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It’s In Your Genes: Ten Factors That Influence Exercise Outcomes

By |2019-12-17T17:21:36+00:00April 15th, 2015|Expert Guidance, How The Body Works, Sports Nutrition and Exercise|

I have recently introduced you to the book Body by Science by Doug McDuff, MD and John Little. This book offers a clear explanation of the actual science of exercise, how activity relates to hormones, and how this determines what happens in your body. In short, it answers the question [...]

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Exercise and Hormones: Fat Burning (Yes) and Fat Storing (oh no!)

By |2019-12-17T16:35:59+00:00March 12th, 2015|Expert Guidance, How The Body Works, Losing Weight, Sports Nutrition and Exercise|

I have recently introduced you to the book Body by Science by Doug McDuff, MD and John Little. This book offers a clear explanation of the actual science of exercise, how activity relates to hormones, and how this determines what happens in your body. In short, it answers the question [...]

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The Cardio Myth

By |2019-12-17T17:16:48+00:00February 19th, 2015|Expert Guidance, How The Body Works, Lowering Cholesterol and Blood Sugar, Navigating Marketing Hypes, Sports Nutrition and Exercise|

I have recently introduced you to the book Body by Science by Doug McDuff, MD and John Little. This book offers a clear explanation of the actual science of exercise, how activity relates to hormones, and how this determines what happens in your body. In short, it answers the question [...]

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Why and How You Can Work Out Every Day and Gain Weight

By |2019-12-17T17:17:14+00:00February 12th, 2015|Expert Guidance, How The Body Works, Lowering Cholesterol and Blood Sugar, Navigating Marketing Hypes, Sports Nutrition and Exercise|

“I don’t understand. I work out every day and I’m still gaining weight.” Believe it or not I hear this question quite frequently. On the surface it seems to be quite the paradox. All the conventional wisdom tells us to lose weight all we need to do is watch what [...]

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Installment 9 – Pre and Post Practice/Workout Meals

By |2019-12-16T23:35:47+00:00March 10th, 2013|Sports Nutrition and Exercise|

Pre and Post Practice/Workout Meals What to eat before practice? It is best to eat before you leave. Depending upon the time of day you will want to choose an appropriate meal or snack. See below for ideas. If you must eat while driving to practice your best options are: [...]

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Installment 7 – The Calorie Myth

By |2019-12-16T23:36:09+00:00March 10th, 2013|Navigating Marketing Hypes, Sports Nutrition and Exercise|

The Calorie Myth What should I eat? How many calories per day should I have? Most diet and exercise programs are based on us “counting calories” and assuming all calories are created equal. What if this were not quite true? This way of thinking goes back to the 1870’s and [...]

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Installment 6 – Fats

By |2019-12-16T23:36:34+00:00March 10th, 2013|Sports Nutrition and Exercise|

Fats Everybody knows that fat is bad for you. Right? Well, not exactly. Of all the nutrients, it is fat that has been most unjustly demonized. We have been suffering from a low fat craze for the last thirty years. Everybody (well not really everyone!) has been convinced that fat [...]

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Installment 5 – Carbohydrates

By |2019-12-16T23:36:42+00:00March 10th, 2013|Sports Nutrition and Exercise|

Carbohydrates Carbs are great for energy, right? Need to carb load before the game, right? Carbohydrates are one of the more controversial of the macronutrients. You will see heated debates illustrating the benefits of both low carbohydrate diets and high carbohydrate diets. The Standard American Diet (SAD) has become a [...]

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Installment 4 – Neurotransmitters

By |2019-12-16T23:36:52+00:00March 5th, 2013|Sports Nutrition and Exercise|

Neurotransmitters Before we learn about carbohydrates and fats it is important to have a brief discussion of neurotransmitters. Ever wonder what really makes you feel good? While many people will answer “sugar” because they notice the “high” as sugar is flowing into their blood stream and giving them energy. Of [...]

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