Do carbs make you fat?

 

Want to lose weight? STOP eating carbs. Sounds familiar? Of Course, it does.

The funny thing that runs in the fitness industry is that certain 'gurus' or 'experts' thrive on spreading misinformation and fear-mongering.

Carbohydrates

The reasons behind it may be plenty, like a quick shot to fame, or to give magical results, or to have found a secret trick which nobody ever knew of.

Fitness beyond the 12-week transformation

This could easily be one of the topics that are a personal favorite of mine. 

Staying fit long term, one of the questions I get from my clients often post their coaching period with me ends. Though I have a slick written resource to help them out with it and equip them with tools to DIY, a few things were missing there. 

Stay fit longer

Five ways to jazz up your protein shake

 

Protein is an important component of any diet for building muscle, satiety and has the highest TEF. Your body uses it to build and repair tissues. No wonder it is called the king among all the macros. Protein is available in different sources, which includes fish, milk products, meat, soy, beans, eggs, etc.

Protein shakes are a great way to supplement your diet to ensure you’re getting the right amount of protein (~1.8g/kg for most). 

But, are you tired of drinking the same boring protein shake? These filling recipes are great for refuelling before/after a workout or anytime.

Should you bulletproof your coffee?

 

There are some fads in the fitness industry that refuse to go away, no matter how many times they are broken down. Many so-called experts preach eating a certain way or at certain times, also some foods and/or recipes are touted as being better than others.

The ketogenic diet is the prime example of this trend.

NAIL your fitness resolution this year

 

2018 is here!

A BIG reason you are here is that you have taken a resolution to get fit and do not want to fail.

Maybe you have failed in the past or, maybe you are an ambitious person like me who wants to nail it the first time. Either way, the goal is the same here, and the purpose of this article is to ensure you are successful this time around. First of all, I know people give a lot of stick to having a resolution for getting fit. But should you care about that?

Absolutely NOT.

A guide to holiday eating

Christmas and New Year's is around the corner and it is the time of joy and happiness. You will be visiting a lot of family and friends and surrounded by a lot of delicious food. You may be able to control it on some occasions and there would be some where you absolutely give in. 

In this piece, I shall be covering how to manage the holiday eating and what to do if you slip? 

Let me help out the folks who are dieting first and are watching their calories for quite some time. Considering they are aware of the upcoming event, here are a few steps:

Flexible Dieting

Do you want to lose weight? That is a good start.

Did you decide to start with a plan? Even better.

Googled best ways to lose weight? Uh oh.

You have now been bombarded with a lot of interesting yet contradicting ways to go about it.

But hey, Jatinder at work did GM diet and lost a bunch of weight.

So you pick up the GM diet (General Motors Diet) and lose considerable weight in a week. Wow, this was easier than you thought.

Protein Oats!

Oats, one of the best meals when it comes to feeling full. But also one of the blandest and not-so-tasty foods to have. Tired of sticking to basic oats for breakfast? Why not give it a little twist and add some protein as well. Eggs aren’t our only saviour when it comes to a high protein breakfast.

How about I teach you how to make these oats interesting?

Here is my take on oats and you can try these (based on your macros) awesome recipes, the best part being you will not need more than 15-20 minutes to prepare:

Online fitness coaching is the best decision

The world has moved to using the internet for everything. From calling for a house help to renting an apartment, everything is at the click of a button. The fitness industry has caught up really well in this regard. You will see a lot of fitness services that you can sign up these days. There are apps that remind you to drink water to those that start beeping out loud if you have been sitting on your desk for way too long.

Online coaching is one such interesting service that has been on the rise lately. People often wonder that “Is having an online coach beneficial?” or “How does it work?”, I am miles away from my coach, it is not the same as having a gym trainer who will push me on the gym floor.

Are you addicted to sugar?

An interesting observation I have had recently, fitness or nutrition to be particular is something an area where many people hold expertise. Do not trust me? Try this experiment. In a social setting, ask these two questions to a person in the very order I have mentioned:

  1. Could you tell me how do you fly an aircraft?
  2. Could you tell me a few ways I can lose weight?

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