When it comes to losing weight, the old adage holds: “a calorie is a calorie.” You could eat nothing but junk food and still lose weight, so long as you are eating fewer calories than your body burns for energy. However, when you’re in a caloric deficit, your body doesn't differentiate between fat and muscle mass, and it will use both as energy sources. If you want to lose weight and maintain lean mass, you have to do more than eat less than your body needs to function. That’s where macros come in.
Posted on April 15, 2015
Posted on January 21, 2015
Whether it's early in the morning, or after a long grueling day at work, breaking the "I will work out today" commitment is often too easy to justify. It’s easy to make excuses and cancel on yourself, but it’s another thing entirely to cancel on a friend. Aside from helping you burn more calories and push yourself harder, here are six reasons why you should buddy up for tomorrow's exercise.
Posted on December 17, 2014
Genetically modified-organisms [GMOs] have been a political issue lately, with several states voting whether or not to include them on food labels. Why? Many people fear that the increase in food allergies since the mid-‘90s is a direct result of the increase in GMOs. According to some sources, almost 80% of all processed food products contain GMOs. But is the widespread public fear rational weighted in misconception?
Posted on December 1, 2014
We'll be the first to tell you that our products make the perfect stocking stuffers for just about anyone on your list, but that doesn't do anyone much good if they arrive after Christmas. In order to be sure your gifts arrive on time, please take a look at the "order by" chart below.
Posted on November 27, 2014
'Tis the season for steals and deals, and we're bringing back one of our most popular. Starting Black Friday (November 28th), and continuing through Cyber Monday (December 1) we are giving away a FREE GoStak Starter 4Pak ($12.99 value) with the purchase of any two BlenderBottle® brand shaker cups on our website. Continue Reading
Posted on November 26, 2014
When asked, “What kind of spices do you use in your daily diet?” most people would respond with “salt and pepper.” While tasty, black pepper doesn’t have much nutritional benefit, and, well, salt isn’t even a spice. How can you add some healthy flavor to your diet without the extra sodium? Here are a few healthy spices to keep in mind. Continue Reading
Posted on November 20, 2014
What's Thanksgiving without pie? It's hard to indulge in holiday cravings while trying to keep fit. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving (and in favor of the scale), here are some of our favorite pie-inspired protein shake recipes to give you a little treat without all the calories.
Posted on November 8, 2014
Many dieters probably wish that more foods tasted like chocolate. Interestingly enough, a little-known fruit actually makes that easier to accomplish than you might expect – and at a fraction of the calories and fat. Continue Reading
Posted on October 29, 2014
Nothing can be more frustrating than not being able to gain strength when weight lifting. You’re finally able to bench that 165 pounds, only to discover you aren’t able to move beyond it. Don’t worry, it’s happened to everyone. Plateaus of any kind can be tough to break. If you find you’ve reached a standstill at the gym, here are six tips to help you move beyond your current limits. Continue Reading
Posted on October 21, 2014
Ever try to get your one-rep max up on the bench press only to realize that you haven’t been able to increase it by more than a few pounds? It may sound counter intuitive at first, but the reason you aren’t able to bench, squat, pull, push, or shove more weight may very well be because your body’s stabilization system is weak. Continue Reading
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