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Product Review: Gallon Gear

I was planning on doing a head to head comparison with Isobag. The Isojug has an ice pack.

However; I suspect that it adds a lot of weight (to the already 7lb Gallon) to one side of the jug making it off balance. Anyway; ISOjug declined to participate! I guess they were scared to go up against Gallon Gear!

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Recipe: Low Carb, Low Fat General Tso’s Turkey


Gen Tso’s Ground Turkey

Ingredients:

3lbs ground turkey 

2 red peppers (any color)

1 bag riced Cauliflower 

Mushrooms (I used fresh baby Bella’s this time)

Olive oil 

1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos 


1/2 cup rice vinegar (no sodium no sugar added) 


1 spice packet of Gen Tsos chicken 


Meat seasoning optional: 

Cayenne pepper

Black pepper 

Chipotle pepper

And I topped it with jalepeno pepper flakes 

Directions:

Pour olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan a little extra is ok! 

Brown the meat and season it then drain offf the excess oil into the original container and throw out! Don’t clog your sink drain! 

Then add the remaining ingredients and stir thouroughly! 

Cover and cook on 5 for 10mins 

Add the jalepeno flakes garnish 

Remove from heat and allow to cool a little and then enjoy! It’s that easy! 


For the authentic Asian feel you can top with hot sauce and drizzle sirarcha mayo! 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  


Recipe: Low carb, low fat, Taco Turkey Sola

This is a recipe given to me from female bodybuilder Women’s Physique competitor Caridad Sola! 


Ingredients: 

Olive oil 

3lbs ground turkey 

1 bag of Riced Cauliflower 

2 red bell peppers (any color will do)

1 packet of 30% less taco seasoning 

1 8oz can of tomato sauce 

Optional: 

Mushrooms

I added: 

Cayenne pepper 

Chipotle pepper 

Black pepper


My store wanted to charge $5.95 for riced cauliflower and this bag of diced up was $2.99 so I went with the better buy! 




You can go fresh mushrooms, I used can because they last longer and I will have them on hand. Make sure you buy the no sodium added! 

Directions:
Chop up peppers and mushrooms if you have to and set aside. 

Pour olive oil into a deep pan to cover the bottom, don’t worry if you pour too much the extra benefits will be good for you! 

Brown the turkey meat and pour off the extra fat back into the original container. Don’t pour it down the drain! You will eventually clog it! I cooked it on a 5 heat

Add the remaining ingredients cook on high for 10mins and then turn to 2 and simmer for 20mins. 

At first it will look like there isn’t enough liquid, but once you cook it, the juices from the pepper will release and add to the tomato sauce! 


Serve and enjoy! 

If you want to get shredded add this to your diet regimine and work your butt off in the gym! 

**Update** 1 hr later

I made a second batch and it came out much better! The only thing I did different was brown the meat with the additional spices. I still waited to add the taco spice packet after the meat was browned and the other ingredients were added. 


Spice it up! 

Try it you will like it! 

**Update** June 25th 2017 

This is the riced Cauliflower


This is the final dish


The riced Cauliflower is more money in my store. The benefit is in the cook time! 

10 mins on high and 5mins to simmer after the meat is brown because you don’t need the extra time to make the cauliflower bits to get soft. The riced Cauliflower cooks really fast. The extra 5 mins is to make sure the peppers are cooked and the juices released. 

Check it out try it both ways see what you like best! You can also grab a whole head of Cauliflower and pulse it in a food processor/vitamix for the ultra money saver! If you have one. 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  


Product Review: Shred Belt Extreme – 360° Thermogenic Waist Trimmer by Iron Bull Strength


Coming soon!


Supplement Review: God of War Preworkout

 
 God Of War Black is our Pre training supplement consisting of multiple powerhouse ingredients synergistically working together to provide maximum pump, focus, and endurance during any type of training. We provided clinically studied doses of our main ingredients as well as essential vitamins and minerals for maximum absorption! Only the strongest ingredients for our Centurion Legion

-centurianlabz.com

 

Let’s look at less known ingredients: 

Mucuna Pruriens:

  The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (excluding animal/petri-dish studies) to tell you what effect Mucuna pruriens has in your body, and how strong these effects are.
GRADE LEVEL OF EVIDENCE

