Funny Fitness Fridays Episode3: When I Grow Up I Want to be a Vegetarian

Vegetarians have it rough sometimes when it comes to food choices. Without meat in the diet it’s often difficult to get enough protein in the diet to maintain muscle gains, strength and lose body fat. Although there are many great sources of protein for vegetarians, most people don’t know what those sources are. This weeks installment of Funny Fitness Friday features Jack and his son from the American fast food chain Jack in the Box. His son explains why he wants to be a vegetarian when he grows up.

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Di Knoll’s Quinoa Tuna Creation

I think it’s awesome that everyone is getting creative on this subject. The fact that people have not only decided to introduce Quinoa into their lives in replacement of rice is a great thing.  Quinoa provides so many more vitamins and nutrients than rice, but not only that it contains protein. It’s a great compliment to many dishes, so without further ado, here’s Di Knoll’s Quinoa Tuna Creation submission. Read more of this post

3 Things to Help You Burn More Body Fat

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Well burning belly fat is going to be difficult any way you slice it. I’m not going to sit here and lie to you about that. The thing about fat is, we have no choice on where fat is removed from our body unless we’re using a scalpel.  So we want to teach our body as best we can to burn a higher amount of fat overall. When your body burns an overall higher level of fat, chances are you’re hitting the belly too. Here are a few things that are a must for anyone trying to lose body fat. Read more of this post

Kiwi for a Muscle Building, Fat Burning Workout

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These little fruits are often neglected in the diet and when I recommend to personal training clients that they should consume a variety of fruits and vegetables, I mean it! Many people limit their diet to a few different foods that they are comfortable with, but rarely do people think outside of the box and outside the norm of fruits. This brings me to this little punch packer, Kiwi.

Kiwi packs three grams of fiber at just 45 calories and a Rutgers University study named green kiwi the “most nutritionally dense” fruit. As all the vitamins and minerals are found Read more of this post

Dressing for Success; How Your Salad Dressing Can Help Decrease Body Fat

Many people ask where my inspiration for articles comes from. As a trainer and fitness coach in Bangkok, I’ve had the opportunity to help many people reach their fitness goals. Anyone who has been to Bangkok knows that there’s a tailor on every street corner, but not just any tailor can dress you for success like Rajawongse Clothiers. From US presidents to diplomats and executives Jesse and Victor keep men around the world looking sharp. Victor happens to be a client of mine and while working together we managed to shave 10kg of body weight and about 5% body fat. A major part of this success was what he consumed on a daily basis. Sure there were lots of salads, but they can be quite boring and when dressed wrong do more harm than good.

So you toss a salad together with a variety of vegetables and you’re left wondering, now what shall I dress it with? Read more of this post

Quinoa, Essential for any Fat Loss Mission

The Incas called it “Mother of All Grains” and this amazing grain originally found in the Andean region of South America can be a great addition to a healthy and nutritious diet.  Found in varieties of Black, Red and White, Quinoa is a very versatile grain that can be used in many different dishes from chili, herb salads and even porridge for a satisfying breakfast.

The truly awesome thing about Quinoa is that it is a well balanced source of Read more of this post

Protein Sources for Vegetarians Trying to Lose Body Fat

As a personal trainer and fitness coach, there are a wide variety of clients with different cultural eating habits and choice habits that we come into contact with. I have a fair bit of Indian clients and due to certain religious practices, many are vegetarian; Not only that, but often times eggs are even ruled out as a part of the diet. So what do I recommend as a source of protein to this type of personal training client when they’ve just taken on an exercise regimen that has food limitations or restrictions?

There are many sources of protein available for vegetarians who do not consume eggs if you know where to look. A few Good sources of protein for vegetarians are Read more of this post

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