1) Workout Partners: Meant for everyone?
*Al made an excellent point last week. His friend at the gym who he doesn’t even train with, but sees to chat afterwards wasn’t there…something was missing, he was less motivated to come back next time.
Continue reading Workout Buddies? Dried Fruit?
Is being injected with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin really the best solution for fat loss?
The “hCG Diet” is everywhere! Is being injected with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin really the best solution for fat loss?
*pregnancy hormone in women, now available online to purchase?!?
Continue reading The “hCG Diet” is everywhere!
QUESTION: Is a low fat diet necessary for fat loss?
-definitely NOT, we have proven over and over again that our bodies need various fats for optimum function. Especially monounsaturated fats and essential fats
*Is a high fat diet that bad for you?
Continue reading Myth Buster: “Is the LOW FAT diet finally dead?”
Q: Aric, you normally recommend apples in many of your meal plans. Why?
A: We have always known that apples are a great fruit options for many reasons. They contain lower glycemic carbs and fibre. It is more “insulin regulating” that watermelon for example.
Continue reading An apple does more than keep the doctor away
Myth Buster: With warmer weather approaching, many people are asking, what can I drink? (and I don’t mean water!) IS WINE REALLY GOOD FOR YOU?
-in science wine presents what is known as the “French Paradox”. Ie) drinking alcohol is normally an activity with HIGH
Continue reading BEWARE BEER DRINKERS. SUMMER IS COMING AND THE BUBBLY IS NOT THE BEVERAGE OF CHOICE!
The Easter festivities are over and hopefully everyone avoided gaining weight!
Grade “C” Easter plate: roast beef, mashed potatoes + gravy, dessert (cake), alcohol
Note: remember that our body’s ability to burn fat is highly reduced when the liver metabolizes alcohol!
Grade “B” Easter plate:
Continue reading Aric dishes out the grades. Did you pass?
Everyone’s family has a notorious SLOW EATER! They seem to take forever to chew, swallow and enjoy their food! Is this really a bad habit worthy of criticism?
*Not at all! Benefits include:
i) Increased time for “mechanical digestion”. Breaking food down into smaller parts,
Continue reading Slow down…mealtime is not a race
Why do you even need a post workout carb?
-Replenish muscle cell and liver glycogen stores: this is our primary energy source, especially during shorter, higher intensity bouts of exercise. Our blood sugar is often quickly utilized and subsequently sugars must be liberated from their
Continue reading Many options for a post workout carbohydrate
Let me preface this review by saying weight loss ultimately comes down to energy balance. If someone restricts their calories enough, they will lose “weight”. Likewise, you can also lose weight efficiently despite having consistently elevated insulin levels. However, WHEN certain macronutrients are consumed
Continue reading Caloric deficits, insulin and muscle preservation
-lean meats (tuna, salmon), low calorie (if portions controlled), healthy fats (omega 3’s in fish, especially salmon)
-high sodium (cured fish and soya sauce), refined grains (white rice has the fibre removed, shown to be worse for obesity), not balanced nutrition (ie. only
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