A Robust research conducted with repeated double blind clinical trials

B Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled

C Single double blind study or multiple cohort studies

D Uncontrolled or observational studies only

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE

EFFECT CHANGE

MAGNITUDE OF EFFECT SIZE 

SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS COMMENTS

B Sperm Quality 

Up

Minor

100% 

See all 3 studies

There appears to be an increase in seminal quality and oxidative parameters following 3-month ingestion of Mucuna pruriens, which is thought to be secondary to correcting

the hypothalamic-pituitary-testes axis

C Symptoms of Parkinsons Disease 

Down 

Notable

100% 

See all 3 studies

Possible symptoms reduction in Parkinson’s Disease related to the L-DOPA content and theorized (but not proven) peripheral dopamine decarboxylase inhibitor; this is notable … show

C Adrenaline 
Up

Minor

100% 

See study

The decrease in adrenaline seen in infertility is normalized with mucuna

C Cortisol 

Down

Minor

100% 

See study

In chronically stressed men, prolonged ingestion of mucuna pruriens appears to be able to reduce cortisol concentrations

C Dopamine 
Up

Minor

100% 

See study

The reduction in dopamine seen in infertility seems to be reversed with L-DOPA ingestion; theoretically L-DOPA ingestion should unilaterally increase dopamine

C Noradrenaline 

Up

Minor

100% 

See study

The reduction in noradrenaline levels seen in infertility is normalized following mucuna ingestion
C Prolactin 

Down 

Minor

100% 

See 2 studies

A decrease in prolactin appears to occur following Mucuna or L-DOPA ingestion
C Seminal Motility 

Up

Minor

100% 

See 2 studies

An increase in seminal motility is observed following mucuna ingestion

C Subjective Well-Being 
Up

Minor

100% 

See study

An increase in well being has been noted to be secondary to a reduction in cortisol

C Testosterone 
Up

Minor

100% 

See 2 studies

An increase in testosterone is seen in infertile men. It is unsure if this increase in testosterone occurs in fertile and otherwise healthy men

Theobromine:

In modern medicine, theobromine is used as a vasodilator (a blood vessel widener), a diuretic (urination aid), and heart stimulant.

Theobromine increases urine production. Because of this diuretic effect, and its ability to dilate blood vessels, theobromine has been used to treat high blood pressure. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition notes that historic use of theobromine as a treatment for other circulatory problems including arteriosclerosis, certain vascular diseases, angina pectoris, and hypertension should be considered in future studies.
Following its discovery in the late 19th century, theobromine was put to use by 1916, when it was recommended by the publication Principles of Medical Treatment as a treatment for edema (excessive liquid in parts of the body), syphilitic angina attacks, and degenerative angina.
In the human body, theobromine levels are halved between 6–10 hours after consumption.
Possible future uses of theobromine in such fields as cancer prevention have been patented.[25]

Theobromine also shows promise in tooth decay prevention and has been shown in some studies to surpass the more traditional fluoride. Advantages include the ability to safely ingest it, obviating the “do not swallow” warnings on fluoride mouthwash.

**Note** That would explain why I have peed at least 25 times today and counting! I thought it was because I have drank a lot of water and I have been working out, but it is definitely this! 

AMP Citrate: 

Benefits of AMP Citrate

As mentioned earlier, AMP has the same basic structure to DMAA which is why its effects are parallel to DMAA. These include:
An increase in energy (especially when combined with caffeine)

Heightened mental focus

Improved metabolism

Increase in athletic performance

– examine.com

Try this stuff it made me feel amazing all morning! For the last two days I have felt bulletproof! 


Supplement Review: Quest releases Mint Chocolate Chunk Bar

  

Love at first bite! Irresistible mint and decadent chocolate finally meet in the latest protein-packed Quest Bar! With no added sugar and 20g of protein, this double-dose of deliciousness is a #CheatClean delight!

Mint Chocolate Chunk

INGREDIENTS: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Water, Almonds, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Palm Oil, Dextrin, Sea Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Sucralose, Color (Fruit Juice, Turmeric), Coconut Oil, Xanthan Gum, Baking Soda, Peppermint Oil, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size 1 (60g)

Calories 190

Calories from Fat 80

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Amount/Serving%Daily Value*Total Fat9g14%Saturated Fat4g20%Trans Fat0gCholesterol5mg2%Sodium210mg9%Potassium125mg4%Total Carbohydrate21g7%Dietary Fiber15g60%Sugars<1gErythritol2gProtein20gVitamin A2%•Vitamin C0%Magnesium2%•Phosphorus10%Calcium15%•Iron4%

CONTAINS: Almonds, Coconut and Milk-Derived Ingredients.

Only 4g net carbs and they’re all from nuts – not sugars!

Only 4g net carbs (and they’re all from nuts – not sugar). 

The only true low carb bar on the market.

