only the group of visible muscles […]

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Simple. Healthy. Flavorful. Here it is! All you need to do is throw some ingredients in a Crock-Pot and boom! This recipe is a nice alternative to chicken tacos – the cilantro spruces it up and this homemade taco seasoning cuts down on sodium and preservatives that are found in packaged products. Oh, and your whole family will love this recipe! Ingredients 16 oz. salsa (hot, medium or mild – that’s your […]

The Power and Joy of a Balanced Diet

We all know from elementary school that eating healthy food is important. Now, even as adults, that doesn’t necessarily mean we like doing it or that it’s an easy task. When faced with the prospect of eating a slice of pizza or a chicken breast, you’re likely to always be tempted by the former. What countless articles and websites fail to tell you, is that eating healthy doesn’t have to be […]

Fitness After Injury

You’re getting to Ellipse, you’ve found your flow, you’re seeing results, AND THEN…out of nowhere, an injury throws you off. Not only can if be frustrating, but often times it can be discouraging or even demoralizing too. Thankfully, there are ways and means to get you back to full health and back in the gym. However, it is not recommended to rush back to the gym. Rehabbing an injury can sometimes […]

Skip The Carb With This Quick Meal

The beauty of switching out the carbs is that you can typically apply this to all meals that center around bread or tortilla. All you have to do is add in lettuce and you’re good to go on the low carb front! The Asian-style lettuce wraps are one of our favorite recipes using lettuce as an alternative to carbs. These asian-style lettuce wraps are the best because they are low […]