I was about to say this is the best weight loss video for athletes. But it actually is the best one I’ve seen lately for anyone trying to lose weight, no matter how active they are.Citește mai mult
If you don’t like vegetables and are trying to incorporate more of them into your diet, you might feel like giving up the battle every single time you see a boiled carrot.
But there are ways to overcome this. Here are some tips on how to eat more vegetables even if you don’t like them that much.
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The fitness industry is not really in the health promotion business.
It’s a kind of vicious circle if you think about it.
On the one hand, our goals are more related to how much we weight than with how healthy we are.
And on the other hand, the fitness industry is trying to sell us all these things that don’t work, just to keep us hooked and buying the next 10 miracle supplements or programs they’ll be selling tomorrow.Citește mai mult
This is an excerpt from my Fit Tales Newsletter #13, with the addition of several answers from a few subscribers who shared their own strategies to overcome overeating.
When you’re in the fitness industry one way or another – a nutritionist, a trainer, or even a skinny fat insta model – people think you *only* make perfect choices when it comes to your food and workouts.Citește mai mult
The term detox (or cleanse) is a bit misleading.
It implies that our bodies are intoxicated, poisoned, and they’re not. If they were, that level of toxins would determine major functions in our body to shut down.Citește mai mult
I get a lot of questions about what intermittent fasting is, if it works, how it’s best to do it, and so on.
It’s definitely been getting a lot more attention in the past years, some people are trying it, and others are getting rich by writing books on it. Has any of this made us healthier or happier overall? Not sure yet.
If you haven’t heard of IF so far and what I’m writing below is mostly news for you, then you’ve either been living in a cave or you’ve successfully managed to become immune to fitness hypes (you’re my idol, in this case).
So what is Intermittent Fasting (IF)? It’s simple: alternating periods of eating with periods of not eating.
Lipsa timpului e una dintre amenintarile cele mai mari pentru sanatatea si silueta noastra. Nu avem timp sa gatim acasa mancarea pentru seara sau pentru a doua zi, la birou, iar multi dintre noi nu avem timp sa ne pregatim nici macar la birou o gustare cat de cat hranitoare. Asa ca de cele mai multe ori cadem in capcana fast food-ului, mancarii comandate in care nu stim ce uleiuri si sosuri s-au folosit sau a snack-urilor cu ingrediente pe care nici macar nu le putem pronunta. Citește mai mult
Ice cream. Followed by a second helping.
A bag of crunchy salty stuff – popcorn, roasted salty nuts, things that you just have to finish, no matter how big the bag is.
Packs of sweet crunchy stuff – biscuits, cookies, waffles.
Warm fresh bread and salted butter.
Trigger foods are those that you can’t stop eating. The ones above are my personal examples. Just some of them.
Our brain is wired to love and become addicted to the sweet – fat – salty combo. It’s not our fault, it’s evolutionary. But we can choose what we do about it.
As you probably noticed, most nutrition talk is split between two sides:
- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
- You can skip breakfast and call it IF
Which one is true? What are the benefits of having breakfast every day or skipping it? I’m going to share a bit of my experience on this topic – both personal and from people I’ve coached.
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When it comes to being healthy and to performing our best, our main focus is usually what and how much we eat. However, at least as important as the nutrients we carefully choose in our diets are our water intake and hydration strategies.
You’ve probably heard that we’re made up of water. If you’re an adult male, you’re probably 60% water. If you’re an adult female, you’re around 55% water. And if you’re an infant reading sports blogs, you probably already know you’re 75% water.
But why does it matter?
Intoleranțele alimentare și restricțiile ne învață de obicei să fim creativi când vine vorba de ceea ce mâncăm. Dacă suntem vegetarieni și mai și evităm glutenul și lactoza, atunci misiunea devine mai complicată. Totuși, există ingrediente pe care le putem combina astfel încât să obținem deserturi mai ușoare, mai sănătoase și care se încadrează în meniurile fără zahăr, gluten, lactoză sau produse animale.
Azi îți propun două rețete de deserturi vegane, fără gluten sau lactoză, dar absolut delicioase.
I’m so happy and excited to let you guys know that I’m *finally* starting my Fit Tales newsletter.
There’s too much noise about nutrition. Lots of it is accurate information, and lots of it is crap. I’ll be here to help you figure out what’s what and take better decisions for your health.
I get to read, try, study, analyze, experiment so many things related to nutrition and sports and I can’t possibly share all of them. Through the Fit Tales newsletter it will be easier for me to do a selection of information that is valuable, relevant, and bullshit free.
Make no mistake, this isn’t a one way deal. I’ll count on you to give me feedback, ideas, and tell me what you’re experimenting and learning.
I’m just following the footsteps of several content creators that I admire, especially my friends Cristina Chipurici and Andra Zaharia, who are doing an amazing job with their newsletters – Cristina’s Friday Read and How Do You Know.
What we’ll do here is to work together towards becoming a tribe of like-minded people, willing to learn more about nutrition and exercise.
In every email you’ll get interesting articles, research, personal views on nutrition and sports, things I’ve come across in my experience as a food coach and I think you might find useful, ideas and recipes to try, as well as coaching techniques that we can practice together. Plus, some personal stories of the more vulnerable kind.
Is this for you?
It’s for you if you’re willing to dig deeper and not take all the noise on these topics as being the one and only truth.
It’s for you if you’re willing to be flexible and try different hypotheses without being radical in your beliefs.
It’s for you if you’re not looking for an easy way out. Because, surprise, there isn’t one.
I’m tempted to say that if you’re a radicalist, an 800-calories/day-starve-yourself-to-death type or a know it all, we don’t want you here. But the truth is, we do. I’ll get ready for this challenge so that we can all learn from one another.
Suntem la mijlocul verii și, chiar dacă la început de iulie vremea a fost mai gri, sigur ne așteaptă suficiente zile caniculare. Azi m-am gândit să îți povestesc despre trei gustări răcoritoare și sănătoase pe care le pregătesc în zilele calde de vară. Citește mai mult
Unul dintre rolurile proteinelor în corp este de a forma țesuturi noi. Contribuie la păstrarea și creșterea masei musculare care ne ajută să arătăm tonifiați, la păstrarea sănătății sistemului osos (foarte important mai ales la femei), hormonal și au multe alte funcții importante.