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When it comes to maintaining and building muscle, Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s), offer a competitive advantage!  Although they are popular with athletes, BCAA’s offer opportunity to accelerate results, improve body composition, and support recovery for anyone looking to maximize their workouts. Muscles require protein to grow and all proteins are composed of just twenty different amino acids. Like the…

We all know that sticking to a healthy eating plan can be a challenge during the holiday season.  Although the next couple of months will be jam-packed with fun and festivities aimed at a derailing your diet, don’t worry! You don’t have to be the Grinch or give up your goals. With these tips you can enjoy the holidays and…

Next time your sweet tooth starts taking control, fight back with these tips: Reach for Water and Fruit  Instead of reaching for a cupcake, fill up with a glass of water and fruit.  The combination will not only fill you up, but also help re-train your brain to enjoy a natural sugar threshold fruit provides. Dive into Distraction When you…

Despite the rumors, research does not show celery to contain fewer calories than it takes to digest — so, according to MayoClinic.com, it doesn’t have “negative calories”. Still, this healthy vegetable has a place in your diet plan. While no single food can cause weight loss, eating celery can help you reduce calorie intake and get your fill of vitamin…

If you’ve been looking into protein and feel a little overwhelmed, you’re not alone.  With so many types of protein available, it’s only natural to feel confused and uncertain of which protein to use and when.  Taking in enough protein is essential for optimizing your training results and supporting your goals, but selecting the right type and coordinating timing of…

Cooler weather can bring on the sniffles!  Fight back and boost your immunity now with these tips. Skip the Sugar Emphasize foods with a low glycemic (low sugar) index such as whole grains, legumes, lean protein, vegetables, and heart healthy fats.  Enjoy fruits in moderation, and avoid added sugars found in sauces, baked goods, candies, and refined grains.  This helps…

When its game time, it’s easy to rush the buffet table and let the energy of the moment wash over you!  Before you know it however, you’ll be needing to add in more than a few extra workouts of your own to burn off those extra calories!  With a few upgrades, you can still enjoy your favorites, and keep your…

Dieting is no picnic, and the confusion caused by conflicting information from various sources can make it extremely frustrating. With so many supposed experts, popular diets, weight loss pills and other gimmicks pulling you in different directions, it can be hard to sort through to the truths. Arm yourself with the facts and avoid some of the most pervasive diet…

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