Monthly Archives: February 2019

So Delicious Dairy-Free Frozen Mousse review

I was so excited when I found So Delicious brand frozen mousse in Sprouts so I bought four different flavors. What’s extra special about these is not just that they are vegan, they are low-calorie, at around 300 calories for the whole pint! Typical vegan ice cream is about 150 or more calories for just […]

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Quinoa-Oat Banana Bars

I was trying to create quick grab-and-go healthy nut bars, but I was pleasantly surprised that these taste like banana bread, but without any sugar (except for two tablespoons of honey in the entire batch). The sweetness and moisture (these are nice and moist) comes from ripe bananas. There’s no flour, butter, dairy, added fats, […]

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The Food Group to Skip for Fat Loss

The USDA recommends that everyone eat certain portions of all five food groups daily, but the government is highly influenced by large companies that give donations to help re-elect government officials, so, keep that in mind when taking their advice. The five food groups the USDA categorizes are fruits, vegetables, protein (which they lump beans, […]

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Don’t gain weight for bigger muscles

While bulking is a tactic to increasing muscle size, adding extra calories adds fat too. Unless you’re underweight, it’s not necessary to increase calorie intake for the sole purpose of muscle gains. Not only does excess fat cause inflammation and increases estrogen, that extra fat reduces testosterone; “…low testosterone levels make it difficult to significantly […]

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Vegan Coffee & Coconut Protein Powder review

Finding a good-tasting vegan protein powder that doesn’t have sugar, or a funky texture, is definitely a challenge. Target Stores sell Tone It Up Vegan protein powder in tubs. I bought the Coconut, and the Café Latte protein powder flavors for $22.99 each. Unlike other Tone it up protein powders, these two aren’t very sweet, […]

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Muscle Milk

This high-protein breakfast drink is light, delicious, packed with nutrients, and is the perfect morning pick-me-up. 1 cup So-Delicious unsweetened coconut milk 1 banana, frozen, broken into 1-inch chunks 1 squeeze of Sweetleaf sweet vanilla drops* ¼ cup plain Great Lakes collagen protein powder 1 T café latte Tone-it-up protein powder** 1 Tablespoon carob powder […]

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muscle calorie burning explained

You want to eat more, or maybe you want to shed some bodyfat, so you’ve decided to lift in order to gain muscle. While exercise burns calories, and the process of breaking down and building muscle burns calories too, the amount of calories one pound of muscle burns daily is a mere 4-6 calories. So, […]

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Full-body 1-hour beginner gym workout

My clients asked me to provide a workout they can do at the gym on days they aren’t training with me. You can do this same workout twice a week for a month, after that , switch up the workouts. If you can do more than 15 reps, increase the weight.

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