Catalyst 4 Fitness

Nutrition

How Much Protein

How much protein do you need to gain lean muscle? The answer to this seemingly straightforward question is complicated to say the least. Think of asking 10 people what their favorite color is. You will probably get 10 different answers. To sustain life you need about 36 grams of protein[…]

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Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors – Fitness starts in your mind.  Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to his success at fitness, and he will tell you it is commitment. Commitment to fitness means that you are in it for the long haul.  Fitness commitment rises above bad[…]

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Always Buy Organic Foods

If you want the best, healthiest foods you should always buy organic foods, right? Let’s start by defining organic. The United States Department of Agriculture defines a product to be organic if it is grown, or if the animal is fed, according to certain standards.  Listing and describing the standards[…]

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Stalled Weight Loss

It’s almost Independence Day!  We’re surrounded by all kinds of reminders about the priceless freedom that we enjoy in our country.  Flags, fireworks, and cookouts with family and friends all symbolize the bravery and determination of our ancestors as they fought to secure our freedom and help our country to[…]

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Find Your Motivation

Motivation is different for everyone – for some it is internal, for others it is external. Once you find your motivation, you are on the path to success. Mike Fohner, cross country running coach, tells this story about one of his students: Last year, one of my young cross-country runners[…]

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Blood Sugar Level

With summer comes an abundance of fresh fruity cocktails and lots of ice cream. Unfortunately, these are the foods that can spell danger for your blood sugar level.  The few minutes of pleasure that you derive from those cold, sugary treats can pave the way for decades of chronic illness.[…]

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Don’t Judge My Food

Don’t Judge My Food, I’m Not Judging Yours. Real talk. Since becoming a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, I’ve found that many friends and acquaintances, and even people I’ve just met, feel compelled to explain their food choices to me. I even suspect that some social invitations I used[…]

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