4 Ways to Resist Junk Food

4 Ways to Resist Junk Food

Are you a junk-food junkie? It is hard not to be one with a fast-food joint on every corner and TV advertisements for a super-size this or that every 15 minutes. But here are some ways you can use to kick your addiction to unhealthy (and expensive) fast food.     Do you realize how…

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6 Diet Tips to Boost Your Metabolism

6 Diet Tips to Boost Your Metabolism

Boosting how fast your body burns calories is possible in two ways, either through diet or exercise (or a combination of both). For the purpose of this article we are focusing on some diet tips you can use to “stoke the furnace.”     When dieting, many people think it is a good idea to…

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2 Key Mindful Eating Tips (To Help Prevent Weight Gain)

2 Key Mindful Eating Tips (To Help Prevent Weight Gain)

In a nutshell, mindful eating is maintaining an awareness of what and how much we eat, and taking the time to savor it relatively free of distractions. Rooted in Buddhist teaching, it’s eating based on a physical sign, such as feeling hungry, and not eating based on emotions. Mindless and emotional eating lead to weight…

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How to Make A Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

How to Make A Healthy Breakfast Smoothie - Carlsbad Boot Camp

If you are wondering how to make a healthy breakfast smoothie, then we should probably nail down the definition of that word first. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a smoothie as …   “noun: a creamy beverage made of fruit blended with juice, milk,  or yogurt “   Likewise, Dictionary.com uses words like beverage, fruit, blender,…

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Is Caffeine A Useful Bodybuilding Supplement?

Is Caffeine A Useful Bodybuilding Supplement? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

Multiple studies have shown that caffeine is indeed useful as a bodybuilding supplement, but only if taken in the proper form, dosage and at the right time. Not only does it help athletes workout longer in the gym, but it also increases alertness, sharpens focus, improves mood, boosts pain tolerance and helps burn fat. And…

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What Is Whey Protein and How Does It Help You Build Muscle?

What Is Whey Protein and How Does It Help You Build Muscle? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

Whey is a by-product from the production of cheese and consists of four proteins: Beta-lactoglobulin Alpha-lactalbumin Bovine serum albumin Immunoglobins   Because it contains all nine amino acids, it is considered a complete protein.   If you go to buy whey protein, you’ll find it comes in three different types. From the least to the…

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Can You Build Muscle as a Vegetarian or Vegan?

Can You Build Muscle as a Vegetarian or Vegan? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

When it comes building muscle, diet is key – especially eating enough protein and carbohydrates, and keeping food in your stomach throughout the day. However many bodybuilders get their protein from animal sources – in particular eggs, dairy and meat. So can you get enough protein and carbs from a primarily plant-based diet to build…

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8 Best Sources of Protein for Muscle Building

8 Best Sources of Protein for Muscle Building - Carlsbad Boot Camp

While there are hundreds of foods containing protein that you can eat to build muscle, these 8 are the best and will give you the fastest results:   A muscle building favorite of bodybuilders. When consumed before and after workouts, this complete protein digests fast and is absorbed quickly by muscles thus helping them recover…

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What to Eat Before, During and After Exercising

What to Eat Before, During and After Exercising - Carlsbad Boot Camp

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition is also vital to physical health and fitness. It has been discovered relatively recently that what you eat and drink affects as much as 60% to 75% of your level of fitness. So eating right is definitely something you need to do to complement…

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A Guide to Protein and Fat Requirements for Seniors

Protein and Fat Requirements for Seniors - FitREV Studio - Carlsbad

As you age your natural ability to burn energy slows down considerably. Older people also usually have less muscle and body mass than when they were younger. Those 2 health characteristics, combined with a slower metabolism, create a diminished need for fuel. This means your protein and fat requirements as a senior are very different…

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