Lifting and Dieting For an Effective Weight Loss

Marcelo VazquezFollowing programs on diets and weight loss are not enough if you want to develop a well-defined body. What you need to do is to combine a well-balanced diet (fruits, veggies, proteins, carbs and water) with weight lifting. It’s not that difficult, but commitment and discipline is necessary if you want to achieve your dream body. Continue Reading

Losing Weight Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3, and 4

Personal CoachingThis week’s four tips include suggestions in each of the four elements you need to work on in order to achieve your health, fitness, wellness and weight loss goals: (eating right, exercise, support and accountability).

  1. Good Eating Tip

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How to Snack Without Getting FAT

Healthy Eating with Trainer MarceloDo you eat when you are bored, upset or angry? Do you find that every day requires a chocolate bar to get you through the afternoon? If you are trying to lose weight, you may feel guilty about snacks. As a fitness nutrition coach, I find some people (particularly women) laugh nervously when I ask them what happen to their food consumption around 4pm. Continue Reading

Fast Weight Loss

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There are many reasons why you may wish to lose body fat. Among the top are to simply look better, and improve your overall health. Losing weight should always be considered as a long term proposition. Quick weight loss plans can help you lose weight, but will not give you the longer term results you crave and deserve.

Fat will be lost in any diet, where the calorific intake is lower than expenditure. But, these “crash” diets and low-energy diets, will result in a muscle loss in addition to the fat burned.

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How Much Protein Should I Consume?

Protein - Trainer MarceloMany athletes and exercisers are increasing their protein intake to help them both lose weight and build more muscle, but is that the right way to go? It makes sense that, since muscles are made of protein, eating more protein will help you build more muscle.

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Muscle Soreness and Treatment

Trainer MarceloIf you are a beginner to exercise, it is normal to get muscle soreness after working out. This soreness is called DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), but do not be alarmed, this soreness or discomfort will go away in 48 hours.

This discomfort occurs for different reasons. One reason could be because you never exercise, your muscles were sleeping and untrained. Continue Reading

What Are Good & Bad Carbs?

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To burn the most at every workout you must prepare your body with good nutrients. Carbohydrates are preferred by the body as the main source of energy. There are two types of carbs, simple and complex.

Simple (bad): this type of carbohydrate has the tendency to increase your energy level for a short period of time and is usually high in empty calories (contains high amounts of sugar and little to no nutrients).

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Muscle Building Diet

Musclebuildingdiet-320x200Sick of trying to figure out exactly how to eat for optimal health AND physical performance?

By following these principles, you can expect to achieve…

  • Faster and easier fat loss
  • Lean muscle gains with less added body fat

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Adopting a Low Carb Diet

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Diets have appeared in many different forms, especially fad diets. Among the problems with these fad diets is that they leaving you feeling very hungry, can be unhealthy, and only work for a short period of time. Research has indicated that the most effective diets are those that can be adhered to over long periods of time. Continue Reading