Originally posted on Sweat Like A Girl:
This idea was sparked because I’ve been too lazy to wait to cook a whole sweet potato in the oven and I’ve been too lazy to cut the entire potato into fries. My mom and I went to Whole Foods yesterday to do some food shopping. I wanted everything, but surprisingly my Whole 30 cravings have been kept at bay and I kind of just needed to look at the ingredients, growl, and put things down. My mom even made my brother gluten free blueberry muffins with brown rice flour, grass fed butter, and agave nectar. I sniffed them, but I put them down. They did smell good and look good. I’m down like 3 pounds from the start of the week. I clearly just needed to lose some bloat. I’m still hoping to lean out, but that will come in time. I feel good and motivated. I’m making bacon…
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Originally posted on Hemptons Blog:
What are Essential Fatty acids and are they really essential? Why bodybuilders need EFAs to maximize muscle and assist with fat loss.
You are selling your results short by not giving your body all the nutrients it needs. I am talking specifically about the nutrients that are “essential” to the body. Essential nutrients are nutrients that the body cannot make and therefore must be obtained through the diet. Concerning the macronutrients, there are two groups of essential nutrients, Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) And Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).
Getting adequate protein in your diet each and every day is heavily stressed in the fitness community, but what is not stressed is getting in adequate Essential Fatty Acids each day. Why would you focus on only getting one of the two essential nutrients? Both EAAs (in the form of protein) and EFAs MUST be obtained from your diet. To get the best…
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