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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!  

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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!


Product Review: Smart Shake 2.0

  
  

Sooo what’s difference?
SmartShake is proud to sponsor the best athletes in the bodybuilding and fitness industry. Our athletes hold a record

25 Mr and Miss Olympia Titles. Choose a cup that the top names in the industry endorse and use.

  
Beside the fact that it’s almost fully opaque (the middle cup is fully opaque) and it’s a glossy finish, nothing is changed at all! 

It comes with a plastic 4 way divider in the middle cup for supplements but I throw it out and use the 3rd cup for a scoop and a half of Vitargo! 

The aluminum carabiner clip is not dishwasher safe and will get nasty, so I throw that out also! 

I had a moral dilemma picking which cup I was going to pick! 

Red and black is my favorite colors and I like Ronnie better than Phil! 

So which cup should I get? In the end red and black won out! Because; I just did not like the blue! 

Q: What is the good part about the lack of change? 

A: All the parts are interchange! And dishwasher safe!

Sooo what’s the difference? 

Not a whole hell of a lot! There’s nothing notable different! Buy V1 or V2 depending on the deal you get! 


Product Review: Gym Gear – Rehband Knee Sleeves

 

   

BLUE LINE KNEE SUPPORT

Blue Line Knee Support 7mm – for strong support. 

This 7mm thick knee support offers powerful stabilization and support, allowing you to safely maximize your heavy lifting . The support is scientifically proven to be useful for prevention and indications such as strains, wear and tear injuries and soft tissue overload.

 Built on a unique patent, the knee support secures a firm and anatomical fit during mobility. With a seamless back panel and anatomical construction, the support and mobility are optimized for heavy lifting. The support focuses the energy of the muscles around the knee area for controlled power and acceleration. 

 The Rehband Blue Line Knee Support is classified as a medical device. It combines the key benefits of strong stability, compression and warmth. Stability offers a mental and physical feeling of safety. Compression helps preventing injuries and increases your muscle memory of how to move correctly. Warmth protects the joints and soft tissues from injury.  

>> Patented anatomical construction

>> Increased muscle control to reduce energy waste

>> Superior joint stability and safety

>> Fast warm-up and heat retention 

>> Relief of knee pain and swelling

>> Advanced material technology for enhanced durability

>> IPF approved for competition

Rehband Blue Line

Enable your full potential with the Rehband Blue Line. 

 The Rehband Blue Line is holistic with its six products. The concept is developed to serve the needs of heavy lifters and is made of strong compression, heavy-duty neoprene, constructed to ensure durability and withstand high forces and friction. 

The products provide exceptional safety while offering support for controlled performance and acceleration. They deliver high compression and support without compromising flexibility or mobility. 
The power behind the Blue line lies in an extension and evolution of the well-known Rehband portfolio which has been widely used and loved by elite athletes around the world for decades. The Rehband Blue Line is the best choice when you want powerful support to safely maximize your performance during heavy workouts.

Take your performance to the next level with Rehband Blue Line.
-rehband.com

These sleeves are badass! They are perfect for anyone with knee problems that want to still work legs. 

I use them for all leg movements! Hack Squats, leg press, leg extensions, hamstring curls, inner/outer thighs and calves. 

It is true they do warm your joint fluid! I can feel the warming!! 

Buy a pair!! Or check out the Redline knee sleeves also reviewed here. They are both really great! 


