Low Carb Day? – The Why & Tricks of the Trade

The Why At first the thought of a lower carb diet was somewhat scary for me. Initially, I was nervous I wouldn’t have the energy needed during the day. I was scared I’d miss all my favorite foods. However after about 3 months of a lower carb plan and carb cycling, I couldn’t be more…

Benefits of using a Fitness Tracker

10,000 Steps a Day. Do you recognize this number? This matches the Center of Disease Control’s recommendation of at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. 10,000 steps a day also roughly equals about 5 miles. While, most ‘fitness trackers’ may have originally gained popularity due to their ease of counting and tracking your…

Meal Prep Tips

You can’t out-train a bad diet. Fact. If fat loss is the goal, know that 1 lbs is equal to burning 3,500 calories. This means that to lose 1 lbs in a week, you’d either want to workout and burn 700 calories PER DAY… or plan your nutrition in a way that allows you to…

#Recipes Quest Bar Jello Cubes

 Nutritional per bar (makes 6): 43 Calories, 1.75g fat, 4.8g net carbs, 6g protein Ingredients:  1 Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Bar 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (120ml) 1 package sugar free fat free strawberry jello mix 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein 1 cup water sweetener if desired Method:  Microwave Quest Bar for 10 seconds. With a…

Ways to Stay Motivated to Workout During the Winter

Even with Day Light Savings Time, the winters ( especially here in Chicago ) seem like a tough time to get moving and get to the gym. Doesn’t matter whether you prefer to work out in the morning or evening. There’s something about cold, darker days that is depressing. Here are some tips that help…

Recovery Therapies, Acupuncture, Cupping, Cryotherapy

Heavy weight lifting, contact sports, sitting in an office cubicle all day… all lead to stiff muscles, painful joints and an unhappy me. Using the right recovery technique is key whether you want to build muscle, gain strength,  or heal an injury. There are many many types of therapy. Recently I have explored these three….