Monthly Archives: October 2018

Overcoming an exercise weight-loss plateau

A lot of people exercise for the sole reason of losing weight. When a person starts exercising, it’s easy to shed bodyfat and gain lean muscle, but over time, weight loss and muscle gains typically plateau. When you lose bodyfat, you’re smaller everywhere, even your organs are smaller, which means you are burning fewer calories […]

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how to determine if a diet is any good

There’s some good diets out there and some really bad ones too. Any diet that doesn’t recommend exercising, requires supplementation, or causes dehydration is not a good diet. If you have to buy the plan’s packaged foods, that’s not a good diet either because you’re not learning anything about nutrition, and will gain the weight […]

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why you lose muscle with cardio

The reason why some people lose muscle when they add in cardiovascular exercises, is because they aren’t eating enough calories.   Source: Hatfield PhD., Frederic. Fitness: the Complete Guide. Carpinteria: International Sports Sciences Association. 9th ed., 2018. Print.

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eliminate heartburn without meds

Greasy food makes my heart hurt, so I stopped eating fried and greasy foods years ago. Food and acid seeping upwards from the stomach into the esophagus causes the pain we feel in our chest, which is why it’s called heartburn. Instead of treating the issue, you can prevent heartburn by adhering to the simple […]

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how to gain muscle without getting fat

Every once in a while that lucky individual who eats whatever he wants (yeah, it’s usually a male), asks me how to gain size. What these men typically do is eat too many carbs, are doing too much cardio, aren’t eating enough protein, and are eating junk food for the purpose of putting on extra […]

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Should I be eating 1200 calories a day?

If you’re not losing bodyfat, and all medical issues have been ruled out, you’re probably still eating too many calories. While the average person’s body burns 1200 calories just by being alive (breaking down food, pumping your heart, taking a shower…etc.), if you’re inactive, 1200 just might be the maximum amount of calories you can eat […]

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Exercises frequently done incorrectly

Don’t copy what other people are doing at the gym because they might be performing the exercises incorrectly. The push-up and the squat are two exercises that I see people messing up all the time at the gym. In this short YouTube video, I show you what you shouldn’t do, so you stop wasting your […]

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Does your canned tuna contain GMO soy?

I was shocked to find GMO soy in my canned tuna fish. Apparently, it’s not that unusual to have soy in tuna. How do I know it’s GMO soy? If the label doesn’t have the certified organic symbol, or clarify that the soy is non-GMO, you can assume that the soy is genetically modified. Luckily, […]

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Ketogenic diet risks

Are those lean, popular Instagrammers seem to be praising their ketogenic diet. While it’s temping to try a diet that has such great results for many people, sometimes the risks are definitely not worth the reward, and the keto diet definitely fits that description. “The diet is high in saturated fat, and research suggests such […]

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