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Diet

Preparing Meals in Advance | Healthy Eating

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 medallion steaks).  He does the same for his carbs: quinoa, sweet potatoes, brown rices, and wheat berries. He portions and packages for each meal.


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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»
Honey Yogurt Rice Cake Snack | Healthy Eating -
January 24, 2012
When craving something sweet or crunchy, Aaron Marino of alpha m. has just the snack for you. Start with rice cakes (lightly salted, fat free) with honey and low fat Greek yogurt. Layer yogurt on rice cake and then drizzle honey on top. The snack is 65 calories. Read More»

Gaining Weight Fast  -
January 20, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. addresses a viewer question about how to pack on pounds fast. Alpha recommends eating  a high calorie diet around 3,000 calories WHILE working out in the gym. Ectomorphs need to support their bodies working out to avoid potential health challenges. If you don't have time to workout, make the time by getting up earlier, doing it later in the evening, or doing it during lunRead More»
The Aaron Marino Breakfast | Healthy Eating -
January 16, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. does his cardio 1st thing in the morning and then is starving. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. By skipping breakfast, you're doing your metabolism a great disservice. He eats the same breakfast every day as a creature of habit He starts with 6 egg whites and demonstrates how to separate the yolks from the whites. Then he makes a Super Shake made from 3/4Read More»
Essential Fatty Acids -
December 27, 2011
The most important and over-looked supplement is the essential fatty acids (EFAs, omega 3, 6, 9). These are crucial for your well-being whether brain, muscles, or muscles to do the job necessary. You need to supplement extra regardless of how much you are consuming in your diet (salmon or flax seed). Every cell in your body requires these EFAs. These good fats cause the release of the bad fat arouRead More»
Importance of Water | 100 ounces a day!  -
December 21, 2011
Water is essential for maintaining bodily functions and so much more. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses how water is vitally important. You never want to feel thirst. Constantly consume water during the day, which is approximately 100 ounces to keep your body operating at an efficient level. Put down the sodas and sweet beverages and replace with water. You will see a difference. Read More»
Protein Powder vs Meal Replacement -
December 12, 2011
Aaron Marino of alpha m. presents nutrition and calorie comparisons for protein powder (PP) and meal replacements (MR). The PP is a supplement for the every day diet. The MR is protein but also carb, fat, and higher in calories. PP is about 80 -100 calories whereas MR is 300 - 400 calories. The bars are MR and between 300 - 500 calories with high fat, high protein, and high carb. MR bars are replaRead More»

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