There are many myths of intermittent fasting out in the mainstream and I wanted to debunk them today. I have been intermittent fasting for the past few years and it has really helped me become… more alert, lose body fat, improve digestion, more in-tune with my body and what true hunger is more productive and save time in the morning 🙂 Hence the reason I wrote the Simple Intermittent Fasting Journal 🙂 Some myths of Intermittent Fasting: Fasting will slow down my metabolism Many people think they have to eat frequently to speed up their metabolism. If, after a single day or two
Are you reading labels at the store?!? If not, here is a crash course on what to look for so you are prepared for your next store visit!! In a perfect world, we all would buy foods without labels (i.e. fresh organic veggies, fruits, wild fish, poultry and grass fed meats) but I know this is unrealistic for most people. So I came up with some QUICK TIPS to help you be an expert LABEL READER 🙂 Ingredients on labels are listed from highest quantity to lowest quantity If the first ingredient is brown rice syrup put it back Look for SMALL
It’s summer time so time to step up your game!! Keto is a hot word that gets thrown around quite a bit!! Don’t let it confuse you!! The whole idea of the keto diet is to eat and drink fat so your body burns FAT as it’s primary fuel. Currently, your body is burning sugar in your bloodstream for its energy requirements. You get this sugar by loading up on foods that are rich in carbohydrates such as: Potatoes, Pasta, Enriched flour like white bread, and Grains like rice or Heavily processed corn. All these starchy foods pump a tremendous amount of carbohydrates in your
When you hear vegetable oil doesn’t it sound healthy right?!? Well, it’s just another way that big food companies want us to think and it’s the complete opposite. To prove my point, varnish, which is what carpenters use to finish wood, is made from vegetable oils! These oils are mainly composed of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. PUFAs react with oxygen in the air to help polymerize the varnish into a nice hard coating that helps preserve the wood. 1 Sounds appetizing!! Varnish is good for your floors, but not so good for your arteries, brain or mitochondria. So a little bit of Polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) is not
Have you been told to cut back your salt intake? Well, this common advice for the most part is wrong!! The vast majority of us don’t need to eat low-salt diets. In fact, for most of us, more salt would be better for our health, rather than less. Eating more salt can help protect you from a host of ailments, including insulin resistance, diabetes, and even heart disease. Sodium deficiency may also cause any of the following symptoms (1); Cramps Fatigue Headaches Muscle weakness Nausea Poor appetite Vomiting Bias, bad research and billions of dollars resulted in the demonetization of
Has a friend, doctor or nutritional authority told you to…Cut your caloriesEat low fat foods andGraze all day (eat 6-7 meals)Well, I am here to tell you that that the diet you were told to eat for the last 50 years was WRONG and does NOTHING TO CONTROL YOUR HUNGER!! You did not fail, the diet failed you.
Being active is an essential part of living a healthy life and being a member of The Get Lean Club. No matter how active you are recovery could be as important as the activities that you do! It is something I take pretty seriously with my body and I want to touch on some old and new ways that can help you become your best self. For the most part foam rollers (myofascial release), nutrient timing, rest and good sleep hygiene will do the job when it comes to recovery. But if you are looking for alternative ways to recover faster and feel better. Here are 6 recovery
As we age, getting aches and pains can become a daily occurrence! Do you find this happening with your body? I have noticed this with my own body. I am a pretty active weight lifter and love to golf but I am noticing now that my main goal is to avoid pain/injury as much as possible. Because there is nothing worse than having to take weeks off from activities we love! So I am assuming most of you (members of The Get Lean Club) can relate with this?!? Well, I might have a solution that has nothing to do with getting shots, surgery or anything invasive.
How do I get Abs? As a fitness trainer/health coach, it’s the #1 question I get from my clients!! Most people think their abs will suddenly appear doing sit ups/crunches!! Not so much… How about doing cardio?! That won’t help much either. In a 6 month study, subjects did 50 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 5 days a week, and lost no more weight than those who dieted only. 1 In a 3 month study, women exercised at 78% of their max heart rate for 45 minutes, 5 days a week and lost no more weight than those who dieted alone! 2 Don’t get me
People often ask me – What do you eat? Instead of making a list of what I eat I try to keep it simple. So usually I respond, “I avoid anything with GLUE in it!?!” They usually look at me like I am crazy. 🙂 Well, if you think of how glue is made (below) you will see how many foods consist of the same ingredients. Mix one part flour with one part of water until you get a thick glue-like consistency. Add a bit more water if it’s too thick. Mix well with a spoon to get rid of all the lumps. 1 Sounds appetizing!!