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When is The Best Time to Eat for a Workout

Q: Is it better to eat a meal before or after a workout? Why?

A: Both. I get this question a lot and there seems to be some confusion on when you should actually eat, either before or after a workout. The answer to this of course it both but it depends on what your needs are and what you are trying to achieve. It is also important to know what you should be eating and when you should eat it.

If you are a person who has just created a workout plan and you are overweight, then there are a […]

What Are the Best Cooking Oils?

When it comes to cooking oils and staying healthy, there are some oils that are better to avoid completely and some oils that are actually good for your health. The one thing that you should remember is that all oils no matter what they are, will be high in fat. However, if you have a recipe that needs to be cooked in oil, there are better alternatives.

  • Olive Oil: Some oils are actually good for the body like Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat that actually helps keep bad LDL cholesterol levels low and can boost […]

Stave Off Boredom and Stop Overeating

Did you really just spend the last three nights in a row mindlessly munching in front of the television? Well, unfortunately, you’re not alone. It is easy to fall out of your routine and end up eating just because there is nothing else to do or you’ve grown tired of your workout. This happens to even the best of us, but there are ways to break out of this before too much harm is done.

If you have a daily routine and it is the same routine over and over again and at the same gym or same place every […]

How To Eat Mindfully In One Simple Step

This is a concept that most people do not think about. But how important it really is and the benefits that is has are overshadowed by our fast moving society. When we are hungry, we eat. And sometimes when we are REALLY hungry we eat too fast. When we do this we miss out on the enjoyment that food can really bring. The taste, the smells, and the textures of all the different foods we eat are bypassed by not taking the time to enjoy them. Also, eating too fast can cause us to overeat, so there there is […]

Get Ripped With Bench Dips

Bench dips are a controversial exercise. Some experts say that this exercise should not be done at all. However a lot of people and trainers still do this exercise and it’s important to know what muscles you are working on and how to do this exercise the right way. Please, as always, before trying a new exercise, get a trainer or someone who is experienced to help you do exercises like this one correctly. This could be called somewhat an advanced exercise, however it has its advantages when done correctly. Some bodybuilders credit huge triceps and chest muscles to […]

Ditch Processed Foods For Good

It is well known that processed foods are bad for a healthy lifestyle and while there really are over 100 different reasons to stop eating them, processed foods are everywhere.  Getting these out of your diet is not as hard as you might think, though. First, do you know what processed foods are and what they contain? Most processed foods are of the quick and easy variety of foods that come in a jar or are prepackaged. Processed foods are usually high in trans-fat and saturated fat, high in sodium, and also a lot of added sugars like high […]

5 Tips For Staying Healthy On Vacation

When you go on vacation it is easy to stray off your exercise and diet routines. You are on vacation after all, right? But what if you need to stick with your routine and eating habits? There are some things you can do to prepare for going on vacation and still being able to eat the right foods and get your weekly exercises in. Here are 5 tips for staying healthy while you are on vacation:

1.       Check ahead for gyms or make gym arrangements – Did you know that some hotels have their own gyms? Although some do charge […]

SCULPT IT UP – EXCERCISES FOR A BETTER BACKSIDE

A well-rounded derrière serves more than just an aesthetic purpose when it comes to weight loss for women and men. The gluteals, being among the largest muscle groups in the body, serve an important function in keeping your hip and upper leg movements intact. Weak gluteal muscles can undermine your hip and leg movements as well as cause back pains – highlighting the importance of keeping these muscles strong and tight.

The good thing about exercising for better buttocks is that a wide range of simple and equipment-free workouts can be done at the comfort of your own home. Many […]

GOOD VS BAD CARBS – KNOW YOUR CARBOHYDRATES!

Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are an essential part of a healthy diet. These three provide us with the energy to go about with our daily activities. Carbohydrates, in particular, are an important energy source for us, as about 45-65% of our daily calories should come from it. Not all carbohydrates, however, are created equal. While all carbohydrates provide energy, some carbohydrates provide you with added nutrition and health benefits, while others mess up your metabolism in the process.

How Can You Tell Good from Bad Carbs? A nutritionist such as myself uses a number of tools to differentiate good from […]

ON EMBRACING CHANGE AND WEIGHT LOSS

Losing weight is a huge goal in many people’s lives. The many benefits natural weight loss brings are more than enough to motivate people into bringing about change. Change, however, can be a very scary thing if not dealt with adequately. Not understanding the dynamics of change can sabotage your weight loss and the opportunity for you to become a better version of yourself.

How Fear of Change Can Antagonize You There are a number of ways in which fear of change can antagonize you on your path to self-improvement. This fear can either come from you, or from the […]