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NO, You do NOT need a detox, cleanse or reset after the holidays!

🙅🏻‍♀️No detox, cleanse or reset needed. Its likely metabolic function that needs to be addressed.

💡 What you really need is a personalized plan with consistency and patience — Not a restrictive dietary protocol.🙅🏻‍♀️

⚠️The negative implications of fasting/cleanses need to be addressed – chronic energy depletion, lack of energy storage, lack of thyroid hormone conversion and sacrificing long term health for short term gain.

⚠️The less food you eat means more synthetic supplements necessary to get all the missing nutrients you are not taking in. 💊

⚠️The less food you eat means the less energy you have over time. 😴

⚠️Lastly, the more often you fast the less appetite you have. Who even wants an appetite these days? This gives you more time to work, work, work! (Sense my sarcasm?)🤪can Hustle culture be left in 2021 ?

While I know many folks who truly believe in the “magical power” of cleanses and detoxes….

The one fact that is indisputable when it comes to practicing prolonged restrictive protocols: this can and will reduce your basal metabolic rate and make it harder to maintain any weight lost OR lose in the future. It also causes nutritional deficiencies and more…. (I’ve learned this the hard way)

💰 Save your money & avoid these programs like you do The ‘vid. 🦠

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What to do for 2022-Focus on Mastering the Basics!

🎉Happy New Years 2022! As we see the weight loss ads, fad diet gimmicks, 30 day & 75 hard challenges all over the feeds, I’d like to offer the advice of MASTERING THE BASICS for your 2022 resolution goals.
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Research on resolutions shows that only 40-60% of people maintain their NYE resolutions six months later. Folks may start off strong, but when they are doing unsustainable protocols, quickly lose steam, fall off, or even worse develop results that are opposite of what were desired in the first place. 🤷🏻‍♀️🙅🏻‍♀️

That’s why I recommend that for this upcoming year, we prioritize learning how to manage our stress better, because stress is truly the cause of so many of our health concerns. 🧘‍♀️
Next is sleep, proper fuel, daily movement, healthy digestion, awesome poops and THEN you can add in strength training, at least twice per week, but a 3-4 day split I think it’s the best way to approach it. 💪🏻 To clarify: yes, you should prioritize sleep and nutrition before getting your workouts in. 🙂

By mastering the basic habits of health, you are creating a sustainable routine. This solid foundation will give you the lasting results you truly desire.

If you’re ready to break free from ways of the past: eliminating your favorite foods, yo-yo dieting, and endless hours in the gym—2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣is the year to do so.

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The benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

🍄 🧠 Lion’s Mane is large and has a shaggy appearance with white cascading spines that resemble a lion’s mane, hence the name. It is known as the “smart mushroom”, related to how it can improve mental clarity, focus, alertness, nerve health and overall brain support. But that’s not all, it has been shown to improve athletic performance too!

What makes lion’s mane mushroom so special?

This mushroom contains high amounts of a compound called β-glucan polysaccharides, which is a type of naturally occurring glucose polymer found in cell walls of certain fungi and bacteria. This mushroom is also rich in, lectins, proteins, lipids, hericenone, erinacine and terpenoids, which is basically everything an athlete needs for top performance. Along with β-glucan, these compounds are responsible for many of the health benefits associated with lion’s mane.

BENEFITS OF LION’S MANE MUSHROOM FOR ATHLETES:

  • Contains anti-fatigue properties and increases energy.
  • Improves concentration, focus, and overall cognitive function.
  • Reduces inflammation and recovery time.
  • Accelerates fat metabolism.
  • Improves gut health.
  • Boosts the immune system

Anxiety and Depressive symptoms have also been reduced in humans fed 2g of lion’s mane, via cookies, over the course of 4 weeks. There was a significant difference between groups on the measurements of concentration and irritability, favoring the lion’s mane group.

