When you see a product containing amino acids, usually just a few of the 20 different types of amino acids are present. Most often, these products will feature the branched chain amino acids (BCAAs): Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine.
The holidays are a great time to reconnect with friends and family and enjoy the season, but it also can spell disaster for diet and exercise regimens. Here are three of my top tips for getting through the next three weeks.
This is one of the most hotly debated questions in the fitness world, and a topic my clients are commonly interested in. Recent research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides strong evidence that you can in fact work towards building lean mass AND losing fat mass simultaneously.
Did you know your body can only absorb up to 40 grams of protein at a time?
One of the biggest challenges in staying on track with a healthy diet is avoiding situations where you get so hungry that you’ll eat anything. When eating is all you can think about, it can be almost impossible to ward off food cravings, and you might find yourself reaching for the most convenient option, healthy or not.
Many of you have likely seen low-fat chocolate milk being touted as the ideal recovery drink after an intense, prolonged aerobic workout. That’s because low-fat chocolate milk contains a 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein, which, according to multiple research studies, supports rapid glycogen storage repletion in the body.
Insulin is a hormone recognized most widely for its role in regulating blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels in the body. When glucose levels rise after eating, the pancreas releases insulin in order to drive glucose into the liver, muscles, and fat cells.
There’s a difference between motivations and goals.
In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I wanted to address this increasingly common issue and shed some light on the best way to help someone you suspect might have an eating disorder.
Carb cycling is a term usually reserved for physique athletes, but in recent years it has become more common in the general fitness community as a weight-loss tool.