Pre-workout Supplements

Pre-workout supplements. Which one is best? Which one should I take? The truth is, there isn’t a perfect answer. I’m sure you aren’t surprised. Unfortunately I could send each one of you home with a sample of any pre-workout and I’d be willing to bet that half would say they loved it and half would say they didn’t. I’ve had this same conversation with people at GNC more times than I can count. Start small. Many companies offer pre-workout powders that feature modest amounts of caffeine and some amino acids to support your training and recovery. AmiN.O. Energy from Optimum Nutrition and BCAA Energy from EVL are two that immediately come to mind. These products feature about 100mg of caffeine per serving (around 8oz of coffee) both sourced from natural coffee and green tea sources as well as amino acids as I mentioned. These are only two potential pre-workout options like this and there are many others. The nice thing about these products is that you will have more control over your caffeine dosage. If you want to adjust your serving size you can take a little more or less without worrying about the 10 other potential stimulants or “focus” ingredients that may interfere with your comfort level and tolerance. If you feel like you need a little boost then try and find a product to help. A family of 5 will not buy a sports car, they’ll buy a minivan or SUV. Same concept here, don’t try and find a little energy boost and then buy a pre-workout that will make you feel like MC Hammer just because the guy at the store said it was good. Be modest and mindful of other sources of caffeine you may be consuming throughout the day. Keep asking questions! We’re here to help!

Pre-workout supplements.  Which one is best? Which one should I take? The truth is, there isn’t a perfect answer. I’m sure you aren’t surprised. Unfortunately I could send each one of you home with a sample of any pre-workout and I’d be willing to bet that half would say they loved it and half would … Read more

Korean Meatballs

Korean Meatballs

Ingredients:Meatballs•1 egg•1/2 tsp salt•2 tbsp milk•1/4 cup breadcrumbs•1 lb ground chicken/ tukey/ or beef•1 tbsp gochujang paste or srirachaThe Korean BBQ Sauce•1/2 cup coconut aminos•1/2 cup water•2/3 cup brown sugar•3 tbsp rice vinegar•2 tbsp gochujang (substitute with sriracha) •1/2 tsp white pepper powder•4 garlic cloves, grated•1 thumb sized ginger, grated•1 tbsp corn starch•1 tbsp waterInstructions:The … Read more

More Help To Get You Through the Allergy Season

More Help To Get You Through the Allergy Season

We’re going to continue discussing supplements that can offer additional relief during the boom and bloom of Springtime allergy season. Last week, we included information on Vitamin C and Quercetin and how they can have an antihistamine effect within the body. This week we’ll look at other supplements that may be useful to us both … Read more

Six Tips For Staying Properly Hydrated

Six Tips For Staying Properly Hydrated

WATER. Did you know in terms of importance to our health, it comes in second only to oxygen. In super, EXTREME cases, the human body can survive up to 6 weeks without food, but only one week at most without water. While we know it’s important, the majority of us are not drinking our fair share. Especially over … Read more

Here’s A Little Information on Zinc

Here’s A Little Information on Zinc

Zinc is the supplement focus this week and is vital to us in many ways. As a trace mineral, Zinc is necessary but is not needed in large quantities because a little goes a long way. Though taken in small amounts, Zinc plays a role in cell growth, healing, building proteins and healthy immune system … Read more

Are You Taking Your Vitamin D? You Should!

Recently we did a mini-series on the benefits of Vitamin D! The numerous benefits of this important vitamin are something to revisit. We are all wishing for more sunshine and increased immunity so this crucial vitamin deserves even more attention and consideration. Supplementation of Vitamin D is beneficial across the board supporting our overall health and … Read more

Nach-O Usual Nacho Casserole

Ingredients:2 large sweet potatoes sliced into 1/4 inch round slices 1 bag of mini sweet bell peppers, sliced in half1 lb turkey burger1/2 cup of black beansSprinkle of cheddar jack1/4 cup ricotta or queso frescoTaco seasoningSerrano or jalapeno peppers (optional)Fresh salsa (optional)Roast sweet potatoes and mini peppers in either air fryer (makes them nice and crispy) … Read more

“I’m Not Allowed To Drink Anything!”

“I’m Not Allowed To Drink Anything!”

Do you ever feel that way? Don’t drink juice. Don’t drink soda. Definitely don’t drink alcohol. Don’t have fun. Just kidding, but seriously, sometimes it feels that way. The truth is, usually one of the first steps when trying to drop a few pounds, is to drop the flavored beverages (aka- empty calories!). Increase your water … Read more

7 Tips To Avoid Binge Eating This Holiday

7 Tips To Avoid Binge Eating This Holiday

Let’s face it, for the next week, binge eating or overeating might be a problem. Lots of temptations with food and drinks. If you’re trying to keep your weight down and not hurt the progress you made in the last 12 months, you’re going to need a plan. Check out 7 ways you can avoid binge … Read more

The Cheapest Weight Loss Strategy On The Market

Cheap weight loss

Well, it’s not a supplement….it’s water “I’ve plateaued. I was losing weight and then I just stopped. What am I doing wrong?” I hear this on a regular basis. Usually my response goes something like this, “how much water are you drinking?” “Uhhhhh….” You may or may not know that around 60% of your body weight is made up from … Read more

Honey Sambal Chicken

Honey Sambal Chicken

Chicken breast sliced thin and coated in a delicious honey and samba sauce for a spicy sweet taste that is sure to satisfy. Prep Time: About 20 minutes Cook Time: About 40 minutes Servings: 4Calories: 410-448kcal Carbs: 26-30g Protein: 49g Fat: 10-15gIngredients:2.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced into thin, a little bigger than bite size pieces. 1.5 cups cooked rice … Read more