Spicy Beef Jerky Recipe

Would you like a little help with what you are going to snack on today or tomorrow? Well, I found a recipe just for you. : ) So here you go… FYI: This recipe may have to be adjusted according to how many people you are cooking for. Spicy Beef Jerky Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 lb lean top round or sirloin beef roast, fat trimmed and partially frozen 2 tbsp water 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp chili powder 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce Directions: With a good knife, cut the roast into thin slices, about 1/8 inch thick. Combine the water, garlic, cayenne pepper, sea salt, black pepper, chili powder and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Add the beef slices to the mixture, cover and refrigerate overnight for the flavors to penetrate the meat. Place the beef slices, without their marinating liquid, side by side on baking sheets and roast in a 175 F oven for about 3 hours. Turn the meat over and roast for another hour or two, until the meat is dry but still bends without breaking. Enjoy and place the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. …Now you have NO excuses. Get busy working on that snack plan ASAP. Committed to YOUR fat loss success, Ryan...

Is This You?

Is this you? Check out this article from my good friends over at the AlternativeDaily.com… The One Thing You Can Do Now to Avoid Metabolic Syndrome The Alternative Daily Metabolic syndrome is a blanket term for a cluster of risk factors that significantly increase your odds of developing heart disease and other chronic ailments. While it may seem complex – and there are a lot of factors in play – there is one thing you can do from now on that will greatly diminish your susceptibility to this condition: eat real food. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there are five main risk factors that characterize metabolic syndrome. They are: high fasting blood sugar, high triglyceride levels, low HDL ‘good’ cholesterol, high blood pressure and visceral fat (aka belly fat). Having three or more of these risk factors may be indicative of metabolic syndrome. The NIH also states that individuals with metabolic syndrome have approximately double the risk of developing heart disease, and about five times the risk of developing diabetes, than that of individuals who do not have metabolic syndrome. So, how can eating real food help? For one thing, it is not filled with the refined sugars, carbohydrates and chemical additives of processed, boxed foods and fast food items. The sugars, artificial sweeteners and flavorings, preservatives, and refined flour found in these foods can lead to system-wide inflammation and spikes in blood sugar. These ‘fake’ foods directly foster high blood sugar and belly fat, as well as pave the way for the other risk factors of metabolic syndrome. A 2013 study published in the European...

The TRUTH About Potatoes…

Many people think they need to avoid foods like white potatoes in order to burn off body fat. After all, they have a high glycemic index, which means they can spike insulin and potentially take your body out of a fat-burning environment. Additionally, they’re high in complex carbohydrates so people automatically assume they need to be avoided. This may be true for sedentary people. However, if you’re consistently using higher intensity exercise you should NOT be afraid of this all-natural starchy carb. Believe it or not, potatoes can actually be one of the best foods to eat to get lean muscle and a flat stomach, BUT only if you use them in a smart way. And potatoes are a MUCH healthier form of carbohydrates than wheat (bread, pasta, bagels, etc) because potatoes don’t contain inflammatory gluten and other anti-nutrients that wheat contains. Here are 3 fat-burning secrets you probably NEVER knew about potatoes. #1: They fuel Glycolysis. All natural white starches, like potatoes, contain the purest glucose molecules that fuel our “anaerobic” activity. So if you’re using intervals, intense weight training, or ANY type of high intensity metabolic circuits, potatoes can help fuel a VERY important process called glycolysis. This will fuel your body’s ability to more “efficiently” use other carbohydrates as energy and enhances the production of ATP (our bodies’ primary energy source). #2: They replenish glycogen and help reset our fat burning hormones If you constantly keep your carbs low, it will only take about 72 hours to drain glycogen levels (the energy stored inside your muscles and liver). This is a great short term approach for...

Turkey Meatballs with Apples & Savory Herb Recipe

Need an idea as to what you are going to eat for breakfast or lunch today or tomorrow? No problem, here’s a simple & healthy recipe just for you. : ) FYI: This recipe may have to be adjusted according to how many people you are cooking for. Turkey Meatballs with Apples & Savory Herb Recipe Ingredients: 1.25 lbs ground turkey, 85-94% lean (not too lean) 1 medium apple, peeled and shredded/grated 1 egg 2 tbsp almond flour 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped ½ Tbsp fresh sage leaves, finely chopped ½ tsp fine grain sea salt black pepper, to taste 1 tbsp coconut oil for frying Directions: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and have a large oven proof skillet ready to cook the meatballs. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix with your hands to evenly distribute, but don’t overwork the meat. Preheat your oven proof skillet over med-hi heat and add the coconut oil. Form the turkey mixture into 13-14 meatballs and add to the hot skillet. Allow them to brown on all sides, turning as needed, for 5 minutes. After the meatballs are browned, transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 more minutes until juices run clear and they’re cooked through. Remove from oven, and serve with your favorite veggies noodles or potatoes, with more fresh herbs for garnish. …Enjoy! Any questions just hit me up with a comment below....

The WORST Cardio Exercise Is?…

It’s the elliptical machine! According to a study by the University of California at San Francisco’s Human Performance Center, cardio machines OVERESTIMATE calorie-burn by shocking amounts… The treadmill was bad … overestimating calories burned by 13% The stationary bike was okay … overestimating calories burned by 7% But the elliptical was the worst. It overestimated calories burned by 42%! Fortunately, there is a MUCH better way to train for fat loss… According to a study presented at the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine, scientists found that short duration, high intensity “bursts” allow you to burn more calories and create the coveted after burn effect. Officially it’s known as EPOC – Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption If you don’t know about the after burn effect, it’s basically the MAGIC behind short duration, high intensity “burst” training that allows you to lose more weight even though you exercise less. With this style of training you maximize the amount of calories burned and the use of body fat as fuel AFTER your workout ends (in some cases up to 38 hours after your workout is over!). So get off those damn cardio pieces and jump on board with short duration, high intensity bursting style workouts. Here’s a couple to get you started: Metabolic Workout #1… Metabolic Workout #2… Ok, now you have NO excuses! Committed to YOUR fat loss success, Ryan...