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Protein is one of the biggest macronutrient necessities in the body. It is needed to repair, rebuild and replenish damaged muscle tissue after exercise. So whether you’re a power lifter, marathon runner, or a bodybuilder, if you want your body to perform at its peak, you need ample amounts of protein.
Whether you are a newbie or seasoned veteran, every gym-goer should have a bag with a few essential items! You might not have any idea what to bring if you recently just started going to a gym. Seasoned veterans, you might be missing something you never thought of stocking your gym bag with.
Summer is almost here and you want to show off the hot body you’ve been working towards, but there is still one problem, you can’t seem to shake the stubborn fat stuck to your love handles! It seems like the fat is holding on for dear life! You have two options: give up hope and live in denial of your muffin top, OR do something about it and add components to keep the fat burning at a maximum! Fat burners really do work when you use them correctly and can be the missing piece to your fat loss puzzle.
Ever notice how the majority of women in the gym can be found where the cardiovascular equipment is? Are you one of those women, the ever so popular, “cardio bunny?” Don’t get me wrong, cardio does help to burn fat; however, it is not the end all be all of training. In fact, it is only a small piece to the body recomposition puzzle. You can do all the cardio you want, but if you do not have any muscle mass underneath it, you will never see the tight midsection so many of us strive for. It has been demonstrated through years of combined scientific research and real world application of the VIVO 360 Program that muscle helps burn fat.
It is impossible to avoid all health related misfortunes – you can drink all the orange juice you want, but you may still catch a cold. Just because there are things in this life that you cannot control doesn’t mean you should not take precautions to lessen your chances. Here are three easy changes you can make to start living healthier.
We have all heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” Have you heard that a breakfast rich in proteins may also prevent unhealthy evening snacking? According to a study done by Heather Leidy, “eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar foods in the evening”.1
How many times have you asked a buddy to work out with you, only to get shot down by their excuses? Here are 10 commonly used excuses, with rebuttals. Hopefully after a little more persuasion, you can get their a$$ in the gym!
Ever wonder what the people mean when they say ‘GMO’?GMO stands for genetically modified organisms, which happen to be very prevalent in our foods today. According to USDA economic research service as of 2011, 76-96% of corn crops have some sort of genetic modification depending on which state they are grown in. According to women's health magazine March 2013 edition, the average person consumes 193 pounds per year of genetically modified organisms in their food! While I have to admit I do not eat organic foods frequently, after seeing this staggering number of genetically modified organisms in the market today it made me think about my diet.
Results from a two year study published on September 19 in Food and Chemical Toxicology, revealed that mice who were fed either a diet of Monsanto's genetically modified maize sprayed with Roundup, Monsanto’s brand of weed killer, OR drinking water with levels of Roundup similar to what is found in US tap water were much more likely to die and at an earlier age in addition to other health problems.*
So, here we are at the end of Phase 2 and you’re all eagerly awaiting the results. As you know from my “End of Phase 1” blog, I was down 14 pounds and feeling good. My body had finally adjusted to having carbohydrates every third day, and I was a lot less cranky than I thought I would be with the lack of carbs.
Mom always said “you must have breakfast; it is the most important meal of the day.” Well it looks like mom was right again. Below are three of the many studies showing the positive effects of having breakfast.
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