Saturday, November 30, 2013

Control the Damage From Overeating

Here's what you need to know...
  • Any meal over 750 calories (not including the peri-workout nutrition period) results in a measurable amount of fat storage, regardless of macronutrient profile.
  • Glycogen-depleting workouts done before a cheat meal can help counteract its detrimental effects.
  • Eating a low-glycemic meal a couple of hours before a big meal can improve carbohydrate tolerance and quell the appetite.
  • Taking thermogenic and nutrient-partitioning supplements before pigging out can undo much of the damage.
  • If you ignore any or all of the preceding tips, you can do a modified Pulse Fast the day after the meal to set you right.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Fat Burners: Do They Work?

Fat Burners: Do They Work?

Over the years there have been many new supplements that have came to market promising the world. How does one know what to use? What actually provides a good return on the financial investment? Sure literature may show it works, but compared to a placebo, how much did it work? 1% better? With so much competition for our supplement budget it is essential that a bodybuilder on a limited budget purchase supplements that work.

So, what supplements really work to burn fat? In this article I will attempt to discuss the supplements that I feel are worth the money and that I believe should be in everyone's arsenal.(e.g., calcium).

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Low Fat Apple Cake

Low Fat Apple Cake

Nutritional Info
  • Calories: 248
  • Protein: 5.0g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.0g
  • Fat: 5.0g
  • Cholesterol 85mg
  • Sodium 354mg
  • Potassium 109mg
Preparation Time 15 min
Cooking Time 50 min
8 servings

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Ultimate Home Workout for Women

The following are a few simple exercises that you can do at home that require no specialized other than basic equipment that you may find around your home that you can do to tone up and look great!
The object of the workout should be intensity, so rest no more than two minutes at the end of each circuit before starting the next one.

Other tips: Perform 8-12 repetitions of each exercise (resulting in failure at the last rep), and work up to four to six complete circuits.

Now before you start, you should warm up properly and stretch. Warm-up exercises and stretching are essential to any workout. Both help prepare your muscles and joints for more intense activity. This helps prevent injury, as well as promoting circulation. Warm-up exercises should be done before stretching.

Warm-up exercises increase the temperature of the body, making the muscles more flexible and receptive to strenuous activity. Warming up should slightly increase the heart rate but not to the level experienced during your workout. The warm-up should be intense enough to increase your body temperature but not strenuous enough to cause fatigue. A rule of thumb might be to work hard enough to break a mild sweat.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Eating a Rainbow Every Day

Though you can’t literally eat a rainbow, you can consume a rainbow of colors in your produce.  Because beneficial vitamins and phytochemicals are found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, to get enough of them in your diet means consuming a spectrum of produce.  Certain colors are equated with certain nutrients*, too, such as orange and the antioxidant beta-carotene.  Foods sharing the same color have specific properties that target specific diseases.  Cancer experts recommend eating from each of the following rainbow groups daily as a measure of prevention: