Tuesday, May 27, 2008

WHAT I ATE LAST NIGHT - turkey burger

Turkey burger is a wonderful alternative to hamburger. Using 99 percent lean turkey reduces fat intake tremendously. Here is the recipe... Take 1 lb 99 percent lean ground turkey, add 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon of diced red onion, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Divide the meat into about 4-5 patties (each will be about 3-4 oz) Grill on the barbecue until the juices run clear. Add to a whole wheat bun (for your starch) add lowfat cheese, or avocado (for your fat). Remember, veggies and lowfat mayo and mustard are free.


Travis Bradford receives the dubious client of the week award for the 26th of May. I have been working with Travis off and on for a couple of years. Travis is one of the hardest working clients I have ever worked with. He really pushed himself, and wanted to succeed. I have to say congratulations on keeping the weight off for 2 years. He has lost a total of 31 pounds of Fat, and increased his Lean Muscle Mass by 6 pounds. The following pictures are his before, his after, and then 2 years later. Way to go Travis!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Coolist Waterbottle EVER!!!!

This has got to be the coolest water bottle ever! The biggest problem clients have is remembering to drink their gallon of water and TAKE their supplements each day. This bottle helps with both. With 22 oz capacity, and a built in supplement carrier in the bottom of the bottle, drinking the water and taking your supps has never been easier!! You can purchase one of these for only $8.95 by clicking the following link!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Water Wait???

Funny story, I had a client the other day that thought he should have lost weight on his first week on the program. I informed him that most people actually gain weight their first week due to an increase in eating more food and drinking more water. He continued to tell me that he was going to lose weight his first week. Now the funny thing is during his first follow up visit, he gained a little weight, not a lot, like a pound or so. He couldn't understand why, and I had to tell him again that he was drinking a lot of water and eating more, and that is going to count as a lean mass increase. Anyway, later on in the appointment, he was still trying to figure out why he had gained. I noticed however that he was chugging on his water bottle throughout our appointment, so I told him I wanted to weigh him again because I thought his weight would be higher from drinking the water. Sure enough, he went up another pound on the scale just in the half hour he was meeting with me. The point is DO NOT LET THE NUMBER ON THE SCALE worry you! It is normal for your weight to fluctuate 5 pounds in a day! So remember to not worry what the scale says! DRINK YOUR WATER!


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