Author Archives: Kristina Melnitsenko

The Complete Guide To Gaining Good Weight

People think losing weight is hard. Gaining it is no easier. This complete guide will show you how to gain weight the right way—with a minimum of body fat and lots of good muscle. There are millions of plans available for people who want to lose weight. But what if you want to gain weight? With more than 32 million visits to our website...

Protein powders are very popular for good reasons. They are:

More convenient than high-protein foods like meats, fish, eggs and dairy Either fat and cholesterol-free or contain only a small fraction of the fat and cholesterol found in high-protein foods Money-savers when compared to high-protein foods like meats and fish Beneficial in ways beyond merely supplying extra protein Great-tasting and ca...

10 ways to lower your cortisol levels without the price tag

So how can you bring down that all important cortisol level without emptying your back pocket? Here are some easy and affordable ways you can relax. 1. Swimming: Any physical exercise will release the happy hormones, endorphins, leading you to momentarily lower cortisol levels. However, swimming takes things one step further, with the w...

WHY BMI ISN’T THE BEST INDICATOR OF YOUR HEALTH

Body mass index (BMI) is a popular term for people to throw around when they’re talking about their health. BMI is a comparison of your weight to your height. Based on your characteristics, there are different established levels that determine if you’re underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. Some people take this listing as ...

A dietitian’s advice on flexible dieting

While flexible dieting has become a buzz word du jour, but what does flexible dieting mean when it comes to macros and calories? We asked accredited practising dietitian and founder of Bites for Health for her expert insight. Macros v calories Counting macronutrients rather than calories can ensure a more balanced overall diet; however,...

ALWAYS TIRED? WHAT SUPPLEMENTS CAN HELP

Being tired all the time is no fun at all. Now, while some people may have health issues, such as thyroid issues, or insomnia, for others, it’s simply a matter of not having enough sleep due to work and social commitments. This lack of good quality sleep can be a drain on both our bodies and our brains. If you’ve ruled out health issu...

All the Things You Need to Start and Stop Doing in 2018

  The fatal flaw with New Year’s resolutions — and most goal-setting, for that matter — is that we typically bite off more than we can chew. We’re not setting realistic goals. As such, we end up disappointed and, often, with a forgotten resolution by the time February rolls around. Ahead are 14 realistic goals that a...

5 OFF-THE-RADAR MUSCLE BUILDING FOODS

If you want to get serious of building muscle, it’s time to stop relying solely on pumping iron and start incorporating your diet into your training regime. In addition to keeping a supply of mass gainer supplements and protein supplements on hand, developing and maintaining a solid eating routine is the quickest, safest way to add ...

HOW NUTRITIONAL NEEDS DIFFER BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN

Ever sat there and wondered whether it’d be such a big deal if you had your partner’s multivitamin, just today, just because you’d run out? While in most cases it’d be perfectly safe to supplement with an opposite sex tablet for a day or two, it’s not really recommended – because men and women have varying nutritional needs. H...

Craig Capurso: What’s In Your Fridge?

From Wall Street oil trader to IFBB Pro physique competitor, Craig Capurso knows the meaning of hard work. Check out what fuels his success with a peek inside the fridge of this Bodybuilding.com athlete. Craig Capurso is all about a well-rounded diet—and that includes a healthy work-life balance. The Cellucor athlete, entrepreneur, an...