What Should I Eat Before My Next Workout? (No Time)

If you are pressed for time and a meal behind for your workout, simply eat a piece of fruit about thirty minutes before your workout. Fruits contain the sugar fructose which is relatively low on the glycemic index. This is good because you will not have an insulin spike and the post hypoglycemic effect (low… Continue reading What Should I Eat Before My Next Workout? (No Time)

What Should I Eat Before My Next Workout? (Bonus Tip)

If you are pressed for time and a meal behind for your workout, simply eat a piece of fruit about thirty minutes before your workout. Fruits contain the sugar fructose which is relatively low on the glycemic index. This is good because you will not have an insulin spike and the post hypoglycemic effect (low… Continue reading What Should I Eat Before My Next Workout? (Bonus Tip)

What Should I Eat Before My Next Workout?

For best results, try to consume your pre-workout meal approximately two to three hours before training. Giving yourself about two hours from the end of your meal and the start of exercise will ensure that the majority of your meal is digested and will prevent gastric upset. Have slow burning carbs and a lean source… Continue reading What Should I Eat Before My Next Workout?

Gate Keeper

Every seven weeks I give several (up to 14…) orientations for prospects looking to get into our 6 week body transformation challenge. Sometime during that orientation I promulgate my ideas about training and nutrition. Here’s one… ‘You Get Strong In The Gym…You Lose Fat In The Kitchen’ This is likely the best and most honest piece… Continue reading Gate Keeper

Grill Out…Steak On

BUTTER STEAK ON THE GRILL Heat the grill high for about 10 minutes 16oz. Butter Steak cut into four 4oz. pieces. (Butter Steak available at COLONIAL MARKET, Bridge Ave. Point Pleasant) Rare is always best, but grill pieces to everyone’s specs. Just do not do well done…You will serve time in purgatory if you do… Continue reading Grill Out…Steak On

Choose Your Battles

“In this corner, standing at 5’6” and weighing in (again) at a voluptuous 186#, with a record of (we have no idea) this mother of two, wife, nurse, do anything for anybody…hails from Spokane Washington, and is still ranked #1 by her family and friends. Please give it up for Mrs. Kim ‘Kimmy’ Jones!!!! (sudden… Continue reading Choose Your Battles

Protein Before Bed Time For A Shapely Body

We know that post strength training is one of the most optimal times to take in adequate amounts of protein to help repair and build muscle tissue. There have also been many recent studies linking protein ingestion right before bed time to increased muscle protein synthesis, hypertrophy as well as increases in strength as compared to… Continue reading Protein Before Bed Time For A Shapely Body

How Sugar Makes Us Fat

  This post is from my blog on a former site SHIFTXTR.COM May 27th, 2009 Fat plays by some pretty specific rules. Let’s go over some of the important roles both sugar and insulin play in getting us fat . 1. In humans, insulin is the most potent hormone inhibiting lipolysis (breakdown of fat for use… Continue reading How Sugar Makes Us Fat

Does Your Belly ‘Hurt’ Every Time You Eat A Sweet Potato?

Here’s Why… Sweet Potatoes Contain Mannitol… Mannitol belongs to the polyol, or sugar alcohol family. Sugar alcohols, such as sorbitol, xylitol, maltitol and mannitol, are often added to sugar-free ice cream, sugar-free candy and other sugar-free foods because they contain fewer calories and sugar compared with regular table sugar. Some foods also naturally contain small… Continue reading Does Your Belly ‘Hurt’ Every Time You Eat A Sweet Potato?

Has ‘O’ and Weight Watchers Cracked The Code On Obesity And Disease?

I wrote this as a draft back in November, 2015. After Oprah’s infamously dumb ass ‘I love bread….I eat bread…every single day’ tweet this past week I felt compelled to publish this post without even looking at a re-edit. Thank you Oprah for the tweet…You have succinctly made my point described in this post. A… Continue reading Has ‘O’ and Weight Watchers Cracked The Code On Obesity And Disease?