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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The time of year to get in shape

So here we are again... the time of year where the gym gets busy, people talk constantly about their resolution to lose weight, and the regular exercisers cuss the number of people in the gym. I just had a client tell me how much he hated the gym this time of year. All I can say is at least they are trying to get in shape. The odds are they won't but every year a very small percentage of people actually stick with it. What intrigues me is the people that stick with it all the time... not so much people that are already in shape, but people that have lost a significant amount of weight and have kept it off. One person in particular is a lady that I work with. She has lost 160lbs and has maintained it for 7 years. She works hard, but really knows what it takes to be successful. You can follow her story on facebook at

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What losing 50 lbs looks like!

Great Job to my client Shane. He lost 55lbs fat, gained 5lbs muscle and lost 20% bodyfat!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How to Slow Down the Aging Process

How to Slow Down the Aging Process

The Fountain of Youth is a popular legend that still lives on since Ponce de Leon allegedly scoured Florida in 1513 to find it. The idea that a magical spring can reverse the process of aging is one that still intrigues many people today. Although no one has yet discovered the Fountain of Youth or another way to reverse the process of aging, there are many ways that it can be slowed.

1. Limit Calories.

If you want to feel younger and healthier, it has been shown in documented scientific studies that calorie restrictions will do just that. If you simply limit the number of calories you consume in a day, studies show that you will live longer. Of course the key to successful calorie reductions is to limit the foods that you eat to those that are full of nutrients. Try to reduce daily calories by 25%, this is a great place to start.

2. Connect with People

The healthiest and longest lived people are statistically shown to be those with many connections to people and things outside themselves. Research has shown that people with few connections outside themselves are typically in poorer mental health, poor physical health, and often die prematurely. Take time to connect with those around you and to develop hobbies that you have always wanted to pursue.

3. Exercise Regularly

This is a huge benefit both to body and mind. Studies have shown that exercise is as effective in combating depression as an anti-depressant. It keeps muscles toned, strengthens bones, increases circulation, lowers blood pressure, and improves blood sugar management. It keeps oxygen flowing to the brain and improves its function. You should try to always include both cardiovascular exercise and weight training.

4. Focus your Mind

Never underestimate the incredible power of your mind. In a recent breakthrough scientific study, painstaking effort went into reconstructing a complete environment that made elderly test subjects feel like they were living in the 1980s. They were carefully monitored and compared to other elderly test subjects who were observed in the present day surroundings. It was shown that those who were surrounded by reminders of the 1980s behaved like they were 20 years younger. They were physically capable of doing things that they could do 20 years ago, all because their mind responded to visible cues in their surroundings!

5. Be Wise With Your Diet

It is important to know what foods will help your body to be strong and healthy. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, low fat dairy, whole grains, and lean meat for protein. Another excellent source of protein to help you feel much younger is whey protein. This is an all-natural protein source that comes from dairy and it is best taken as a supplement. It is highly recommended by health professionals because it helps your body generate lean muscle. This is very important if you want your body to respond to your youthful and vibrant mind. Make sure to get whey protein isolate, this supplement contains 90% protein and is the most cost-effective way to make sure you are getting enough protein every day.

For more info on whey protein, visit Top Form Supplements.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sweet Potatoes / Yams

Sweet Potatoes have a very different nutritional profile than regular potatoes, with increased amounts of beta-carotene and antioxidants. Sweet Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, and a good source of potassium, fiber, and vitamin B

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Eggplant receives its deep, rich color from a flavonoid called nasunin, a potent antioxidant that protects cell membranes from damage. It's also believed that eggplants may be beneficial to the central nervous system. Eggplants are available year-round, but their peak season -when their flavor is highest- is August through October.