• Nutrition

    Vegetarian Differences in Practice

    Vegetarian differences vary a bit between many people who call themselves vegetarian. There are those who eat their diets based on moral or philosophical reasons. There are those that eat based on health concerns. Some have obvious allergies or react badly to different foods. There are those that eat according to religious ideologies.¬†There are a few technical terms for the vegetarian differences if you want to go look them up. There are lacto and ovo and pesco etc. etc. etc. If you go to the message boards and other places where people can leave comments you’ll find quite a few opinions about vegetarian differences. One problem you might find is…

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    How to Weigh Out a Food Portion

    In my most recent book The 100 Calorie Diet Plan¬†(available in Print on Amazon and Createspace, and for Kindle and for Nook ebooks) I explain a food portioning scheme based in part on accurately weighing out specific food portions of 100 calories each. I’ve had a few people ask about the details on how to do this, so as a supplement to the book, here is a brief article showing an example. A food portion of almonds In this example food item, Salted Almonds, the Nutrition Facts Label tells us that 28 grams of almonds is 170 calories. Since we’re looking to have a 100 calorie portion of this food…

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    Waterbury Diet Testing – Fasting Phase

    I recently attended a personal trainer workshop with Chad Waterbury, trainer of UFC fighters and long-time contributor to T-Nation, a website devoted to many types of weight training and diet. On Saturday we were given the opportunity to learn about the “Waterbury Diet“, which is a variation of “The Warrior Diet”. This diet is based on intermittent fasting or periods of low and high calorie consumption to stimulate the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. These are known generically as (respectively) “Flight or Fight” and “Rest and Digest” systems. The theory is that if you tweak them just the right way, you’ll take advantage of the fat loss properties of the…

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    Healthier Chocolate Yogurt

    Now with Raspberry Protein Yogurt Recipe Below Sadly, the yogurt you buy in the store is mostly some form of sugar, sometimes a lot of fat, and pretty processed. If you look at the nutrition information, it’s really just a snack, probably a bit healthier than a candy bar, but if you want the most bang for your caloric “buck” so to speak, you can do better. My favorite recipe for a high protein low fat low sugar “snack” with probiotics is: 6-8 oz fat-free plain yogurt 1 scoop/serving dry protein shake mix powder stir well and chow down I prefer BSN Syntha-6 Protein Powder because it mixes quite well…