Flexible Dieting

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Eating plenty of nutritious foods is important for overall health and longevity (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25073782 ), but there are no foods that directly cause weight loss or weight gain. Sugar isn’t your enemy and “healthy fats” aren’t your savior. The key to understanding these “shocking” statements is understanding the concept of “energy balance” (https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/healthy-weight-basics/balance.html ) which is […]

Calorie Deficit

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Eating too much or too little for your goals may sound simplistic, but it’s one of the most common traps that prevents millions of people from reaching their weight goals. And it revolves around one simple fact… If you don’t plan or track your food intake, and simply eat according to your appetite, your weight […]

Fat Cells

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Fat cells contain two types of receptors for catecholamines that are diametrically opposed in function. These are known as alpha- and beta-receptors and while the physiology is quite complex, it boils down to this: alpha-receptors hinder lipolysis and beta-receptors trigger it. Thus, fat cells with a high amount of beta-receptors are relatively easy to mobilize […]

Dear Ladies

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Dear Ladies, here are a few tips for those of you who are working towards building a stronger, leaner body: 1. For the most part, your training and nutrition shouldn’t be different from that of your male counterpart. 2. If you want to look leaner and more „toned”, you, usually, have to lose some fat […]

Clean Eating

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You thinking it’s all about “Clean Eating”? I’m all for eating a bunch of nutritious foods, but if you are one of that person who thinks that’s all it takes to lose weight or build muscle, you’re so mistaken! Sure, those fundamentals include providing your body with enough vitamins and minerals through nutritious foods, but […]


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Every carb is digested into glucose. Yes, in the end, the cookie turns into glucose just like the cup of peas for instance. Sure, the cookie turns into glucose faster, but that’s the only difference. The cookie has a bunch of monosaccharides that are quickly metabolized whereas the peas have a bunch of oligosaccharides that […]


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Water flows through every cell in our bodies, supporting blood flow, toxin removal and production and transmission of important enzymes and hormones. If your body has too little water, these essential functions will be compromised and that can lead to serious chronic health conditions. Drinking good, clean pure water helps our bodies to perform at […]

Objective Motivator

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The role of a personal trainer is to serve as a fitness and health expert who has the insight, skills, and capabilities to establish a safe and efficient fitness and exercise program. A fitness instructor must also have the ability to instruct and assist people in regards to reaching their personal health goals. With that […]