Shane Mclean's blog

DO YOU TRAIN IN THE MORNING?

 Like to get your exercise over and done with before your body wakes up and realizes what you are doing? Hey been there. But according to Javier Gonzalez Ph. D. you don't need to eat beforehand. People who skipped breakfast and trained in the morning burned 20% more body fat than when they preceded their training with food. "After an overnight fast, your blood has a high concentration of fatty acids that can be used for fuel" said Javier Gonzalez Ph. D.

3 BIG NUTRITION MYTHS

 We need to bust myths because of all the noise and confusion of what is good or bad for you. Here are my top 3. 1. Energy drinks are less harmful than soda- A 16-ounce can of Red Bull or Monster delivers as much as 280 calories of pure sugar, which is about 80 calories more than you’d find in a 16-ounce cup of Pepsi. Wow.

WHY DO I ALWAYS FEEL HUNGRY?

 You might think it has all to do with what you eat. However it has nothing to do will what you eat. The culprit is how you are sleeping. Research published in the Journal Of Clinical Endocrinology( a fancy term for hormones) and Metabolism found that a lack of sleep can impact your brain in such a way that pushes you towards the pantry, not away from it.

PROTEIN

 We all need a certain amount to build muscle, loss fat and recover from our trainings. Men's Health just published a blog called the '10 best protein sources. They are 1. Whole eggs 2. Wild salmon. 3. Cottage cheese. 4. Beef. 5. Greek yogurt. 6. Sardines. 7. Whey protein. 8. Poultry (chicken, turkey, etc). 9. Nuts. 10. Quinoa. What is your go to source? Mine is chicken 

THE REAL SECERT TO LOSING WEIGHT

 You first need to get healthy. Clean up your diet a little. Tell your doctor about those chronic pains you have been suffering. Become more active during the day. If you take care of your body, your body will take care of you.    

IMPROVEMENT

Please measure improvement from what you see in the mirror. Not the buff person next to you at the gym or the photo shopped model in a glossy magazine.   

3 HELPFUL TIPS FOR MAKING A WISE CHOICES AT A FAST FOOD RESTRAURANT.

 1. Pay attention to the descriptions- focus on food with descriptions such as steamed, broiled, or grilled. Obviously avoid anything deep fried or covered in sauce. 2. Drink water with your meal- Soda is empty calories. And as you know SUGAR IS THE ENEMY. 3. Hold the extras: be aware of dressings, spreads, cheese, and other condiments that are loaded with fat and calories.

DO THIS.........NOT THAT.

 Eat your carbohydrates later in the evening , not first thing in the morning. We have all been told that eating our carbs early in the day because that is when we are most likely to "use" them rather store them. Otherwise called insulin sensitivity.

Step Success Formula to Get EXACTLY What You Want in Life

 Please take a couple minutes out your day to read this. Great advice. SUCCESS = Outcome Goals + Process Goals + Action + Accountability + Support + Incentives + The Deadline Let's walk you through those 7 Steps. 1) Outcome Goals - This is simple. If you want to lose 15 pounds in 6 weeks, that's your Outcome Goal. It's your Vision. It's the Destination you want to arrive it in a given time frame. That's Goal Setting 101.

BATTLE

Sometimes half the battle is getting here.... too the gym. Once your here, you are beating the other 80% who do nothing. You are already a winner.   
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