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Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

5 Ways to Minimize Damage from a Holiday Meal

Posted by Trainer Aaron on November 24, 2010


Thanksgiving is coming up tomorrow, and everyone is getting ready for a great meal. However, recent studies have shown that the average American will consume between 3000-4000 calories over the course of a Thanksgiving Day. If you want to be able to enjoy your Thanksgiving, and minimize damage to your waistline, then here are a few tips for you. These tips are great for any holiday or event where you might be expected to eat a lot. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Should I Have After a Workout?

Posted by Trainer Aaron on October 7, 2010


Most people already know about the post-workout meal. It’s already in every muscle and fitness magazine every issue. But what few people know is how to do it properly.

After a workout there are two things going on in your body that you need to take advantage of Read the rest of this entry »

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What Should I Eat Before a Workout?

Posted by Trainer Aaron on October 4, 2010


Pre-workout meals are very important. If you eat the wrong things, you’ll eliminate your drive and energy; and if you don’t eat at all, you can have a hypoglycemic reaction (low blood sugar) and run the risk of passing out in the middle of your workout.

The best thing to do is eat a decent meal (solid food, protein containing) about Read the rest of this entry »

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Thoughts on Salt and Sodium

Posted by Trainer Aaron on September 17, 2010


As a Trainer and Nutritionist I get this question a lot: “how much sodium should I be taking in each day?” While I admire people’s curiosity and their attempts to do things right, my answer is often that I don’t count sodium, nor do I recommend that my clients watch their sodium intake. My honest opinion is that there’s no point. It’s not to say that eating a ton of salt is a good thing, but I believe this is a case of not being able to see the forest for the trees. It’s looking too closely at something, that simply is one of the symptoms of a crapy diet. A good diet, is not one that is low in sodium, but one in which sodium is not an issue. 10,000 years ago people didn’t go around watching their sodium intake. In fact, many people couldn’t even get enough salt.

“So what is your sodium solution?” Read the rest of this entry »

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6 Reasons You Need Fish Oil

Posted by Trainer Aaron on September 13, 2010

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The Caveman Principle

Posted by Trainer Aaron on September 6, 2010

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Drink More Water, Lose More Weight

Posted by Trainer Aaron on August 30, 2010


Most people are walking around in a perpetual state of dehydration. Today we are told by marketing that when we’re thirsty, we should have a soda, or a “sports drink” or some type of vitamin-water drink. All of these are options that merely 100 years ago would have been almost impossible to find. In some cases we are told that these are even better for us than water. Guess what, that’s not possible.

Water is what our bodies are designed to drink. 5000 years ago water, and maybe a little wine every now and again, would have been our only real options. Our bodies aren’t meant to consume these sugary imposters. When is the last time that you drank real, pure water? How often do you consume soda, lemonaide, ice tea, coffee, or some other sweetened beverage, including the “diet” ones?

Water serves a number of purposes within the body. It helps Read the rest of this entry »

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