Posts Tagged "carbs"

Satch on Superfoods – Your Challenge for this Week

Satch on Superfoods – Your Challenge for this Week

Satch tells us a couple more super foods to include into our diets. Hemp Seeds – Hemp seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. A three-tablespoon serving of hemp seeds provides a whopping 10 grams of protein. More importantly it is considered a complete protein, meaning they contain all the essential amino acids, making the protein comparable to ones found in eggs and meat. How to eat it: Sprinkle a serving over any stir-fry, salad or oatmeal dish. They are also a great addition to any to any fruit salad. Jessica likes to sprinkle it on her gluten-free toast with almond butter :) Oatmeal – When it comes to...

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Top 10 Myths in Health and Fitness

Top 10 Myths in Health and Fitness

1. Carbs are bad. Don’t you dare. The body needs carbs. Be careful about eating too many empty and starchy carbohydrates like wheat (bread, cereals, cookies, pizza) and opt instead for more complex ones (brown rice, legumes like beans and chick peas, oatmeal). Fruits and vegetables are carbohydrates too and very good for us – but stick to 2-3 fruits/day to ward off sugar cravings. 2. Cardio is best for fat loss. Nope. Cardio is great for the heart. Fat loss comes from a well-conditioned metabolism – so building lean muscle tissue and eating frequent, clean and balanced meals are king. Do your strength building in a cardio-blasting circuit and...

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Let’s Discuss Calories

Let’s Discuss Calories

Probably the hottest topic in the world of dieting! I will divulge what considerations are necessary for calories, when it comes to shedding body fat. If you want to skip my intro on why I don’t have clients count calories, go ahead and skip to the second half. :) No, I don’t advise my clients to obsess over counting calories. Rather, I teach them proper portions of foods, and to choose the best foods in each category of macronutrients: proteins, carbs and fats. Once clients learn, through practice and tracking, what the correct portions and the best options are and how to put meals together, they are then consuming the correct amount of calories for them....

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Video: Why NOT to Cut Out Carbs

If you’re looking to get lean and healthy and small and fit and strong and tight and HOT, cutting carbs is not the way to go. I’ve gone on and on about this, but many are still not listening. Joy McCarthy, from Joyous Health backs me up in this video. Anybody who wants a flat stomach should check this out. Give up, and give in. Cutting carbs does not work for sustainable fat loss.

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The Simplest Ways to Eat Clean and Stay Lean

The Simplest Ways to Eat Clean and Stay Lean

So, I’ve just been composing a quick sheet of pointers for a class I’m speaking to tomorrow, regarding nutrition. I’ve tried to keep clean eating as simple as possible for the members of this class – of course there is so much to know, but here are the most important points highlighted: - always eat within an hour of waking up to get your metabolism running for the day - get in some starch with breakfast (oatmeal, whole grain bread) to fuel the brain immediately - eat every 3-4 hours throughout the day to keep blood sugar levels stable and burn┬ámore fat - every time you eat, include each of the macronutrients (protein, carbs and fat) to┬áround...

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