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Food is not only energy but nutrients

I see so many people doing cleanses these day. Spending hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on products which are only temporary weight loss, not fat,  thanks to plenty of bowel movements... Something our body does naturally when we choose the right foods. You see clean eating IS a cleanse ~ a lifelong cleanse! Food is not only energy but nutrients. The food you eat today becomes a part of you tomo...

Why corn fed foods are bad for you

Corn is cheap, plentiful, fattening, and it helps livestock and farm-raised seafood get plumper and ready for market a whole lot sooner. So it’s no wonder that most of the meat and fish on the market these days has been raised on corn — however, that’s bad news for us humans. Even though buying farm-raised meat and fish is cheaper, it’s pennywise and pound foolish — with “pound” h...

Food Logs

I've studied thousands of foods logs and it never ceases to amaze me what an "overcarbed-under-protein" culture we live in. Our days start with bagels, muffins and donuts, followed by burgers with fries and topped off with a pasta dinner or pizza!! Oh...and let's not forget our snacks of chips, cookies and crackers!!! We need high quality protein at almost every meal. By high quality I mean protei...

Diet does not mean deprivation its moderation.

You can still have your cake and eat it too. Just not everyday! A treat is something you give yourself on special occasions, not everyday. If it's something you do everyday then it's a habit. Not a treat. I tell my clients to circle 2 days each week where they know they will have a special treat. It's usually good to do one mid-week to break up a long week and the other one on a Friday or Saturd...

Choosing the right foods helps you control your weight and your health!

I'm a strong believer in putting out there what you want for yourself. So give kindness and generosity. But how about being kind to ourselves? When it comes to meals, do you treat yourself to clean, unprocessed foods? What about the gym? Do you get there 3 to 4 times a week with a healthy combination of weights and cardio? And finally, are you congratulating yourself on your accomplishments every ...

Top 10 things you can do to jump start your weight loss

1. Have 5-6 meals a day to increase your metabolism and lose weight. 2. Plan and prepare your meals the night before so you are set and ready to go the next day. This way you won't be forced to eat out. 3. Select high protein foods to provide a constant supply of amino acids. This prevents a catabolic state, promotes anabolic state and keeps your metabolism high. 4. Reduce your intake of high...

The Drop Effect - 4 Weeks of No Weight Loss on the Scale

"The Drop Effect" is a term used to describe when your body doesn't show any weight loss on the scale for approximately 4 weeks. This can be a very frustrating time for those of us who are being so diligent with our food and exercise programs. In fact, most of us quit right before this!  For those of you who haven't quit at this point...BRAVO and you will be happy to know that your body is simply...

Why Do We Need a Treat Meal a Week

A lot of my clients tell me after they've been eating clean for a few months that they don't want to eat treat meals because they feel horrible the next day. Usually a case of the runs or all clogged up! Eeewww! I totally understand. Your body has been cleansed of all processed foods and reacts to these as poison when you do have them. I tell them they should still have them but to consume better ...

Eat these foods and you'll be a lean, mean fat burning machine in no!!!

Keep these foods in your kitchen and you'll be a lean, mean fat burning machine in no time!! Top Fat Burning Foods walnuts ginger oatmeal avocado salmon soybeans (edamame) water flaxseeds grapefruit honey peanut butter eggs chili pepper flakes broccoli olive oil Best Lean-Muscle Building Foods beef (from grass fed cattle) beets brown rice oranges cantaloupe cottage che...

HOORAY for the Coffee Bean

Coffee has gotten a really bad rap and it's just too bad because it has amazing benefits if consumed properly...ie...not as an IV attachment. The coffee bean is an excellent antioxidant. It improves focus and it has also been found to boost muscle strength, intensity and fat loss during workouts. And it works especially well when taken with green tea extract. Caffeine increases the amount of ...

