Eating less processed foods is going to give you more energy and help you maintain a healthy weight. The more nutrient dense foods you consume the less high-calorie, low nutrion foods you will eat. Go ahead and eat some pizza...can you make the pizza at home using high quality whole foods rather than purchasing a frozen or fast food pizza? Focus on the quality of the ingredients and putting high-nutrition foods i
Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. So why do we typically skip breakfast? The answer for most of us is probably a lack of time. In fact, most Americans rarely stop their busy lives to eat throughout the day. By the time you get home you are starving. You consume one large meal then sit in front of the TV drained of energy from your hectic day. Sound familiar?
It goes without saying that the best way to eat is to have 'meats, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.' Trust me, I've experimented with every fad diet there is, as well as the recommendations from the FDA, and ultimately my results went up exponentially when I subscribed to the above. However, there's an emphasis today on what quantity of each macronutrient one should ingest on a daily basis.
Over the last 22 months and counting, I have had the privilege of working with a plethora of people each with his/her specific goals. With that being said, one of my favorite parts of my job is to unravel the mystery gift each person brings to the table. This gift being their mind and body.
Being that this is my first ever blog post on the topic of fitness, I figured this topic would be a great place to start. This is particularly applicable for those of you who have hit pleteaus when training. What are plateaus, you ask?
Yoga before mommyhood is competely different from yoga after mommyhood. No more running out th door to get to whatever class I can hit. No more staying at the studio after hours to get my practice in, regardess of time. These days, my yoga mat is often covered with stuffed animals and Dora blanket. Ashtanga yoga is my main practice, and I've always had a home practice, but it's getting harder and harder to fit everything in a day, and get more than five hours of sleep.
BCAAs? What are those? BCAAs are Branched Chain Amino Acids which consist of L-Valine, L-Isoleucine and L-Leucine which is the most anabolic of the 3. The benefits of these powerhouse amino acids include faster recovery from training, muscle repair and helps prevent and delay muscle breakdown. These are just a few benefits out of several.