I could eat sweet potatoes and chicken all day long! I love it! Oatmeal too. I know people make fun of “bro dieting” but honestly I FEEL the best when I am eating foods like chicken, turkey, eggs, sweet potato, rice, and veggies.
In this issue I wanted to give you some great quinoa recipes. I know that many of you have already discovered the benefits of this superfood, but for those of you who don’t or need a refresher…
Spotlight On NPC Bikini Competitor: Candace Harrison
Spotlight On NPC Figure Competitor: Allyson M. Wilborn
Spotlight On Womens Physique Competitor: Tannaz Malekzadeh Nasta
If your workout is getting a bit boring and you want to mix it up, here's a great workout that will challenge you to the ultimate sweat fest!
Remember to warm up 5-7 minutes and stretch before starting. If you're new to this type of workout (a mixture of plyometrics, strength and resistance training), listen to your body, heavy weight is in the eyes of the holder!
This week’s recipes include a common fall favorite, pumpkin! Pumpkin is great anytime of the year. In addition to the comfort flavor of fall, pumpkin provides many health benefits.
Like many orange fruits and vegetables, pumpkin provides a hefty dose of Vitamin A and other antioxidants to help support your immune system. It is essential for optimal health and your fitness goals because it also helps promote good vision and cell growth.
Pumpkin is also relatively low in calories and high in fiber. For about 100 grams, it provides about 250% of the recommended Vitamin A daily allowance, 4 grams of dietary fiber and no fat for only 25 calories!
Although this fruit may not be in season until the fall months it can be found almost anytime of year in a can. To keep these recipes healthy, try to find no-sugar added brands of canned pumpkin such as Libby’s® 100% pure pumpkin.
There are so many healthy, fun and creative ways to add pumpkin to your daily meals. These recipes are just a few creative ways you can do that. Try them and you won’t be disappointed!
Spotlight On NPC Figure Competitor: Lauren Geldmacher
Smithtown, New York
“Come on, one bite won’t kill you!”
“Oh, right, you’re on a diet. Your loss.”
“Let me guess, you have to go to the gym AGAIN?”
Unfortunately, anyone who has attempted to make a change to their lifestyle has probably run into this problem – saboteurs! The worst case is when the sabotage comes from family members or those you considered close friends. What sparks this behavior in people? Why would people who care about you go out of their way to make your journey tougher?
Category in which you compete: Bikini
Date of birth: July 7th, 1989 (Yes, I am a cancer! Loyal and caring BUT I’m not super emotional )
Hometown: I was a Military Brat born in Landstuhl, Germany.
Category in which you compete: Women’s Physique
Hometown: Montreal (Live in Greater Toronto Area)
Career: IT Professional