Plan Your Day - Healthy Eating Tips

Hope you all have today's menu planned and packed for the day. Leave no room for "winging it". When you plan prepare your own clean meals, these are usually lower in sodium and absent of processed sugars. It is vitally important to eliminate Insulin Triggers to improve your health and keep your metabolism burning on high. Take a look at every food in your house; carefully check the ingredient list...

To Salt or Not to Salt!

To salt or not to salt! Essential for health in small amounts, its no wonder consumers are confused on whether they should or not. Naturally clean food has very little if any sodium, so for some people it's important to add it into their daily diet. There is little difference between these salts yet just enough for me to recommend both of them. Sea salt is derived from the evaporation of sea water...

Cooking with Healthy Fats

I use coconut oil at most meals. I use it to saute my vegetables and cook my protein. Coconut oil maintains its nutrients under high heat unlike olive oil. It also has many benefits including regulating the thyroid and for hormonal balance. As for olive oil, which does NOT keep its nutrients under high heat, I use it as a marinade or drizzle it on my salads. And for certain meals, when I want a...

Protein is not just for bodybuilders

Protein provides essential amino acids; the building blocks needed for most every human function from thinking to walking to breathing. Sedentary people need about 9 grams of protein for every 20 pounds of body weight (For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you'd need to consume about 72 grams of protein each day). If you're weight training at least 3 times a week in addition to other exercise,...

Food and Depression

It shouldn't come as a big surprise that food affects our mood. I learned this 7 years ago when I was fighting postpartum depression. I was on so many different antidepressants for so many years but none of them really worked and they all left me feeling "not-quite-like-my-old-self" I remembered researching special diets for my daughter when she was diagnosed with ADHD and I learned a lot about ho...

Fruit for Thought

Fruit contains natural sugar, but it still causes a rise in your blood sugar and a release of insulin. Unlike refined sugars, however, fruit also contains a good source of fiber, which slows the effect of sugar in your bloodstream. Plus it's loaded with nutrition — all those fabulous antioxidants! While some programs recommend eliminating fruit, there are too many health benefits to be that ex...

Kick the can!!! Why Soda is Bad For You

Americans drink over 50 gallons of soda per person each year — and most of those soft drinks are full of corn syrup and sugar — and calories. All that liquid sugar serves to spike our insulin levels and encourage our bodies to store energy as fat, which makes us fat in the process. Think you're off the hook because you drink diet sodas? Think again. Diet versions aren't any better — they m...

Love your Liver

Your liver is the like the "most valuable player" when it comes to keeping you healthy and slim. It controls the levels of various chemicals in your body, cleans poisons and toxins out of your system, and helps regulate the amount of fats in your body by producing bile, which digests the fats you eat. In a nutshell, it's responsible for a lot. Many people ignore this key organ by doing and eatin...

Chocolate and Nutrition

Dark chocolate is an excellent source of antioxidants. The darker the better; I recommend at least 60 percent cocoa. Those antioxidants found in this delectable treat have been proven to help lower blood pressure. Look for varieties with pure ingredients and low sugar content. I like to have a square or two with 4oz of red wine. A wonderful guiltless treat! And when eating out and everyone else ...

Variety is the Spice of life

All those spices and herbs in your spice rack can do more than add a little extra kick to your meals — they can rev up your metabolism and improve your health at the same time. Many spices are considered superfoods because they are full of antioxidants! Consider adding two to three spices to all your meals to make them not only taste great, but also help detoxify your body at the same time. He...

Getting started on an exercise program

If you are a person who looks at others' bodies with envy, it's time to stop being passive and time to start pumping. After 40, it becomes very clear who chooses to work out and who doesn't. And that’s what it is — a choice. If it's not a habit for you, it's a new habit you must create. Research shows that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Start today with a strength-training routine tha...

