Category Archive: Supplementation

What Should I Eat After My Workout?

Physical Fitness for Women

There seems to be a lot of confusion over this subject so I thought I would do a quick post to break it down for you. Quick! There are 2 things to remember when it comes to post-workout nutrition: 1) Make sure you have the “big rocks” in place already. Meaning, are you already eating …

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What’s the Deal With Stevia? And a Few Guiltless Treat Recipes

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The stevia rebaudiana leaf, known commercially as Stevia, has been used for hundreds of years in aboriginal cultures as a natural sweetener and medicinal compound.  Three-hundred times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar), today the supplement has found its way to local supermarkets, packaged and branded as a low-calorie sweetener to help curb cravings, an alternative …

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The Science of Cravings

By Jill Coleman and Jade Teta In an effort to begin to curb and prevent cravings, it is important to first understand the pathology of how cravings develop.  They manifest differently for everyone, from preferential foods to specific tastes or textures and even times of day. Some people grab salty, crunchy options while others crave …

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8 Muscle Building Rules for Women

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What’s up with “toning?”  To me, toning means simply getting lean enough that the underlying muscle is visible; in effect building lean muscle while burning fat.  A muscle is toned by nature, however the amount of fat on top varies, as does the amount of subcutaneous water being retained, hence the puffy and/or “bulky” look. …

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30 Days of Fat Loss–Day #25: We Love Greens & Reds Powders

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In Monday’s post, I showed you guys my diet, and one of my “meals” is a Think Thin bar, plus a Greens & Reds drink from SoTru.  Greens drinks and Reds drinks are essentially powdered vegetable and fruits, respectively.  We are not talking baby food here, these are quality, nutraceutical-grade products that have been cold-processed …

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30 Days of Fat Loss–Day #15: On-the-Go Breakfast Fruit Smoothie

It’s Monday, time to start the week off right with a great, quick fat-loss breakfast!  Anyone who knows us, knows that we love yummy, nutritious protein shakes because they are quick and convenient meals that taste great and help quench cravings.  One of the best on-the-go breakfasts is a fruit smoothie.  Here are 2 of …

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30 Days of Fat Loss–Day #6: A Day in the Life of Figure Competitor Tara Ballard

Tara Ballard

By Tara Ballard As a figure competitor and Jillfit coach, two of the most frequently asked questions I receive are “what do you eat every day?” and “what supplements do you take?”.  My diet varies depending on what stage of contest prep I am in, but there are constants at every stage.  I’m currently 3 …

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30 Days of Fat Loss–Day #5: Jill’s Favorite Protein Snack Bars

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I am the first to admit that eating a diet consisting of all “real” foods like fruits, veggies and lean proteins is really the ideal when it comes to losing fat quickly, shedding water and I encourage most of my competition girls to do this, especially in the final weeks leading up to a show. …

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30 Days of Fat Loss–Day #3: Sleep & Bedtime Rituals

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By Jillian Teta So we know that you have all heard this before – that sleep is crucial for health and for optimal physique development – but you may be wondering exactly why, or pondering how are you going to fit that into your already jam-packed schedule of work, fun, relationships, kids, the computer and …

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30 Days of Fat Loss–Day #1: Oat Bran Breakfast

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Good Monday morning! We are super-excited to bring you SO many great tips, tricks and techniques to help you increase your fat loss potential over the next 30 days! Each day we will be posting a great idea that hopefully you will be able to implement into your daily routine to boost your metabolism, improve …

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