Are Mashed Potatoes Healthy?

Luscious mashed potatoes are an important winter feast that everyone likes, from kids to adults. However, there’s a common myth that white potatoes are not healthy, like all the other white foods due to being high in starch and carbohydrates. But at the same time, many people have mashed potatoes on a low-fat diet so … Read more

Is Oxtail Healthy?

Winters, cozy beds, loved ones, and oxtail soup make the perfect scenario. Oxtail soup is the comfort food of so many of us and it’s not without a reason. Its rich, beefy and gelatinous meat can make everyone its die-hard fan but is it really healthy to consume? Since oxtail is extracted from the tail … Read more

Is Corned Beef Healthy?

If you are an American, the very first thought that would come to your mind on reading the word, Corned beef, is St. Patrick’s Day. Since the 19th century, Americans, especially Irish Americans, have maintained the streak of having corned beef as the main course on this big day and almost everyone enjoys this juicy, … Read more

Is Peanut Butter Acidic?

Most of us can’t imagine our lives without peanut butter as it makes up for super easy and energy-filled go-to snacks. The smooth, chunky texture and epitome of flavors make it a favorite of both adults and kids. However, some people complain that peanut butter causes burns on their chest and a sore sensation on … Read more

Do You Want to Gain Weight? Then Eat!

Time and time again, athletes tell me they just can’t seem to gain weight, or even maintain their weight during the season. And, time-and-time-again my question to them is, “Did you eat breakfast today?” Unfortunately, the typical answer is “No, Coach, I didn’t.” Here are some of the top lame excuses I’ve heard from athletes … Read more

7 Myths About Abs – Improve Your Workouts

Many would argue that abs are the most wanted muscle on any physique. But what’s realistic when it comes to abdominal endeavors? I decided to write about the 7 myths I hear most often. Hopefully, this clears up any misleading information. Most Common Ab Myths 1. I Must Train Abs for Hours for Them to … Read more

Cut Up Diet – Protein Intake Plan

The same criteria remain for the “CUT UP” diet.  Only much smaller servings. Protein: Eat between .7-1.0 Grams/lb. of bodyweight per day. (e.g. if you weigh 200lbs. then consume between 140g-200g of protein) Carbohydrates: For energy and metabolism. Good ones are oats, rice, whole wheat bread, noodles, etc… eat between 1-1.5 grams/lb. of bodyweight per day. Be sure you … Read more

Get Big Diet – Eat More to Get More Mass

There are 4 main criteria for maintaining a healthy “GET BIG” diet. Sufficient amount of high-quality protein: I am sure you know this is the most important factor in building muscle. Muscle growth also leads to overall higher metabolism, which in turn burns fat!! The best way to get high-quality protein is through meat, fish, … Read more

Calculate Your Daily Calories

Here’s a simple formula you can use to estimate your total caloric needs for the day.  Change your weight in pounds to kilograms: Divide your weight by 2.2. Your basal metabolic rate is approximately one calorie per kilogram per hour. Multiply your weight in kilograms by the 24 hours in a day. This is the … Read more

The Power of Protein

Adequate protein intake is essential for building muscle, gaining weight and maintaining your physique. Eating quality protein with each of your 4-6 meals daily will ensure your physique will reach it’s potential.  Here are some guidelines on how much protein is optimal: For Muscle Building or Weight Gain: approximately 1-2 grams of protein per pound of … Read more