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ARE YOU STILL USING THIS??!!

Per Dr. Ghannoum The search for alternatives to sugar has led many people to use artificial sweeteners like sucralose, also known as Splenda. While there are many natural ways to give some sweetness to a cup of coffee, or even your herbal iced tea, many people do what we’re all guilty of—reach for the quickest…

I was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago…

I was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago, undergoing a double mastectomy with reconstruction surgery. When I was cleared to start exercising, I was very reluctant on where and how to begin again. Jeri Bullock was recommended to me by a friend that has used her for years.  Two months later with specific stretching…

Over the years I have had several different trainers…

Over the years I have had several different trainers.  While most were good, none helped me achieve the results I’ve seen since I began training with Jeri Bullock nearly three years ago.  Her accelerated Powerplate training program is like no other.  It is an intense, comprehensive program focusing on both strength training and cardiovascular health. …

EAT MORE EGGS!

One of my weight-maintenance tricks, and the one thing I tell all of my weight-loss clients, is to eat a whole egg as a morning snack pretty much every single day (hard-boiled or deviled). Eggs keep you feeling full, and the protein keeps your cravings in check. Plus, the yolks contain most of the nutrients,…

WHAT IS A CARB INHIBITOR? …aka fat fighter

WHAT IS A CARB INHIBITOR? Amylase inhibitors, also called starch blockers, prevent starches from being absorbed by the body. When amylase is blocked, those carbs pass through the body undigested, so you don’t absorb the calories. Carb blockers are amylase inhibitors. And when you consume carb blockers, they block the enzyme alpha-amylase which is produced…

BUILDING LEAN MUSCLE

Worried about getting bulky? Don’t be! It takes a TON of concentrated effort to bulk up (just ask a bodybuilder). Strength training and building muscle is important for so many reasons. One of those reasons is that building muscle increases your metabolism, and that means you burn more calories. Here are some other benefits of…

EPOC epic

You may have heard about excess post-exercise oxygen consumption in the past. EPOC is the gas tank that powers your fat-stripping blowtorch, because when the type of training we’re advocating here induces an “oxygen debt,” it can increase your metabolic rate for up to 16 hours after you train. This means that when you’re done…

DIET FACTS:

Life is always a series of tradeoffs, but you may have unintended nutritional consequences when you substitute one food for another. In the quest to cut calories, sugar, cholesterol or fat, you can sacrifice important nutrients. Here’s a look at the cost of common food swaps: Egg Whites for Whole Eggs An egg white omelet…