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{Weekly Roundup} Volume 11

Fat Loss Foodies' Weekly Roundup: Volume 11

In this Volume: The skinny on essential fats, why you should vary your back squat stance, the disease of being busy, and how music transforms your mind and your workout! 

 

NUTRITION

WHATS THE SKINNY ON ESSENTIAL FATS?

"Understanding the roles of fat, and which fats to choose, can help you and your clients avoid a fear of dietary fat, which is essential for our health and serves several important functions within the body. " -Geoff Lecovin
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HOW TO CARMELIZE ONIONS

"I have previously written at length of my love for onions. Well, my very favorite specific way to consume onions might just be caramelized ones. We love them on burgers, sandwiches, and even salads. Really lots and lots of entrees are just that much better if you top the dish with some caramelized onions." -Rachel Schultz
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WATCH THESE 5 DISTINCTIVE THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU QUIT SUGAR

"Ironically, many of us have a tendency to reach for sugar-filled items, including so-called energy drinks and caffeinated beverages, when we’re tired.Yet without all the sugar, we’re guaranteed to have a higher energy level naturally." -Eat Local Grown
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TRAINING

HOW I RAN A HALF MARATHON IN 1:30 WHILE ONLY TRAINING 3 DAYS PER WEEK

"Like I said, not a huge fan of running–always preferred weight training and even teaching fitness classes over it. So I found online a half-marathon training program that had me running 4x/week (the least frequency of any I could find), and then I knocked it down to 3x/week and reconfigured it to fit my preferences.." -Jill Coleman
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FIVE RULES FOR LOSING BODY FAT WITH SPRINT INTERVALS

"The BEST method to lost body fat and shrink your waistline is interval training in which you do hard but short bursts of exercise. These workouts save you time, and they are varied so you don't get bored." -Poliquin Group Editorial Staff
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WHY YOU SHOULD VARY YOUR BACK SQUAT STANCE

"I am here to tell you we should be doing more. There is untapped strength being left in the gym because of neglect. We are neglecting the various stances that could take our strength to the next level." -Chris Slone
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SIMPLE UNILATERAL CIRCUIT + WHY YOU SHOULD BE DOING UNILATERAL EXERCISES

"Today I’m sharing a simple unilateral circuit that can be added on to the beginning or end of your workout to help you increase balance and stabilization, improve muscle imbalances, enhance proprioception and promote good functional movement. I frequently include unilateral exercises into both my clients training plans and my own due to their benefits." -Jen Decurtins
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LIFESTYLE

THE DISEASE OF BEING BUSY

"How did we end up living like this? Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we do this to our children? When did we forget that we are human beings, not human doings?" -Omid Safi
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WHY KEEPING YOURSELF FIT REALLY CAN MAKE FOR A FITTER PLANET

"And it’s true, the links between global environmental sustainability and personal action can sometimes be hard to see – especially given our busy lives and the everyday demands of home and work. Yet there is plenty of evidence that the choices we make about personal health, diet and exercise can make a powerful contribution to the health of our planet." -Isabel Fenwick
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HOW MUSIC TRANSFORMS YOUR MIND & YOUR WORKOUT

"To gain more perspective on the transformative powers of music, and why it makes your workouts so much better, we spoke with Dr. Jake Jolij, a neuroscientist from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, whose studied the effects of music on the brain and why it's so beneficial." -Stephanie Dubick
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HOW TO STOP THE NOISE THAT CLUTTERS OUR MINDS

"Now obviously we can’t control all circumstances in our lives. I have a tax deadline looming that I have no control over for instance.  But there are things I can do to stop the unnecessary noise that filters its way into my brain demanding me to look, hear, see and do." -Laura, The Organizing Junkie
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