Category Archives: Health

The Perfect Diet

The perfect diet: a holy grail we have all been seeking for years. Well, turns out–SPOILER: there isn’t one! The purpose of this post is to encourage you not to listen to zealots, but to science. And even more than that, decide on your goal and then decide how you’re going to tackle your nutrition. We want to see you succeed. 

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3 Health Benefits to Using Protein Powder

Have you ever had an experience where you ate something only to fill your stomach and get you through the day without thinking about getting proper nutrients to your body? Have you been to so many work celebrations, coffee meetings and late-night drinking socials that you ate so much food and still felt hungry after? In today’s fast-paced world where quick and easy meals, mobile food and convenient snacks are all the rage, it is easy to overlook the importance of eating the right food at the right the time. Over time, you start to develop an unhealthy relationship with food that you no longer recognize what it is to be healthy.

Luckily for us, there are food alternatives available that can help us transition and improve our health and well-being. Protein powders have a huge impact to our health and lifestyle. If you are looking for a protein powder that will fit your needs and you want to learn more about their ingredients, be sure to check out Protein Powder Xperts Review for a ton of credible and proven options. There is no better time than now to start taking care of your health. Here are three out of the many health benefits to using protein powder.

  1.   Helps Build Muscles and Improve Metabolism

If you work out constantly and you are a very active person, it is highly recommended that you take protein-enriched foods before and after a workout. A fast and easy way to do this is by drinking protein shakes. Taking protein shakes at least 30 minutes before your workout helps prepare your muscle and improve your strength which also lowers the damage to your muscles during training. On the other hand, drinking protein shakes right after a workout helps your muscle regain all the nutrients for recovery and growth. As your muscles grow, your metabolism increases which help with digestion and burning of fat.

  1.   Fills Your Body with Essential Nutrients Without the Urge to Binge

You do not need to consume lots of junk foods and even convenient foods that will not provide you with essential nutrients to keep your energy levels up. Protein powders are packed with nutrients that you can consume any time of the day. You can make them into protein shakes or even add the powder to your favorite salad. They are easy to prepare and you can bring them wherever you go. It will keep you full and satisfied and you will not feel the urge to pick up a junk food just to fill your stomach.

  1.   Helps You Lose Weight Naturally and Permanently

Losing weight is hard and takes time. If it is easy, everyone will be at their optimum weight and right vitality in one instance. There are a lot of ways to lose weight but not all of them are effective in terms of maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle. The best thing about consuming protein powder is that you know that it’s not the be-all and end-all. Adding protein powder to your healthy routine which includes exercise, proper sleep, mindfulness and eating nutritious food is the best way to maximize its benefits and keep those extra weights off.

Easy Recipes and Workouts for a Healthy New Year

Happy New Year! This is the time to set the tone for the year--to make smart goals, decide on an intention, and kick things off on the right foot. Of course, this isn’t the only time of year to set yourself straight, but it’s a great opportunity. However, this time of year can be daunting–there’s all this pressure on becoming the “new you” and that’s not exactly a straightforward laid-out plan. There could be a thousand possibilities of what to do for fitness or what eating style to go for. 

Let us help you in a small way. We’ve gathered five easy healthy (and delicious) recipes as well as five workouts you can do from the comforts of your home. Not sure what gym to subscribe to? No problem. Start with these home workouts first and then go from there. The recipes listed below range from snacks to meals and are all very simple (it’s rare to find a complicated recipe on our blog–I don’t have the patience for it).

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5 Ways Pilates Can Help Your Health and Wellness

After the holidays, it is quite typical for people to make New Year’s resolutions. Often, these resolutions consist of eating better, weight loss, and working out regularly. You can expect your local gym to be packed with those who are making an effort to slim down after packing on the typical holiday calories. If you are interested in finding a way to maintain your fitness routine without having to deal with an overcrowded gym, you should consider checking out Atlanta Pilates. This article will highlight some of the ways that Pilates can help your health and wellness.
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4 Reasons Why You Should Take Care of Your Teeth

Taking care of your teeth is very important and many do not realize how much it affects their overall health and wellness. When you don’t take care of your mouth by brushing and flossing regularly, plaque and grime can get stuck to your teeth and cause health problems. Your teeth are critical to your health as they help you break down foods so that you can digest them. In addition, having healthy teeth is also a sign that you are taking care of other aspects of your body as well. If you still are not convinced that you should take care of your teeth, this article will identify some of the most important reasons to do so.

