Weight Loss Archive

  • Podcast: Mitigating Stress and Nutrition for Athletic Performance

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  • There's so many great options there now, but for the sake of brevity, here's a list of 10 of my Costco "staples" that every health conscious kitchen should have:

    How Shopping at Costco Can Help you Get Lean

    There's so many great options there now, but for the sake of brevity, here's a list of 10 of my Costco "staples" that every health conscious kitchen should have:

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  • The everything you ever wanted to know guide to choosing the right bar for you. You know the drill. You’re on the go, in between meetings, just finished a workout,...

    How to Choose a Protein Bar

    The everything you ever wanted to know guide to choosing the right bar for you. You know the drill. You’re on the go, in between meetings, just finished a workout,...

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  • An effective strategy for holiday feasting would be to finish dinner and then “fast” until lunch or dinner the following day, usually 16-18hrs is ample. During the holidays, when it’s not uncommon to have multiple “feasts” per month, using this fasting strategy can effectively save you a ton of calories and the excess fat gain that comes from eating like a pig.

    Strategic Holiday Eating – Eat More, Weigh Less

    An effective strategy for holiday feasting would be to finish dinner and then “fast” until lunch or dinner the following day, usually 16-18hrs is ample. During the holidays, when it’s not uncommon to have multiple “feasts” per month, using this fasting strategy can effectively save you a ton of calories and the excess fat gain that comes from eating like a pig.

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  • Despite the fact that chocolate has yet to claim health food status, it’s reputation is on the rise, as a growing number of research studies suggest numerous health benefits from its cocoa bean base.

    Chocolate: 5 Health Reasons You Should Eat More of It

    Despite the fact that chocolate has yet to claim health food status, it’s reputation is on the rise, as a growing number of research studies suggest numerous health benefits from its cocoa bean base.

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  • When it comes to fitting alcohol consumption into a weight loss plan however, things can get a little tricky. The easiest answer would be “don’t drink alcohol” which for some may be the right answer. But, for those of us who like to get a little tipsy on Saturday nights (and some Sunday mornings), while still rockin’ our hard earned abs, then this guide is for you.

    Alcohol and Fat Loss: Do they Mix?

    When it comes to fitting alcohol consumption into a weight loss plan however, things can get a little tricky. The easiest answer would be “don’t drink alcohol” which for some may be the right answer. But, for those of us who like to get a little tipsy on Saturday nights (and some Sunday mornings), while still rockin’ our hard earned abs, then this guide is for you.

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  • If you’ve been struggling with blood sugar, looking to improve your diet, digestion, and/or want to lose some weight, introducing resistant starch foods may be a step in the right direction

    The Benefits of Resistant Starch for Fat Loss

    If you’ve been struggling with blood sugar, looking to improve your diet, digestion, and/or want to lose some weight, introducing resistant starch foods may be a step in the right direction

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  • Try These 5 Foods That Burn Fat A recent survey by Kelton Research on behalf of Nutrisystem reveals that more than 50% of American women and 25% of American men...

    Eat These 5 Fat Burning Foods

    Try These 5 Foods That Burn Fat A recent survey by Kelton Research on behalf of Nutrisystem reveals that more than 50% of American women and 25% of American men...

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  • Including the words “carbs” and “fat loss” in the same sentence is considered taboo to many trying to lose body fat. The low-carb fad has been well established and a highly promoted form of dieting; media sensationalism would lead us to believe that going low-carb may be your best option for weight loss. But is vilifying and eliminating an entire food group really necessary to achieve your weight loss goals?

    The Best Carbs to Eat for Fat Loss

    Including the words “carbs” and “fat loss” in the same sentence is considered taboo to many trying to lose body fat. The low-carb fad has been well established and a highly promoted form of dieting; media sensationalism would lead us to believe that going low-carb may be your best option for weight loss. But is vilifying and eliminating an entire food group really necessary to achieve your weight loss goals?

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  • Ben Brown, owner of Body Systems Healing & Performance in Scottsdale, Arizona was featured in Scottsdale Health Magazine. His nutrition coaching business is known for offering individualized nutrition coaching programs focusing on fat loss and lifestyle modification.

    Fat Loss Specialist Featured in Scottsdale Health Magazine

    Ben Brown, owner of Body Systems Healing & Performance in Scottsdale, Arizona was featured in Scottsdale Health Magazine. His nutrition coaching business is known for offering individualized nutrition coaching programs focusing on fat loss and lifestyle modification.

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  • More than one-third of Americans now use some sort of ‘alternative medicine’ for the purpose of improving health, of which, nutritional supplementation is heavily relied upon. The use of nutritional...

    The 3 Best Supplements You’ve Never Heard Of

    More than one-third of Americans now use some sort of ‘alternative medicine’ for the purpose of improving health, of which, nutritional supplementation is heavily relied upon. The use of nutritional...

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  • fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are dense sources of cancer fighting antioxidants. Therefore, it’s important to include these nutrient dense foods in every meal throughout the day.

    Antioxidants and Cancer: Are They Related?

    fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are dense sources of cancer fighting antioxidants. Therefore, it’s important to include these nutrient dense foods in every meal throughout the day.

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  • Your outlook on life, your attitude towards yourself, and how optimistic or pessimistic you are may play a significant role in your health. Positive thinking is a habit, or a learned process that requires time and practice.

    Good Health Requires a Positive Attitude

    Your outlook on life, your attitude towards yourself, and how optimistic or pessimistic you are may play a significant role in your health. Positive thinking is a habit, or a learned process that requires time and practice.

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  • Eggs get a bad rap. Are they good for you or bad for your? Should you eat just the egg whites? Or not eat eggs at all? What about ALL that cholesterol? 

