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4 Healthy Kale Recipes

By Carlyn Shear

Sometimes known as “the queen of greens,” kale is extremely nutrient dense, and has been proven to lower cholesterol. This nutritional powerhouse is low in calories and fat (0 grams), but high in all of the good stuff like iron, Vitamin K, anti-oxidants, Vitamin A, C and calcium!

Here are 4 easy recipes for FITiSTs to enjoy:

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FITiST of the Week: Meet Tara M.

By Carlyn Shear

Tara is a certified Holistic Health Coach, yoga instructor and soon to be Registered Dietitian. She is passionate about healthy eating and her favorite healthy recipes are “Cheezy” Kale Chips and raw cinnamon buns (links for recipes below!)

Her summer fitness goal has been to “spread yoga, love and good vibes everywhere,” so don’t be surprised if you see her doing a wide split headstand (her favorite yoga pose) in Central Park!

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4 Easy Recipes Under 400 Calories

Tired of eating out every night? Cooking meals at home can help you save calories and dollars, plus you’re also able to eat healthier by controlling the ingredients and making substitutions like egg whites instead of the whole egg, whole wheat pasta instead of white, refined pasta, and adding extra vegetables or tofu instead of meat if you’re trying to cut back on meat.  Here are some delicious dinners from some of our favorite fitness and food sites that are 400 calories or less and take no more than 30 minutes to whip up.

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4 Ways To Boost Metabolism

By Carlyn Shear

4 Ways To Boost Metabolism

As FITiSTs were concerned with getting the most bang for our buck when it comes to staying fit and in shape. Metabolism is one of the most important bodily processes surrounding working out – it controls how efficiently you burn calories and shed fat. When you eat, enzymes in your cells break down the food and turn it into energy, causing you to burn calories and gain energy. The higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn. 

Here are some FITiST tips on how to increase metabolism: 

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