Monthly archives: January, 2015

Friday Night Low-calorie Drink Basics

It’s Friday night, you’re out with your friends, everyone’s drinking, laughing and having a good time. You want to join in but you’re immobilized the fear of eating into your fitness gains for the week. You’re right to be cautious, alcohol is not your friend when it comes to building muscle and burning fat, but…




5 Things You Need To Know About Creatine

Creatine is one of the most popular sports nutrition products on the planet. Should you be taking it? Let’s look at 5 key facts about Creatine to see if you should add it to your regimen. 1. Creatine works This may seem like a funny thing to say, but bear in mind that most supplements…




Train! Do Not Give Up!

Every year, come the first week of January, the gyms are heaving with fresh meat. Every treadmill has a line of people behind it and you have to wait ten minutes to get on any given piece of resistance training equipment. Personal Trainers are running around like headless chickens trying to scrounge dumbbells for their…




Pros And Cons About The White Bread

I remember doing a nutritional consultation for a lady once who confidently announced that she’d eliminated all white rice, bread, potatoes and so forth from her diet, clarifying this by stating that, “White is the devil.” And she isn’t the only one who thinks this way. I have even heard people talking about how they…




How Many Carbs, Fats And Proteins Should We Eat?

Nutrition is a funny thing. For every aspect of nutrition that most people agree on, there are a hundred more that they’ll fight like cats over. One of the most contentious issues is macro-nutrient ratios; the amounts of carbs, fats and proteins that you ingest over the course of the day. Opinions go all the…




5 Reasons to Eat More Eggs

Eggs have had a crazy time of it in nutrition circles. Go back to the 1920’s and the leading physical culturists were promoting them as one of the ultimate foodstuffs. This carried on for decades, with great bodybuilders and athletic coaches all agreeing that eggs are a staple food for muscle building. We even have…




Count Your Bites and Lose Weight

You may not realize it, but your ability to recognize hunger is regulated by your hormones. That’s why many people recommend you drink water when you feel hunger; sometimes your body tells you you’re hungry because of hormonal triggers caused by things like thirst. Now, when you eat and become full, the body releases a…




5 Ways to Power Your Workout

There’s nothing worse than getting to the gym, warming up, then going into your routine and finding everything suddenly feels like it weighs ten tons! If you go in without thoroughly preparing your body, you set yourself up for these kinds of gym disappointments. But never fear, we have 5 simple ways for you to…