Updated: Why You Need to Log Calories

Some personal trainers and “health gurus” don’t believe in logging calories. Instead, they say “eat when you’re hungry.” I don’t agree with that. I know from experience that eating below or too far above the amount of calories your body requires (for muscle gain, fat loss, or maintenance) can sabotage any prospect of reaching your…

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Previous Quotes: SylviaMEET SYLVIA PETRO — THE BROKE, FIT SINGLE MOM: As an athlete of over 15 years, and a broke single mom for most of that time, I created this site to aid not only broke single parents to a life of fitness, but anyone who believes the road to fitness requires a lot…

3 Rules to Push-Up Mastery

A proper push-up (knees off the floor) is a basic exercise, but for many, the movement is difficult to learn. Women especially complain of difficulty with this exercise. But, I’ll tell you, performing a correct push-up has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with discipline and dedication. Rule 1: Get off your knees…

Quick Nutrition Tip – Your Carbohydrate Intake

Starchy carbohydrates (rice, pasta, bread etc.) are important to have around your workout. Specifically if you’ll be lifting weights or pushing your bodyweight. Your body prefers starches for these types of activity as a primary source of fuel, pre and post workout. However, outside from working out, if you’re inactive, your body can only do…

High Protein Baked French Toast

Here’s a change to your usual oatmeal and egg white breakfast . . .High Protein Baked French Toast. Ingredients 6 slices Ezekiel Bread 6 large Eggs 1/2 cup Low-fat Geek Yogurt 1 1/2 cups Milk 2 tbsp Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 tsp Maple Extract 1/2 cup Pecans Directions Preheat the oven to 350…

Almond Crusted Walleye Pike & Asparagus

The meal below has no starchy carbohydrates, making it excellent for dinner or after cardio. Starchy carbohydrates, e.g., rice, noodles, potatoes, etc, are sought out by the body during times of activity. But when the body is less active or inactive than, say, when you’re exercising, it is wise to cut out what you don’t need — starches….

Ground Turkey and Rigate Pasta

Ingredients: Whole wheat rigate noodles Jenni-O ground turkey Central Market spaghetti sauce Frozen spinach Your spices of choice Directions: 1. Boil the rigate noodles 2. Cook the ground turkey. I used some salt and other spices to give it flavor. 3. Once the noodles are almost done cooking, take some frozen spinach and put it…