Catalyst 4 Fitness

Nutrition

Eat Peanut Butter

Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter so it’s obvious that we enjoy it. Even though many people say it is a good source of protein, it actually is not. It is a fat. And while it is often referred to as a “healthy fat”, it is[…]

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Fast Food Nutrition

Got Corn? This is a copy of a post from Mike Geary, a certified personal trainer, certified nutrition specialist and author.  He tells us the truth about fast food nutrition. Here goes… Did you realize that when you eat a typical meal at a Fast Food joint, that you are[…]

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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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The Best Salt

Sea salt sounds exotic, doesn’t it?  Therefore it must be better for you than regular table salt, right? What about kosher salt?  It must be healthier too, right? Truth be told, the best salt to use isn’t necessarily the one that is in the news or has a catchy name.[…]

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How Much Protein

How much protein do you need to gain 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. Let’s start with explaining what will likely happen if you don’t[…]

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Holiday Survival Guide

During the holiday season it seems everywhere we turn there are tempting foods and drinks—from treats at office parties to our own traditional family favorites.  When you add in a busy schedule filled with shopping and get-togethers, you could have a recipe for disaster as far as your scale is[…]

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Alcohol and Fitness

How bad is alcohol for me? How many beers can I have if I only drink on the weekends? What if it’s light-colored beer? Wine is better than beer, right? But vodka is clear – isn’t that better for you? If I had a dollar for each time I’m asked[…]

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5 Mistakes in Dieting

The word “diet” should be removed from the dictionary. I don’t believe any diet is a good idea. I think leading a healthy lifestyle is a more sustainable solution, and more realistic to help you reach your goals and maintain your successful fat loss. Here are 5 mistakes in dieting.[…]

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Holiday Eating and Binging

With the holidays approaching, unless you want to look like a stuffed turkey when the new year comes, you need to stay away from the holiday eating and binging cycle. Instead, create a plan on how to navigate the family dinners, work parties, and office “food days”.  Here are some[…]

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5 Ways to Use Protein Powder

Protein powder can be an integral part of a healthy diet. Try to incorporate these 5 ways to use protein powder throughout every week. Keep in mind the type and brand of protein powder you take is important to helping you reach your goals and enjoying the taste. Do not go[…]

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