nutrition

When it comes to being “healthy” what comes to mind? Is it weight, body fat percentage, getting your daily dose of vitamins, regular exercise, free from disease, not feeling depressed or having energy throughout the day? As we get older, our perception of what health is and looks like changes. We might have been overly [...]

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Do you really need to eat something before a workout? The answer depends on what your goal and workout is and what you like! Trying To Lose Weight If your are trying to lose weight, try working out on an empty stomach first thing in the morning to maximize fat burning. If you are a [...]

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Favorite New Products

March 21, 2013 · 3 comments

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Are you a fan of YouTube favorites videos? A favorites video is a showcase of products, typically beauty or fashion related, that YouTubers discovered, fell in love with or have been using regularly that month. It is usually posted a week after the month ends, so a March favorites video would come out in early [...]

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Ever since I discovered Life Alive, I have made my salads a bit different. Since then, I’ve become obsessed with including avocado, seeds, sprouts, hummus and beets in everything. Dried cranberries and raisins are also popular favorites that I typically throw into the mix. I know you are supposed to slowly reintroduce foods back into [...]

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A 2012 Kona Ironman recap post will be coming tomorrow! I did however want to share some of my healthy travel activities from the week. I have probably the most important video shoot in Los Angeles next week so while I was here, unfortunately I was not able to partake in the fruity cocktails. It [...]

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At Expo East, I made sure to grab a few samples from one of my favorite companies, Vega. I tried one of the nutritional shakes the other day and was surprised at how good it really was. I tried to All-In-One Nutritional Shake in French Vanilla. The shake had a green tint to it which [...]

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In High School, the macronutrient I always looked at on a nutrition label was fat, thanks to the low-fat diet craze. In College, it was fiber and carbs courtesy of Weight Watchers and Atkins. Post college I studied nutrition and fitness more, getting certified to be a personal trainer and reading countless articles in Oxygen, [...]

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I did not start incorporating protein into my workout routine until about 2 years ago. I heard about post workout nutrition but assumed it was for athletes and bodybuilders. Protein supplement education has come a long way, and now as a personal trainer I understand the science and benefits behind it. Despite numerous blog and [...]

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“What is up with the protein love affair?” a Facebook user posted on my Fan page after I shared a link to a recent post, “How much protein do you really need?” Research shows that 60% of the US population is trying to increase their protein intake. From general health and wellness, to sports nutrition [...]

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I recently had blood work done and it came back that I am in the top 1% of healthiest people in their database but I also have high cholesterol. “How can this be?” I wondered when I saw my results. I had to wait only a few hours before I was able to talk to [...]

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