MUST READ: Nutrition Training Clean Eating Principles

Nutrition Training Because You Can’t Out Train a Bad Diet! Body composition = 10% GENETICS + 10% TRAINING + 80% NUTRITION The Eat-Clean Principles: * Eat six small meals a day. Eat every 2-3 ½ hours. * Eat breakfast every day, within a 1/2 hour of rising * Eat a combination of lean protein and complex carbohydrates at each meal. * Eat sufficient (2-3 servings) of healthy fats every day. * Drink...

Egg Nutrient Facts

Food for thought...GO FRY AN EGG!!! Seriously. Crack'em! Fry'em! Boil'em! Scramble'em! Poach'em...just got ahead and Eat'em!!! Eggs have an a amino acid which protects the brain throughout life and recent studies show it even helps prevent memory loss associated with aging. This amino acid, Choline, also serves various functions in our bodies – in the structure of cell membranes, protecting our...

How To Eat Clean When Dining Out

How To Eat Clean When Dining Out Dining Out Ideas American Cuisine Any grilled protein – ask for sauce on the side Salads – ask for dressing on the side, baked potato, steamed vegetables Shrimp cocktail, seared tuna, steamed artichoke Deli or Diners Salad with a lean protein (grilled chicken, poached salmon, seared tuna, sliced turkey, hard boiled egg, feta or beans. Ask for dressing on the...

Menstrual Cycle and Exercise

Your Period and How It Affects Your Workout Day 1-12you should aim for speedier cardio exercise. Fast and intense workoutsseem easier thanks to high estrogen levels. Day 13-15Estrogen plummets and muscles get less oxygen causing your mind and motivation to slow down. Day 16-28Long steady sessions are recommended. Estrogen begins to creep back but progesterone, which triggers the body to store f...

Gluten Intolerance

Do you suspect a Gluten intolerance? You may not have a Gluten allergy but still suffer because of Gluten sensitivity. Here are some Symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity Weight loss or weight gain Nutritional deficiencies due to malabsorption e.g. low iron levels Gastro-intestinal problems (bloating, pain, gas, constipation, diarrhea) Fat in the stools (due to poor diges...

MEAL PLANNING TIPS: Eating Well on a Budget

I am constantly questioned by many "Isn't eating clean expensive?" My first response is usually, "Isn't getting sick even more expensive?" But for many who are trying hard to switch from cheap processed and prepackaged foods, grocery shopping for a healthy lifestyle can be overwhelming at first. Not planning meals and not creating a shopping list are two mistakes that cost shoppers more in the end...

Fall Produce Shopping List

Do you eat the same thing everyday or do you need variety? You may have noticed in my food logs I'm a creature of habit. I don't change much during the week because my life is quite hectic but I do like to experiment with different recipes over the weekends. I also take advantage to try new things with the change of seasons and now that fall is coming, I'm excited to dish out some new recipes. Sho...

Why Choose to Eat Clean

From Guest Writer:   Ditch your diet and Pick up Clean Eating! Find out why you should get rid of your ineffective dieting system and switch over to the revolutionary Clean Eating methodology. Keep reading as we unravel some of the incredible benefits that clean eating method has got to offer you.   Is Clean Eating Overrated? Absolutely not! Unlike any other diet system, Clean eating is all abou...

5 steps to Clean Eating

From Guest Writer: All you need to do to get started with clean eating are to just follow these five steps. Though the transition will take some time, it is worth trying as clean eating comes with a plethora of health benefits that are life transforming. Just take one small step at a time. If you do fail to follow this at point of time or any particular day, do not curse yourself or feel guilty, ...

Clean Eating and Nutrition

From Guest Writer:   Any fitness goal starts with eliminating the bad food out of the dieting system. Nutrition involves all kinds of food, but it is the proportion and the balance of these nutrients that helps you arrive at the perfect nutritional food.   How clean eating helps you balance the Nutrition? While a diet system should help you achieve your fitness or weight loss goals, it should al...

