nutrition

Every day, a new study is published heralding the benefits of physical fitness

Every day, a new study is published heralding the benefits of physical fitness. Everybody knows they should probably exercise more… but finding the motivation and the time can be difficult. How much do you work out each week? Hopefully, the new findings that physical activity can improve cognitive function throughout a lifespan will motivate you […]

the combination of exercise and nutrition is more than 400% more effective than exercise alone

We simply can’t exercise our way out of a bad diet. If you’re eating with unrealistic goals you will fall short. get frustrated and quit. Probably even gain some additional rebound weight and be worse off than when you started!  Sound familiar?  There are psychologists offices full of people at their wit’s end. because they think they are doing the right things and its “just me”  baloney! it’s just that you don’t want to see the forest for the trees. Your swimming up the river of “de Nile’ […]

Calorie Theory

  If you needs 2,500 calories a day and consume only 2,000, a 500 calorie deficit results. To compensate for the deficit, the body will draw on its fat reserves to find an equivalent amount of energy, and weight loss will result. If, on the other hand, you have a daily intake of 3,500 calories […]

4 Ways Sugar Can Make You Fat

Different foods affect the body in different ways and sugar is uniquely fattening. Sugar (sucrose) and high fructose corn syrup contain two molecules: glucose and fructose. Glucose is absolutely vital to life and is an integral part of our metabolism. Our bodies produce it and we have a constant reservoir of it in the bloodstream. […]

Should Women Take BCAAs

Should Women Take BCAAs: Whether you should take a particular supplement always depends on your fitness goals. The biggest fear for most women taking supplements is that they’ll make you look bulky and too muscular. You don’t have to worry about that in this case. BCAA supplements aren’t testosterone. Whether women should take them always […]

Is Cardio Really the Secret to Fat Loss

One of the most talked about subjects in the fitness industry is this: Cardio and fat loss. Here’s what your clients (and yes, even us trainers too) want to know: Is cardio really necessary for fat loss? Which type of cardio will optimize fat loss? LISS (low intensity steady state cardio) or HIIT (high intensity interval […]

Basics of Body Recomposition

For body recomposition, the single most important aspect of your overall fitness plan is nutrition. Exercise is certainly an important factor, but nutrition is at least 75% of the equation. So, we need to get your diet in order. When structuring nutrition for recomposition, you need to focus on cycling. In the context of dieting, […]

What does 20 grams of protein look like

Where can you get your protein? People who aren’t used to read food labels usually have no idea how many grams of protein they’re getting. The following list of foods can help eyeball protein portions. Building every meal around a portion of at least 20 g of protein is good place to start. 20 grams […]