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Fuel The Hunger Tip of Week – July 29th, 2019

  Effects of Alcohol Research has shown that protein synthesis (muscle growth) decreases by at least 20% with alcohol present. Why? Alcohol dehydrates the body – you need water in your muscle cells to maximize muscle growth. Alcohol decreases testosterone levels and increases estrogen – both are bad for muscle […]

Fuel The Hunger Tip of Week – July 21st, 2019

    Energy Drinks New regulations in Canada limit the caffeine in individual servings of energy drinks to 80 mg. One can contains 14 tsp of sugar (54 grams) or more depending on the size of the can. Having one can is not harmful, having several is a problem. Too […]

Fuel The Hunger Tip of Week – July 7th, 2019

    Sports Drinks Developed originally by University of Florida Gators called Gatorade If you are working out more than 1 hour, it is a benefit to drink a sports drink during your workout. If your exercise session is less than an hour, stick to water. Sports drinks add unnecessary […]

Fuel The Hunger Tip of Week April 19th, 2019

  Chicken Breast Additives The most common practice is to add: Water Salt in the form of table salt or potassium phosphate Chicken broth In some cases, corn syrup or other sugars Result: you are getting 80-85% chicken and 15-20% salt water. Watch the label as companies are required list […]

Fuel The Hunger Tip of Week March 15th, 2019

    Top Protein Sources Protein powder – 24 g per scoop Dairy: Whey (fast digesting) and Casein (slow digesting): Milk – 8 g per cup. Yogurt – 23 g per 8 ounces Cottage Cheese – 14 g per half cup Seafood Halibut, Salmon, Tuna – 20-25 g per serving […]

Fuel The Hunger Tip of Week March 8th, 2019

  What type of protein is best before bed and why? Protein makes up the bulk of your muscles and organs. It is essential for proper hormone function and immune system health. Protein promotes healing, repairing and growth of muscle tissue after strenuous exercise. Your body is starving for six […]

Fuel The Hunger Tip of Week March 1st, 2019

  Type of protein does matter Whey concentrate – unrefined version with higher calories due to lactose (4 – 52%) and fat (1 – 9%) content. If dairy is a problem, avoid this form due to the lactose content. Concentrate contains anywhere from 25% to 89% protein depending on the […]

Fuel The Hunger Tip of Week February 22nd, 2019

  Pre and Post-Workout Eating protein before a workout has benefits – the protein is in the body before it is needed. Just don’t eat too much “heavy” food that may upset your stomach. Eggs or a protein shake are light sources. Eating during a workout is no necessary unless […]

Fuel The Hunger Tip of Week February 15th, 2019

  Dehydration is a Killer Dehydration is the #1 factor causing a decrease in performance in sport. If you are thirsty, it is too late. Drink BEFORE your body craves water. Drinking lots of water combined with a good eating plan will reduce soreness from a hard workout or game. […]