How To Eat Clean

From Guest Writer:   The process of eating clean starts with getting rid of the unhealthy eating habits. It is indeed to eliminate the old eating pattern, especially if you are a junk food or processed food addict. Your taste buds might have got habituated to all sorts of processed food, canned food, frozen vegetables and canned juices. And no wonder your taste buds recognize these foods as the i...

The Weight Loss Plateau

From Guest Writer:   Did you know too much of starving or exercise does not help in moving your scale either! There is something called the ‘Weight Loss Plateau’ and when you reach that point, you do not see much of a progress in your weight loss. No amount of exercise or starvation can help you push past the plateau.    What is a weight loss plateau? Ideally, fitness enthusiasts who exerci...

Smoothies for Clean Eating

Smoothies for Clean Eating Smoothies are a healthy choice and one of the best ways to get you motivated for Clean Eating as they are colorful, cool, great tasting and healthy too. So keep reading to find out how you can experiment with smoothie recipes while making it last long in your diet plan.   Go Smooth on Smoothies Smoothies are an ideal choice for breakfast, dinner or they can be good for ...

Clean Eating and Colorful Dieting

Clean Eating and Colorful Dieting Clean Eating always involves consuming fresh fruits and vegetables. So no wonder, the clean eating recipes stays colorful. Read further to get ideas on how you make your food both appeasing and appetizing for your eyes and mouth while loading your tummy with healthy veggies at the same time.   Make your food appeasing and appetizing It is very important that you...

Clean Eating and Other Activities

Clean Eating and other activities There are a plethora of other activities that you can engage in to complement your Clean Eating lifestyle. Read further to explore some of the activities that may actually keep you motivated in your fitness or weight loss goals while helping you hold firmly onto healthy eating or in other words, Clean Eating habit.   Why should you engage in physical activities? ...

Clean Eating and Alkaline Foods

Clean eating and Alkaline foods   It is very crucial that you balance the acids in your body for increasing metabolism rate and promoting good health. Read further to explore some of the benefits of consuming alkaline foods and how it exactly works to promote your fitness.   Get started with clean eating of Alkaline foods Most people art still unaware of the benefits that alkaline foods have to ...

Be Fitness Focused and Calorie Conscious

Be Fitness Focused and Calorie conscious   It’s simple. You have to be focused or else you are not going anywhere. Staying focused can be very daunting especially during the initial days of your fitness routine and dieting as a sudden transition from your luxurious lifestyle to a more restricted and disciplined one is going to make you go crazy. However, if you have decided to stay focused and ...

Ways to avoid unhealthy snacking

It is just normal for anyone to snack while driving a car, talking over phone, watching T.V or even while traveling in train or bus. And its not always that people tend to reach for healthy food like fruits, vegetables or salads. Craving has almost become synonymous to unhealthy eating. And remember craving need not always be about munching on junk food or reaching for fried food. You can always ...

Frying your fat is not daunting anymore

Frying your fat is not daunting anymore Having simple, easy to follow techniques is sure to get you where you want to be. No matter, how big your fitness goal is, you are sure to taste success with these humble tips. But do follow them sincerely and observe the transformation in you and your eating pattern. The key point to remember is to never allow yourself to starve and to time your meals.   R...

How to abstain from weight loss pills?

How to abstain from weight loss pills? There cannot be a more tempting option other than popping in weight loss pills and expect your fat to melt and giving you the hourglass figure. Remember it took you years to gain those extra pounds and it does take months at the least to melt them off. But how many of us really have the patience to wait indefinitely to get into shape. People want things to ha...

Losing your weight while dining out

  A small replacement in your lifestyle and eating patterns can go a long way in helping you lose weight in the long run. It is a healthy way of losing the weight too rather than looking for dangerous, side effects prone methods. Make a smart choice when it comes to food and see the amazing results it has got to offer you. Replace your ice-cream with frozen yogurt The next time your brain forces ...

How Yoga impacts your healthy eating?

