Nutrition

What is the Paleo diet?

Anytime you hear the word Cross Fit, you inevitably hear Paleo Diet, and vice versa. While most of us are familiar with what Cross Fit is, we may not completely understand what the Paleo Diet is all about and why so many people sing its praises. Paleo, short for Paleolithic, refers to a specific type…

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Looking For Meal Prep Ideas?

If you’re just starting out with the whole clean eating thing and need a quick walk through of a good meal prep, look no further. Drug-free fitness competitor and personal trainer Joey Hornyak broke down his weekly prep. Good luck with your preps and remember to visit yourfitnessdaily.com for motivation anytime you feel like giving…

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All Beers Are Not Created Equal

It’s the 4th of July and you’re scrambling to get everything ready for the big BBQ. You’ve got the yard set up, the grill is ready, and it’s time to head to the supermarket to pickup some food and drinks. Everything is going smoothly until you get to the beer section of the store. Which…

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Macronutrients Under the Microscope

Macros There are three essential nutrients that large amounts of energy come from – carbohydrates, protein, and fat. The body does depend on micronutrients (which are mostly vitamins and minerals) and water, but macronutrients are responsible for the major supply of energy… hence the prefix, macro. Energy absorbed from macronutrients are described in terms of calories, and…

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Summer Sunrises and Vodka Sunsets

The Thirst Sometimes, nothing seems more pleasant than throwing your legs up and enjoying a cocktail or an ice-cold Summer Shandy on a hot summer day. Whether you’re grilling out, tanning by the poolside, or enjoying a book in the shade, a nice adult beverage can do wonders to help relax. Fitnatics struggle with this…

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How to Get Beach Body Ready in Three Easy Steps

A clean diet and intense workouts are the key to a beach-ready body. Summer is around the corner, so don’t wait until the last moment to get in shape. Most people need at least six weeks to see optimal results. Depending on your fat to muscle ratio, you’ll need to do more cardio, lift heavier,…

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PB2 Review

 PB2 is merely peanut butter in powder form. PB2 comes in two flavors – chocolate peanut butter and regular peanut butter – and in various quantities; anywhere from 6 oz to 1lb. You can find Pb2 and other products from the Bell Plantation at their site. Goodness: Peanut butter without fat is something that the…

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Analyzing Atkins

Everyone jumped on the bandwagon of the Atkins Diet a few years back, and many trainers have worked tirelessly since to get them to jump back off. As in any diet, there are aspects that warrant fantastic results and some that are ignored because those results may do irreversible damage to your body. This article…

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Calories: A Love-Hate Relationship

This article is written to shed light on something people often overlook. Here I will define what a calorie is, the proper view on calorie counting, and general ideas on weight gain and weight loss. Calorie There is a misconception on what a calorie actually is. The common, ill-informed perspective is that caloric intake is…

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Why You Need To Drink More Water

Water plays an important role in every system in our bodies. Things like regulating our temperature, distributing nutrients, and even our overall energy levels can be affected by the amount of water we consume. Unfortunately, most Americans are chronically dehydrated and don’t even know it. Are you dehydrated? Every day, we lose water in the…

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