Monthly Archives: December 2015

Smoothie too sweet? Try these quick fixes

The new container of Sun Warrior raw vegan chocolate protein powder I ordered was a bit sweeter than usual so I called the manufacturer who said there are slight variations in each batch. Instead of returning or exchanging a protein power that’s a bit too sweet, try these quick fixes instead. Add any of these, […]

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Is your cooking oil poisoned?

Most of the food I buy is organic because I don’t want to eat pesticides or anything that’s been genetically modified. Cooking oils that are non-certified organic are frequently processed by using chemical solvents like hexane so it’s worth the extra cost to seek out products with the round certified organic seal (1). P.S. Check […]

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Amp up fitness goals with 1 change

If you could expedite weight loss, build muscle faster, or just improve in your sport, you’d do it, right? It turns out that removing gluten from your diet may be the magic bullet. Regardless of whether or not you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, the human body cannot break down gluten, or completely […]

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ONE OF THE WORST FOODS FOR YOUR TEETH

I figured that candy was bad for my teeth, but my dental hygienist said that raisins are just as bad. The reason is that raisins have a lot of fructose and leave a sticky film on teeth. She said to rinse with water right after eating raisins and to brush with toothpaste 30 minutes after […]

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Vegan Organic Chocolate Protein Bars

I just tried these vegan protein bars…scrumptious! They taste like wafers covered in dark chocolate. They have a decent amount of protein, 12 grams, for a vegan bar and are relatively low in fat at 9 grams. They are expensive at $2.75 each, but are much cheaper for a pack on Amazon. My favorite flavors […]

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When being lean just isn’t good enough

I know how to get lean, but I want to get ripped so I paid my trainer for a customized diet plan where I ate 1600 calories a day with protein at 26%, carbs at 51% and fat at 23% of my diet. I woke up nightly at 2am, starving, but refrained from eating because, […]

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It’s all about the butt

I was happy with my butt until my trainer looked at it and said, “It’s not bad, but we can improve it.” I was furious. I’ve never had any complaints before. Now I notice everyone’s butt, which ones need work and which ones are muscular. I thought it was all about the boobs, but I […]

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Now you can find out what’s sabotaging your weight loss

If you can’t seem to shed extra fat and cannot figure out why, try utilizing an application that will log, not only your calories, but also your carbohydrates, fat, protein and fiber. After plugging in my meals into My Fitness Pal, I was shocked to learn that over 30% of my calories came from fat. […]

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Are your workouts a waste of time?

It doesn’t matter how much time you’re spending exercising if it’s not producing results. To find out if your workout is burning sufficient calories, it’s worth the investment to buy a heart rate monitor. With my Polar watch I learned that a 20 minute Classical Stretch Pilates-ballet video only burns between 50-80 calories. So an hour […]

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Why Americans are fat

Americans are fat because we eat way too many calories. The amount we need is actually much smaller than what most people realize. A female who doesn’t exercise may only need 1600 calories a day. A male that’s not physically active requires 1800-2000 calories each day. Yet, the average American actually consumes 3770 calories each […]

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