Categorized as: Meal Planning

The 5 Worst Foods FOR Your Joints

  Every day, millions of people have a hard time exercising because of shoulder, knee, back and elbow pain. What most people — and even most doctors — don’t know is that one of the major causes of pain is actually… food. Here’s what you should focus on removing from your diet if you want to double your recovery process and get pain-free faster than with just pills:   The 5 Worst Foods For Your Joints: 1) Sugar. This one is obvious. Nothing damages the digestive track like sugar. The medical community…

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Don’t be a Victim of Portion Distortion

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It’s no secret that people are larger in 2016 than ever before. Waistlines have expanded over the last twenty years and studies show that portion sizes have grown as well. Researchers from New York University found that average portion sizes started to grow in the 1970’s, rising quickly in the 1980’s – and this phenomenon hasn’t shown signs of slowing. A “large” order of fries from McDonalds’ weighs the same as 1998’s “Super size” fries. And it doesn’t stop there. Check out these eye-opening figures, provided by the National Institutes…

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Carrageenan: The Natural Ingredient You Should Ban From Your Diet

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Carrageenan: An unnecessary ingredient could be irritating your gut! By Leah Zerbe Sometimes eating something natural isn’t good for you. Many food manufacturers—even some makers of commercial organic foods—are adding “carrageenan” to foods like yogurt, chocolate, soymilk, and even ice cream to give the foods a thicker consistency and to make low-fat versions taste fuller. Derived from red seaweed, it’s often added to beverages to keep their ingredients from separating; you’ll find it in many nutritional shakes, milk products, and milk replacements. The ingredient even crops up in certain frozen dinners,…

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Eggs And Cholesterol

Cholesterol the good and the bad

On New Year’s Eve we had the pleasure of entertaining many of our closest friends and family members, quite a few who stayed and crashed at our place. Upon awaken, the obvious answer to the question “what’s for breakfast?” was eggs. You see, I like eggs and tend to eat a lot of them. I mean, who doesn’t love a good omelet, right? Now, I’m sure you’ve heard a time or two before that you should be mindful of consuming too many eggs as their cholesterol content is rather high….

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Double Your Fat Loss With These 4 Steps

double your fat loss with these steps

Double Your Fat Loss with These Steps Winter is upon us, and you want to drop that fat as soon as possible. If this is your first time cutting using these 4 simple steps will save you a lot of wasted time and frustration. After reading this article and applying 1 or all of the 4 tips outlined here you will be well on your way to getting shredded, and being leaner, and healthier this summer.  Although it still takes time to get as lean as possible, utilizing these tips…

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Tricks to Boost Your Metabolism

tips to boost your metabolism with a las vegas personal trainer

Do you ever wonder to yourself, “I need all the help I can get!” when it comes to your metabolism? If you’re like me, you may not have the greatest genetics or have been blessed with a rocking metabolism. Let’s avoid all the “sciency” stuff. Your metabolism is your ability to burn fat at rest (for instance, while you’re reading this). Now because you’re over 30, your metabolism may not function as well as it used to. I remember being able to chug all my friends’ milk shakes in high…

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Can Gluten-Free Foods Make You Fat?

Gluten-free meal plans in las vegas

You’ve seen stars like Oprah Winfrey and Gwyneth Paltrow touting the benefits. Dozens of new products have appeared on the shelves of your local grocer. And you’ve seen gluten-free options popping up on restaurant menus and in bakeries. With all this fanfare, you may wonder if “going gluten free” is just another food fad… or if it could be the path to a better body and healthier life.Today, I will show you why a gluten-free diet is a wise and healthy choice. I will also show you how a gluten-free…

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WARNING if you eat yogurt!

Did you know that almost ALL yogurts are flat out bad news for your waistline? “Light” yogurts, for instance, are absolutely terrible for you, and for more reasons that one. First, most “light” yogurts are loaded with artificial sweeteners and/or high fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of the top 3 WORST ingredients you could ever consume.  First, as it’s name suggests, it’s made of primarily fructose, a sugar that easily spills over to fat storage when consumed in sizable quantities. And artificial sweeteners are…well…artificial.  Do…

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Staying Committed To Your Weight Loss Program

how do you stay committed to your workout program?

I am not going to lie, staying committed to your weight loss program is tough. Achieving your health and fitness goals is a lot of work. Even when people hire me as their personal trainer, it still requires some self discipline to eat healthy and do the extra cardiovascular required to see results. Some clients eventually fall to the wayside not staying committed. To give you the best possible chance of staying committed to your weight loss program and succeeding, I will give you some of the best tips I…

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Skipping Meals Leads To Muscle Loss & Fat Storage

Skipping Meals Leads To Muscle Loss & Fat Storage   By Las Vegas Certified Personal Trainer Mark Lani  In today’s on-the-go world, fast food has become, for some, a necessary part of daily life. Unfortunately this often means chowing down on grease, salt, and more grease, a habit, which inevitably leads to weight gain. So the dilemma stands—you need food on the go, but $.99 cent burritos end up expanding your waistline. With all the carbohydrate hype and fad diets out there, it’s confusing to the average consumer on what…

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