The new year is upon us and for many people that means evaluating ways to improve themselves. Unfortunately, the motivation that comes with January 1st rarely lasts past the first few weeks. This can be discouraging for anyone who has fitness goals they want to achieve because weight loss is a slow process. When the reward for your hard work isn’t immediate, it is hard to stay motivated to continue. If you have a new year’s weight loss goal for 2019, let’s talk about how to set yourself up for success.

The fundamental nature of the ketogenic diet is not new. In fact, it is based on a basic metabolic process known as ketosis, wherein the body produces fuel molecules called ketones which can be used as energy for the body when blood sugar is low. Recently, we have talked about the process of metabolism. Let’s talk about how you can achieve the metabolic state of ketosis through your diet and what the benefits are.

When we think of metabolism, we often simplify it much too dramatically, considering only our caloric intake and energy expenditure. In fact, metabolism is so much more than most people even realize, being responsible for all of the chemical processes that go on inside your body that allow you to function normally. Breaking down nutrients and building up or repairing the body is simply one part of metabolism. Let’s talk through the specifics of metabolism and how our everyday life can impact the process.

Weightlifting 101: How To Do A Deadlift
Monday, 12 November 2018 05:22

If you are new to weightlifting, you have likely battled the introductory phase of various different exercises. Some moves prove much more challenging than others, especially when everyone in the gym is performing the move differently and offering contradictory advice. One of the most troublesome exercises for newbies is the deadlift. In our weightlifting 101 series, we will be covering the proper form and technique, getting down to the nitty gritty of how to do specific exercises. Today, we are covering how to do a deadlift.

The holiday season has crept up on us with December right around the corner. Everyone is looking for the perfect gifts for their family, friends, and loved ones, but for some people it is tough to know where to start. We have put together the ultimate holiday gift guide for the fitness enthusiast in your life. Check out some of the hottest products on the market below.

As a nutritionist and personal trainer, I am constantly looking for ways to make leading a healthier lifestyle easier for my clients. One of the subjects that is constantly up for debate in health and wellness circles is the benefits of making your lunch instead of eating out. The benefits of making your own lunch is more than just health related, there is also a financial benefit to buying your food in bulk. Let us talk about the economics of buying your lunch versus making your lunch and how a simple change can put more money in your pocket and less calories on your waistline.

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