Consumers are becoming more aware of what food products are available, how they are produced and end up in our supermarkets, but when it comes to organic foods it can be difficult switching old purchasing habits for what seems to be smaller in size, more expensive, and less commercially available. There are many reasons for
During the May long weekend I competed in my very first bodybuilding competition, training and competing in the Figure class. It was definitely a new goal I quickly picked up as my business bring a personal trainer had grown and I wanted to expand and open up some more learning experiences.
What are some of the healthiest foods I should be eating every day? I’ve broken things down into some of the most important foods/nutrients you want to be consuming on a daily basis, many of which have substitutions and alternatives if you do not care for one particular food like fish in getting your omega-3
Native to Peru, maca (scientifically called Lepidium meyenii) is a plant in the broccoli family that gets divided into categories based on root colour: purple, black, red, and yellow. It’s challenging to keep up with how many different beneficial supplements there are for general health and things get even further complicated looking at desired niche
Artificial Sweeteners! There are several things you could eliminate from your routine that would have a big impact for your overall health. Artificial sweeteners (five examples: saccharin, neotame, acesulfame potassium or ace-k, aspartame, and sucralose) are definitely one of the top food products to ditch. There is no question that even naturally derived sugars can
A very popular question personal trainers and nutritionists get asked no matter what the fitness goal happens to be revolves around counting calories. Is it counting calories really necessary for weight loss? No, not really… but I will say that in the beginning, and as meal plans and programs change it can be quite useful.
There is no one size fits all for meal frequency as it all depends on your lifestyle requirements. The old school 3 square meals per day doesn’t work for most people to lose or maintain a healthy body weight, control cravings, and sustain a good energy level throughout the day. 4-6 smaller meals tends to
You can lose 5 lbs or more in 5 days if you have a special event like a wedding or vacation fast approaching, but it’s going to take some discipline and planning to execute. I use the term weight, because you won’t be able to lose 5 lbs of fat in 5 days… but you
A question I get asked quite often is what I typically eat in a day which does vary depending on my goals, but the bulk of how I set up meals, snacks, and the pre/post workout nutrition is the same. Some may think nutritionists are food snobs constantly judging everyone’s shopping cart… and I still
Ultimately, the post-workout “window” is only significant to those who have mastered their pre- and intra-workout nutrition. Once you have this down then you will want to focus on what comes after the workout. Supplements are beneficial for timing and convenience, but don’t be fooled that they’re your only options. Eating a solid meal has