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Diet

When to Consume Protein Powder

Are you confused when to drink your protein powder? Are you hearing conflicting info from friends? Aaron Marino of alpha m. says the first thing is to determine if you are taking a protein powder or meal replacement powder.

Generally 25- 30 grams of protein is all your body can assimilate- so don't overdo it. Take one or two scoops a day. A great time to take it is after your workout as absorption is optimal. You should mix the protein powder with water or milk. Alpha advises water since the sugar / calories in milk. Alpha uses protein powder on days that he doesn't workout if he has a sweet tooth.


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Cut the Calories of Pizza in Half | Healthy Eating -
March 21, 2013
Who doesn't love pizza!? Alpha knows how to make a cheap meal healthier. Aaron Marino of alpha m. takes a DiGiorno frozen pizza and reduces the calories. The majority of calories come from the meats: sausages and pepperoni. The calories are reduced by simply removing the toppings prior to cooking. The pizza is still tasty without the meat. Also order your pizza with light cheese (and reduces the sRead More»
Hanging with Alpha | Papa Alpha's Nutrisystem #3  -
March 13, 2013
What's up with Papa Alpha's diet? He went off of the diet when his friends were in town but is back on track. Papa Alpha says the most important aspect is that he is making better food choices and has reduced his food consumption. Aaron Marino of alpha m. points out that it's no wonder people are overweight due to what and where they eat. If you want to know if a place is healthy, check out the paRead More»
Fortifx Protein Bar | Healthy Eating -
February 15, 2013
Alpha's really excited to share about this new protein bar. It tastes great! Aaron Marino of alpha m. emphasizes how additives can be bad for you, and this bar doesn't have them. It's also baked. You can find them online and in nutrition stores. They come in three flavors, which are all amazingly great. The breakdown is great too. They fill you up a lot more than those smaller bars. Read More»
"Food Matters" | Must See Food Documentary -
February 6, 2013
Food Matters "Food Matters" is a  documentary that will change your perspective about food. Alpha ordered it from Netflix and watched it twice. Aaron Marino of alpha m. says it talks about nutrients and the importance of a balanced diet. It's matter-of-fact and not all crazy into holistic. He can't say enough good stuff about it. If you are a healthy person who takes care of yourself, this is a mRead More»

Simple Trick to Get Your Bowels Moving | Relieving Constipation  -
January 31, 2013
Alpha sets the stage: you just woke up and get out out of bed. Immediately you go to the kitchen. Lemon + warm water = success! Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses a trick he learned in order to keep regular. Within 10 minutes to an hour, you should find results. If are currently using laxatives on a regular basis, you need to address why you constipated: fiber? water? Prolonged used of laxatives cRead More»
Hanging with Alpha | Papa Alpha Nutrisystem #2 -
January 29, 2013
It’s been two-months since Papa Alpha started Nutrisystem, and he has officially lost almost 20 pounds. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses Papa Alpha’s past diet plans and weight loss. This weight loss is big news as he has not been this successful in the past. He wants to lose another 50 pounds. He's also taken another big step by joining a fitness center. Papa Alpha discusses his workout rouRead More»
How to Deal with Slow Progress in Your Diet or Workout  -
January 28, 2013
Are you frustrated because you feel you aren't progressing fast enough with your diet, weight loss, muscle gain, fitness program? Alpha's been there and got the tee shirt. Aaron Marino of alpha m. used to be a competitive natural body builder. He looks his best but felt his worst. His diet and cardio were different back then; however, the weight lifting was the same as now. Being *that* lean is noRead More»
Who Knows What Azodicarbonamide Is? | Food Additives -
January 25, 2013
Azodicarbonamide- Another Reason to Avoid Most Bread And if you said, "yes", Alpha calls B.S. The azodicarbonamide is illegal in some countries but here in the US, it's a common ingredient in fast food breads and crappy breads in the grocery stores. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses what azocarbonamide is... plus a link for further information. Check This Out! The principal use of azodicarbonamidRead More»
Plan Your Snacks | Healthy Eating -
January 17, 2013
Preparing a bunch of food ahead of time (meals) in order to stay on track with your diet has been discussed in past videos. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses planning snacks as well. He bags fresh vegetables for snacks. Vegetables are great with fiber, keeps you regular, and are low calorie. Munch on something healthy rather than junk. Read More»

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