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48 Hour Challenge

Posted by Michael Padua on

Note:  To get the full health benefit of the green smoothies you want to make them in a blender that liquefies all of the ingredients. It’s not necessary to have a juicer, we are making smoothies, not juicing. At the studio we use the NutriBullet and at home I use the Ninja Pro.  I know a lot of people that enjoy using the Vitamix.  

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The Coconut Oil Craze - Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?

Posted by Michael Padua on

Yes you should (end of post). But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out. Coconut oil is a special kind of fat Coconut oil is fat and contains the same 9 calories per gram as other fats. It is extracted from the "meat" of the coconut. Coconut oil is a white solid at room temperature and easily melts into a clear liquid on a hot day. The idea of adding coconut oil to your diet is NOT to add...

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Why is my metabolism so slow?

Posted by Michael Padua on

You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down? What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create energy.  And there are lots of factors that affect how quickly (or slowly) it works, i.e. your “metabolic rate” (which is measured in calories). But don’t worry – we know that metabolic rate is much more complicated than the old adage...

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These are a must for breakfast

Posted by Noah Gutierrez on

Do you love your breakfast?  Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes?  Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss.  This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a bunch of calories to absorb and metabolize it.  So I’m going to show you how to get the protein, as well as some veggies and healthy fats for your soon-to-be favourite new “go-to” breakfasts. Breakfast Food #1: Eggs Yes, eggs are the “quintessential” breakfast food. ...

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A Good's Night Rest

Posted by Michael Padua on

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it. Lack of sleep affects just about everything in your body and mind.  People who get less sleep tend to be at higher risk for...

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