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    Eating Before Exercise

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    Expose Healthy Food Impostors

    The colors look vibrant: green, red, and orange among the juicy fruits that show up on the food package. Chunky nuts are part of the...
  • The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

    The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

    The bagel you had this morning with 40 grams of simple carbohydrates will rapidly spike your glucose response.  This will stimulate the rush of insulin...
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    Read All About It: Nutrition Labels

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    Just Say Yes to NO

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    Diet Trends: Pass or Try?

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    Blast Away Belly Fat

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    Enjoy the Holidays, Skip the Weight Gain

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Expose Healthy Food Impostors

Expose Healthy Food Impostors

The colors look vibrant: green, red, and orange among the juicy fruits that show up on the food package. Chunky nuts are part of the mix with golden honey melting over the delicious fruit mix. Along with the mouth-watering image, it reads: “Made with whole grains and real fruit.” You are quite certain this is...
Kids Stuff: Should Teens Strength Train?

Kids Stuff: Should Teens Strength Train?

I still remember when I was 13 and doing my first barbell squat. I felt like the female version of Arnold Schwarzenegger on muscle beach. Yet, when I shared my achievement with my parents they were worried about me harming my spine and bone mass. Twenty five years after that initial barbell squat, I am...
A Winning Pair: 8 Food Combos for Better Wellness

A Winning Pair: 8 Food Combos for Better Wellness

Have you realized how many pills may you take daily without notice? After your workout you feel your muscles burn and automatically reach out for acetaminophen. At breakfast, you may take a multi vitamin with some “added benefit claim.” And maybe at night an Ambien pill is your best friend for a good night sleep....
The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

The bagel you had this morning with 40 grams of simple carbohydrates will rapidly spike your glucose response.  This will stimulate the rush of insulin to drive glucose into the cells. This reaction is particularly good after exercising when easy digestible carbohydrates (eaten along with protein) allow the muscle building amino acids to repair the...
Start Up Your Fat-Burning Machine, Part 2

Start Up Your Fat-Burning Machine, Part 2

Here is part two of my article on what your muscles need to keep their mass up and running at high performance. (Read part one here). Protein amounts and timing: studies show that protein intake is critical to preserve and to increase body mass. Your muscles need the right mix of amino-acids, the building blocks...