When it comes to nutrition, many people are still newbies. Newbies need to just make healthier food selections. For example, if a newbie starts having oatmeal instead of the traditional boxed breakfast cereal that is a big improvement. However, if have been following and applying the tips in this 52 Weeks to Better Nutrition and a New You series, then you are well past the beginner phase. As you continue to progress your nutrition, you can take things to the next level by not just avoiding unhealthy foods, but by choosing healthier versions of healthy foods. Now, when it comes to this topic, many people hear the word "organic" and immediately put up a wall because they think they cannot afford it. Therefore, in addition to looking at healthier versions of foods, I'll also give you some low-budget tips to help you afford to eat better than you currently do.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
The fitness and nutrition industry (like any other industry) is constantly changing as new trends come and old ones go. When it comes to eating for optimal health, performance and body composition, you want to continually seek to learn improve your eating. However, when a trend it is at its peak of popularity, how do you know how to effectively apply the good aspects of it without being side-tracked by the bad? Also, how do you avoid adopting parts of the trend that are not appropriate for you? To assist you with answering these questions, in week 48 of our 52 Weeks to Better Nutrition and a New You series, let's look at some nutrition trends and establish a habit of being trend-wise both now and with future trends to come.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Are you an athlete looking to drop some "dead weight" and improve your sport performance? Or are you someone who wants a hard, toned athletic body like your favorite sports heroes? Either way, Athletic Training for Fat Loss is for you!
I wrote this book with two people in mind:
As a university Strength Coach, I have seen first-hand what happens to an athlete who gets leaner - everything improves! Speed, vertical jump, agility and endurance are all enhanced - if you do it properly. In addition to these benefits, you also reduce your risk of injury. With a lighter body, you have reduced impact with every landing and foot strike. This greatly reduces the wear and tear that sports place on your body.
The Everyday Person (who wants to look and feel like an athlete)
I also wrote this book for the everyday person who wants that athletic look. You are not interested in the skinny-fat look of many runners, nor the bulky steroid-induced look of a bodybuilder. Rather, you want lean, toned athletic muscle. You also like the idea of knowing that your body is ready to jump into a pick-up game of your favorite sport, do outdoor recreational activities or be ready for a real-life emergency.
Either way, this book is for you! Here is a break-down of this book and some of the unique features it offers you…
Monday, 18 November 2013
As we near the end of this 52 Weeks to Better Nutrition and a New You series, it is not just enough to avoid unhealthy foods. Now it is time to take your nutrition to an even higher level by specifically trying to add more superfoods into your menu. Here are some of the best!
Thursday, 14 November 2013
|Are you confused about|
what diet to follow?
In today's information age, each day brings countless (and often conflicting) new diets and nutrition resources. What are you do? Should you become vegan, eat Paleo, go on a raw food diet, eat right for your blood type, eat every two hours or fast intermittently? The answer is simple: quit trying to follow someone else's diet and start figuring out the right diet for YOU! At list point in our 52 Weeks to Better Nutrition and a New You series, we have covered a lot of basic nutrition information. Once this is in place, one of the next important steps is to move to individualizing your diet based on the 3 essential tests that your diet must pass. If you cannot pass these tests, then your diet is wrong for you!
Friday, 8 November 2013
Here is a challenge for you: go into your local store and try to find a healthy, reasonably-priced, high-quality protein bar. This one has always baffled me. I stand there in the protein bar section picking up one bar after the next and then quickly putting it down because I was not willing to make the nutritional compromise the bar offered. However, you are busy, always on the go and looking for quick ways to keep up your nutrition program to support your training goals. Should you be using protein bars? Are they healthy? Are they a helpful way to get your required nutrients when you don't have time to cook, sit down and eat a regular meal? In week 45 of our 52 Weeks to Better Nutrition and a New You series, let's look at these questions...
Thursday, 31 October 2013
"How many calories should I eat?" I chuckle inside every time I hear that question because 99% of the time it is asked by someone who should not be asking that question. I always want to respond to this question with one of the following questions: "What did you eat for breakfast this morning?" "How many calories are you currently eating?" Or are you willing to daily weigh and measure your food and consistently count your calories?" For the average person, calorie counting is not necessary - they are not at that level and they need to be focused on the basics. However, if you reading this, then chances are good that you are not training and eating to be an average person. As we near the end of this 52 Weeks to Better Nutrition and a New You series, let's look at calories. Is it true that a calorie is a calorie? And, should you be worried about counting them?