Muscle Tone

I'm sure everyone has heard someone say they want to "tone up" or get "long, lean muscles." I'm here to tell you that attaining muscle tone and "long, lean muscles" are both possible, but you are most likely approaching this goal in the wrong way. I've found that usually females want to tone. Don't get me wrong, guys want muscle tone as well, it just seems that muscle tone is usually a goal of females. Let's first define muscle tone as the normal level of firmness or slight contraction in a resting muscle. I think that females usually make muscle tone their main goal, because to them, it means their muscles won't grow, they'll just look better. They usually want to get rid of their smoothness and increase their muscle…
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Artificial Sugar’s Effects on Appetite, Insulin and Blood Glucose, Fat Gain, and Genotoxicity

[caption id="attachment_198" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Yay or Nay?"][/caption]There are a couple things I've noticed about artificial sugar lately. I wanted to learn more about it myself, so I researched and got some valuable information to share with you. I will also share my own anecdotal evidence (which doesn't prove anything) to tell you how artificial sweeteners seem to affect me. A good friend of mine had this odd hypothesis that whenever he ate all you can eat sushi, you'd be able to eat more when you consumed a diet pop drink along with the food. At first I thought it was a bunch of mumbo jumbo, but the last time we went I tried it. It actually seemed to work too. Then I started diving into the research to find the…
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Breakfast and Calorie Counting

I'm going to go over a couple things what I've learned so far on my current Intermittent Fasting diet. It's probably going to run contrary to much of what you have been lead to believe. If that's the case, wake up and smell the horse shit the media feeds you everyday. Keep an open mind. Breakfast Is Required For Fat Loss Wrong. I've mentioned this many times on this blog and on facebook. You simply do NOT need to eat as soon as you wake up. I'd been brain washed into believing this for years. Luckily for me I had an appetite in the morning, so eating breakfast was an easy task. For many people it is not easy to eat 'breakfast'. Many people just aren't hungry in the morning.…
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The Info On Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 10 years I'm sure you've heard off fish oil or omega-3 fatty acids. It's on of the few supplements that is NOT a fad item. It has extensive scientific backing and is continuously studied. I'll go over what exactly omega-3 fatty acids are. I'll also take explain why I think EVERYONE should be taking omega-3's. I'll also discuss a few of the endless benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are a polyunsaturated fat. Although omega-3 fats are usually considered the "healthy" fat; saturated and omega-6 fats are very important for numerous functions. Omega-3 fats differ from omega-6 fats in that their double bonds are located in a different position along the fatty acid. Omega-3 fats can be further…
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