Everything You Need to Know to Tone Up for Summer

When it comes to toning up after weight loss, everyone has an opinion about what works best. There seems to be a new fitness trend just about every week that promises to be your perfect solution. But if you’re not a fitness expert, it can be tough to know what will truly help you achieve the results you want. Continue reading →

Fight Back Against Muscle Loss

Beginning around age 30, we begin to lose muscle and gain body fat every year. Specifically, age-related muscle loss occurs at an average rate of three to five percent per decade between the ages of 30 and 60 and accelerates significantly after age 60. This is a serious concern since abnormally low muscle mass, know as sarcopenia, is linked to loss of strength and mobility, culminating in unhealthy aging and frailty. Continue reading →

Want a Smaller Waist? Look to More Protein

Eating more protein is linked to a smaller waist and better cholesterol levels, a new study finds. Researchers at the US Army Research institute of Environmental Medicine found an association between habitually consuming protein in excess of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) and lower body mass index, a smaller waist, and higher levels of the HDL “the good” cholesterol (1). The findings published in the Journal of Nutrition, are from protein intake and cardiovascular risk factors Continue reading →

Why Use Whey Protein to Break Your Cleanse Day

One of the principal findings of clinical studies around intermittent fasting with Isagenix-style Cleanse Days is that it can be an efficient method to accelerate fat loss and improve health markers (1-3). However, especially for the physically active on a weight-reduction program, a common concern is the decreased intake of calories that could lead to problems with maintaining or building muscle. Muscle is in a constant state of build up and break down in a process called protein turnover Continue reading →

Whey Protein Twice a Day Keeps Muscle Loss Away

There's a big difference between "good" and "bad" weight loss. The good kind, the kind we should all strive for, is losing the least amount of muscle in relation to body fat. Getting enough protein is one of the keys to preventing muscle loss while dieting, but research shows protein may be lacking in a lot of weight loss diets, considering that on average the amount of weight loss most people have is about 30 percent from muscle. A matter of hot debate has been whether the source of protein, Continue reading →