If I had a nickel for every time a client told me that “sugar makes you fat” I’d probably be on my way to affording my very own candy shop. Anyone who hasn’t done their research on the components of sugar and human physiology would agree: If you want to lose weight, cut the sweet stuff out of your diet first and poof! The pounds will melt off. But is it really that simple? In my years as a researcher and science student, I’ve come to learn that nothing is as black and powdery-white as it seems. I’ve said before that the health industry hasRead More →
PROTEIN. It’s the answer to all things bodybuilding, and maybe life in general for those living the “Bro way”. The golden chalice of youth and gains is filled with chocolate-flavoured whey and chicken breast. But how do us mere mortals know how much protein we need to take in every day? And why is protein such an important aspect of getting that optimum, muscular physique? . Is protein the golden macronutrient for muscle growth? Eating protein does one essential thing for our bodies: it increases Muscle Protein synthesis (or MPS). MPS refers to the rate of protein synthesis of actual muscle fibres. This isRead More →
Start off your day with something easy, healthy, and delicious! This low-fat recipe will ensure you’re properly fueled for the activity you have planned, and keep you full so you’re not reaching for that Snicker’s bar later.
All you need is a blender/magic bullet and a go-get-em attitude (because who shouldn’t have one of those?)… Be sure to use cooking spray for your pan/griddle/waffle iron to ensure minimal mess.
Print Recipe Bali-inspired Peanut Sauce If you’ve ever been to southeast Asia, you know they take their fresh food seriously. While in Indonesia, I had the pleasure of attending a cooking seminar run by locals. It may have been one of the best decisions of my trip, and the peanut sauce is SO GOOD, I’ve been sharing my Canadian-version ever since. Mix it into your favourite veggie/noodle/rice stir-fry and prepare to have your world changed! Course Main Dish Cuisine indonesian Prep Time 10 minutes Passive Time 2-3 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos3 tbspRead More →
How do I track my macros or calories without writing everything out? Writing down every food we consume is tedious and time-consuming and, let’s face it, so last decade. I mean, who even knows how to write anymore? Don’t they just teach emoji-grammar in school? Luckily, with a few tap-tap’s of our thumbs, fitness apps on our phones or tablets can do all the calculations for us, and even tell us how many macros we have remaining throughout the day! There are plenty of calorie-tracking apps you can download on your phone that take the grunt work out of tracking. Here are 5 I thinkRead More →
You’ve been there. Standing in the grocery store making a major philosophical, ethical, and economic decision- holding a bag of organic carrots in one hand and a bag of non-organic in the other. You may remain there for a minute or more, weighing the pros and cons of your choices and, once you’ve made the steely resolve to live a longer, healthier, happier (but a little bit poorer) life, you put the non-organic carrots back on the shelf and the organic carrots in your shopping cart. You feel a sense of satisfaction, and maybe a little pride, making the decision to spend the extra twoRead More →
Ever been.. ahem.. “plugged up” and taken a supplement like Metamucil or bran to help get things moving again? Ever binged on an excessive amount of your favorite fruits in the summer and “paid for it” later? I think we’ve all been there once or twice. FIBER is an important part of our diets, and we always hear that we need to get more of it, but what is it really and why is it so beneficial? Turns out there’s a much more substantial side to dietary fiber than just helping us, uh, “go”. Fiber is a component of plants that the human body cannot digest inRead More →