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New Year Newness

New Year, New You.  Oh my goodness, all I can do is roll my eyes at that.  You don't have to wait until the new year to work on your health!!!  Good lord!!  And honestly, doesn't that message give people an excuse to wait?  

Eat More Protein

Every individual is diffferent, but many people are not consuming enough protein.  The reason protein is so important is because protein requires 25-30% of  the energy it provides just for digestion, absorption, and assimilation while carbs only require 6-8% and fat requires 2-3%.  That means eating protein is actually thermogenic and can lead to a higer metabolic rate. This means greater fat loss when dieting and less fat gain during hypercaloric diets.

Conscious Weight Loss Part II: Setting Intentions, Goals & Action Steps

We discussed if you are ready for change in 

Conscious Weight Loss Part I: Are You Ready?

Gluten Free Equals Weight Loss?

If you know somebody who is gluten free, raise your hand. I bet your hand is raised, mine is too. Being “gluten free” is a popular dietary lifestyle right now, and in many cases it is beneficial or even necessary for the individual. When done right, eating gluten free can be great for maintaining healthy weight and body composition. You may be surprised however, to find that eating gluten free does not automatically equate to making healthy food choices!

INSANE

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  -Albert Einstein 

It Is Too Soon To Give Up

How is everyone doing with the new year's resolution? Is it somewhat difficult to keep all your goals in view? Have you slipped off the bandwagon and thought to yourself, what's the point?Stop and think to yourself...it is too soon to give up. Keep telling yourself that... every day, every hour, every minute, each and every little slip up...it is too soon to give up. Call your confidant for a powwow, or better yet, make it a moving meeting: bike, walk, skate, etc., doing what makes you smile and open up, to help break through the stalemate.

Protein: When?

I came upon an interesting report which tested two theories on when it was best to consume protein. On each test, the group ate three meals a day.

Gain Maximum Muscle Tone by Lifting Heavy Weights

Understanding Muscle Tone and What Makes a Muscle "Defined"

Oops, I did it again

Ok, I know that sounds misleading, but I did actually. My training today takes me to a few wellness centers (Piedmont Healthcare) where we do group exercise. So, I am challenging and pushing hard, our post New Years workout when I noticed 2 new members hiding in the rear. Normally I meet and greet everyone but was running late between facilities so did not get a chance. Well, suffice to say they were spent after a few minutes, when one of them commented "how are these other members keeping up?'.
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