Monthly Archives: March 2014

Why I stopped using protein powder

A lot of people use protein powder in shakes, bars and in various recipes to up their protein intake without adding much fat. Protein aids in muscle growth and fat loss. I’ve tried numerous vegan and egg white protein powders. Some were plain, some were disgusting, and others made my fruit smoothies thicker and even […]

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Will exercise result in real weight loss?

Does exercise really result in weight loss? Some say yes and others disagree. Here’s the facts: Don’t expect to lose a great deal of weight solely from exercising, unless you’re burning 700 calories through exercise each and every day. The reason why: Most people eat more if they exercise (1) Pg. 186.  Exercise improves the […]

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How to identify a qualified trainer

We know there are good trainers and a whole lot of bad trainers. One reason why so many fitness trainers are just flat-out terrible is their inadequate training. For instance, if a person walks into a gym and wants to be employed there as a trainer, sometimes all that gym will require is a weekend […]

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Are your calcium pills safe to take?

I never thought calcium facts could be so surprising. I found so many interesting specifics on calcium, I just had to share…   Some calcium pills are contaminated with lead. Oyster shell or bone meal are natural sources more likely to contain lead than calcium carbonate. (1) Pg. 408. You would need to eat 10 […]

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Are others the reason why you can’t drop those pounds?

I find it interesting yet puzzling when speaking with various people about food who counter my better food choices. For instance, I was talking to a woman about desserts and I mentioned that I was craving something sweet over the weekend so I purchased a slice of vegan raspberry cheesecake, which was absolutely delicious, tastes […]

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Lose weight & eat out. Here’s how

Eating out is a love/hate relationship because eating out is fun, but the calories are ridiculous! Below are the things I do on the day when eating out, which cuts out a lot of calories. If you eat out a lot and follow these tips, you’ll probably lose weight too. Eat out for lunch. If […]

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Surprising Diet Facts

There are so many different diets, each one claiming they know the secrets to weight loss, it’s hard to decipher fact from fiction. Here are the facts: High protein diets are typically high in fat, lower in calories, and easier to follow since they are more satisfying and people lose weight faster, but the side […]

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What types of carbs should diabetics/others limit?

When I was first diagnosed with diabetes my doctor told me to reduce the amount of fruit I ate since fruit contains fructose and spikes blood sugar levels. I tested this theory with a glucose test meter and it’s a fact: my blood sugar rose when eating fruit. His request to cut back on fruit […]

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Work those triceps!

A challenging and effective triceps exercise can be performed on a Free Motion machine found at many gyms. Frequent mistake: chest is down too far. You don’t want your chest too close to your thighs. What you want to be is somewhat upright, keeping your elbows close to your body so you can see your […]

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