In recent years chocolate milk has gained a reputation as perhaps the best drink for post-workout recovery, but is this reputation truly warranted? With its combination of whey and casein protein from milk to help muscles recover and carbohydrates to replace the energy burned in your workout, chocolate milk does provide a healthy combination of […]
Hopefully, you’ve moved past the anti-carb craze and come to realize that, like most other things in life, carbs come in shades of gray — some are definitely better than others. Just like there are healthy fats (think coconut oil, avocados, some nut butters, etc.) and some really unhealthy fats (trans fat, for example), there […]
One of the most frequently asked questions that comes across my desk is people asking how many carbs they can eat WITHOUT gaining belly fat. There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but here are a few basic guidelines that will help you sort through the carb confusion and keep your body in a fat burning environment. […]
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Insulin Sensitivity: Insulin is one of your body’s most critical hormones, and improving your sensitivity to insulin will ultimately help you AVOID storing carbs as fat (and instead shuttle those carbs to your muscles to be used as energy). One “tried and true” way to improve your insulin sensitivity and carbohydrate tolerance is to participate […]