Vegetables vs. Grains

Trying to decide what is the best type of carbohydrates to eat can be confusing. Are you better off eating vegetables or grains? The general consensus is both vegetables and whole grains are healthy but if your goal is to lose some weight, I would choose vegetables....
Insulin Will Not Let You Burn Fat

Insulin Will Not Let You Burn Fat

One of the biggest problems with insulin is that it stops your body from burning fat.  When insulin levels are high from eating too many sugars like processed carbohydrates you are pretty much locking in the fat in your fat cells and not letting it out to be burned...
Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Being a personal trainer I hear this all the time, “why can’t I lose weight?”. I have had clients come to me who have read every diet book, been to a number of trainers and have even been to weight loss hypnotism but still can keep the weight off. So why can’t they...
Best Weight Loss Option: Cutting Carbs

Best Weight Loss Option: Cutting Carbs

For most people, how many carbohydrates they eat will determine whether they are gaining, maintaining or losing weight. Limiting your carbohydrate intake is probably your best weight loss option. Figuring out what your Carbohydrate Sweet Spot is for Weight Loss can be...
Does Coffee Help Athletic Performance?

Does Coffee Help Athletic Performance?

Coffee and caffeine can enhance athletic performance. Up until 2004 the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) banned caffeine for its unfair advantages. If an athlete had over 1,200 mg of caffeine or about 8 cups of strong coffee in their bodies they could have been...
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