Dieting Pitfalls

There are major differences between a commercial weight loss “program” or “diet” and lifestyle changes for weight loss designed by a fitness professional. COMMERCIAL WEIGHT LOSS DIETS/PROGRAMS often: 1) are motivated by quick profits and the purchase of packaged “products” 2) measure results by pounds on the scale 3) require restricted calorie dieting and packaged…

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High Protein Vegetarian Foods

1. Spirulina – occurs naturally in lakes and contains around 60% complete protein and all essential amino acids. It is one of the highest known protein content foods in the world. 2. Hemp – hemp protein contains all 21 known amino acids, including 9 essential ones that our bodies cannot produce. 3. Chia Seeds –…

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The Truth About Bottled Water

Here are some little known facts my research on bottled water revealed: 40% of all bottled waters are just filtered tap water, including Coca Cola’s Dasani and Pepsi’s Aquafina. Municipalities are required by the EPA to test their water supplies 300-400 times a month, and are required to publish the results of those tests.  Meanwhile,…

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The “Fat Burning” Zone?

I encounter many clients that try to stay in the “fat-burning” calorie zone, which typically means keeping their heart rate between 130-140 beats per minute (bpm) during exercise for a prolonged period.  I’ll explain where this theory came from, and why it’s a huge problem for someone who is trying to lose body fat to…

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Clean Up Your Diet

1.  Minimize packaged foods and processed sugar. If a food can last for 10 years on a shelf without spoiling, chances are there is not much nutrition in that food.  Whole, healthy foods all have one thing in common:  they ROT.  That’s right; if you don’t eat them quickly, they decay.  The other key thing…

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Static Stretching

There has been controversy over the years regarding static stretching (holding stretches) during a warmup or before a workout. Recently the National Academy of Sports Medicine examined 106 studies on this subject to come up with specific recommendations for static stretching before a workout or sport performance. The NASM comparison of 106 studies looked at…

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