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Diet

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent Fasting by Aaron Marino
Intermittent Fasting (IF) is consuming calories in a window then drinking water the remaining hours. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses (IF) and a more reasonable form of this method.

People think (IF) is 'amazing'; however, Aaron thinks that the method is like a calorie-restricted diet. If you consuming less than you burn off, you lose weight. The typical way of eating is spacing the calories throughout the day. With (IF), you are cramming the calories in the small window and then consuming water- so the diet is nothing remarkable. But be aware of your metabolism as eating every few hours increases it.


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Shelf Life of Meat | Meat's Expiration Date -
July 23, 2012
Food Safety Aaron Marino of alpha m. makes a bulk of food to last Monday through Friday. Towards the end of the week is the meat still good? Cooked chicken expires sooner than cooked beef. Aaron will go 4 - 5 days with cooked chicken. Beef will last up to 6 days (pork chops too).  Cold cuts and deli meats spoils faster. Ham keeps a bit longer than turkey (3 to 4 days max). Keep in mind that 'lessRead More»
Getting Back on Track with Diet and Workout -
July 16, 2012
Are you off of your diet and workout game-plan? Grab the bull by the horns and get started! Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses how to get back-on-track.  The way that Alpha always gets back into it is to have a solid strategy. Diet is 90% of why we look the way we do. Start by drinking a ton of water. He drinks a gallon a day to flush his system. Lemon in the water is a diuretic and has a ton of Read More»
Losing That Last Ten Pounds | Weight Loss Plateau -
June 11, 2012
Have you lost body fat and gained muscle but your weight loss has plateaued? Aaron Marino of alpha m. gives suggestions for kicking starting metabolism. Cut out protein bars, protein shakes, and meal replacement shakes and go all whole food. Eating as close to a caveman will give you results in your body fat composition. Read More»
Energy Drinks | Red Bull, Monster Full Throttle  -
May 17, 2012
Although he has no experience or expertise in this area, Aaron Marino of alpha m. gives his opinion about energy drinks (Red Bull, Monster, Full Throttle). Back when he owned a nutrition store, ephedrine was available. After a few weeks of using ephedrine, the stimulant effect is gone but being tired and sluggish results from not taking the pills. Health (heart palpitations) and sleep issues develRead More»

Vitamin B Smart -
May 2, 2012
Most of us know vitamins play an essential role in maintaining good health, but what they do exactly isn’t always understood.  If you’re like most people, you pop a vitamin or two everyday and trust you’re getting what you need.  But are you? Education is key to making informed and educated choices about what to consume, and vitamins are no exception.  I believe we would take better care Read More»
Diet Percentages | Protein, Carbs, Fats  -
May 1, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. gives the run-down about daily consumption of carbs, fats, and protein percentages. A viewer, Kole, is consuming 50% protein, 30% carbs, and 20% fat over 2,000 calories. What that means is that he is getting 250 grams of protein and is essentially eating a low carb diet. Aaron's percentages are as follows: 30% protein, 50% carb, and 20% fat. He takes about 1 g of protein pRead More»
Alcohol and Your Diet -
April 23, 2012
 Get Drunk Not Fat Low Calorie Cocktails Aaron Marino discusses the consumption of alcohol and progress of weight loss program. Abstain from consuming alcohol if you are under legal drinking age. Alcohol has a high caloric value with little to no nutritional value. Realistically, moderation is key to everything. You can't binge drink daily and keep a relatively put together life. If you want to hRead More»
On the Road and Traveling | Healthy Eating -
April 20, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses how to to prior plan and pack essentials to eat well while traveling. Alpha packs a big cooler of essentials: protein powder, Fiber One cereal, cooked sweet potatoes, chicken breasts, lean beef, and lots of veggies. When he doesn't have the food and doesn't think things through, eating decisions become poor. Plan meals to eat every 3 - 4 hours. Packs so  utensilRead More»
Fiber 101 -
April 19, 2012
There has been a lot of emphasis on dietary fiber and its health promoting benefits over the past ten years or so.  Various types of fiber have hit the market; all claiming to keep us healthy and regular by promoting… um, how can I put it? “Defecation” is the politest word I can come up with!  Besides it previously being an untapped market, I reckon the fiber industry has taken hold becausRead More»

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