Monthly Archives: January 2019

why 2 meals a day is a problem

People who eat just two meals per day tend to be overweight and deficient in nutrients. Studies have shown that the human body can only utilize 20-25 grams a protein at a time, so that extra protein is wasted, and the extra calories gets converted to fat. The frequent breakdown process of foods is calorie […]

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when a cheat meal can backfire

While some people swear that eating clean, except for one large cheat meal or snack per week, keeps them on track for maintaining or losing weight, it can backfire. If that cheat meal, and/or that decadent dessert is so calorie-laden that your total calories for that week exceed the amount of calories you are burning, […]

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The real reason low-carb diets work

People are losing a ton of weight on low-carb diets, so does that mean you have to give up carbs? The real reason why people lose weight on low-carbohydrate diets, is because carbs contain water and calories. When people eat fewer carbs, they are reducing their water intake, and are likely to be dehydrated, and weigh […]

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why 2-3 pounds a week weight loss is best

Most people want to lose excess bodyfat as quickly as possible, but weight loss exceeding 3 pounds per week causes muscle loss (1). As much as 50% of weight loss from rapid weight loss is from lost muscle (1). While seeing the numbers on the scale is satisfying, “muscle loss slows metabolism…” which means you’ll […]

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Overnight Blueberry-Oat Smoothie

No time to make breakfast? You can make this the night before, or just before you leave, and just pop in the blender for a fast, tasty and healthy breakfast. Overnight Blueberry-Oat Smoothie ¼ cup dry toasted oats 1 cup Calafia Farms toasted coconut almond milk beverage 2 teaspoons chia seeds 1 scoop vanilla protein […]

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correlation between strength & flexibility

Weight training is the best modality for muscle growth, but lifting weights shortens muscles and makes us less flexible. Oddly enough, flexibility and strength work together. “With extremely poor flexibility, strength is not gained as quickly compared with individuals with normal flexibility.” Research has shown that if an opposing muscle group has limited flexibility, like […]

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Foods to sleep & foods to wake up

We know that foods like coffee and chocolate are a great pick-me-up because they contain caffeine, but protein is also a great energizer. A breakfast with eggs and coffee or green tea, skip the bagel, will help wake you up, unlike waffles, donuts, or pancakes, which will spike your blood sugar, and drag you down. To […]

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bench press – what not to do

I see guys at the gym pushing heavy weights on the bench press with incorrect form all the time. Not only does this look silly, using improper form sets you up for shoulder injuries, pec tears, pain, and limited strength. Here’s what not to do: Don’t lift your head up as you push the weight […]

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