THE BOTTOM LINE

It is well known that proper training, nutrition, and supplements are integral pieces in an athlete’s progress. Lion’s mane mushroom continues to gain popularity due to its various health benefits, however the potential benefits for athletes makes it a unique food for sports nutrition. Studies continue to show the positive physical and mental outcomes from utilizing lion’s mane. There are several ways to incorporate lion’s mane mushroom into your diet, this includes eating them whole or taking lion’s mane extract as a nutritional supplement. Athletes looking to further advance their performance should consider our newest lion mane’s supplement to add to their daily routine for optimal results.

We have been adding one serving to our morning protein smoothie! @ommushrooms

❔What brand to get❔
7 Best Lion’s Mane Supplements (in no particular order)

•Mind Lab Pro — Best Lion’s Mane Supplement Stack
•Nootropics Depot Lion’s Mane 8:1 Extract — Best Lion’s Mane Mushroom Capsules
•Om Mushroom Superfood Lion’s Mane Organic Powder — Best Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder
•Real Mushrooms Lion’s Mane Capsules — Best Organic Lion’s Mane Supplement
•Genius Mushrooms — Best Mushroom Supplement With Lion’s Mane
•Host Defense Lion’s Mane — Best Lion’s Mane For Overall Health
•Double Wood Supplements Lion’s Mane Mushroom — Best Lion’s Mane For The Money

SOURCES:

PMID: 29953363 PMID: 20834180  PMID: 20834180 PMID: 24266378

References:

  1. Mudge, K. (2017, April 09). Lion’s Mane: A new candidate for profitable forest mushroom cultivation. Retrieved October 28, 2018, from http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2015/04/06/lions-mane/
  2. Akramienė, D., Kondrotas, A., Didžiapetrienė, J., & Kėvelaitis, E. (2007). Effects of ß-glucans on the immune system. Medicina, 43(8), 597. doi:10.3390/medicina43080076
  3. Khan, M. A., Tania, M., Liu, R., & Rahman, M. M. (2013). Hericium erinaceus: An edible mushroom with medicinal values. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 10(1). doi:10.1515/jcim-2013-0001
  4. Liu, J., Du, C., Wang, Y., & Yu, Z. (2014). Anti-fatigue activities of polysaccharides extracted from Hericium erinaceus. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 9(2), 483-487. doi:10.3892/etm.2014.2139
  5. Brandalise, F., Cesaroni, V., Gregori, A., Repetti, M., Romano, C., Orrù, G., . . . Rossi, P. (2017). Dietary Supplementation ofHericium erinaceusIncreases Mossy Fiber-CA3 Hippocampal Neurotransmission and Recognition Memory in Wild-Type Mice. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017, 1-13. doi:10.1155/2017/3864340
  6. Mori, K., Inatomi, S., Ouchi, K., Azumi, Y., & Tuchida, T. (2009). Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Phytotherapy Research, 23(3), 367-372. doi:10.1002/ptr.2634
  7. Nagano, M., Shimizu, K., Kondo, R., Hayashi, C., Sato, D., Kitagawa, K., & Ohnuki, K. (2010). Reduction of depression and anxiety by 4 weeks Hericium erinaceus intake. Biomedical Research,31(4), 231-237. doi:10.2220/biomedres.31.231
  8. He, F., Li, J., Liu, Z., Chuang, C., Yang, W., & Zuo, L. (2016). Redox Mechanism of Reactive Oxygen Species in Exercise. Frontiers in Physiology, 7. doi:10.3389/fphys.2016.00486
  9. Abdullah, N., Ismail, S. M., Aminudin, N., Shuib, A. S., & Lau, B. F. (2012). Evaluation of Selected Culinary-Medicinal Mushrooms for Antioxidant and ACE Inhibitory Activities. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012, 1-12. doi:10.1155/2012/464238
  10. Choi, W., Kim, Y., Park, B., Kim, J., & Lee, S. (2013). Hypolipidaemic Effect of Hericium erinaceum Grown in Artemisia capillaris on Obese Rats. Mycobiology, 41(2), 94-99. doi:10.5941/myco.2013.41.2.94
  11. Hiwatashi, K., Kosaka, Y., Suzuki, N., Hata, K., Mukaiyama, T., Sakamoto, K., . . . Komai, M. (2010). Yamabushitake Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) Improved Lipid Metabolism in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 74(7), 1447-1451. doi:10.1271/bbb.100130
  12. Wang, M., Konishi, T., Gao, Y., Xu, D., & Gao, Q. (2015). Anti-Gastric Ulcer Activity of Polysaccharide Fraction Isolated from Mycelium Culture of Lions Mane Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms,17(11), 1055-1060. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.v17.i11.50
  13. Sheng, X., Yan, J., Meng, Y., Kang, Y., Han, Z., Tai, G., . . . Cheng, H. (2017). Immunomodulatory effects of Hericium erinaceus derived polysaccharides are mediated by intestinal immunology. Food & Function, 8(3), 1020-1027. doi:10.1039/c7fo00071e
  14. Diling, C., Chaoqun, Z., Jian, Y., Jian, L., Jiyan, S., Yizhen, X., & Guoxiao, L. (2017). Immunomodulatory Activities of a Fungal Protein Extracted from Hericium erinaceus through Regulating the Gut Microbiota. Frontiers in Immunology,8. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2017.00666


