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Monday
Aug262019

How to eat when you're stressed

Each day we encounter a number of different physical, emotional, physiological, chemical, nutritional or environmental stressors that we need to respond or adapt to. Whether it’s stress induced from a workout, the pressure to hit a deadline, harsh chemicals looming in the air or mending a difficult relationship, the way your body physically reacts to stress will always be the same—the same physiological systems will be involved and the same hormones will be released. While not all stress is bad, when we experience too much for too long, there can be serious consequences to our health. 

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Monday
Aug192019

Effective ways to get back to healthier eating

The buzz of summer is coming to an end, and while transitioning into a new season never goes quite as planned, there are some smart ways you can capitalize on the change of pace to get back to healthier eating habits. Whether you’ve been off track for a week, a month or maybe even longer, try implementing these effective strategies that can yield big improvements to your nutrition.  

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Monday
Jul012019

Workout nutrition hacks 

Exercise itself is merely a stimulus for change. The purpose of exercise is to induce stress on the body (e.g. mechanical stress, metabolic stress, nervous system stimulation). It’s not just to burn calories or to get our hearts pumping. Exercise is a tool we need in order to force our bodies to change.

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Tuesday
Nov172015

Protein Intake for Strength Training Gains

We know that strength training is key for maintaining and building muscle mass, but the best benefits come when these fitness endeavors are matched with appropriate nutrition adjustments.

This includes the addition of extra protein.

But even that's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

How much protein do we really need? And when is it best timed with our workouts?

Check out the answers to these questions and more as Paul unpacks the appropriate role of protein in a strength training program and the specifics that research suggests regarding optimum dose and timing. 

 

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Sunday
Oct042015

Feel the Love – from Foods That Nourish You More!

Adopting a Healthy Way of Eating means optimizing our health and getting more from our daily food choices!

A good diet should always be our first source for essential macro- and micronutrients, but some food options offer a better return than others!

See what dietary sources can nourish you more for these four vitamins and minerals. (And for more ideas about top food sources for specific nutrients, check out my earlier post that highlighted additional essential nutrients!)

Now for today's list... As always, it’s better to get a variety of healthy foods in your diet to gain a wide range of critical nutrients versus just going after improving any single nutrient. Let these lists be a helpful guide for your optimum choices!

 

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Thursday
Aug062015

Top 6 Nutrition Misunderstandings

Every day it seems we run into a hundred different nutrition recommendations.

Whether they’re the packaging claims for foods we see on the supermarket shelves or the magazine covers at the checkout, the health features on the nightly news or the Facebook articles that show up in our daily feed, we’re inundated.

Some of these claims offer us good food for thought, while others have more agenda than truth behind them.

With our exposure to media stories, food industry advertisements as well as shifting medical messages, it can be difficult to identify the misleading claims and debunked truths. Below I’ve ranked what I consider the top six nutrition misunderstandings. See how many you’ve heard, believed or even practiced at one point in the past.

 

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Thursday
May212015

8 Ideal Foods You’re Not Eating

You know the general guidelines for the Healthy Way of Eating, but how can you maximize the good you get out of every meal?

The answer can be the specific foods you choose.

Some foods naturally have more nutritional bang for the buck so to speak. Let these “ideal” choices help you optimize your nutrient intake and health gains!

I challenge you to add at least one of the following (if not all!) to your healthy eating regimen and reap the benefits.

Whether you’re just beginning your weight loss/health journey or you’ve been committed for years, these eight foods can offer a boost to your everyday efforts.

 

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