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One BIG reason I have come across, as to why people decide to hold off on starting a diet and training program, is because they are getting ready to travel, and think that they have to wait until AFTER the trip is over to get started. I am on the road and living in hotel rooms CONSTANTLY and would like to share my tips on sticking to a diet plan,...

“To hell with beauty sleep… I want skinny sleep” During sleep, a person’s weight and the number of hours he or she sleeps determines how many calories you burn sleeping. Normally, a person burns about 0.42 calories for every pound in one hour of sleep.For instance, a 150 lb. person burns about 63 calories in one hour. If he or she sleeps for eight hours total, this person burns 504 calories...

I have been getting a lot of emails from sick Fitin5 clients asking if they should continue their training.First let’s talk about preventing getting sick. Exercise strengthens your immune system and helps you ward off wintertime colds and flu. However, certain types of activity can spike levels of cortisol, which is a stress hormone that suppresses your ability to fight off germs and infection. The key is to be strategic...

I started skipping rope recently in boxing classes, and have discovered all the healthy benefits of doing this that I would like to share with you!Why Skipping? What makes skipping so great is its versatility; in our increasingly busy lifestyles you can get real results in minutes. As a warm-up it will accelerate muscle activity and get you buzzing for your workout. You’ll see the difference by adding just 4...

...and how its extremely beneficial for muscle building? What is Leucine? Leucine is an amino acids that your body does not produce naturally. So in order to get this you need to consume it in other ways.There are 9 essential amino acids and Leucine is one of the most important one. Leucine is the primary component in BCAA’S. BCAAS are great for MPS (muscle Protein Synthesis) WHEY protein is a great source...

You want to work out, but when the gym is so packed that every machine and bench are taken you need all the self-control to not say, “Screw it!” Don’t worry: You might not get the workout you planned for, but with a little creativity and my tips, you can still get a good one or maybe even better! Arrive at the gym with Options: For every favorite exercise, like a squat...

#1. As far as ways to combat cravings, I have a whole cabinet full of hot tea in various different flavors which is a life saver for me! When I’m having a sweet tooth craving, I head for my arsenal of teas, add a packet of stevia, and it helps! Tea is great because it’s calorie free and the packet of stevia mixed with some of my favorite sweet flavors...

Challenge yourself at every workout- Keep track of how much you are lifting and continuously try to increase the weight. The same rule here applies for cardio, yoga, Pilates etc. Find a little way to challenge yourself each time, whether it is increasing the mileage, holding side plank for longer. Cut out sugar- Working out is only part of the equation. Diet is even more important. No sugar, honey,...

There is one situation where BCAA supplementation makes sense and that's during FASTED CARDIOMost people think fasted exercise is simply “exercising on an empty stomach,” but there’s a bit more to it than that.Fasted exercise is exercise done while in a “fasted” state, which has to do with insulin level in your blood…. not how empty or full your stomach feels.Specifically, your body is in a fasted state when it...

Your blood type can provide an analysis on how your body reacts to foods and stress, explain your gut bacteria, and potentially predict your susceptibility for certain diseases! How does it work? The first step to starting this diet is knowing your blood type (O, A, B, or AB). Once your blood type has been determined, you simply make the necessary adjustments to your diet by following a nutritional plan catered to...