  • Avoid gum disease. The longer you go without having your mouth properly cared for, the more likely you are to experience gum disease. Gum disease is when your gums get inflamed and bleed easily when you brush or floss your teeth. To avoid gum disease, floss regularly. If you notice that your gums are bleeding, continue to floss daily for a couple of weeks and you will notice that your gums will get healthier and bleed less over time.
  • Prevent tooth decay. Bacteria build up that is allowed to sit in your mouth comfortably for long periods of time will prove to be detrimental to your health and wellbeing. The longer that the bacteria sits in your mouth, the more likely you are to find that your teeth are breaking down due to the decay that is occurring. The area that is most prone to bacteria build up is between your teeth and at the gum line. Flossing can help you prevent this from happening.
  • Save money. If saving money is important to you, it is critical that you attend your annual teeth cleaning appointments and that you also brush and floss daily. Doing so can help you prevent cavities, bacteria build up, tooth decay, and gum disease. In addition, by caring for your teeth, you are preventing bigger problems from festering in your mouth which can end up being costly. 
  • Helps to reduce health issues. Did you know that missing teeth can be a sign that your health is in trouble? Many do not realize that not taking care of your teeth can lead to other health problems such as but not limited to arthritis, diabetes, oral cancer, and dementia. All of these health problems can severely limit the longevity of your life when it could have easily been prevented by caring for your teeth properly.

There are many reasons as to why people fail to care for their teeth. To learn more about teeth cleaning and other services, be sure to check out stansell dentistry.

How Much Do You Bench?

Hungry talking here. We receive a lot of questions through our various platforms. While we’re most responsive to email and text/phone calls (as long as it isn’t blatant spam), we try to give as many personal responses to comments on the blog as well. Sometimes, Facebook Messenger, YouTube comments, Instagram direct messages, and Twitter whatever-they-haves (plus all of the other platforms… LinkedIn, etc.) are lost, and we apologize if you’ve never received a response.

Often, these questions are repetitive. That is, if you weren’t aware, one of the reasons that we created the blog. As we moved across the country, and left clients behind in the process, we decided to use the blog as a way to communicate with our former clients. When the blog picked up, and we started seeing tens of thousands of views in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, we decided to use the blog to provide free advice.

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The Perfect Addition to Your Home Gym

New year, new you, right? Well, we’re not quite there, but two of the most challenging weeks of the year are separating you from 2018. Most people focus on their struggle with large family meals and tins full of cookies, but why bother stressing about that when you can focus on something else… something rewarding

What’s this crazy rewarding thing we’re talking about? Well, it’s simple and it is all based on performance. Looking in the mirror feels good; we don’t disagree with you there, but nothing feels better than feeling better! Huh? When you’re physically capable of something, especially something you were never capable of doing before, you feel amazing. 

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How to Get Big Calves!

Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses; Hungry is often told that he has really nice calves. Whether it was cheerleaders on the sidelines during his high school basketball games or bros in the gym in Los Angeles, a lot of people have a tendency to stare at Hungry’s calves. Calves are often seen as one of the hardest muscle groups to successfully train, and as a result, a lot of people end up asking, what do you do for your calves?

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Easy Peasy Banana Bread

Who doesn’t have old bananas in their pantry? I know we do at least once a month. We do not throw them out. Instead, we make banana bread! Banana bread is such a delicious thing that is not too unhealthy, but also easy as heck to whip up. It’s a great snack or treat any time of the year, but especially during the winter, there’s just something about that smell of it baking in the house.

This recipe is incredibly easy: just put everything together, whisk, and bake! I based this recipe off of Carrots ‘N’ Cake’s recipe–you should check her out, she’s a very fun healthy lifestyle blogger. Our favorite way to enjoy banana bread is taking a slice and toasting it in the toaster oven and then slathering butter on it. Mmm-mm! Let’s have fun making this banana bread!

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Join US for a Tough Mudder in LA!

You’re going to find out how tough a Tough Mudder is. Well, if you’re in LA on March 4th, you can. Not only can you find out how hard a Tough Mudder really is, you can have support from both Hungry & Fit during the race. We both just signed up the Half Mudder (~5 miles) on the 4th of March, 2017, in the Los Angeles area. (It isn’t in Downtown LA!) Now, we want you to sign up, train with us and even race with us.

Back in 2009, Warrior Dash (basically) started the Mud Run movement in the United States. At that time, terms such as Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) and what not weren’t being thrown around since not many people knew about it. Hungry jumped into his first Warrior Dash in 2010 and the rest is history. Since then, not only have Hungry & Fit competed in everything from the Men’s Health Urbanathlon to the Bubble Run, we’ve also helped others tackle these challenges.

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