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Drive-Thru Dining

When hunger calls, you may find yourself resorting to a drive-thru. Before you throw in the towel, consider these tips for successful drive thru dining: Time Out! Drive-thrus are designed to present the menu and promptly request your order. This design can leave us flustered and ready to shout out the first thing that comes…

Green that Beats Kale in Health Points: Watercress

Step aside broccoli, kale and Brussel sprouts; you’ve had your time to shine. If you’re tired of eating all cruciferous to get your nutrient-dense greens, you’ve gotta try this leafy green. Watercress is the better-than-kale green you’re probably not eating! It is not given a bold arrangement in the produce aisle like the iceberg lettuce,…

Back Exercises for Hourglass Shape

A wider back makes for a smaller waist! Add these easy cable exercises to your back workout for an hourglass figure and a strong core. Follow along with Lauren Rae in the video below: Swiss Ball Seated Lat Pull down Standing Pull down, 1 & 1/2 reps Swiss Ball Seated Reverse Grip Pull Down… SLOW…

Importance of Hydration

Why Hydration Is Life We are told at a young age, “Drink lots of water.” “It’s good for you,” says everybody. Did anybody sit you down to explain why you should be drinking a certain amount of water daily? Proper hydration affects many part of your body and overall healthy living. The multiple benefits of drinking…

Build Strong Legs: Workout Routine

CN Crew member, Elizabeth, shares one of her leg workout routines to build stronger glutes, hamstrings, quads, and calves. Check it out and try it for yourself with your own weights! Leg Workout Routine 1. Leg Extensions 4 x 20 Pick a weight you can lift consistently. Try 75 pounds if you’re used to lifting…

Recipe: Protein Donuts

We all love our sweets like donuts and ice cream! Maintaining a nutritional diet and trying to avoid the foods we love can be very difficult. Treat yourself while staying on track with these Annex Donut recipes using our Elite Gold Annex protein or Elite Gold Annex Mass. Elite Gold Annex Protein Donuts Ingredients 1…

Foods Packed with Energy on a Low-Carb Diet

A variety of foods provide an energy boost while remaining low in carbs. To keep your energy level at full speed, enjoy a diverse diet with low-fat proteins and dairy, a moderate amount of nuts and seeds, and select fruits and vegetables. Limit your sugar and caffeine intake, because they can cause your energy levels…

How and Why to Implement MCT Oil into Diet

Health professionals are warming up to the unique benefits a healthy level of saturated fats can offer. Take coconut oil for example, everyone from the home to restaurant chefs are using it as a healthy source of fat for recipes and at-home remedies. But do you know what it is that makes coconut oil shine…

Importance of Post Workout

Learn why it’s important to refuel your body with the nutrients you burned during your workout. Help your muscles recover so you can continue to push yourself on your next training day. Tired of the same old protein shake? Listen to Micah’s go-to post-workout meal, especially when he’s in a rush. Micah Bertrand CN Crew…

Listen to Your Body: Self Discipline + Self Love

I’ve heard it said that progress is addictive… and they’re right. When you have a consistent health and fitness routine, it’s hard to stop. Your body craves endorphins. Your mind gravitates toward clean, protein-packed ingredients. Your confidence grows as your waistline shrinks. It’s an amazing experience – one I know personally. As I lost 100…

Nutrition Spotlight: Papaya Seeds

Tropical, exotic, sweet yet buttery and deeply colored, papaya was referred to as the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus. While papayas can be found in produce sections year-round, they seasonally peak in early summer and fall. However, today we’re talking about something other than the smooth orange flesh of the papaya. Papaya seeds…

Tailgate Recipes

Lauren Rae shares her favorite treats to share at a tailgate (or house gathering) that taste great without the guilt! Try these recipes at your next get-together. Bunless Burger Bites Ingredients 1 lb lean grass fed beef 1 egg 1 Tbsp Shallot, diced 1 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes Your choice of…

Chest and Back Combination Workout

CN Crew member, Elizabeth, had already trained chest early on in the week and back the next day. She planned to have a second chest workout later in the week, and decided to train a second back day in the same routine. She typically trains 5-7 days per week. Check out and try her chest…

