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July 03, 2015

Why is it so hard to eat healthy?
With so many health issues and diseases resulting from poor nutrition and eating habits, why does the average person not make this a priority? Eating clean and healthy is often associated with you spending a ton of time prepping meals, cooking and researching recipes. We tracked down a Canadian company that takes all the headache and excuses out of the mix!
The solution!
Fitness Foods has a solution, you can now look and feel your best with organic gluten and sugar free meals. The meals are wheat and sugar free and they source only the finest quality ingredients; Fresh organic produce, grass fed, free range and pasture raised meats. The meals are prepared and portioned then delivered to your home, gym or office in a personalized cooler bag.
Why should anyone care about eating a gluten free diet?
In individuals with coeliac disease, consumption of gluten causes adverse health issues ranging from abdominal bloating, gas, diarrhea, and vomiting to migraine headaches and joint pain. Coeliac disease, an autoimmune disorder, affects the digestive process of the small intestine. Coeliac disease has no cure, but is manageable with a gluten free diet.
Sugar, what’s the big deal?
Excessive sugar consumption has been known to cause Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Alzheimers, tooth decay.
Obesity and diabetes 
Controlled trials have now shown unequivocally that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages increases body weight and body fat, and that replacement of sugar by artificial sweeteners reduces weight. 
Cardiovascular disease 
Studies in animals have suggested that chronic consumption of refined sugars can contribute to metabolic and cardiovascular dysfunction. Some experts have suggested that refined fructose is more damaging than refined glucose in terms of cardiovascular risk.
Alzheimer's disease
Claims have been made of a sugar–Alzheimer's disease connection, but debate continues over whether cognitive decline is attributable to dietary fructose or to overall energy intake
Tooth decay
In regard to contributions to tooth decay, the role of free sugars is also recommended to be below an absolute maximum of 10% of energy intake, with a minimum of zero.
The passion behind the meals of Fitness Foods
Erika has had a love for food since she was little. After graduating from Culinary school in 2004 she found herself working endless hours in a kitchen with little reward. Having no time for her family and constantly being sick, tired and overweight she knew something had to change. Searching for a more fulfilling future she became a personal cook for a holistic lifestyle coach. He introduced Erika to the world of health. He was dedicated to eating clean and it was part of his lifestyle. Erika began to understand the importance of nutrition and how it affects our daily lives. For almost 10 years now Erika has dedicated her life to cooking and nutrition providing people with busy lifestyles fresh and healthy meals.        
Fitness Foods can be found online at or phone 604-928-8549. You can also find select meals at the Davie, Robson, Cambie and Kitsilano Body Energy Club locations.
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