  Whether you are up to reducing your weight or looking forward to getting fit, it is essential that your mind-body coordination is perfect. Without this, it is highly impossible for you to achieve anything in your life, leave only fitness and weight loss. So what are all the ways that you can employ to achieve this mind-body coordination? Keep reading as we explain you some of the wonderful bene...

Top Antioxidant foods for anti-aging solutions

Top Antioxidant foods for anti-aging solutions Antioxidants are nothing new and you have heard it many times before. Whether it’s purchasing your favorite skin creams, wrinkle creams or any anti-aging product for that matter, antioxidant is the key ingredient behind marketing these products. They have become the prime selling factor for any beauty product or heart healthy product in the market. ...

Complex ingredients means complex digestion

Do's and Don’ts for a healthy weight loss For any fitness routine to yield the best results, it is important that you understand the basics of what to do and what to avoid. Once you understand this, your weigh loss will not only give you amazing results but will help you achieve your goals in a healthy way too! It is essential that you lose your weight in a healthy manner. Any crash diet or star...

Trigger your weight loss with these fat fighting foods

Trigger your weight loss with these fat fighting foods In order to lose weight, the first important thing to keep in mind is to consume the right food for you. There is nothing an individual can achieve by starving or cutting down on their favorite foods. The trick is to downplay the bad fat and to consume the right fat for your body. However, to do that, you need to understand the right fat for y...

Some of the key tips to stay fit

Some of the key tips to stay fit Often, people forget to follow some of the tips that would help them to stay fit. It is not always necessary to consult a dietician or a fitness trainer to understand the fundamental things related to fitness. Keep reading to find out some of the simple tips that will help you maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. Unbalanced eating affects your metabolism Fill ...

Your skin needs nutrition too

Your skin needs nutrition too Have you been worrying about your tired and dull looking skin these days? Does the crow’s feet and wrinkle around your eyes bother you much? Don’t have a clue as to how to end this problem without aggravating it further? Then think again! You may actually have a solution to all these problems in your kitchen? Sounds ridiculous? Read further to get all your questio...

Top tips to stay slim naturally

Top tips to stay slim naturally   Just check out some of the tips to stay slim naturally. Choose food that satisfies you rather than stuffs you: The main aim of doing this is to create the awareness of how satisfied you feel after eating. Unfortunately, most of us misunderstand the feeling of full as being satisfied. Feeling full is when your stomach is actually full after eating as compared to...

How to get a bikini body with these fitness tips?

How to get a bikini body with these fitness tips? Getting into a bikini need not be a dream any more. Come summer, you get to wear your favorite bikini and get to flaunt your beautifully tanned body! However, there are few people who still would hesitate to show off, as they may have to hide some of their trouble zones like the bulging belly and the flabby arms. If you are one among them, the read...

How to drop the last 5 pounds?

How to drop the last 5 pounds? The most difficult part of the fitness routine is losing the last few pounds. You might have really worked hard to drop all those initial pounds easily. But when it comes to the last few stubborn pounds, no matter what you do or eat, it just doesn’t melt off so easily. This is also called as the weight loss plateau where after a certain point; the weight does not d...

The right food to achieve your beach body this summer

The right food to achieve your beach body this summer Beach Body is all about being fit and toned up. Its all about having the right amount of fat in the body and shaping the flabby arms and thighs to toned parts. But hardly anyone gets the message right! Most of us think attaining beach body is all about starving and depriving of food with strenuous exercises to harass the body further more. If y...

RING THE ALARM!

Sometimes you just gotta listen to your body. No matter what people tell you or what the latest fitness trends may be, sometimes your body will dictate what’s best for you. Your body will give you signs, whether it’s through your digestive issues, allergies or physical pain. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 8 years old. Back then I was told, “You must exercise every day for the...