Thirsty Thursday: Prime Greens

While we love our products separately, we are always looking for fun, unique ways to incorporate some of our favorites together. Up your Thirsty Thursday game with Complete Nutrition’s Reclaim® Greens and Prime Drive! Check out some of our other favorite combinations! Sweet and tangy with a boost of multi-vitamins 1 scoop Uptake Strawberry Pineapple…

Protein Pancakes

Try these easy, protein-packed pancakes for your next breakfast. Make more for an even quicker breakfast during those days you’re running late. Ingredients: Large banana (it should yield about 1/3 – 1/2 cup, mashed) 2 eggs 1/8 teaspoon baking powder (optional but recommended) 2 tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder (optional: you can also add a…

Reclaiming My Greens

Olympic track and field athlete, Dominique Blake, explains the importance of dark green vegetables and an easy way to get a full serving to still reap the benefits! “When I say that greens make the world go ’round, I believe and take that statement as my truth! Without greens, we wouldn’t be able to cleanse…

Upper Bodyweight Workout for Women

There are three things new clients always say at their first session: What exercise can I do to lose fat <here>? Specifically on back of arms or shoulder inserts. I don’t want to get bulky from lifting weights. I hate my stomach so I want to do a lot of ab exercises. These statements always…

HIIT Treadmill Workouts

Do you ever wonder why people performing hours of steady-state cardio never progress aesthetically? Performing steady-state cardio by itself actually hinders fat loss. Think about athletes who constantly perform a paced cardio, like an Olympic long distance or marathon runner. The Olympic long distance runner will typically have less muscle and can look emaciated. HIIT…

Paleo-Friendly Pumpkin Butter Snack

In Lauren Rae’s latest LiveStream with Complete Nutrition, she explains the basics of the paleo diet and other tips if you wish to eat similar to cavemen. Ingredients 1 cup of pumpkin puree, canned 2 tsp of coconut oil ½ tsp Vanilla Extract 2-½ Tbsp of raw honey or maple syrup 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice…

Couple’s Workout Plan

Your workout buddy needs to support and challenge you all while accepting your strengths and weaknesses. Sound pretty similar to a significant other? It is encouraging to consider that couples who workout together – stay together. Here are some benefits that come along with sweating with your sweetie: More efficient workouts because you’re working together…

Five Reasons to Move in the Morning

Even though hitting the snooze button seems ideal, I know my day works best if I take the opportunity to wake up both physically and mentally by moving. It’s not always easy to get out of bed, but without-a-doubt, working out helps me feel better. When you move your body and challenge mind, especially first…

Protein Coffee Frap Recipe

Try this quick and easy breakfast frap with an extra boost of energy to get your morning started the right way. Instructions 1 serving of Maine Roast Protein Coffee 1 Tbsp grass-fed, unsalted butter 1 Tbsp of MCT Oil or Coconut Oil ¼ tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. Grade A Maple syrup 1 c. ice 8…

Lauren Rae: Do-Anywhere Glute Workout

Check out this Fit in Six Legs and Booty workout with Lauren Rae you can do anywhere! It only takes about 20 minutes total, depending on your rests in between each set. Don’t miss your warm up and feel free to add an extra workout afterwards (walking, running, stair master, etc.) to get an even…

Success Story: Emma Nordness

“Hello! My name is Emma Nordness. I am 27 years old and, like most in their late 20’s, have spent a lot of time adapting to the world as an adult. I have always been very active. I played hockey all the way through college and during that time never really thought about nutrition or…

Dominique Blake: Love for BCAAs

Olympic Track and Field athlete, Dominique Blake, explains why she loves the Ignite Series BCAAs. Listen to her explain the benefits of drinking amino acids, especially as she trains professionally in the hot summer heat. Dominique Blake Olympic Medalist: Track & Field dominiqueblake.com

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Combos

From time to time, it can be easy to fall in a rut with your fruit and vegetable routine. Try something new and keep yourself nourished with these winning fruit and vegetable combinations! Cucumber & Melon Dice cucumber and melon into a fresh salsa with crisp mint, thinly sliced and seeded jalapeño pepper, and fresh…

