Calories and Optimal Food Intake – Part 2

In the Paul‘s last post we looked at the basics about calories and metabolism. Now let’s see how calories affect weight management: Whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain weight, or gain more, calories matter. Calorie restriction is counterproductive and does not work because when you consume less energy than your body requires, the body adapts.Continue reading “Calories and Optimal Food Intake – Part 2”

Food, Food and, Yes, More Food!

Allow me to introduce my latest contributor. Kevin Cooper, Personal Trainer and Business Manager at Pinnacle Performance has been running in the fitness industry “marathon” since 2001. “Lots has been learned and more to be achieved” is his comment when asked to describe himself. I am very excited that Kevin will share his vast insights.Continue reading “Food, Food and, Yes, More Food!”

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

When looking for quick fix which can help me keep up with my protein intake I make this ever so easy snack balls. You can add honey, maple, agave syrup or sweetener of your choice but for me less is more 😉 All you need is: 2 TBS of organic peanut butter (I use organic,Continue reading “Peanut Butter Protein Balls”

Adrianna on: Cravings vs. Addiction

By Adrianna McDonald About cravings… All humans at one point or another in their life experience food cravings. Women are especially susceptible because of the hormonal changes throughout their monthly cycle or other stages in their life (pregnancy, menopause). You get this strong desire for a taste of something very specific either it is sugary, salty,Continue reading “Adrianna on: Cravings vs. Addiction”

Adrianna on: Macronutrients vs Calories

By Adrianna McDonald You may wonder is a calorie just calorie? Do I eat whatever I want as long I’m in a calorie deficit? Well, lets make it clear… Calories are indeed a measure of energy and weight, change depends on the balance between: energy in vs energy out. Energy out can be: physical activityContinue reading “Adrianna on: Macronutrients vs Calories”

Adrianna on: The Truth About Salt

By Adrianna McDonald Previously in the bodybuilding industry, and still in many world organisations, salt is seen as bad but there is a major difference between processed table salt and real sea salt. Sodium (in salt) is an essential electrolyte which carries out vital functions in the body, from maintaining fluid balance and regulating blood volumeContinue reading “Adrianna on: The Truth About Salt”

Adrianna on why fats are important

Many times we have been told that fats are the source of all evil when it comes to our health. However, this is not always the case. By choosing the right fats you can improve your health tremendously. Find out from Adrianna all you need to know about what fats are good for you:  AlmostContinue reading “Adrianna on why fats are important”

To Supp or Not to Supp?

A Modern Day Dilemma Supplements… where do I start? In a paradoxical world where some people are malnourished due to scarce resources and other are malnourished due to poor diet one has to wonder what is the best way to get the nutrients we need. Enter the supplements – a modern phenomenon of adding man-madeContinue reading “To Supp or Not to Supp?”

3 Reasons Why Vegetables are Better Than Fruits

We all know that we should eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables per day, but did you know that the majority should be vegetables and not fruits. Why? Here’s your top 3 reasons. 1.The sugar issue Graph made by PhD Nutritionist Alice Callahan For starters vegetables tend to be much lower in sugar thanContinue reading “3 Reasons Why Vegetables are Better Than Fruits”