I think by this time most of us recognize that obesity is one of the biggest health problems facing our country. It starts with our children. As a new father I look at my daughter and am scared about all the tough times, hard knocks, and big decisions she will have to make as a young woman in today’s society. The one thing I will make sure of as a parent is that she will learn the value of an healthy diet and exercise.
I was a pretty big kid growing up. Not because of unhealthy food choices but because I just simply don’t have an off switch when it comes to eating. I don’t ever get full. Who knows, maybe I missed my calling as a competitive eater. I also used and continue to use food as emotional support. Stress eating, comfort eating, and emotional eating are problems that plague many adults and are developed as children.
Below is an excerpt about developing healthy eating habits from an article with a lot of great information about nutrition for children through all stages of adolescence. I have also included the link and strongly encourage you to read it and remember that you are the adult and you make the choices for your children. Don’t use food to soothe and don’t use the excuse of my child doesn’t like something. Keep healthy options in the house and limit the availability of unhealthy snacks. While it might be hard work and you may have to endure many fits and tantrums believe me it is worth it to keep your child healthy and happy.
Top tips to promote healthy childhood eating
Have regular family meals. Knowing dinner is served at approximately the same time every night and that the entire family will be sitting down together is comforting and enhances appetite. Breakfast is another great time for a family meal, especially since kids who eat breakfast tend to do better in school.
Cook more meals at home. Eating home cooked meals is healthier for the whole family and sets a great example for kids about the importance of food. Restaurant meals tend to have more fat, sugar, and salt. Save dining out for special occasions.
Get kids involved. Children enjoy helping adults to shop for groceries, selecting what goes in their lunch box, and preparing dinner. It’s also a chance for you to teach them about the nutritional values of different foods, and (for older children) how to read food labels.
Make a variety of healthy snacks available instead of empty calorie snacks. Keep plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grain snacks, and healthy beverages (water, milk, pure fruit juice) around and easily accessible so kids become used to reaching for healthy snacks instead of empty calorie snacks like soda, chips, or cookies.
Limit portion sizes. Don’t insist your child cleans the plate, and never use food as a reward or bribe.
When choosing a multi vitamin you have to look beyond just the ingredients list. Remember that it doesn’t matter what is in the vitamin if your body can’t absorb it. A University study determined that the average absorption rates of multi vitamins sold in the Unites Stated is about 15%. 50% of those have absorption rates of less than 10%. In other words you are getting very little of what is in the product. Enter Max Vit-Acell. It is a liquid multi vitamin/mineral with an absorption rate of over 90%. It is a whole food product so nothing is synthetic. Sweetened with natural fruit sugar it is perfect for those wishing to avoid artificial sweeteners. There are several types of Vit-Acell. They all include vitamins, colloidal minerals, glucosamine for joint support, glycine for growth hormone support, digestive enzymes and caffeine free green tea. The Vit-Acell Energy also has 100mg of natural caffeine to give you a little boost and the Vit-Acell anioxidant has an additional antioxidant blend. Come to Max Muscle and let the Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach determine which is right for you. Either way we are confident it will be the best multi vitamin you have ever taken!
If you haven’t used Emerge yet, you are really missing out. If you have tried it, here are some ideas for different ways you can enjoy it. Emerge is a fat loss/energy drink that is great for appetite suppression, energy, and overall weight loss. It has 10 grams of fiber, l-carnitine, 300mg of caffeine, synephrine, yohimbe, and so much more. Unlike energy drinks that can work for maybe an hour, the Emerge will give you smooth energy for anywhere from six to ten hours. Stop by your local Max Muscle and try a sample. I think you will feel great and absolutely love it!
3 Simple Tips to Help Control Holiday Binging. I have include a couple tips to help you get through the holidays without completely blowing your diet. In other words, eat what you want, just don’t completely stuff yourself. Tip #1 is easy. Just drink a big glass of water before your holiday meal. This will help to make you feel more full and hopefully lessen the binge. Tip #2 is on the day of that huge holiday meal, eat your normal meals leading up to it. Too many people try and starve themselves to “save room” for that gigantic holiday meal. Tip #3 Try a supplement like Max Emerge that has some stimulants and also fiber to suppress your appetite. This will hopefully help you eat less during the holidays and if you do go overboard, just do a little cardio.
CNS Black: Sleep Better, Recover Faster!
CNS Black is designed to get you into that deep REM sleep as fast as possible and keep you there as long as possible. It is great for those that just have a hard time falling to sleep or those that wake up and can’t fall asleep. When you get into REM sleep and stay there you will be amazed at how quick you recover. Remember diet and exercise are important, but don’t neglect sleep! Try CNS Black today.
Tired of Energy drinks? Try Max Emerge! Max Emerge is an amazing product in the Max Muscle line perfect for keeping you mean and lean for the summer. It is a combination of fat burner and energy all in one. Yielding 10g fiber per serving with L-Carnitine and an amazing stimulant blend this is the perfect weight loss product. If you drink Energy drinks, stop now. The Emerge will work better, cost less, and help you lose fat. Stop by your local Max Muscle for a sample today.