Living La Vida “Glamola”

What is Glamola? It’s about being glamorous in appearance and practicing a ‘granola’ lifestyle. It’s about being captivating and fashionable but a belief in living a holistic lifestyle, where people’s needs, psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and seen as a whole. I know what you’re thinking…these two worlds do not collide. in fact, I’m sure many ste...

I LOVE ME

I Love ME Some ME. I can honestly say I have arrived at a place in my life where I am truly content with who I am. I don’t stress about trying to please people or worry if they don’t like me. Gone are my body dysmorphia issues. Searching for that perfect number on the scale, hangups over a bloated tummy or a dimple, small breasts, big thighs…. I never thought my weight loss journey would...

Top 5 Diet Mistakes That Age You

Top 5 diet mistakes that age you If you ever wondered, have you been aging rapidly off late; the reason could be attributed to your diet and exercise pattern. It is important to understand the diet mistakes that you commit in order to speed up and make your weight loss process efficient. The sooner you realize your diet mistakes, the better it is for you in achieving your ideal weight. So let us d...

Understand your metabolism type for weight loss success

Understand your metabolism type for weight loss success   The key to weight loss success lies in the diet plan that works well with your body metabolism. In order to achieve success, it is important that you find out your metabolism type before even arriving at diet plan. This would not only help you achieve success but will also accelerate your weight loss process. It is also observed that 90% o...

Fitness is all about healthy food choices

Fitness is all about healthy food choices It may be difficult initially to shift to a new pattern that consists of healthy food choices and fitness routines. It may be really daunting in the initial stages to watch everything you eat, count the calories of the food that you consume and make sure that you burn the calories that you accumulated. However, you can gradually get into the fitness track ...

Lose the Instant Fix Mentality

Get rid of the Instant Fix mentality Once you set your mind and eyes on a fitness routine, it is impossible to change the routine and switch over to something else. It may really not work well with most people for two reasons. One, the change of routine may not be as promising as the previous one, the other; your mind may be unwilling to make the sudden change in the routine.   Get rid of the Ins...

Fasting in Fitness

Fasting in fitness Yes, you heard it right! It’s fasting that you can make use of, to make a small but healthy change in your lifestyle. We are so habituated to eating for the sake of satisfying the mind then satisfying the hunger or to fill the stomach. So, staying away from food may not be possible for everyone. But with a rather disciplined approach, you can use this as a way to make a health...

Train Your Way To Healthy Weight Loss

Train your way to healthy weight loss What you think does reflect on your weight and fitness. Most of us never actually intend to gain weight by eating the fatty or processed foods. The fattening process starts right from the mind as it is the major culprit in getting you think that you crave for something when in fact you are not. People who just eat to satisfy their hunger never get fat no matte...

Your Eating Habits Play a Major Role in Weight Loss

Your eating habits play a major role in weight loss   It is very common to see advertisements everywhere with delicious looking, creamy, cheese filled, fat boosting foods that would tempt even the most dedicated fitness conscious person to give in. They are everywhere, in the newspapers, magazines and the billboards. Every single person who is struggling out there to urn the calories and blast th...

Weigh Your Alternatives in Weight Loss

Weigh your alternatives in weight loss Before you jump into any diet plan or weight loss program, just take time to think through the food options and the eating plan you are given with. It makes sense to     analyze the program before you actually get started, to find out if the plan is really cut out for you. There is no one size fits all in the diet and weight loss programs. The plan that w...

How to overcome a weight loss plateau?

How to overcome a weight loss plateau? If you have ever been on a diet, you sure know what a weight loss plateau means and how tough it can be to overcome this. So, is that really hard to move past this weight loss plateau? Let us dig further and find out the facts as to how one can combat the weight loss plateau?   Do not lose focus The main thing to remember is to not lose focus at any point o...

Impact of your lifestyle in fitness

Impact of your lifestyle in fitness Your job, personal life, people around you, everything matters when it comes to making fitness, way of your life. Most of the times, it is the above mentioned factors that greatly influences your decision when it comes to fitness. They can either impact positively or negatively depending upon the situation. So everyone cannot be really gifted with a great atmosp...

