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Past questions:

Berries1Q: I wanted to ask, I eat raspberries, blueberries and strawberries for a snack after dinner at night with stevia. No carb dinner either. Is that ok or too much sugar in the fruit to eat every day? Or should I eat it at a different time of the day?

A: Berries are fine in moderation for dinner dessert. What you want to avoid is fruit juice: orange juice, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice etc., and high glycemic fruits: cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple, ripe banana, papaya, apricot, to name a few.

These fruits and juices contain a lot of simples sugars, with little or no fiber to buffer the insulin release. You could experience a rapid blood sugar spike/crash during the night and wake up tired.

Real berries rank low on the glycemic index and help satisfy your dessert cravings.

You can even add some almonds or walnuts to supply slow digesting amino acids for your muscles to feast on during the overnight repair period, and further slow the release of insulin.

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rippedabs-smQ: Any tips for getting ripped? I know I can get bigger (muscle wise) super quick! It’s just being ripped that I’ve never attained.

A: Getting ripped will start with increasing your metabolism and your body’s efficiency for burning fat as fuel.

Eating correctly, increasing activity and increasing strength and muscle density will help you burn more calories.

I believe the reason I have stayed lean during a busy lifestyle is because I have quality protein snacks on hand and eat them at the right times. Contact me for a free snack guide.

Eating:
Eat smaller and more often during the day. (4-5 times a day)
Eat protein with every meal. Never eat carbs alone.
Never let yourself go hungry, always have protein snacks on hand.
Have more fibrous veggies in your meals.
The more gluten you can eliminate, the better.

Exercise
Be more active every day.
Run or jog everywhere you go.
Take the stairs more often and more aggressively.
Get up from your desk walk and stretch more frequently.
Run, Bike or Hike for an hour each week.
Weight train or resistance exercise every other day.
Abs every other day.
Cardio 20-30 minutes 3x/week.


 

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