CNS Black is designed to get you into that deep REM sleep as fast as possible and keep you there as long as possible. It is great for those that just have a hard time falling to sleep or those that wake up and can’t fall asleep. When you get into REM sleep and stay there you will be amazed at how quickly you recover and how great you’ll feel. Remember diet and exercise are important, but don’t neglect sleep! It can effect your hormone levels and make it impossible to lose weight. Stop by for a sample and try CNS Black today.
The MAX ARM combines protein, carbohydrates, the CX3 creatine blend, the Glutamatrix glutamine peptide blend, and a full serving of PRO BCAA’s in what I can only describe as the ultimate post workout recovery product. It will make you less sore and dramatically decrease recovery time.
A common misconception is that while you are working out you are growing. The reality is that while you are working out you are actually tearing down the muscle fibers and you aren’t growing until you are repairing those fibers. The first step of the repair process starts by providing the proper nutrients to your muscles immediately after your work out. The MAX ARM provides everything you need to maximize your recovery. Combined with a good diet and plenty of sleep, the ARM is the missing piece of the puzzle. For more info check us out on facebook or follow us on instagram @maxmusclemodesto
The most important step of your weight loss journey is proper nutrition. Eating protein consistently through out the day to stabilize blood sugar allows your body to stay in an anabolic state and is the key to getting those abs you have always wanted. Three simple steps to weight loss are 1. Eat every 3-4 hours, hungry or not. 2. Don’t eat carbs without protein. 3. Follow the 20% rule. Basically don’t eat anything where sugar is more than 20% of total carbs.
Once you have mastered these three rules, there are definitely some fat loss supplements that Max Muscle has to help you lose fat with out getting that jittery feeling. I hesitate to even call this a supplement because I believe it is food, a high quality protein is the most important item you could purchase at Max Muscle. Unless you eat lean meat every 3-4 hours all day long you probably aren’t consuming enough protein. There are many options for protein powder depending on your likes, dislikes, food allergies, lactose tolerance, etc. Check out the video below to help you choose the right protein.
After you have the right protein and have planned your food out, the next step is L-Carnitine. I have spoken extensively about this in the past so all I will say is that without L-Carnitine the human body CAN NOT metabolize fat as an energy source. This makes it an essential nutrient for fat metabolism. You are wasting time at the gym if you are trying to lose fat and not taking L-Carnitine. Check out my video on the Max Liqui-Carn.
The next supplement I would suggest is the Java Red from Max Muscle. It is a combination of two ingredients that have gained tremendous attention thanks to Dr. OZ, Green Coffee Bean Extract and Raspberry Ketones. Both of these ingredients have clinical research backing up their claims of increased fat loss.
Finally, Max CLA. CLA stands for conjugated linoleic acid and is an Omega-6 fatty acid isolated from Safflower oil. It is referred to as a “fat mobilizer,” basically it allows your body to specifically target abdominal fat. Obviously this is a trouble area for most so CLA is a great addition to any fat loss regime. The effective dose of CLA is from 3-5 grams daily so 4-6 Max CLA/day taken with food is the proper dosing.
To briefly summarize, proper diet and protein are the most important part of your fat loss regime. Adding Max Liqui-Carn, Java Red, and CLA are great supplements with proven fat loss benefits. Remember Max Muscle manufactures products using ingredients with proven scientific research backing structure-function claims. Don’t fall for the hype. Fix your diet and use supplements that are safe and actually work!
People always ask, “What should I take to help me lose weight?” This video gives you three supplements that will really supercharge your weight loss. The first and most important supplement for weight loss is a good lean protein. This will help keep your blood sugar stable and keep your body out of a catabolic state. Max Pro is my personal favorite with 30g Protein per scoop and almost no carbs or fat. Lipo Red or Emerge are thermogenics that will speed your metabolism up and increase your overall energy levels. The final piece to the puzzle is Max Liqui-Carn. L-Carnitine is required for your body to utilize fat as an energy source. You are really doing yourself a disservice if you are trying to lose weight without taking L-Carnitine. There are a ton of other supplements to help with fat loss, but these three combined with a better diet will really make a difference!
Brian earned his bachelor's degree in biological sciences with a minor in business administration from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. He was also a student athlete at UOP competing on the tennis team for four years, acting as co-captain his junior and senior season. During school Brian started working at the Max Muscle in Stockton, CA. He developed a great passion for supplements and nutrition and upon graduating college decided that he wanted to find a career in the field. Brian partnered with Mark Sarale in 2004 and began managing the Max Muscle in Modesto, CA. They have now grown considerably and Brian now is the Regional Operations Manager for several stores in Northern California. As a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist Brian has worked with several hundred clients helping them achieve their fitness goals.