Broccoli Beef

  Ingredients 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons fat-free Italian dressing 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon ground ginger 3/4 pound round steak, cut into strips 1/2 cup fat free beef broth 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup sliced green onion 1 pound broccoli, separated into florets Directions In a…

Shrimp and Grouper Ceviche

Ingredients 1 Pound Fresh White Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined 2 Cups (about 1 pound) Fresh Grouper, Cubed 2 Tbsp diced Fresh Jalape?o ? Cup Red Bell Pepper, diced ? Cup Green Bell Pepper, diced ? Cup Yellow Bell Pepper, diced ? Cup Purple Onion, diced ? Cup Cucumber, diced 2 Tbsp Fresh-squeezed Lime Juice 2…

Seared Ahi Tuna with Brown Rice

2 (6-8 ounce) sushi grade Ahi tuna steaks (3/4 of an inch thick) 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 green onion (scallion) thinly sliced ( a few slices reserved for garnish) 1 Tsp lime juice 1. Mix the marinade ingredients together and coat the tuna steaks…

Alcohol Consumption*

For all my alcohol loving clients, read this article from Fitness Expert Phil Kaplan. Daily alcohol consumption will slow or stop your results. The drawbacks are probably going to far outweigh any health benefits. Your liver can?t metabolize alcohol and fat at the same time. It will always get rid of the toxic substance (alcohol)…

Stay Grounded for Building Core Strength

An Appalachian State University study led by Jeffrey McBride found that stable exercises are superior to unstable exercises for overloading the muscles in our bodies including CORE muscles. Being on solid surfaces, one can use heavier loads, shorter tension times, and higher speeds than on unstable surfaces. Ground-based exercises have the same force, velocity, and…

Poor Sleep Patterns Promote Weight Gain*

  America is a high stress society in which most people don’t get enough sleep. We could be paying for it with our health.Sleep deprivation is linked to obesity, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and cancer. A seven year Finnish study of nearly 9000 people, led by Peppi Lyytikaine, found that people who developed sleep problems…

Weight Training Helps Men Lose Fat*

  A University of Connecticut study found that men who combine weight training with a well balanced diet lost abdominal fat rapidly. Weight training increases muscle mass, which boosts metabolic rate and promotes fat loss. Men should do resistance training at least three to four days a week, working the major muscle groups. * Disclaimer:…

Feel The Burn*

By now you know FLEX’s stand on static (reach and hold) before weight lifting – don’t do it. That’s because research shows that this form of strecthing can decrease muscle strength. So do it after your workout. New research from Florida State University (Tallahassee) shows that stretching before running also slows you down. However, they…

Extra Strength Caffeine*

  We recommend caffeine as part of the pre-workout regimen, but how much you take can have a huge impact on muscle strength and power. Make sure you’re getting in enough of this strength builder and fat burner before every one of your workouts to maximize your result in the gym. THE STUDY researchers from…