The Carnitine Question: What the Research Says

Whether your focus is aesthetics, fat loss, or performance, research indicates carnitine is a winner.

Although we know there is no quick fix, many of us still like to experiment with supplements to see what will give us that extra edge.

 

If your goal is aesthetics and fat loss, carnitine may be a useful supplement for you as it aids in fat metabolism. If your goal is performance-oriented, carnitine allows the body to efficiently use fat as an energy source, so it may also be valuable to you.

 

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Training Tips for the Average Joe From 3 CrossFit Pros

Professional CrossFit athletes share insights on how to stay consistent and keep having fun with your own training.

As an average Joe when it comes to CrossFit, I have been fortunate to be able to meet a few talented and hard working CrossFit Games athletes in my quest to find out what makes these high level athletes tick. I am always awed and inspired by what they have to say about the mental and physical preparation required for competition.

 

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A Case Against Ultrasound In the Treatment of Injury

Therapeutic ultrasound is a popular method of injury treatment and assessment, but research refutes its clinical value.

Therapeutic ultrasound is a widely used and generally accepted treatment modality often used in both physical therapy and chiropractic. In fact, therapists are taught in school about the benefits of ultrasound use and how ultrasound it soft tissue healing. They spend a significant amount of time learning how to apply the modality in treatment.

 

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100% Whole Wheat Waffles (Freezer Meal)

100 Whole Wheat Waffles on Tone-and-Tighten

We used to eat a lot of cold cereal in our house, but now we have come to realize that sending our kids to school with a belly full of sugar probably isn’t the best way to start the day!

My wife likes to make these waffles in massive quantities on Sunday mornings. She then puts them in gallon-sized freezer bags and keeps them in the freezer for crazy mornings when there just isn’t time to make breakfast. I love that it fills our kids up, but doesn’t give them that sugar crash a couple of hours later.

Try them- I promise you’ll love them!

100% Whole Wheat Waffles (Freezer Meal)
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 6
 

My favorite recipe for whole wheat waffles – double the recipe and freeze the leftovers so that you can still have a delicious and filling breakfast even on busy mornings!
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1¾ cups milk
  • ½ cup olive oil (can also use canola oil)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions
  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat 2 eggs on high speed in a large bowl until they turn frothy (takes about 30 seconds).
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk your flour, baking powder, and salt (your wheat flour is usually packed down in the bag, so whisking it really lets air in and makes it a little more fluffy – you could also sift these ingredients together if you have a sifter). Add flour mixture to the eggs.
  4. Pour in the milk, olive oil, vanilla and honey. Whisk the mixture together until smooth.
  5. Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour your batter onto the waffle iron almost to the edges. Serve waffles or let cool and then place in gallon-sized freezer bags to freeze and save for another day.

Equipment needed:

Recipe slightly adapted from Natasha’s Kitchen

 

Looking for more healthy recipes?

100 Whole Wheat Banana Bread on Tone-and-Tighten - no sugar100% Whole Wheat Banana Bread
Skinny Broccoli and Cheese SoupSkinny Broccoli and Cheese Soup

 

Skinny Banana Oatmeal Chocolate CookiesSkinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies

 

 

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