Rapid Canning Recipe

Pickling (or canning) is an easy and tasty way to make good-use of leftover produce and give your gut a healthy dose of probiotics! This Pronto Pickle recipe is fuss-free and allows you to customize your favorite flavors. Pronto Pickle Yield: 1 Pint Jar Ingredients 1 cup vinegar of your choice (such as apple, red…

Breathing Exercises

Lauren Rae shares why focusing on your breathing is more important than you think. Focusing on breathing can actually transform your workouts, calm your mind, and help prepare you for sleep. Lauren Rae Dallas Fitness and Nutrition Coach laurenraelife.com

Establish and Maintain a Routine

Whether we like it or not, summer is nearing the end. This means getting back to a routine, whether it’s for school, jobs, or getting children ready for school again. Establishing a daily routine is a great way to increase efficiency and relieve stress. Here’s a list of tips to help establish and maintain a…

Quick Guide to Bigger Gains

After putting in time and effort at the gym, the last thing you want to do is miss an opportunity to maximize gains. Making the most of your workouts requires consistency and planning. Ensure you are on track with our Quick Gains Guide: Fuel Frequently Eat 5-6 meals (evenly spaced throughout the day) to ensure…

Parsley, the Most Underrated Herb

What is that green stuff on my plate? Oh yes, you’ve seen it and wondered, “Does anyone actually eat that?” And I’m here to tell you that parsley is bomb.com. It is refreshing, vibrant, loaded with nutrients and may surprise you when it pairs up with some awesome recipes. And if it is true you are…

Importance of Rest and Hydration

Sleeping enough each night and drinking plenty of water are both crucial for overall health. For the body to perform at its optimal functionality, we recommend at least 7.5 hours of sleep per night and to continuously drink water throughout the day. Importance of Rest Rest and recovery are key when it comes to getting…

Super Berry: Avocado

Did you know an avocado is considered a berry with one large seed? Surprise! When it comes to avocados, most of us immediately think about guacamole, but this super food has much more to offer, including dietary benefits you should take advantage of! There are different types of avocados, the most popular being a “Hass Avocado”,…

Amp Up Your Cardio

Lauren Rae wants to make cardio fun again! Keep things interesting by using different equipment each time. If the stair master feels like a hamster wheel, try adding weights (you can try this to any standard cardio equipment). This will mix it up and challenge your stability, core strength and overall agility. Follow along as…

Tomato Basil Marinade Recipe

Infusing flavor with marinades made with fresh ingredients is a healthy way to take ordinary to extraordinary! Our tomato basil marinade with fresh herbs and tomato juice is a great addition to transform your favorite proteins from chicken to tofu. Tomato Basil Marinade Yield: 2 cups of marinade or enough for 4, 5-ounce protein servings…

Box Sprints Workout by Maggi Thorne

Take your exercises to the next level with American Ninja Warrior, Maggi Thorne’s box sprints. She uses plyometric boxes mixed with bounding to create an explosive workout. Watch the video below to watch her in action! Focus on using your whole body by driving your legs and using your arms for momentum. 10 sets of…

Juicy Watermelon Salad Recipe

Barbeque season is in full swing and nothing screams summer like watermelon! Watermelon is 92% water, making it a hydrating, low calorie treat.  One cup contains about 20% of your daily needs of Vitamin A and C to support a healthy immune system and supple skin. In addition, one cup provides 170 milligrams of bloat-banishing…

Aqua Therapy Benefits by Dominique Blake

Olympic track and field athlete, Dominique Blake, discusses the advantages of working out in a pool verses on land. Changing up workouts, like doing aqua therapy, is another way for professional athletes like Dominique Blake to give their bodies a break from the intensity of ground workouts, while still working their muscles. If you are traveling,…

Ripped Ranch Recipe

Traditional ranch dressing is a notoriously “naughty” food, capable of launching a healthy salad into a fat and calorie laden disaster. We gave this popular dressing a makeover, but kept its zippy, creamy flavor perfect for barbeque season! Bring a healthy side dish to your next gathering by substituting traditional dressings for pasta or potato…

Travel and Workout with Maggi Thorne

Don’t worry about not having access to a gym when you travel, just go outside! Use all that nature has to offer to your benefit. Watch Maggi Thorne use the outdoors while traveling in Colorado and still needing to train for American Ninja Warrior. No more excuses next time you travel. Maggi Thorne American Ninja…