Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, and every holiday party in between…We’ve got A LOT of temptations coming our way between now and January. Most people say, “SCREW IT,” and they just overeat, stop exercising and then once January rolls around they’ve managed to pack on 1, 5, or even 10 pounds. I think I read somewhere that the average person gains 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Years.
If you have been exercising daily like you should and eating right, then what was the the point of doing all of that if you’re just going to throw it all away and stuff yourself with grandma’s mac and cheese and loads and loads of cookies? Think about the many workout sessions you’ve had and how HARD you’ve worked during them. Do you want all of that hard work to go to waste? Will eating smaller portions and making healthy choices ruin your holidays?
I don’t think so, but maybe that’s just me. For those of you who don’t want to pack on the extra weight over the holidays, and who don’t want all of your hard work and dedication to working out and eating right to go to waste, then read on. I’m going to give you 5 tips on how to survive the holiday season without having to go out and buy bigger jeans come January.Continue reading
Want to almost guarantee that you’ll lose weight, get ripped, or even bulk up? Then stick with your workouts (everyone knows that one), but you ALSO need to figure out your numbers, and then keep a food diary! I know, I know, keeping a food diary isn’t exciting, it doesn’t sound fun, and it can be a pain when starting out.
I used to be one of those people who were against counting calories since it seemed like such an impossible task to do that average people like myself can never stick to. Why is it so hard to keep track of your numbers (the number of calories, protein, carbs, and fat that you take in each day)? Well, I think the answer to that is obvious. That would mean for every piece of food you put in your mouth, every liquid you drink, you’ll need to record the calories, protein, carbs and fat.Continue reading
Your nutrition is JUST as important as your workouts! You can workout 10 hours a day and STILL not get the results you want if your nutrition isn’t in line with your goals. So, “How many calories should I eat a day” should be a question that you’re asking yourself (or asking now that you know how important it is).
In this post I’m going to answer the question of “how many calories should I eat a day” and I’m going to show you a free tool that within a matter of seconds will tell you exactly the number of calories you should be taking in every day based on your individual goals.Continue reading
No two fats are alike. Some fats harm your health when they build up, and others are necessary for your body to function. Omega 3 fatty acids are important for a number of bodily processes. They help you regulate your cholesterol levels, improve your immune system, increase your memory and concentration, reduce stress, and more. You can easily get more Omega 3’s into your diet by taking a fish oil supplement. In this post I’m going to get into the basics of fish oil and also go into the “fish oil benefits” to taking a daily fish oil supplement.
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Looking for some cheap healthy foods? Common wisdom says you can’t eat well without paying the price. We balk at the price of nutritious whole foods, and yet we don’t bat at an eye at paying $15 for a bottle of wine or $4 for a bag of Doritos. In my experience it’s not eating well that kills your budget. It’s eating poorly. If budget really is the reason you’ve been avoiding healthy choices, try these cheap healthy foods.
Potatoes. The Irish got it right. To be healthy and fit, you need to eat a lot of carbohydrates. Very few sources of carbohydrates are as concentrated as potatoes. A sack of Russet potatoes will cost you as little as $4, and it will feed you for more than a week. Talk about eating well.Continue reading
Controlling what you eat is a lot more difficult when you feel hungry. Thankfully, there are plenty of appetite suppressing foods out there that actually reduce your cravings and make it easier to achieve your fitness goals. Try eating any of one these appetite suppressing foods the next time you get a big craving. Before you know it, you’ll forget you were even hungry.Continue reading