How Much Protein to Build Muscle?

We all need protein for growth and to repair muscle and tissue. But how much protein to build muscle? It should be based on your lifestyle and activity level. There’s a lot of evidence indicating that individuals and athletes who engage in intense training need more...
Top 10 Healthiest Fruits, Vegetables and Meats

Top 10 Healthiest Fruits, Vegetables and Meats

It can be confusing trying to figure out what the healthiest fruits, vegetables and meats are to eat.  But one of my favorite newsletters called Nutrition Action has compiled numerous lists of healthy nutritional information. Top 10 healthiest fruits for vitamin C,...

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...
10 Super Grains

10 Super Grains

Grains are super nutritious, delicious and easy to make. I cook most of my grains in a rice cooker. These cookers use a sensor to tell when the liquid has been absorbed. All you have to do is add one part grain and 2 parts water and hit the start button. When the...

The Solution for Obesity

The biggest cause of obesity is a diet high in sugar, processed foods and refined grains. Unfortunately I just described the diet that most people in the US are eating everyday. Throw in a sedentary lifestyle and we have the perfect formula for diabetes and a slew of...

10 Best Diet Foods

My personal training clients are always asking me what are the best diet foods or what should I eat if I want to lose weight. The best foods to eat for weight loss are low calorie high nutritious foods. If you eat mostly all natural unprocessed food you will have...

High Protein Drinks Maximize the Effects of Exercise

New research has shown that high protein drinks maximize the effects of exercise. The research report appeared online in the FASEB Journal showing that consuming protein drinks right after a workout play a very important role in getting the most benefit from exercise....
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