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It’s not only the stress, but also our reaction to it.

🧠 Mindset and awareness MATTER more than you may think. 🧐

Your mindset around being stressed is just as influential as the actual stress you’re experiencing.

While in a stressed out, sympathetic state our decision making will be impulsive, emotional, and geared towards instant gratification. (Likely not ideal for your health goals 😬)

Let’s dive deeper:

How do you perceive stress? How do you recognize and monitor your stress levels?

Do you view the stress you’re experiencing as:

Enhancing (a challenge to overcome) Or Debilitating (problem).

When in a 🌱 growth mindset, approaching stress as a challenge you CAN and WILL overcome, the science shows you’ll have a more adaptive cortisol response.

Viewing stress more positively seems to encourage people to cope in ways that help them thrive, whether it’s tackling the source of stress, seeking social support or finding meaning in it. The ability to learn from stress is built into the basic biology of the stress response.

Taking the time to reflect and learn. Adapt, overcome and implement your intentions is key 🔑

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How to avoid bad fitness advice….

REAL TALK: There are a lot of “wellness” and “fitness” influences out there, who are highly disordered in their own relationship to food, who then promote their disordered beliefs as “wellness”. -Jennifer Rollin.

Nearly everyone on social media is an “expert” these days. How can you tell what’s good, what’s so-so, and what information might actually harm you?

Yes, Credentials matter. Ideally, your information is coming from those who are educated. But even these folks can be spreading misinformation. I’ve seen it here on the ‘gram and Clubhouse.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, your coach/mentor/personal trainer should know the “WHY” and the “HOW” behind their recommendations. Ex: Registered Dietitians, Certified Nutrition coaches, ISSA, NCSF, ACE, NASM are some top programs in the USA.

If you are interested in working with someone, drop into their DMs, ask them about their education, what do those letters behind your name mean?

Make sure when they do teach you new things, it isn’t always slanted to sell you stuff. If everything ends up in a glute band or supplement, they just want your money and want to fill your head with whatever convinces you to buy their products.

Always ask…Why am I doing this?

How does this work?

What is happening inside of my body to promote these changes?

How will this help me achieve my goals faster while keeping me safe and healthy?

Can you teach this to me another way so I firmly understand it?

BOTTOM LINE: If something feels off, triggering, or harmful to you-unfollow the account or start asking questions

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The Importance of Pre and Post Workout Nutrition

Your workout may be where you “feel” like you’re getting results, but it’s actually proper nutrition + your workouts that plays a larger role in the results factor.

