Chocolate Bar Sugar and nutrition

Snickers Bar vs Endangered Species Dark & Milk Chocolate

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

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Meal Prep Alexandria VA

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.

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The Get Healthy Stay Healthy Guide

A Curated List of Effective Workouts, Weight Loss Tips, and Lifehacks to help you Get Healthy and Stay Healthy.  The Get Healthy Stay Healthy Guide covers every personal training, yoga, nutrition, lifestyle, and health topic for all people.  It contains every secret, life-hack, and shortcut.  After two hours of Googling, you finally found it.  The Roadmap, Landmark Guide to Get Healthy Stay Healthy.

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Weight Loss Nutrition Alexandria

🍰 Weight Loss Tips and Strategies for Diet and Nutrition Alexandria VA

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.

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Origin Nutrition Webinar

Origin Nutrition Webinar and eBook. The 8 Rules and Habits you need to know for successful weight loss
How to build a healthy plate
Dairy? When to include it.
How to balance macros.
How net carbs work?
And Lots More.
October 17th, registration is free.

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Late Night Snacks

Origin Nutrition Topic 41: Late Night Snacks?  Good or Bad?

The Broscience:

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 Truth:

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?”

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Protein and BCAA

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.

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Caffeine and Muscle Cramps

Curing Cramping Through Caffeine Regulation

There are many causes for cramps:

  1. Lack of conditioning;
  2. Dehydration; and
  3. Electrolyte deficiency (Calcium, Chlorine, Potassium, Sodium)

Here’s how to track down your source, and how to prevent cramps from reoccurring.

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