Monthly Archives: May 2015

Pig out to bulk up? Think again

If you want to pack on muscle, you may be misguided into thinking that you’re going to have to eat a ton more calories as soon as you start lifting. It’s true that if you are underweight, or if you’re already very lean, you will need to up your calorie intake, but add calories slowly. […]

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Before getting plastic surgery, watch this

If you’re considering plastic surgery, or if you don’t like your body, watch the TV series Botched; it will make you appreciate how you look like right now. The show is about two doctors who fix other plastic surgeons’ mistakes. People end up disfigured, with scars, protrusions, infections, dead skin, and lumps and bumps in […]

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Nutiva Hemp protein powder review

I finally found a certified organic hemp protein powder without any extra junk, and the price is reasonable, but it makes my smoothies look like baby diarrhea (it’s brown and green) and tastes like grass. Yuck!

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Why you shouldn’t stress if BMI says you’re fat

There are numerous methods to test a person’s body fat percentage, and they all have their issues with accuracy. The problem with the body mass index aka BMI, which is used to determine if someone is overweight, normal weight or overweight, is that it gives no information on body fat percentage or fat distribution. If […]

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Your wine may contain animal products

I never knew that some wines contain “egg whites, gelatin from fish bladders…and milk proteins…” just to make it look prettier in a glass (1). I’ve never seen a bottle of wine with a warning that it may contain eggs, dairy or animal products, because they aren’t required to list it. I don’t care how small the […]

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A sleep aid that actually works

This liquid shot of high quality amino acids in a special formulation to aid in a full night’s sleep actually works, at least the first time I took it, it worked. It’s called Sleep Potion No 9 (great name, right?) It’s supposed to be better than melatonin, which is banned in some countries because it’s […]

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Should you try Chromium ?

Cinnamon, bitter melon, and chromium picolinate are supposed to stabilize blood sugar (which I think is a bunch of nonsense because I tried them all and they didn’t lower my blood sugar at all). There have been studies on chromium supplements and the conclusion is that chromium only helps pre-diabetics. So, if you are already […]

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Paleo Protein Powder Review

A trainer at a gym I met said he really likes this chocolate Paelo Protein Powder so I bought a bag too. It’s diary-free, grain-free and sugar-free. I blended one scoop with a frozen banana, a few frozen strawberries and coconut milk. It blended easily and had a nice creamy texture but the flavor was […]

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