Surviving the Holidays Without Gaining Weight: Part 1

When we ask the Underground Lab Nation what the hardest part of staying fit through the holidays is – the overwhelming answer is avoiding all the unhealthy FOOD! And I get it. Your coworkers fill up the break room with homemade fudge and cookies. Your grandma cooks her once-a-year dinner filled with all your favorite foods. And around every corner …

Control Your Hunger with these 8 Tips

  Here’s the simple version: We’ve got 2 big players in our hunger hormones: One that tells our brain we’re hungry – called grehlin. And one that tells our brain we’re full – called leptin. In order to have control over our hunger, to trust the signals from our brain, we need to balance our hormones. We need to know …

Eating and Not Gaining Weight: It is possible!

 You can indulge in your favorite foods without sacrificing your waistline. I know. It sounds ridiculous.  Because you’ve tried all the shakes and meal plans, stair stepper and bo-flex programs in the past,trying to eat your favorite foods and still shed the pounds.  But those plans failed.  So it must be impossible, right?  To lose weight requires sacrifice and that means …

The Truth about Red Meat

Somewhere along the line “red meat” became the Red Scare of the food world. The World Health Organization published a study claiming red meat and processed meats were carcinogenic – and although the study didn’t say it, headlines sure started comparing red meat to smoking. Eat Red meat and get cancer. That sounds pretty darn dangerous and gives reason for …

Magnesium: 6 Reasons You Need to Supplement

  Magnesium is a necessary vitamin that your body needs to function. If want the uber nerd definition: it is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. …