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The Power of Plant Proteins

Adding in vegetarian sources of protein is a great way to boost nutrition and reduce your carbon foot print.  Try adding these plant powerhouse foods to your diet. Quinoa Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is often mistaken as a grain, but is actually a seed cooked like rice.  Quinoa is gluten-free, and a complete protein meaning it…

The Benefits of BCAAs

When it comes to maintaining and building muscle, Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s), offer a competitive advantage!  Although they are popular with athletes, BCAA’s offer opportunity to accelerate results, improve body composition, and support recovery for anyone looking to maximize their workouts. Muscles require protein to grow and all proteins are composed of just twenty…

Smart Tips for Holiday Eating

We all know that sticking to a healthy eating plan can be a challenge during the holiday season.  Although the next couple of months will be jam-packed with fun and festivities aimed at a derailing your diet, don’t worry! You don’t have to be the Grinch or give up your goals. With these tips you…

Breaking the Cycle of Sugar Addiction

Next time your sweet tooth starts taking control, fight back with these tips: Reach for Water and Fruit  Instead of reaching for a cupcake, fill up with a glass of water and fruit.  The combination will not only fill you up, but also help re-train your brain to enjoy a natural sugar threshold fruit provides….

What Are the Weight Loss Benefits of Eating Raw Celery?

Despite the rumors, research does not show celery to contain fewer calories than it takes to digest — so, according to MayoClinic.com, it doesn’t have “negative calories”. Still, this healthy vegetable has a place in your diet plan. While no single food can cause weight loss, eating celery can help you reduce calorie intake and…

Be a Protein Pro

If you’ve been looking into protein and feel a little overwhelmed, you’re not alone.  With so many types of protein available, it’s only natural to feel confused and uncertain of which protein to use and when.  Taking in enough protein is essential for optimizing your training results and supporting your goals, but selecting the right…

Ignite Your Immunity!

Cooler weather can bring on the sniffles!  Fight back and boost your immunity now with these tips. Skip the Sugar Emphasize foods with a low glycemic (low sugar) index such as whole grains, legumes, lean protein, vegetables, and heart healthy fats.  Enjoy fruits in moderation, and avoid added sugars found in sauces, baked goods, candies,…

How To: Trim Tailgating

When its game time, it’s easy to rush the buffet table and let the energy of the moment wash over you!  Before you know it however, you’ll be needing to add in more than a few extra workouts of your own to burn off those extra calories!  With a few upgrades, you can still enjoy…

Common Diet & Nutrition Myths

Dieting is no picnic, and the confusion caused by conflicting information from various sources can make it extremely frustrating. With so many supposed experts, popular diets, weight loss pills and other gimmicks pulling you in different directions, it can be hard to sort through to the truths. Arm yourself with the facts and avoid some…

Tips for Turning Fat into Muscle

While fat does not literally turn into muscle, you can create a leaner body composition by losing fat and building muscle tissue at the same time. You shed fat by burning more calories than you eat, and you create muscle through physical activity. Although old-fashioned diet and exercise are key, adding a few tricks to…