Protein Pancakes Recipe

post by Amy Tulip, NASM CPT Protein Pancakes I get some inexplicable joy from eating protein pancakes every morning. Maybe it’s the toppings, or perhaps knowing they are packed full of protein and healthy carbs for my upcoming workout. Whatever the reason, pancakes for breakfast (or, you know, all day) are one reason I get [...]

Stop Sugar Cravings and This Toxic Effect

post by Amy Tulip, NASM CPT You may already know sugar does some bad, bad things to our bodies. We can blame our sugar cravings for: Insulin resistance (indicted in the development of many diseases, including Type II Diabetes) Tooth decay Visceral fat storage (the dangerous fat surrounding our internal organs) The national obesity epidemic [...]

Low Carb Tortilla Recipe – perfect for wraps and dips

post by Amy Tulip, NASM CPT Low Carb Tortilla Recipe I love Mediterranean food: hummus, tabouli, fattoush, fried kibbee, baba ganoush. You name it, I love it! I could easily sit down with a bag of pita bread and polish off a whole sample platter, all on my own. Last night, my husband brought home [...]

Your Body Doesn’t Need Carbohydrates?

post by Amy Tulip, NASM CPT "Abs are made in the gym and exposed in the kitchen." Ever heard that platitude? Bodybuilders and physique competitors know this all too well. Sounds simple enough: work out hard and eat clean. But what does eating clean mean? What role do macronutrients play? Does your body need carbohydrates? [...]