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Essential Aminos + Carbs Speed up Protein Synthesis

What time is it? It’s Amino time!

Supplementing with a leucine-rich amino acids and carbohydrate combination can increase muscle protein synthesis by triggering important cell-signaling molecules.

Building on a previous study that showed taking an essential amino acid and carbohydrate combination during resistance exercise stimulated muscle protein synthesis, scientists from the University of Texas showed that taking this same solution following resistance exercise further increased muscle protein synthesis.

American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism:  Vol. 294,


Good morning all! I hope everyone is waking up to the start of an awesome weekend! What’s for lunch today?
There is a variety when it comes to eating out or having take out. What’s your favorite?



Myth: Starving Yourself Helps Burn Body Fat

Fact: It’s true that when you don’t eat enough calories, your body will break down stored fat to use as energy. However, when you go off your diet and start to eat normally again, you’ll gain all that weight back.

This happens because depriving yourself of necessary daily calories puts you in physical “starvation mode.” Your body will think that there isn’t enough food available and that you’re starving. When you go off your diet, your body will store even more fat in reserve against future lean periods. You’ll also be more likely to overeat during this period.

To lose weight safely, lose a little at a time; two or three pounds a week is ideal. Don’t deprive yourself of food, and eat at least 1,300 calories per day.

Calculate your body fat.  See where you stand.

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Today I will try a new protein that’s  popular in the Vegan community. I asked a few great knowledgeable Vegans in a Facebook group: Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness about their opinions. It seems the taste & it’s difficulty mixing  are the main concerns but it’s properties will help with energizing me and that I  should reap the benefits regardless.

Those of you who know me personally should consider joining the group. It’s amazing the amount of information you will gather in this awesome community and what you can learn about improving your health and lifestyle.


I sincerely thank everyone for their opinions.


Raw Meal


#2 in Nation…

With the experiences and knowledge of nutrition I have gained over the years I feel a strong sense of seriously helping my community. El Paso demographics & geographical location has proven that most of our diet has included high amounts of meats, chicken and processed foods due to traditional style cooking. How many Mexican  ….   Read More.

No I don’t miss meat…

Vegan brunch. No I don’t miss meat, chicken, fish or dairy. Never looking back. It’s the best health decision I’ve ever met in my life. It’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle.