Month: October 2016

Eating for Size: Before & After Your Workout

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You hit the gym hard day after day… but are you getting the most bang for your buck? How you eat before and after your workout plays a huge role in the results you see. Here’s what you should look for in the meals that bookend your gym time. PRE-WORKOUT When it comes to packing […]

Tomatoes: Secret Weapon for Builders

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A team of University of Iowa scientists has found a new compound that helps build muscle and burn fat… and you can find it at the grocery store right now. These scientists have identified tomatidine, a compound produced when digesting alpha-tomatidine, as a key to muscle building and fat loss in mice. This compound, found largely […]

Kale Chips: You Can’t Have Just One

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Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: 1-2 Ingredients 1 large bunch kale, tough stems removed, leaves torn into pieces 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp sea salt Instructions Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). If kale is wet, thoroughly pat dry with a paper towel. Drying is critical. A salad spinner makes […]

Eggplant Pizza Bites

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Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 40 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1 small eggplant, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 (14 ounce) bottled pizza sauce 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Instructions Preheat […]

Fitness for Lunch

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In an ideal world we’d all go to bed at a reasonable time, arise refreshed after at least seven hours of sleep, and enjoy plenty of time to exercise before taking on the day. We live in the real world, however. And often times, things just don’t work out that way. Maybe in your real […]

Grocery Shopping Tips

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When you are trying to lose weight or even just maintain a healthy-eating lifestyle, a trip to the grocery store can feel like entering a battlefield. Everywhere you turn, you’re assaulted with the sights and smells of not-so-good-for-you foods. It’s enough to sway even the staunchest of will powers and good intentions. If that’s a […]

HIIT & The Zone: The Best Way to Burn Fat

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In an effort to shed unwanted body fat, many dieters and exercisers embrace the idea of performing slow, steady-state aerobic exercises such as a light jog on the treadmill or a slow hike up a stairclimber. Until recently, this long duration, slow-paced type of exercise has been hailed the ideal way to lose weight as […]

30 Excuses for Not Working Out

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Today is all about EXCUSES.  Your excuses. We asked for your most creative, common, and outrageous excuses for failing to exercise. Here is a list of the most popular and most absurd ones. Some of these are funny and some are just inaccurate. You’ll probably find yourself guilty of some of these while laughing at […]