This week we are crushing on handsome health expert Kyle Byron.
Kyle Byron is a Nutritionist and Personal Trainer living and working in Toronto. He received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from St. Francis Xavier University. In the 10 years he’s been working in Toronto, he’s helped over 1800 clients and been an expert speaker for BMO, TIFF, Salesforce, and more.
He has worked with athletes of all ages and levels of competition including dancers at the National Ballet of Canada, professional MMA fighters, ultra-marathoners, as well as children and families.
We figured we’d change things up a little bit this week with our man crush. New Year’s eve is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, so we thought we would ask Kyle to do one of the sexiest things a man can do: help us avoid a hangover!
Lucky for us, Kyle has partnered up with Wyborowa Vodka to create a how to: guide to survive holiday parties, while getting a head start on our inevitable New Years’ fitness resolutions!
Kyle’s Nutrition Tips:
- Have a healthy meal or snack prior to any holiday gatherings, that way you’ll be less tempted.
- Look for healthy options to pair with your cocktails. Shrimp cocktails and veggies with hummus work well and also provide protein.
- If you are drinking mixed drinks, keep the sugar count low and stay away from sweet snacks.
“Food is amazing. It brings people together. It is emotion. It is our health. Mastering food is a skill. Proper nutrition can make us lean, energetic, and healthy. Poor nutrition can literally kill us, and along the way, it makes us obese, tired, and sore. If it were easy to manage eating, there wouldn’t be an obesity epidemic. So I don’t blame anyone for having poor eating habits.”
According to Kyle, alcohol consumed in moderation can be part of a healthy lifestyle. Cheers to that!
Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- This is the key to managing alcohol. Ideally if you are having a few cocktails, it is not with a full stomach, so you can alternate alcohol and water. This will maintain your hydration to decrease the chances of a hangover, and therefore more likely to exercise. Hangover headaches are caused from dehydration and a build up of detoxification by products.
- Sugary mixes are to be avoided. A few mixed drinks have as much sugar as a chocolate bar. Instead:
- Drink it straight or on ice
- Soda and citrus fruit
- More than ever before, there are a wide variety of bitters from the classic Angostura, to orange, celery, and so on. Experiment with 1 tsp of bitters in a glass with ice, vodka, and soda water
- Pure cranberry juice
- Classic cocktails are a sophisticated and provide a low-sugar way to drink vodka.
And just in case you needed more reasons to crush on Kyle, he’s shared the perfect holiday drink recipe with us. I know I’m swooning!
Wyborowa vodka is made from rye-grain, meaning that it is low calorie and has no cholesterol or fats.
The Classic Vodka Martini
In a shaker combine:
- 2 oz. Wyborowa vodka
- A few drops of Dry Vermouth.
- Two handfuls of ice
(1) Stir the drink for about 30-60 seconds.
(2) Strain into the glass
(3) Garnish with 1-2 green olives on a skewer
*For more recipes, please visit: www.wybo.com
Currently, Kyle offers nutrition programs, personal training and fitness coaching. For more information: