Chocolate Comparison Dark vs Milk Chocolate vs Snickers. Below is a comparison of typical ingredients in an unprocessed chocolate bar against the American favorite Snickers. As you’ll see the fact that Mars chooses an unusual portion size 48 grams makes a quick glance comparison tricky. Good thing we are handy with Microsoft Excel
75 Common Foods Analyzed. Get the facts straight without searching for a “nutritionist near me.” Straight-up facts on which foods you should eat, and which ones are better off avoided.
Better Meal Prep in Alexandria VA. On May 28th, we asked Alexandria VA how they can improve the above meal. We offered $100 Sand & Steel Gift Certificates for the best answers. Here’s what you said, and here’s who won.
An Amazing Recipe for Ham, Egg, and Squash Cup by Aimee
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Sand & Steel’s latest nutrition tips and strategies. This blog post is dynamically updated as we discuss new nutrition tips and strategies based on the nutrition consultations our clients have at Sand & Steel (so bookmark it with CTRL D). We cover topics like how much soy is too much? Is artificial sugar really that bad? Does the kind of tea I drink affect weight loss? How to balance macros for improving body composition, etc. With over 8 years of nutrition and weight loss in Alexandria VA, you’ll this is a very long post.
Reading on forums like bodybuilding.com, you’ll find a huge range of numbers. I’ve seen some recommendations as high as 200 grams per day. How much does a Sand & Steel … Read more
Chicken Curry From Scratch
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Chicken breast is an excellent food because it’s low in fat, and high in protein. But seared chicken can get a little repetitive. Chicken Curry to the rescue! This recipe contains no sweeteners other than coconut milk. The only added fat is a mere 2 TBL of butter per serving.
Coconut Chicken Curry is essentially Ghee, Garam Marsala, tomatoes, coconut milk, chicken stock, and aromatics. Healthy right? Not quite, your typical restaurant will pour in about a pound of butter for 6 chicken breasts. Considering most athletes might eat 1.5 pieces of chicken, that’s one stick of butter per serving! And you wonder why Indian and Thai food will make you gain weight. Truth be told, 1/4 stick of Ghee is enough, and that’s what we’ll base the following recipe on.
How bad is one stick of butter anyway? Very. It’s worth 840 calories and 58 grams of saturated fat which is about 300% over your daily recommended allowance.
Origin Nutrition Topic 41: Late Night Snacks? Good or Bad?
No Carbs after 7:00, because your metabolism slows down. Take this Article by Dirk’s health with recommends not eating late at night because your metabolism slows down.1 Notice the lack of citations to authority.
The premise behind this broscience is false. Metabolism during the REM cycle in healthy individuals is often higher than resting metabolism.2 Plus, it has been clinically demonstrated that eating carbs before going to bed helps people fall asleep.3
“Carbs at Night Help with Weight Loss?”
- Dirks Health http://www.dirkshealth.com.au/late-night-snacks/ ↩
- European Journal Clinical Nutrition Seale JL, Conway JM. Relationship between overnight energy expenditure and BMR measured in a room-sized calorimeter. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1999 Feb;53(2):107-11. ↩
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition ↩
We recommend that all athletes that are interested in losing weight and/or gaining muscle take advantage of protein powder and BCAAs. That said, there is a great deal of misinformation and bro-science floating on the internet. Coach Paul breaks down the science and explains why you should should be using these supplements.