Categorized as: NUTRITION

Avoiding the Easter Meltdown

By Kirk K.
 
Below I’ve listed the most popular and delicious Easter treats.
 
I’ve also charted how many calories you burn per burpee. This gives you a good idea of just how much calories are packed into these bit sized “treats”. 
 
1) Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg – 180 Calories
 
2) Mini Cadbury Creme Egg – 170 Calories
3) Peeps Marshmallow Chick – 140 Calories
 
4) Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bunny – 170 Calories
 
5) Coconut Nests (Russell Stovers) – 160 Calories
 
6) Whoppers Robin Eggs – 190 Calories (24 pieces)
 
7) Jelly Belly Beans – 140 Calories (1.4 oz)
 
To give you an idea, if I have 2 Reese’s Eggs, 2 Coconut Nests, 1 Cadbury Creme Egg (all my favorites) on Sunday, that would equal 850kcals.  
 
 
I weigh 190lbs and burn 1.51 kcals per burpee. 850 kcals divided by 1.51 kcal/burpee = 563 burpees!
 
That’s something I’m not going to burn off anytime soon. If you are going to indulge over Easter weekend, indulge with foods that have actual nutrition than these calorie-dense-nutrient-void treats.
 
Remember, it’s okay to have some treats. What’s not okay is going off the Peep-end.
 
Happy Easter!

The Secret To Weight Loss

The secret to weight loss is there is no secret.

The truth is that all weight loss programs have one deciding factor that connects them all and that’s The Calorie Deficit Method.

The science of weight loss goes like this: First you must calculate your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and multiply that by your Activity Level. This gives you your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure).

The science of weight loss goes like this: First you must calculate your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and multiply that by your Activity Level. This gives you your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure). This is what you need to survive and not pass out while exercising. If done consistently you will be able to maintain a healthy weight. To lose weight you will need to decrease your TDEE by 10-20%. That’s a safe, sustainable, and manageable form of weight loss. But don’t worry you won’t need to remember any of that. That’s what online Macro Calculators are for (link).

The real reason why people don’t lose weight is because they are very inconsistent when it comes to following this principle. We call them “Weekday Dieters”, they are able to maintain a small caloric deficit throughout the week but as soon as the weekend comes they fail miserably.

No amount of weekday starvation is going to make up for a terrible weekend lifestyle. Consistency trumps intensity every time.

Maybe the secret to dieting is consistency??

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A life without coffee, is no life at all

Written By Coach Mario

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Are you a coffee drinker?

I am.

I seriously think I’m addicted to coffee.

I’m not really sure when or how my infatuation for coffee began, but I couldn’t imagine my life without it.

There are so many benefits with coffee. Some have claimed that it can cure the flu. 

Some of the benefits include:

With all that in mind, choose wisely, coffee is the most sprayed crop in the world. Spray’s include pesticide, fungicide, and fertilizer. Buying organic will eliminate many of the negative side effects of spraying. Also, remember that it has to be prepared properly. There are various ways you can do that. Nine to be exact.

Let me not forget to mention that I drink my coffee without sugar or creamer (that’s when you know you’re serious about your coffee). Lately, I ‘ve used organic butter as a substitute for creamer. It is heavenly. The best product for organic butter is called Kerrygold Organic Butter, non-salted (pictured HERE).  You can even buy it at Publix!

Now tell me….Do you love coffee as much as me?!