Diets

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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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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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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Holiday Love Handles

It’s tough to say ‘no’ to holiday cheer when it comes in endless cookies and endless calories… but how can we refrain from retaining all that weight? Personally, I’ve found it to be fairly simple. It’s a matter of making a few key decisions, and being a bit smarter about what you choose to consume.…

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Beginners Guide to Middle-aged Fitness

Prologue This is an introductory workout, diet, and weight loss program; meaning this is what we need to do to get you started! The routine should suffice for about a month, at which point you should re-evaluate your current level of health, goals, and amount of time that you can spend exercising. This workout is…

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