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Summer Foods

by Bea July 20th, 2017| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
One of my favorite things about the summer time is fresh produce. Fresh produce contributes many positive benefits towards your diet. If you are trying to lose weight this summer, fresh produce will also have many positive effects on your workout effectiveness.

In general, it is good to supply your
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All About Oats

by Bea February 11th, 2016| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
It is no secret that oatmeal is a great whole food choice for pre and post workouts.  As a post-workout choice, oatmeal is great because it has a good carb to protein ratio. This will help with repairing your muscles so that they are ready to go for the
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Nuts About Nuts

by Bea January 7th, 2016| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
As a vegetarian, I have to be a little more conscious the foods that I am eating. In order to have a successful workout that yields a healthier and stronger body, I have to eat the right type of foods. For example, I could be in the gym every
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Helping Your Body Fight the Cold

by Bea December 10th, 2015| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
While fueling yourself properly is imperative for every workout, it becomes especially important when you exercise in the cold. As our bodies are made up of over 70% water, being in freezing conditions means that your body is going to be less elastic and more stiff. Have you ever
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Coconut Water as a Substitute for Water

by Bea November 12th, 2015| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Are you nuts for drinking coconut water? There are so many different types of recovery drinks out there, but one of the more natural ones that you might want to get into is coconut water. Note, we will be chatting about coconut water here, not coconut milk, which is
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Do You Really Need More Protein?

by Bea October 15th, 2015| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Some people say that athletes need more protein. Okay, so that is true, but it is a little misleading. Athletes need more protein, but just as much as they need more carbohydrates and fat. This is because more calories are burned. So, before you go ahead and chug those
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Smoothie Drinking Tips

by Bea September 17th, 2015| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Smoothies are starting to become a big hit. A lot of people prefer smoothies over solid foods because they are easier to eat and you can blend in foods that you might not normally eat, such as spinach or flax seed. Smoothies come with their
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Vitamins for Your Workout

by Bea August 20th, 2015| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Vitamins are crucial for every day activities, but if  you are exercising regularly, it is even more important to pay attention to your vitamin intake. Vitamins will not provide you with energy for you and your workouts; however, what vitamins can do is improve your ability to turn food
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When to Go for Isotonic Drinks

by Bea March 11th, 2014| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Isotonic drinks are one of the three major types of sports drinks. Sports drinks can be categorized into three basic groups: isotonic, hypertonic, and hypotonic. Isotonic sports drinks are ones that contain salt and sugar concentrations that are similar to the concentrations of salt and sugar in the human
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Fueling for the Cold

by Bea June 25th, 2013| Workout Fuel
In the US it's summer time; however, in other parts of the world, it's time to prepare for a cold weather workout. What you consume prior to your cold weather workout will have an impact on your workout and how successful you are.

Hydration will always be a key, no
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Workout Fuels to Build Muscles

by Bea May 28th, 2013| Workout Fuel
Building muscles through working out can be best supplemented by the right type of diet. Eating proteins, veggies, fruits, healthy fats, and carbohydrates will lead you in the right direction. Protein will help you build and maintain muscle mass. It will also help you to lose fats, because they
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Gu Energy Gel

by Bea April 2nd, 2013| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
If you have ever been to a race or a competition, you have probably seen athletics slurping a small packet of Gu Energy gel right before the race or during the race itself; however, are these gel packs necessary? For certain types of athletes, the composition of the Gu
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