Monthly Archives: November 2013

What a Fitness Competitor Eats

Women who compete in the bikini division of a fitness competition will tell you that a lot of what accounts for the extreme results is the strict diet. Here, Jojo, a female triathlete and a recent 2nd place winner in the masters bikini competition at NPC Border States lets us in on those secrets.Below are […]

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A Dairy-Free Thanksgiving

An entire Thanksgiving meal can be healthy, dairy-free and delicious. I put a small amount of everything on my plate so I can try each dish and so I don’t eat too much. I don’t let myself have seconds until the following day. I thought I’d share with you what I’m making for Thanksgiving this […]

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Fat for Fuel?

A triathlete told me he is drinking butter coffee before running, his timing has improved and he’s not hungry even after a hard training session. He said the butter coffee he drinks has over 400 calories so he asked me if it’s possible to use fat for fuel. After your body depletes glycogen it will […]

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Youth Sports and Calories

Kids are little calorie burners and when they play on sports teams, they can lose weight which is not a good thing for a growing child. A lot of parents add additional calories in the form of fatty sweets to make sure they are getting enough calories. For instance, one woman who has two very […]

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Frozen Shoulder…are you at risk?

Those that are over forty, female and diabetic are more likely to get a painful condition called adhesive capsulitis commonly referred to as frozen shoulder. No one understands why diabetics are more likely to get a frozen shoulder, but an injury to that area can cause it. It is assumed that blood sugar fluctuations and/or […]

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Is sugar really that terrible?

A 90 minute YouTube video about the dangers of sugar titled “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” can be summed up with this one sentence: Sugar and alcohol are bad for you. Did I just waste an hour and a half on something I already know? Yes and no. Dr. Lustig a pediatric endocrinologist goes into excruciating […]

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How to gain muscle weight

If you want to gain muscle mass, adding protein alone won’t do the trick. You don’t want a ton of calories to come from protein because you ‘ll be consuming too much which can lead to nutrient imbalances, serious problems and dehydration. If you are underweight and want muscle mass, you need to add calories […]

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Want some butter in that coffee?

People come up with some crazy stuff, but buttered coffee? Coffee is acidic and now you want to add extra calories and some saturated fat to it? Have your coffee, but leave the butter out please. If you need butter in your coffee to make it taste good, drink tea instead. Tea is good for […]

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The five minute workout-worth it or a joke?

I critiqued a diet book that you can find posted on October 13th on this site. In the book titled, “Inches off! Your Tummy. The Super-Simple 5-minute Plan to Firm Up Flab & Sculpt a Flat Belly” the author, Jorge Cruise, states that his specific exercises can burn 400 calories with only five minutes each […]

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What to do with leftover Halloween candy

So you want to know what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy? Throw it away! What did you think I’d suggest? I wouldn’t have you make a burrito with it! My trainer kiddingly asked me if I handed out apples. And, no, I didn’t. See video below to find out what happens to […]

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