🍌Nutrient timing is purposely choosing foods around your workouts that will nourish and support your cells for the upcoming physical activity. It was found that the net protein balance was greater when consuming the protein + carbs before exercise rather than post exercise.⁣ What does this mean?⁣ ⁣ You get a greater anabolic response (protein synthesis= growth) when consuming pre-workout nutrition compared to post workout nutrition. You get more amino acids into your muscles both during and after exercise when consuming pre-workout nutrition.⁣

💥 PRE-WORKOUT NUTRITION💥:

•Ideal pre-work meal is mostly carbohydrate based. •20 minutes to 1 hour before exercise: Simple carbohydrates from fruit like dates, raisins or banana, or a coconut water can give you quick energy. Or a small serving of yogurt with fresh fruit. My favorite is the adrenal elixir with some collagen. AIM for: 6 G protein & 35 g carbs minimum •1 hour (or more) before exercise: Complex carbs & simple carbs larger meal size & some fiber okay! Examples: Oatmeal+ collagen with fresh fruit or greek yogurt, rice cake with jelly and dates, sweet potatoes and eggs with fruit. ⁣ ❓What about protein before workouts? There is evidence that consuming protein before a workout is beneficial, and while these recommendations include protein, you could increase the amount in your pre-workout meal–experiment with anywhere between 6-20 g and see what works for you! ❓What about eating a high fat meal before a workout? Fat is the most complex fuel for your body to break down and absorb, and while it’s important for overall health, I recommend consuming low-to moderate fat intake with your pre & post workout meals.
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💪POST WORKOUT NUTRITION 💪

HYDRATION: The first nutritional priority after exercise is to replace any fluid lost during exercise. Consume 16-24 oz. of water post workout.

Eating post workout within the right time frame following your workout plays a huge role in your recovery and training progress. And when it comes to fueling after exercise, I bet there’s little surprise that women are different than men. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re trying to maximize your recovery: 👇 . 💪 Women’s metabolism comes back down to baseline within 90 minutes after exercise whereas men might take 3-18 hours, depending on the exercise.

💪 We need to eat protein (aim for 25-30 grams with 5-7 grams BCAAs) with a bit of carbohydrate as soon as possible after exercise – especially if you’re doing a depleting exercise like cardio. Ideally, aim to eat within 30-45 minutes after finishing your workout.

💪 If you delay calorie intake, you stay in a breakdown state. In short, your body won’t start repairing until you take in some food.

💪 Even if you eat enough in the rest of your day to meet what your body needs, not eating post-workout acts the same as not eating enough.

Benefit of protein shakes/post workout liquid meals: Liquid form of nutrition that contains rapidly digesting carbohydrates (e.g., maltodextrin, dextrose, glucose, etc) and proteins can accelerate recovery by utilizing insulin for nutrient transport into cells, can result in rapid digestion and absorption. Also, these products are often better tolerated during and after workouts. Whole food meals aren’t always practical for a few reasons. Some find they aren’t hungry immediately after exercise, and the process of digestion may take 1-3 hours before its absorbed into blood stream and your body needs replenishing within the hour. Protein and Carbohydrates: Research shows that combining protein with carbohydrate within thirty minutes of exercise nearly doubles the insulin response, which results in more stored glycogen.   This is essential to building adequate glycogen stores for continued endurance training.  Endurance exercise is defined as repetitive prolonged exercise of sub maximal intensity greater than 45 minutes. Protein Data indicates a minimum of 18-20 g of protein after a workout to maximally stimulate muscle protein synthesis. This number will vary depending on lean body mass and your goals. Eating more protein than that, however, has a negative impact because it slows re-hydration and glycogen replenishment. Fuel for what you’re doing, and fuel for the recovery that your body needs afterwards! Now enrolling clients! Apply for coaching here! Not medical advice. Sources: PMID: 11440894, 16896166,
Doi: 10.37527.2020.70.3.005 #preworkout#nutritioncoach#nutrition#snacks#fuelyourbody#carbs#carbsarelife#sugar#coconutwater#fruit#carbscarbscarbs#sportsnutrition#onlinepersonaltrainer#personaltrainer#fitness#fitfam#nasmcpt#nasmcertified#nutritionist#nourishyourbody#explorepage#explore#onlinecoach http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12235033?dopt=Abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1601794?dopt=Abstract http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.HTML