Get Your Free Week Trial Today! | 317-407-4512
BLOG

Wandering Web with the Soulfull Sisters

One of my classmates from NC State has a wonderful food blog, titled the Soul-full Sisters which has some of the most delicious looking recipes. In particular, Quinn and her sister Paten put a fun spin on southern comfort food which I fell in love with while at school in Raleigh. However, with it being summer and all the sisters have put their creative food minds together for a healthy, light meal which takes advantage of the delicious produce offerings of the season. This shrimp lettuce wrap recipe looks amazing and I cannot wait to try:

http://soulfullsisters.com/2016/06/roasted-shrimp-lettuce-wraps/

The ketogenic diet is becoming a pretty big trend lately, even making its way into athletic circles. While I am not a doctor of any sort, I can say that nearly every piece of research I have come across points to carbohydrates as being the best source of fuel for our bodies. Without carbs you simply will not perform as well in an athletic environment. Here, an actual doctor breaks down why this is the case:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbeMZXrbgPg&mc_cid=6cb94e04d8&mc_eid=761f1383b8

While the ketogenic diet is probably not your best choice for athletic improvement, there is extremely interesting research being done on its effect for overall health, and also its ability to help fight cancer. Once again, I am not a doctor and am not giving medical advice. This article is just very interesting, unpublished information from a New York Times journalist discussing what some doctors have found while studying the effects of ketogenic diets on cancer cells: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2016/06/06/exclusive-unpublished-material-from-nyt-magazine-story-on-cancer/

If only you could simply eat your way slim, that would be nice. However, that is not the case. While you may read articles about some foods making your metabolism speed up more than others, there are not any foods that make you burn more calories than you are taking in while eating. All food has a thermogenic effect, thereby increasing your metabolic rate. Also, as this article details, you absorb more calories from some foods than from others. Make healthy choices: http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/fat-burning-foods?cid=NL_WeightLossNL_-_06082016_FoodsBurningFat_Module6&smartcode=YN_0006115755_0001555164

 

Other Posts You Might Like

How to journal | Mindset Tips

Listen to any self-help podcast, or read any self-help book, and you’re bound to hear something about how to journal to improve your life. Now, does just starting a journal improve your life? Probably not. What it does is get you in the process of assessing and improving your own thoughts. Journalling can act as … more »

Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout

Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout Originally published on HVMN by Nate Martins. *all references are at the bottom of this post, and are located in parentheses throughout the article* The moment every athlete wants to avoid. POP! A muscle gives at the gym or on the track, leading to weeks of rehab. Sometimes … more »

WHOOPIE Goal Setting

On a Mindset Thursday video post, we talked about the WHOOPIE goal setting framework which is an elaboration on the WHOOP methodology prescribed in the book Rethinking Positive Thinking. If you care to dive into the psychology behind how these strategies for goal setting work, I recommend grabbing that book on Amazon or your favorite book … more »

The Real Benefit of CrossFit isn’t a Six Pack

Instagram, Facebook, social media in general have turned into a place to flaunt curated pictures, and more or less show off the best sides of our lives. This isn’t a critique or a support of social media as a whole, but rather a look at the real benefit of CrossFit…which is not the brand new … more »

Self Help: Fill Your Own Cup First

This time of year there is a lot of focus on doing more, being more, and making improvements. However, if you’re constantly focusing on more, when do you recover? Just like in fitness, balance in your life is important. If you never recover from working out, you won’t see muscle growth and development. If you’re … more »

How to Look better in the mirror

Admittedly, that title is total click bait. How to look better in the mirror…can anything be more of what you expect from a gym? Probably not. Let me go a different, direction, though, than is expected. “Looking better” (whatever that actually means) doesn’t begin in a gym or in the kitchen – it begins with … more »

Ready to transform your life?