Helpful Tip of the Day – July 31, 2012 – Overcooking Pasta

Helpful tip of the day: When you overcook pasta it becomes mushy and starchier! Pasta is made of complex carbs but the longer it cooks, it transforms into simple carbs, increases in glycemic index and raises your blood sugar! no bueno… Taste to test…. Pasta should be ‘al dente’ – firm, yet tender, with a tiny core in the middle and remember pasta will continue to cook and absorb li...

The Benefits Of Proper Nutrition And Fitness

The Benefits Of Proper Nutrition And Fitness There are millions of videos, articles and adverts on and off the web urging people to live healthy by following proper nutrition and exercise. While most people view these as sports and athletics affair, proper nutrition and fitness is not limited to the two. Everyone needs to have an apt diet and have apposite physical exercise to stay healthy. There ...

The reason why it's so important to consume a post workout meal within 30 min of exercise.

During exercise, your body taps the fuel stored in your muscles known as glycogen for energy. After you've cranked out that last rep, your muscles are depleted of their glycogen stores and broken down. Eating (or drinking) something that combines protein and carbohydrates 30 minutes after your workout refills energy stores, builds and repairs your muscles that were broken down, and helps keep your...

Choose Healthy Foods - Pack Your Own Lunch

Whether you are trying to get through a long workday, pack lunch for your child or prepare for an athletic event, it is important to choose healthy foods that will help you refuel and provide your body with energy. Certain foods can help you feel satisfied and enhance your ability to focus. Healthy carbohydrates and protein can provide you with nutrients your body needs and make you feel more al...

What is Cortisol

Cortisol is released by the adrenal glands under conditions of high mental and physical stress and high temperature. It is the body's primary catabolic hormone. It is therefore essential that cortisol release is controlled if one is looking for muscle growth. This is why its important to consume a post workout meal within 30 min of exercise. Both carbohydrates and protein are important at these ...

5 Simple Steps To Eating Clean

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The Controversy Behind CrossFit CrossFit is intense, effective, and hugely popular. But is it also t

Rуаn Palmer hаd a tоugh wееk. On Mоndау, the 26-уеаr-оld jоb bаttlеd ѕԛuаt presses аnd rіng dірѕ. Tuеѕdау, a сlеаn and jеrk ѕеt where hе ѕԛuееzеd out 30 reps wіth 135 роundѕ. Thе fоllоwіng day, even thоugh hіѕ muscles wеrе still асhіng, he реrfоrmеd a tоtаl of 150 рull-uрѕ and 150 burрееѕ.   Pаlmеr tооk a brеаk frоm еxе...

List of Complex Carbohydrate Foods

List of Complex Carbohydrate Foods   Yоur bоdу needs more саrbоhуdrаtеѕ than аnу other nutrient, but nоt аll sources аrе еԛuаllу nutritious. Eаtіng a diet соmроѕеd оf 45 to 65 реrсеnt саrbоhуdrаtеѕ helps еnѕurе positive еnеrgу levels, еxеrсіѕе реrfоrmаnсе, mооdѕ and оvеrаll funсtіоn. Thе 2010 Dіеtаrу Guіdеlіnеѕ fоr Amer...

Fortified Fооdѕ: How Hеаlthу Arе Thеу?

Food соmраnіеѕ are getting mоrе сrеаtіvе wіth thе рrоduсtѕ they're еnhаnсіng -- соllаgеn-іnfuѕеd mаrѕhmаllоw, anyone? But can thеу really deliver оn thе hеаlth benefits they claim?   Cаrе fоr a dоѕе of рrоbіоtісѕ in уоur ѕаlѕа? Or ѕоmе оmеgа-3 fatty асіd -- derived frоm Peruvian sardines -- with уоur оrаngе ...