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Eliminating Dairy | Getting Lean by Reducing Dairy

Trying to get really lean? Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses dairy.

He suggests eliminating dairy because the lactose holds thin layer of fat between skin and muscle. Additionally, soy milk is worse in regard to getting lean because it increases estrogen. Therefore, if you are going to drink milk go to skim or 1%. Almond milk is great. But if you are looking to get lean, reduce dairy for a period of time.


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Go-To Protein Snack on the Road | Muscle Milk Light -
August 23, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. has a great snack that doesn't need to be refrigerated, is light and easy to carry, and is healthy and satisfying. Alpha advocates grabbing Muscle Milk Light when you are running out the door. Find 4-packs for around $5 in the grocery store and toss 'em in your computer bag, man purse, or satchel. Read More»
Wash That Apple!  -
August 21, 2012
I can still hear my mother telling me to wash fruit before I eat it.  Wise advice that she was right about... so this one's for you, mom! I'm sure most of us know to wash produce before consuming it, but do we know why or how to do it properly?  Well, incase you ignored your mother when she told you to wash that dirty fruit, this article will fill you in on what you've missed, and what you need Read More»
Ground Beef Surprise | Healthy Eating -
August 21, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. shares his recipe for a quick meal that can last through the week. Aaron shows how to make the meal in bulk and explains how the recipe keeps his the diet interesting but nutritious. The recipe is to brown 1# of 7% lean ground beef then add fun: frozen peas, frozen corn, chopped onion, S&P, garlic powder, and beans. The recipe makes 3 servings. Alternatives are ground Read More»
Probiotics -
August 16, 2012
"Probiotic" is a word most of us are familiar with nowadays, with all the commercials about their importance and intimate relationship with regularity.  Well, the commercials are not wrong, but they do give the impression that no one's able to have a decent bathroom experience without eating certain brands of yogurt.  But, putting advertising aside, it is true that as a species we need beneficiaRead More»

The Contigo | Water Bottle  -
August 10, 2012
The Contigo The Contigo (double insulated, steel water bottle) is a cool new product that Aaron Marino of alpha m. shares with viewers. The bottle keeps drinks ice cold for 20-hours, has a drinking spout, and features a ring to hook to your bag. The bottle is resuable and dishwasher safe. Also, steel is healthier to drink out of than plastic.   Read More»
Amazing Antioxidants -
August 9, 2012
Just like certain metals can rust if they get wet or are exposed to air too long, the inside of our bodies can also rust if we don't have sufficient "antioxidants" to protect us from oxidation.  Sounds strange, but, oxidation, brought on by a natural chemical reaction within our body, creates "free radicals", which are bad guys. To protect us from the damaging effects of rusting, nature developedRead More»
How Much Protein Is Too Much?  -
August 3, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. talks about how much protein is too much. The body can absorb, assimilate, or process 30 grams of protein within an hour. Additional protein is taxing on the kidneys. Aaron has a body-builder friend (late 40's) who generally eat 50 grams per sitting a few times a day. The doctor revealed that his kidneys were on the brink of shutting down. Too much protein is detrimental tRead More»
Intermittent Fasting -
July 31, 2012
I've been asked what Intermittent Fasting or IF – today's hottest weight loss and muscle building program – is all about and what my opinion of it is.  Well, I'm not going to get into talking about my opinion too much, since that's all it is, but I will explain the gist of Intermittent Fasting as best as I can. IF is not considered a diet, but, instead, a way of eating or "nutritional lifestyRead More»
Can V8 Replace Vitamins and Vegetables? | Healthy Eating -
July 30, 2012
Aaron of alpha m.analyzes whether V8 juice is an effective supplement for vitamins and vegetables.  Does V8 give as much vitamins of 3 servings of fruits and vegetables? No, and you are missing fiber. A V8 is also not a replacement for a multivitamin. Instead, eat substantial amount of vegetables along with a good multivitamin. Why should we use a multivitamin if the diet is rich with vegetables?Read More»

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