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Herbs and Spices


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Dried Herbs & Spices Asafoetida – Used as a digestive aid in Indian cooking, asafoetida has a strong odor that mellows out into a garlic-onion flavor. Achiote – Reddish-brown paste or powder ground from annatto seeds with an earthy flavor. Used primarily in Latin American dishes like mole sauce, cochinita pibil, and tamales. Allspice – Similar to cloves, but more…

Let’s eat out!


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We all do. Eat out that is. All work is boring; we are human and yes, “YOLO” (you only live once) as your children and your own heart have surely told you more than once. There is nothing wrong with some indulgence once in a while. Let us consider what the nutritional impact is.   Two cocktails What is a…

Gym Essentials


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When you work out, you need to wear clothing that can handle both the movement of your body and the sweat pouring out of you. This means appropriate sneakers and attire should be worn. An outfit that includes a shirt that can handle sweat, a pair of shorts that hit above your knee, and sneakers that can handle all your…

Want to lose fat?


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In response to emails and messages I have received over the last couple of weeks, here is what you need to know to put together a successful weight (fat!) loss plan. Your body is adapted to hold onto fat as a survival mechanism. We needed the capacity to store energy to survive periods of famine, and fat is a very…

Cardio for Fat loss


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It is important to consult your doctor before you start a cardio vascular exercise program. At the gym, I have seen people running for extended periods of time at very high speeds, completely short of breath and sweating profusely. I have also seen people cycling away at a relaxed pace and checking their Facebook page on their smart phones. If…

Why you should stop eating fast food


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  Fast Food is a major public health hazard. Because it is so convenient and cheap, it is sometimes hard to resist. Many people crave the taste of their favorite fast food burgers or fries, which makes it even harder to pass up. Unfortunately, fast food can be one of the unhealthiest options out there when it comes to your…

Why you should stop drinking Soda


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Weight gain A 355ml can of coke contains 140 calories and 39g of carbohydrates (sugars). A 160lb man working on a fat loss program would aim to consume no more than 60 to 70g of (low glycemic index) carbohydrates in a day. A single can of coke can wipe out an entire day’s gains if you are working towards fat…

Why you should not skip breakfast


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The name “breakfast” refers to breaking the fasting period of the prior night. Your body responds to not eating for hours and hours by slowing down or diminishing its metabolic rate and burning fewer calories to conserve energy. By eating breakfast, you wake your metabolism up and get your engines burning those calories you need to burn to lose weight. Eating…

Common Nutrition Mistakes


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Everyone has been there and done that – made common nutrition mistakes, that is. Unfortunately these mistakes cost us the success we feel like we’re working SO hard for. Here are a few of the mistakes we all make; these are the pitfalls to avoid: 1. Trying to out run your fork Proper diet and nutrition is key; weight-loss goals…

What are Macronutrients


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When we talk about weight loss, many have the misconception that skipping meals is a good way to lose weight. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Skipping meals can lead to craving for food, binge eating and as a result, weight gain. This is because you are more likely to overeat and choose high calorie, high fat foods when…