Posts tagged "calories"
Eating Before Exercise

Eating Before Exercise

You are ready to hit the gym, the road, or the living room for your P90X session. You are neither hungry nor full, but you still wonder—“Should I have something? What if I get hungry in the middle of the workout and hit a sugar crash? Or is exercising on an empty stomach better like...
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...
Keep Your Hormones in Check

Keep Your Hormones in Check

Testosterone, estrogen, and growth hormone (HGH) are an anti-aging trio. Depending on your gender, of course, this group ignites your energy and libido, keeps muscles and bones strong, and your body ripped. However, beginning in your 30s, your hormone production slows down and the consequences are evident—increased belly fat, lost of body tone, lack of...
When Healthy Food is Not Your Taste

When Healthy Food is Not Your Taste

You know that you have to bump up your diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, fish, and other healthy food staples. But there is a problem—you can’t tolerate the taste! So how do you still enjoy the nutrients these superfoods provide to your waist and overall health, without having to eat them? There’s no way...
Read All About It: Nutrition Labels

Read All About It: Nutrition Labels

Losing weight without effort sounds like another 2 a.m. infomercial. But there is some truth to it. Spanish research recently showed that people who read food labels while they shop weigh 9 pounds less than those who don’t scroll the nutritional information. Certainly, this is another way to boost your overall health without sore muscles,...