How Much Protein Do I Need Per Day?

Protein shakes, protein bars, protein diets, protein, protein, protein!  Protein has become the rock star of the fitness and weight loss industries over the last 30 years.  Protein supplements make up a multi-billion dollar market with your choice of egg, soy, hemp, casein and the ever popular whey protein.  And not just whey, but your … Read more…

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How Often Should I Eat In One Day?

How often we should eat each day is a question that has become so confused by the marketing efforts of the fitness and food industries that most people really don’t know what to believe.  Should we stick to the conventional 3 meals a day or eat 5 to 6 small meals each day? 6 Meals … Read more…

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Work Out Before Breakfast To Burn More Fat

Do You Workout To Lose Weight and Burn Fat? The concept of working out before breakfast, or fasted training, is actually controversial in the fitness world, with the controversy stemming from the goal of the workout.  The first question should be are you working out for weight loss and fat burning or are you working … Read more…

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Eat Your Veggies!

  Green Giant Veggie Valley Fresh Steamers are a great way keep veggies available to make good choices for quick meals.  Whether you’re on the go or just too tired to cook at the end of the day, prepping and cooking a healthy meal just isn’t going to happen, which means that a quick, and … Read more…

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What Can I Do To Lose Weight?

It’s a simple question and it deserves a simple answer.  Millions (literally) of people are asking this and there are almost as many answers on magazine covers and in advertising making it difficult to really know how to lose weight.  Yes, I’m ranting again about the headlines telling (selling) people what to eat to lose … Read more…

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Exercise for Weight Loss Part 2

If you have not read Exercise for Weight Loss Part 1, please start there. The interval training people will argue that high intensity intervals create a metabolic boost that lasts after the workout.  This is called an exercise afterburn or EPOC (excess post exercise oxygen consumption) and the effects are greatly exaggerated.    EPOC occurs … Read more…

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Exercise for Weight Loss Part 1

“What are the best exercises to lose weight?“  This is a great question, especially since you’ll see headlines like “Fat Burning Workout” all over the fitness magazines, as if one exercise routine burns more fat than another.  You’ll hear different answers from weight loss professionals too.  Some will say resistance or weight training and others … Read more…

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Food and Metabolism, The Thermic Effect of Food

On a monthly basis, you will see several fitness magazine covers with a story about foods that increase metabolism or a metabolism boosting diet.  Sometimes these are referencing the myth of eating more often to boost your metabolism and often the articles are promoting a high protein diet.  Both of these concepts can be linked … Read more…

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What Is Metabolism?

The word “metabolism” has been thrown around and oversold so much by the fitness and weight loss industry that it’s true meaning has become a mystery to most people.  It has become something to be manipulated by supplements, eating patterns and special workouts.  This has led to the notion that the obese have been cursed … Read more…

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How Can I Increase My Metabolism?

How can you increase your metabolism?  By metabolism, you probably mean your metabolic rate or the rate at which you burn calories.  The honest answer is- you can’t.  I don’t want to be that kid that told you there was no Santa Claus but this really is for your own good.  When we’re talking about … Read more…

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