Posts Tagged "metabolism"

Check Yourself (Workout Checklist)

Check Yourself (Workout Checklist)

In honour of January being the month that more people than usual have fitness on their minds, I’d like to round that out with some details of working out that I will hope you remember to apply. Many of you will know these things, but some don’t, and some will have simply forgotten. I know this because when I run into people at social gatherings or when people tell me what they do for their workouts, as they love to do, I have that internal battle of “Do I risk sounding annoying and correcting them so that they aren’t wasting their time in the gym?” Ooh, I hate that circumstance. So I’ll use my platform here, and then when I run...

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Saghi: Movie Snacks – Things Done Changed

Saghi: Movie Snacks – Things Done Changed

This past week I’ve been staying on top of my food making sure I have a good balance of protein and veggies. A challenge for me has been snacks throughout the day. Jess has helped me by giving me a list of snacks I could have. The key to a snack is to make sure it includes a protein. For example if I have a fruit, I must pair it with almonds – or if I have a rice cake I spread it with all natural almond butter, or have it with a hard boiled egg. These snacks help prevent me from munching on baked goods or other processed and high in sodium snacks, because they include protein, carbs and fats and keep me satisfied. The other day my fiancé and I were watching...

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Ryan: My Stomach Hates Fast Food Now

Ryan: My Stomach Hates Fast Food Now

Hey ya’ll, Relatively uneventful week/weekend. (Jessica says: Ryan, with you, uneventful tends to be a good thing.) I did however fall victim to a new burger joint opening up near my office. This burger joint has incredible choices, few of them are healthy. I stuffed myself with a burger covered in ranch sauce (ranch sauce, Ryan?!), cheese, onion rings etc. for lunch, and felt sick until I went to bed (like 12 hours later). It is nice to see that my body isn’t as used to handling that garbage as it once was. Back when I was 230lbs I wouldn’t have had any trouble with a meal like that. Work out wise I kept it simple this week: strength work outs, running, and yoga!...

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Ask The Trainer

Ask The Trainer

Q: If I could only do one workout, out of yoga, pilates, cardio or strength training, what should it be? A: This answer has two parts. The thing that will work for you the best is whatever you LIKE the best. Why? Because you will do it more consistently and frequently. And the more you move, the better! But, if you like all of the above equally and are very results-driven, well then I would have to say that circuit training, which combines cardiovascular bursts (such as burpees and mountain climbers) with multifunctional strength moves (think lunge with bicep curl, chest press in a bridge position) is the most effective way to train. You’re getting more work...

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X-Weighted Asked Me…

X-Weighted Asked Me…

About water consumption / hydration. Here is what I had to say: One of Your Best Health Helpers: Water

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