If you’re following a gluten-free diet, you probably notice that it’s harder to manage your grocery bills since most gluten-free products are quite expensive. With this, it makes you think twice whether you should stick to this type of diet or switch to a more practical diet that can still meet your health and fitness needs.(more…)
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This is a recipe for Oven-Roasted Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges that you will want to eat with every meal. Sweet potatoes are readily available starting in the autumn and all through the winter, but they are tasty all year ’round.
Also known as yams, sweet potatoes are packed full of vitamins and minerals such as including vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber, copper, potassium and iron, and best of all they won’t cause your blood sugar to spike as rapidly as white potatoes. There is also no need to add sugar to make them taste good because they are naturally sweet.
These orange-fleshed root vegetables are most often seen in a marshmallow-topped casserole around Thanksgiving, but why not try a recipe that adds savory and spicy flavors, such as these Oven-Roasted Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges?(more…)
Many people are easily deluded that they can increase their muscles’ level by simply drinking whey protein without working out. Yep, the lure of protein is that strong. You would be more likely to find someone who enjoys exhausting him/herself reaching their goal. Everybody wants to have a perfect body, while only a few enjoy the idea of sweating in the gym.
Protein shakes, on the other hand, are a convenient and affordable way to the desired biceps and triceps. But you might read a review that you stumbled upon on the internet, and it turns out that those shakes have a lot of downsides. So, let’s check out what happens when you drink protein shakes without sweating in the gym.(more…)
Whether you are a professional bodybuilder or simply a novice bodybuilding enthusiast with an interest in the sport, it is vital that you are feeding your body enough to make sure that you are correctly adding muscle mass. Here are some tips for how to make sure you are nutritionally benefitting from everything that you eat, and getting the correct sustenance before, during, and after your workouts.(more…)
Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition-related conferences; and published countless articles online.
His first articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago provided me with the basis for everything I know about nutrition today. Now I will turn some of that knowledge over to you in the form of Nutrition Tips written by Dr. Berardi himself.
Today’s Topic – Protein for Fat Burning
Protein is one of the most important nutrients for gaining muscle, and in fact, is the MOST important macronutrient. We already know this.(more…)
An athlete’s fridge and cabinets should be stocked full of nutritious, muscle building, healthy foods. The biggest problem with that is the fact that today’s economy does not allow most of us to spend as freely as we used to in order to eat healthily but it’s definitely easier when you budget with a spreadsheet template. It is much harder these days to spend $200 a week on bodybuilding food than it was 10 years ago. Besides, most of us want to squirrel away as much loot as possible so we can retire early.
Also, I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend an hour a day preparing food. I’m not trying to cook a chicken every day for lunch. I don’t have time to whip up a 7 veggie, 2 cheese omelet’s every morning. However, the reality is that we need lots of healthy foods to helps us build muscle and lose fat. That being said, let’s examine how we can eat properly while minimizing the grocery bill and food preparation time.
Here are 22 tips to help you to quickly eat healthy on a budget.(more…)
Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition-related conferences; and published countless articles online. Berardi’s articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago provided me with the foundation of my fitness and nutrition knowledge today. If you want to know more about the Carb to Protein Ratio Diet, this is the man to ask.
Today’s Topic – The Carb to Protein Ratio Diet
I have written, on numerous occasions, about reducing your carbohydrate intake and increasing your protein intake to lose fat and maintain muscle mass when dieting. Then I went ahead and suggested how many carbs to eat in a day, how much protein to eat in a day, and how much fat to eat in a day. And then I even provided 10 tips for getting shredded. Plenty of resources to help you learn more about organizing your macronutrient intake if this piece doesn’t answer your questions.
Despite these suggestions, time and again I am still asked how much protein, carbs, and fat people should be eating each day. Then when I give my answers, people still question me:
“Shouldn’t I be eating more carbs?”
“Isn’t that too much protein?”
“How many calories should I aim for?”
Now I have a specific macronutrient layout for you to follow based on your bodyweight. The protein distribution is a little lower than I usually recommend and the carbs are definitely higher than I recommend for most fat loss diets.(more…)
Maintaining a healthy and perfect diet is part of every athlete’s game. You’ll see that there are lots of people spending too much time in the gym, getting the right amount of meals on the plate, and some may even go vegan only to make sure they get a perfect fit and fab body shape. It’s the usual thing that all people may put a lot of attention compared to other stuff.
While maintaining a healthy diet seems easy for some people, others get into trouble. Especially that you may see your friends eat a lot, you undergo a stressful day, and sometimes you get overloaded with your job, and the only way to relieve the anxiety you are feeling is through eating. Aside from that, you may either choose to drink your favorite glass of wine to get through a rough day ultimately.
According to some medical experts, most people wanted to maintain a healthy lifestyle through dieting; however, many factors would tempt them to deprive themselves achieving this, and that is by drinking alcoholic beverages such as wines. Hence, if you are one of those people who want to perpetuate a healthy living but can’t live without drinking a glass of wine daily, here are some helpful tips you may apply on how to drink your best wine labels while keeping an excellent diet and staying fit.(more…)
You’ve put in months of hard work to lose excess fat, and right now you’re feeling pretty amazing about your progress.
But right now, it’s time to get stronger and build up some muscle, and that means moving into a bulking phase.
While a higher calorie intake might sound amazing after a few months cutting, you’re worried about maintaining that lean aesthetic you’ve been working toward for so long.
Don’t worry, we’ve got five tips on how to stay lean all year round, even while you’re bulking up. Check it out.
One of the easiest ways to gain fat is to eat badly. While you may now be enjoying a much higher calorie intake, eating to fulfill energy requirements instead of macro needs is a fast track to adding pounds of fat, rather than muscle.(more…)
For something that we say that we hate, we sure do a lot of dieting. More than half of all Americans say that they’re actively trying to lose weight, and millions of us are trying to do so by cutting calories or going on special diets. The idea, of course, is that our willpower and special diets will force our bodies to shed the pounds — at which point we will get off the diet and onto something more sustainable that, we hope, will help us keep the weight off.
The problem is: None of this stuff works!
Diets overwhelmingly fail. That’s partly because people don’t stick to them, and partly because dieting itself is a flawed idea. Weight loss is much more complicated than fad diets make it seem. Furthermore, health is more than how much you weigh. Even if you do crash-diet your way to your goal weight, study after study has shown that you’re very likely to regain all of that weight soon after you reach the goal.(more…)