Nutrition Myth #2 (You Have to Eat Breakfast)

This second myth originated by poorly interpreting a study, as is often done. The study examined peoples eating habits and then associating them with over all body composition. This is a classic case of correlation vs. causation. Researchers found that those who skipped breakfast were more likely to be obese (correlation.) However, it was found that [...]

By | November 9th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Nutrition Myth #1 (6 meals a day)

For whatever reason this myth came about promoting that eating more meals a day will "Increase your metabolism."   The idea is that whenever you eat your metabolic rate increases slightly for a few hours, and this is known as (TEF) or thermic effect of food. However, as along as the nutrient content intake is [...]

By | November 5th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Is Your Multivitamin Toxic?

Many of you have been asking about the three containers we have up front with an apple which either contain nothing, a USANA Multivitamin, or a Centrum multivitamin. The goal behind this demonstration is to prove that all multivitamins are not created equal. The reason for the mold which appears on the apple which contains nothing, and on [...]

By | October 18th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Is Your Carb Addiction Killing Your Fat Loss?

Our media and society heavily pushes starches and carbohydrates as an important part of our diet. Albeit not completely false, many take carb consumption to the extreme in relation to their activity levels.   Carbohydrates are necessary in order to perform high bouts of intense physical activity, they are not necessary to fuel your body [...]

By | September 22nd, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

How Many Calories Should I Eat?

How to find out How many Calories to consume?   When trying to lose fat or gain muscle it is important to know how many calories you are consuming on a daily basis. The easiest way to do so is to keep an online log of everything you eat, here are some popular ones:   [...]

By | September 22nd, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Stuck in a Weight Loss Plateau?

First off, fat loss is not always a liner progress. Meaning if your caloric intake is based on losing 1-2lbs a week, at times you won’t lose that much even if everything is on target.   When fat loss occurs, water retention also occurs. When a fat cell empties its triglyceride (fat) water will enter [...]

By | September 14th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

How Much Weight Can I Lose In a Week?

How Much Weight Can I Lose In a Week? A lot. Sometimes up to 10 to 15 lbs. However, this is not all going to be fat. A lot of it will be glycogen (stored form of glucose or carbohydrates) and water. The general accepted rule is that if you lose more than 2 lbs [...]

By | September 7th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

7 Reasons Why You Should Lose Fat NOW!

1) You will become more attractive. I don’t have to spend much time explaining this one. People are attracted to those in shape. 2)You will become healthier Being overweight puts you at greater risk for almost any disease. Drop the fork and lose the fat. 3) Your Joints will hurt less Suffering from low back [...]

By | August 31st, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Carb Cycling for Accelerated Fat Loss

THE CONCEPT   The premise of the diet is a very simple one: high carb day moderate carb day low carb day Ideally you want to have the high carb days on the days you train your lagging body parts, and the no carb days on your “off days” or you can perform cardio to [...]

By | August 26th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Reasons Why You Stuggle With Your Weight

Losing fat can be a difficult process process, but often it comes down to the things you are eating that hinders your process. Below are 5 simple reasons that may be preventing you from losing fat.   1)    You eat a high sugar, low protein breakfast We are told that breakfast is the most important [...]

By | August 23rd, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments