Category Archives: Diets

We all know that there are differences in carbohydrates - high glycemic, low glycemic, simple sugars, starches, etc. And we know that different carbohydrates are absorbed in the gut and appear in the blood at different rates depending on various factors. For example simple sugars are absorbed more quickly than more complex ones, the rate of absorption of the latter depending on how quickly the complex sugars especially in the form of starches, can be broken down and subsequently absorbed.

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Red meat consumption has been a controversial subject for decades. It’s been blamed for contributing to the onset of various diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes, and as a mortality risk. I’ve been writing about the benefits of red meat for decades now, with the most recent short piece three years back titled What about Red Meat?

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Nutrition labeling is mandatory for most packaged food in the United States, and is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The nutrition facts panel typically consists of the following components:

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Born: January 13, 1976
Age: 39
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 204
Accolades: 2009 WBFF World Championships. First African-American male on a U.S fitness magazine cover.
Awards: WBFF, FAME. Former Division 1 Sprinter

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 8 Capsules
Servings Per Container 30
  Amount Per Serving %DV
L-Leucine 3000mg *
L-Valine 2000mg *
L-Isoleucine 1000mg *

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet

*Daily Value (DV) not established

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 5g (3 Scoops)
Servings Per Container 60
  Amount Per Serving %DV
Glutamine Blend (L-Glutamine, Glutamine Peptides, Alanyl-l-glutamine) 5000mg *

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet

*Daily Value (DV) not established

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 60
  Amount Per Serving %DV
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 3mg  150.00%
Copper (as Copper Glycinate) 10mcg 0.50% 
Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate) 113mg 28.25%
Zinc (as Monomethionine and Aspartate) 7.5mg 50.00% 
Proprietary Tri

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Sometimes I forget how easy life seems. I stay pretty lean throughout the year, so when I order one of the gargantuan entrees at The Cheesecake Factory, clean the plate and move on to the apple crisp with the 3 lbs. of whipped cream, I feel the eyes on me. I, however, have a diet where splurging is necessary.

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When I started competing in power lifting in 2003, I was a svelte — even scrawny — but lean 217 lbs. People thought I was lifting in the 198s because I always looked lighter than I actually weighed. As the years passed, so did the weight classes. By 2005, after fewer than two years of competing, I started to hit what was, for me, some good numbers. My bodyweight climbed to a stouter (and more suiting for my height at 5 feet, 10 inches) bodyweight of about 235 to 237 lbs. My squat went from 705 lbs. to a respectable 925 lbs., bench to 556 lbs.

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Every year, as the days get shorter and the weather (particularly in the northern climates) are affected Affective Disorder. About a third have the actual rest can be lumped into the "winter blues" category, weather gets colder, millions of people affected by a condition known as SAD or Seasonal actual SAD, as it is clinically defined, while the category, which many of us can identify with.

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I don't know about you, but I'm in my off season right now. That doesn't mean I head to the nearest fast food restaurant or ice cream stand and blow all my hard work! It means it's a time to enjoy healthy nutritious foods that you may not normally eat in your on season diet. This keeps your mind and body in balance and ready when the time comes to kick things up a notch for the next big show!

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Health And Nutrition

Endurance athletes have long known the crucial importance of potassium, sodium and magnesium in preventing heat stroke and severe dehydration, as well as in avoiding the muscle cramping and injury that can be caused by a lack of electrolytes. These aforementioned trace minerals allow for proper functioning of muscles and are excreted when an individual partakes in physical activity (strenuous or otherwise), hence the importance of these trace minerals in electrolyte replenishment.

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To get lean, chow down right.

The top five fat loss foods that are beneficial to helping you get lean and attain your fitness goals are:

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8 Tips To Speed Up Your Metabolism & Lose Weight

1. Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day- Eating 5 to 6 small meals a day helps to speed up your metabolism and allows you to burn more calories throughout the day.  Eating like this allows your body to work harder more often which will help you to burn more calories throughout the day.

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I’ve heard a lot about carb-rotation diets and how beneficial they can be. Can you describe how they work? 

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What is MicroLactin?

MicroLactin is essentially milk. It contains all the anti-inflammatory properties of milk, including enzymes, cytokines, EGF, antiproliferative agents, and antioxidants (Goldman et al. 1996). However, this milk is different than normal milk because it is taken from "hyper-immunized" cows (which are treated in New Zealand). These "hyper-immunized" cows have been injected with bacteria that trigger an immune response, leading to an increase in antibodies and anti-inflammatory agents.

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Boost Your Metabolism
Fire up your engine and burn that excess weight once and for all with these surefire metabolism boosters

Drink More Water
When researchers measured people's metabolic rate before and after downing about 16 ounces of water, they found a rise in calorie-burning capability. The water had a lasting effect as well: even after 30 minutes, drinkers were using 30% more calories than those who stayed dry.

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Don’t let your off days make you fat!

Saturday and Sunday backsliding can erase your fitness gains made during the week. But here is how you party like a rock star and still feel fit on Monday.

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Here are 7 foods that will help you build muscle, lose fat, and improve your overall health

If you're serious about changing your body, you're probably already eating pretty well, getting plenty of protein for muscle growth and laying off the sugary carbs to preserve your abs. Just the same, we bet you could do even better. If your eating habits aren't quite up to speed, we're here to help you get started. These seven easy nutritional upgrades will build muscle, trim fat, and help to keep your body in peak condition.

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For maximum muscle growth, it's not just what you eat, but when you eat it, that makes all the difference.

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How to set up a healthy carb eating strategy for muscle gain and fat loss?

Most guys who train three days per week take in an average of 3,000 calories per day just to maintain their weight. The following schedule has been designed for a 3,000-calorie diet. If you eat more or fewer calories, you can make adjustments.

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Need a healthy dip to go with your favorite chips? Skip the store-bought stuff and whip up one of these three simple, better-for-you options instead.

  1. Easy Guacamole
    • 2 avocados
    • 1 medium red onion, minced
    • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
    • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice Salt and pepper, to taste

    TO MAKE:

    1. Cut avocados in half, remove pit, and scoop from peel.

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Extreme athletes know that getting shredded is MORE than just cutting weight. Make weight... but don't lose muscle doing it. The following guide was designed for athletes who know that lean machines fight, run, jump, ride, and look better than skinny-fat beanpoles.

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