5 SIMPLE Memorial Day Tips for a Guilt Free BBQ

Memorial Day is the unofficial commencement of BBQ season—but it doesn’t also have to be the end of your healthy eating strategy. We published this over at Livestrong.com and wanted to get you the information as well for wherever your Memorial Day plans may take you.   Use our tips to navigate a flavorful Memorial Day weekend, without any of the guilt. Healthy Slaw Coleslaw is a BBQ staple, but it’s usually loaded with fat and calories.  Instead, try a “naked” slaw: Rather than adding mayo, swap it out and go for a fresher recipe. Here’s what yo…
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Ditch These Common Diet Tips

The diet tips, tricks and strategies are coming fast and furious this time of year… The official "start" of beach season is just days away.  I’ve heard some in the fitness industry refer to it as "Judgement Day."  The day when pools and beaches open and bathing suits come out. Not to build too much around this time of year … but it is interesting how our blog and associated fat loss questions have been on fire lately.  Surely there’s a connection. But what if the advice you’re reading is steering you in the wrong direction? H…
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Count Down to Fitness Success and Keep Your Motivation Drive Alive

Got another great article from our trusted friend, Tom Venuto … we loved this article he wrote, so wanted to share it with you…fantastic take home points for permanent success!  __________________________ Count Down To Fitness Success And Keep Your Motivation Drive Alive By Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS www.BurnTheFat.com There are many fantastic ways to get focused and motivated to begin a diet or exercise program, but often the most difficult thing to do is keep that drive and ambition alive for more than a few weeks and see your goal through to completion. Within just wee…
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Kentucky Derby, Training, and YOUR Why

You may have heard that the Kentucky Derby is this weekend — Saturday, May 7th, to be exact. This week in Louisville is crazy … parties, Gala events, parades … and of course horse racing. We took Ella to some events around Derby so she could enjoy the horses, Parade, etc.  And she even made her own Derby Hat.  And of course we couldn’t help notice the size, musculature, and beauty of these elite horse that will be competing against one another… But that brings me to my next point. These horses are worth millions of dollars.  They costs millions to bu…
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Whey Protein Boosts Metabolism?

I was reviewing some research for a project we’ve been plugging away at over here… …and came across a very cool new study published just last month about boosting fat loss: Protein choices targeting thermogenesis and metabolism. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Mar;93(3):525-34) First, some background. Protein increases metabolism more than carbohydrates and fat.  So you eat protein with a meal and what’s called the "thermic effect of feeding" increases more to digest, breakdown, and metabolism the food.  The higher the caloric burn, theoretical…
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8 Reasons Why You Keep Falling Off the Diet Wagon

I was talking to a friend of mine the other night, Tom Venuto, fellow "New Jersian" … and, no, Snookie did not come up anywhere in our conversation.  Tom is the author of the bestselling book "The Body Fat Solution" (that you can find in any major book store) and many #1 ebooks over the years as well.  Most notably, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. While talking, of course the conversation went to training and nutrition, and Tom mentioned he had a great article to share, so today we wanted to give him the floor (or the blog) rather than reinvent the wheel. _______…
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