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Diet

Sweet Potato | The Perfect Carbohydrate

Alpha's number one and favorite carb to eat is the sweet potato. Aaron Marino of alpha m. says that the sweet potato is the perfect carb.

The sweet potato is lower on the glycemic index than white potatoes. Insulin is not spiked because it's low on the glycemic index. You can eat sweet potatoes at any time, but they are an acquired taste when eaten plain.

Aaron explains how to prepare a sweet potato in 5 minutes with a paper towel, microwave, and sweet potato. Microwave on high for 5 minutes for small or medium sweet potato. For a large sweet potato, cook in the microwave for 7 minutes. Let it rest when done for up to a half hour. Peel off the skin, pop on plate, salt & pepper it, and add a little meat on top.


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Lunch Box | Healthy Eating -
February 22, 2012
If you want to stay on a healthy eating plan, you MUST plan and prepare! Aaron Marino of alpha m. wants to know when was the last time you used a lunch box. When you leave home, you can't just grab anything to eat. If you pack a lunch, you can stay on course. Buy a lunch box and some cold packs. Load the lunch box the night before. The lunch box will help you prior plan and prevent poor performancRead More»
The Alpha Salad | Healthy Eating -
February 21, 2012
Filling, crunchy, fibrous, and quality without packing on calories, Aaron Marino of alpha m. presents the Alpha Salad. Alpha personally loves salad with lunch with sweet potato and meat as well as with dinner to fill him up and crunch on. He also likes the fiber the salad provides. Alpha's version is not a typical salad. The salad base is kale which is incredibly dark leafy green. Kale is nutrientRead More»
Measure Body Fat Percentages | Skin Calipers -
February 21, 2012
Body Fat Calculator The only method to accurately ascertain lean muscle mass versus body fat composition is the skin fold measurement. They are a handy tool to measure your progress. Aaron Marino of alpha m. shows viewers the skin calipers.  The pincher and slide measure your body fat. One measurement is not accurate. Take 5 -7 site measurements. Refer to the calculator below for the best way to Read More»
Chocolate Shake | Healthy Eating -
February 15, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. presents a chocolate shake that is incredibly healthy and tastes great! He uses the Magic Bullet to make the shake and demonstrates how to use the contraption. Ingredients: 1 TBSP natural peanut butter, few shakes Stevia, 1/2 TBSP unsweetened chocolate powder, 1 scoop Chocolate Champion whey protein, and small amount of crushed ice.  Add water then blend for 15 seconds. TRead More»

Cheat Meals | Healthy Eating -
February 8, 2012
Cheat meals are incredibly important! To maintain a healthy diet, you NEED the freedom to cheat. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses Body for Life and the program's 'cheat day'. He agrees with the freedom to cheat once in awhile; however, he recommends two cheat meals rather than an entire day of cheating. A cheat meal gives your body a caloric boost, and then your muscles get that pump. The probleRead More»
Preparing Meals in Advance | Healthy Eating -
February 7, 2012
To stay on track with your healthy eating and sensible diet, Aaron Marino of alpha m. strongly recommends preparing meals a week ahead in advance. The key to staying on track with eating is having food prepared and ready-to-go. Spend a half hour or 45 minutes cooking and packing the meals. Within 5 days, Alpha eats 3 chicken breasts (split in half) and a whole eye of round roast (sliced into medaRead More»
Snack Foods | Healthy Eating -
January 30, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses good snacks that travel well and are healthy. Be sure to prepare and plan in advance. Raw unsalted almonds are Alpha's first example. He recommends getting a 5 pound bag in bulk. They are almost the 'perfect' snack food. Another option is rice cakes. Fruit like  apples, grapes, grapefruit, and oranges travel well. Protein bars are an option but be careful with Read More»
Simple Cucumber Salad | Healthy Eating -
January 26, 2012
Don't fall off the diet wagon by running out of options and becoming bored. Think creatively and outside-of-the-box when preparing your food. Aaron Marino of alpha m. shares his simple cucumber salad recipe. Ingredients include two fresh cucumbers, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and vinegar. Peel the cucumbers. Cut off the ends of the cucumbers and slice small medallions. Add seasonings, which incluRead More»
Pre and Post Workout Meal  -
January 25, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses pre and post workout meals, which depend on what you're doing at the gym that day. If weight training is on the agenda, something small and substantial meal is advised. The meal should be slow release carb like sweet potato, oatmeal, or Fiber One cereal. The meal gives the fuel needed to be strong without being bloated. If a cardio session is planned, an empty stRead More»

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