-questnutrition.com 

First off where’s the mint? I’m not talking about the mint green colored pieces in the bar; I’m talking about the flavor! It’s not there at all!! I originally thought it would be sickening sweet, but it’s the opposite! It also has the same dryer consistency as the Smores bar. I don’t know if that’s their new formula? But it’s not working for the mint chunk! The Smores is awesome and tastes great! 

Stay away from this bar it’s nasty! 


Product Review: Gym Gear – Dr Fuji Cyber Body Slimmer

coming soon!!

Cyber body slimmer? 

  
Is this just another old fashioned belly shaker? 

  
No way! There’s even a setting called crazy! Jump on and hold on! 

**Update** April 26th 2015

Still waiting for my Cyber Body Slimmer to be delivered! 

**Update** June 24th 2015

Still waiting on the delivery details


Supplement Review: Prosupps – L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250

L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250

ANABOLIC LEUCINE BLEND

 

WHAT IS L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250?

Pro Supps L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250 teams up L-Leucine, with metabolites HMB and HICA, creating one of the most anabolic supplements on the market.* L-Leucine is the only amino acid that can help directly stimulate, and promote capacity for, protein synthesis in muscle cells.* Helping keep your body in an anabolic state is crucial for anyone trying to build lean muscle mass or preserve muscle while cutting fat.* Add a scoop to your Pre, Intra, or Post workout shake.

L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250
OVERALL BENEFITS:

  • Helps stimulate protein synthesis/muscle growth*
  • Promote anabolic environment*
  • Reduce catabolism/muscle breakdown*
  • Support immune system response*

-bodybuilding.com



Recipe: Grilled Chicken Bacon and Avocado Salad

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Prep: 15 minutes

Serves: 6-8 (Depends how you serve it. It’ll go farther on sandwiches.)

6 organic chicken breasts, grilled (organic chicken breasts typically are quite a bit smaller than the huge, non-organic because of the lack of hormones. So keep that in mind)

5-6 green onions, diced

1 package bacon

2 avocados, cubed

2-3 tablespoons organic or homemade mayo

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 400 and bake bacon on a cookie sheet until slightly crispy. When finished, transfer to a lined plate and blot excess grease. Finely chop.

-Grill the chicken (I used garlic, salt, pepper and onion. Pretty basic.) and let rest. Cube when cooled.

-Dice green onions and cube the avocado. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and add mayo. Start small and add more if you need to. I don’t put very much at all, as you can tell in the photo. Just enough to give it a little moisture. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with sandwich buns or alone.

This is also really yummy leftovers, so it can be eaten at any temperature. Warm, cold or room temp.

-akitchencafe.com

As you know I like to take healthy Pinterest recipes and make them healthier!

I have a couple great tweaks!

1. bake the chicken you can add whatever spices to it to make you happy.

2. (Tweak) instead of bacon use turkey bacon. I used applewood farms

3. I diced up scallions and (tweak) I added fresh cilantro

4. Homemade Mayo or organic mayo is still mayo! You can dress up a turd it’s still a turd! (Tweak) I made a healthy dressing! Take a cup of plain greek yogurt add in powered ranch dressing.

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I then added a dash of garlic powder and a dash of cayenne pepper for taste. Mix and add as needed to the recipe.

5. Cube up 2 avocados.

Mix everything up in a big bowl and use a big slotted spoon it’s much easier to mix that way!

Then I am going to make a healthy salad/spinach salad, add some vegetables and fresh mozzarella then top with the avocado chicken bacon salad mix and drizzle it with fig balsamic glaze.

Viola you are done and ready to enjoy with no guilt!

Stay tuned for the practical application!

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My wife made sliders

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I made a salad with mozzarella, I finished the ricotta Salata, I chopped up pickles, red pepper, used my ghost pepper hot sauce and drizzled it with the balsamic glaze.

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It was delicious!!

Enjoy!

Remember; like always if you make one of my recipes send me an email with your practical application and pictures and I’ll post it! Feel free to comment also!


Supplement Review: One Body One Life Fat Burning Lemonade

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Fat Burning Lemonade® was created by A-List celebrity Trainer, Health & Fitness Guru and bestselling author Gregory Joujon-Roche. This “behind the scenes” product is Greg’s secret weapon which has helped his clients get in shape fast, naturally, safely and stimulant free.
6 Day Strip Program Now, combined with the FBL Six Day Strip™ Program, you too can share in the success.
Each Pouch makes up to 180 ounces
Supports the body to turn fat into energy
Transports fatty acids enhancing metabolism
Excellent to use during exercise, energize every workout
Enhances fat oxidation promoting energy
An antioxidant & free radical scavenger
Converts Fat to Energy
Cleanse & Detoxify the Body

It smells good. For some reason it smells like maple syrup?