Learn why eggs are possibly one of the healthiest foods you can be eating.

    Eggs: Good or Bad?

    Eggs get a bad rap. Are they good for you or bad for your? Should you eat just the egg whites? Or not eat eggs at all? What about ALL that cholesterol? Learn why eggs are possibly one of the healthiest foods you can be eating.

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  • A half-teaspoon (of cinnamon) a day keeps the doctor away: There are a number of powerful natural compounds capable of helping to stabilize and regulate blood sugar levels, and cinnamon...

    Natural Remedies for Blood Sugar Control

    A half-teaspoon (of cinnamon) a day keeps the doctor away: There are a number of powerful natural compounds capable of helping to stabilize and regulate blood sugar levels, and cinnamon...

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  • This is an article I wrote for a local supplement company called Nutrasumma. You can view the article on their website HERE Don’t get caught up in the myriad of...

    Beyond the Benefits of BCAA’s

    This is an article I wrote for a local supplement company called Nutrasumma. You can view the article on their website HERE Don’t get caught up in the myriad of...

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  • Did you know that in order to meet the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamins and minerals, you’d have to eat close to 5000 calories of food, every day! The fact of the matter is we just don’t have the nutrient dense soil of our ancestors and need to fortify those minerals any way we can.

    Coconut Water: Healthy or Hype?

    Did you know that in order to meet the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamins and minerals, you’d have to eat close to 5000 calories of food, every day! The fact of the matter is we just don’t have the nutrient dense soil of our ancestors and need to fortify those minerals any way we can.

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  • There is often a strong connection between the types of foods you eat at your daily meals and your sleep. Of particular importance is when you choose to consume these foods. For example, some people report that a higher carbohydrate meal helps them fall asleep, while others report that a high protein and/or high fat meal helps them sleep.

    The Quickest and Easiest Ways to Sleep Better Tonight

    There is often a strong connection between the types of foods you eat at your daily meals and your sleep. Of particular importance is when you choose to consume these foods. For example, some people report that a higher carbohydrate meal helps them fall asleep, while others report that a high protein and/or high fat meal helps them sleep.

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  • It seems that just because it’s sweet like sugar does not make guilt-free, in fact, it may actually be much worse for you than real sugar.

    The Bitter Truth about Artificial Sweeteners – [How They Make Us Fat]

    It seems that just because it’s sweet like sugar does not make guilt-free, in fact, it may actually be much worse for you than real sugar.

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  • The chlorophyll in these veggies helps flush out environmental toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides, and air pollution. Load up on parsley, spinach, kale, chard, mustard greens, and wheatgrass. Research shows that chlorophyll may also block genetic changes that cause the production of carcinogenic substances in cells. That means they help reduce the risk for cancer and premature aging. Eat them raw, cooked and/or juiced if you prefer, with every meal of the day.

    How Detoxification Helps Lose Weight Fast – [5 Ways you Can Detox Daily]

    The chlorophyll in these veggies helps flush out environmental toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides, and air pollution. Load up on parsley, spinach, kale, chard, mustard greens, and wheatgrass. Research shows that chlorophyll may also block genetic changes that cause the production of carcinogenic substances in cells. That means they help reduce the risk for cancer and premature aging. Eat them raw, cooked and/or juiced if you prefer, with every meal of the day.

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  •  If they can’t figure out how to get lean themselves, then the odds are pretty good they will have no clue how to get you lean. If your goal is to get fatter, then they may be able to help. With that said, your trainer should make it a priority to keep themselves #1.

    5 Rules for Finding a QUALIFIED Personal Trainer

    If they can’t figure out how to get lean themselves, then the odds are pretty good they will have no clue how to get you lean. If your goal is to get fatter, then they may be able to help. With that said, your trainer should make it a priority to keep themselves #1.

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  • Scale weight is an unreliable indicator of fat loss and/or muscle gains. Instead focusing on the two independently, through body fat assessment techniques, like pictures, how your clothes fit, fat calipers, and circumference measurements, are the key to tracking successful changes in body composition.

    Ditch the Scale for Healthy Weight Loss: Part 2

    Scale weight is an unreliable indicator of fat loss and/or muscle gains. Instead focusing on the two independently, through body fat assessment techniques, like pictures, how your clothes fit, fat calipers, and circumference measurements, are the key to tracking successful changes in body composition.

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  • As it turns out, the concept of nutrient timing may not be as important as we once thought. In fact, for most people just trying to lose some weight and feel better, focusing more on what we eat, and how much, rather than when, may be of utmost importance.

    Nutrient Timing: Does When You Eat Matter for Weight Loss?

    As it turns out, the concept of nutrient timing may not be as important as we once thought. In fact, for most people just trying to lose some weight and feel better, focusing more on what we eat, and how much, rather than when, may be of utmost importance.

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  • How to Eat (and Live) for Heat by Ben Brown 2014 is officially upon us and there are actually a few people that have not yet ditched their new years...

    How to Eat (and Live) for Heat

    How to Eat (and Live) for Heat by Ben Brown 2014 is officially upon us and there are actually a few people that have not yet ditched their new years...

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  • I’d like to think that people are generally health-conscious and therefore will take certain measures to be preventative. Supplement use certainly falls into the realm of our “quick-fix” society, and so I don’t think people will stop utilizing supplements. However, I do think it’s important for people to be educated about what they’re using and why…

    Supplements: Do We Really Need Them?

    I’d like to think that people are generally health-conscious and therefore will take certain measures to be preventative. Supplement use certainly falls into the realm of our “quick-fix” society, and so I don’t think people will stop utilizing supplements. However, I do think it’s important for people to be educated about what they’re using and why…

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