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February 28, 2016

Kilometers To Run To Burn Off These Foods

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I seem to be on a bit of a nutrition tear lately. It’s probably because my clinic is going through several weeks worth of nutrition talks and I’m hyper-aware of information. Well, a couple of days ago I found this post on Facebook and thought it was interesting enough to re-post: Some erroneously believe you can eat anything because you exercise and burn “enough” calories. Regrettably, that’s not entirely true. Running and other exercise make you hungry, and usually you’re actually craving protein. These listed products are actually quite heavy in simple sugars, which are really bad for you in general. I don’t fully agree[…continue reading]



February 26, 2016

Top Protein Sources I’ve Recently Eaten

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A while ago I talked about how I’ve been enjoying using MyFitnessPal.com to track my nutrition. In that post I also mentioned that I’ve been focusing on maximizing protein while minimizing calories. Protein is a really important macromolecule for a lot of reasons: The first and most obvious is that your muscles are built and repaired using protein you ingest. Second, and perhaps more importantly, protein makes you feel more full. A pure protein source is about 4 calories per gram. Other than distilled, processed, artificial sources (like the Glutamine I’m taking), it’s almost impossible to get to that level. But, you can get[…continue reading]



February 18, 2016

The Glutamine Experiment

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Along the lines of things I never said I’d do (or do again), I’m taking a new artificial supplement: Glutamine. I’m a little embarrassed that I’m resorting to using another supplement, but I’ll take the chance and document the process for others to see. In the summer of 2012, I was convinced to buy into a system of nutritional supplements called ViSalus. It was essentially a meal replacement or protein powder. I even did weekly updates for about 9 weeks and lost about 9 pounds. Using such an artificial thing kinda worked, but it wasn’t sustainable because I later got all that weight and then[…continue reading]



October 15, 2015

Nutrition Tracking with MyFitnessPal

by pyrad
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As I mentioned in my September review, I’ve been using MyFitnessPal.com diligently for almost a month now. It has been a really eye-opening experience and another motivator for my weight loss journey.     Adding it All Up The principle is pretty simple: Create a free profile, log into the website, and enter each and every item of food that you eat and every exercise that you do. This sounds really hard, but it gets much easier after the first day. On the first day I took photos of all my food and the nutrition labels so that I could[…continue reading]



June 4, 2015

Get fit in the gym. Lose weight in the kitchen

The Never-Ending Weight Loss Battle

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I’m committed now to training this season, I need to eat away at one of the season’s big goals that also appeared on my New Year’s Resolutions: Weight loss. More specifically, I want to lose FAT. Almost everyone wants to lose weight. And let’s be honest, if there was a magic pill or easy way, everyone would jump on it. So, let’s accept right now that weight loss is not easy. http://therunning-yogi.tumblr.com/post/84143021255/maifitblr-100-knowing-you-can-the-rest-will I used to be really fat, probably even obese. In fact, by several measurements including BMI and Body Fat %, I’m still morbidly unhealthy. I identify that I need to[…continue reading]