Product Review: Yoga Toes – sport  

 

YogaToes® Toe Stretchers — Yoga For Your Feet 

YogaToes® have revolutionized the way we care for our feet. YogaToes® provide simple and natural therapy for painful toes and achy feet. Fighting foot pain and toe deformities now could save you from health complications (and expensive surgeries) down the road.
Doctor Recommended  

Being in shoes or high heels all day can really take a toll on your feet. Luckily, by placing toes in a separated position, weakened muscles become more flexible and resilient. After using YogaToes® regularly, the joints in your toes should begin to realign as tissues become supple and strong again. Realignment and greater mobility are the main components in fending off pain as well as a variety of other conditions, including claw toes and hammer toes.
How YogaToes Work

YogaToes® toe stretchers work by spreading and exercising toes. The patented design of YogaToes® fits between, above and beneath toes to gently spread them apart and away from the balls of your feet – providing the same exercise you get when barefoot. All you do is put them on. YogaToes do the work while you relax. A vacation for your feet! 
We recommend starting slowly, only wearing YogaToes® for 10-15 minutes a day. Once that begins to feel comfortable, gradually work up to wearing YogaToes® at least 1 hour per day.

Bunion, Claw and Hammer Toes Treatment

Foot and toe problems can’t be looked at in isolation, and that’s why we invented YogaToes®. We introduced an important new concept to the world: preventative foot care. But many people wonder about specific foot problems; Bunions (and bunionettes), claw toes, hammer toe and Plantar Fasciitis always come up. And the answer is ‘yes’, Yoga Toes help prevent and treat this short list as well as a much longer one that wouldn’t fit on this page. Our toe stretchers get at the root cause of these conditions.
Tried, Tested, and Loved!

YogaToes® are meant to benefit most anyone — and indeed we’ve gotten positive feedback from diverse groups of people over the years: busy mothers, professionals who are on their feet all day, physical therapists, construction workers… you name it.
YogaToes® toe stretchers were featured on the The New Ricki Lake Show as a natural pain relief gadget and on The Today Show as a “fan favorite”.
Recently, we found out that the pop singer Sia is a big fan of our toe straighteners as well as many ballerinas in The Washington Ballet. Can you think of anyone who depends on their toes and feet more than a ballerina? We can’t. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t live with swollen and achy feet one more day. Instead, start having stronger and more beautiful feet with YogaToes®! 

-yogapro.com 

They hurt bad this morning! But I have to tell you, after running 2 hrs today they feel really good right now! 

I’m going to try for an hour if I feel discomfort, I will abort the test! 

 **Update** September 19th I haven’t worn the yoga toes in about 2 weeks and the plantar fasciitis flared up again so I will try and wear them a little tonight and tomorrow and see how it works! Not bad considering I am still doing 2 hrs of cardio a day!


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 – Go Fit Wall Ball

  

Whether you are a cross training enthusiast or looking to enhance your strength, the GoFit Wall Ball increases the intensity of explosive, full-body, plyometric exercises that rapidly improves muscle power and overall conditioning. This “High Intensity Training Tool” challenges every movement in order to maximize fat burn and metabolic potential while strengthening core and lower back muscles. Whatever type of workout you do with the GoFit Wall Ball, you’ll gain strength, endurance and conditioning for a well-rounded training experience.
Advanced Features: 

• Heavy duty, vinyl casing
• Professional-grade stitching
• Universal size: 13″ diameter
• Filler material provides even weight distribution and helps maintain shape

-store.gofit.net

I wish I would have read the reviews on Amazon before I purchased this ball! The center of gravity is way off! The sand is at the base of the ball throwing off the entire ball! I originally thought that the sand settled during shipping, but soon realized it was a flaw in construction! It makes the ball super awkward and almost useless! If you throw the ball a little off center, it spins wildly out of control and throws you off balance which makes you quit when you are tired in fear of injuring yourself rather than squeeze out a few extra reps!

I really want to kick myself for not buying a Dynamax ball! 

Gofit you should definitely make a product recall and fix the problem and help you loyal customers! Save face and keep the reputation of your company and fix the problem! This ball sucks! 


Product Review: Newton Sneakers

  

MEN’S FATE

NEUTRAL CORE TRAINER • P.O.P 2

Complete. Exhilarated. Happy.

Perfect For: People who delight in the pure joy of running and want a shoe that elevates their experience.
Likes: For every day training and racing, an all around go-to shoe.
Ride: Versatile and balanced. The dynamic Newton pop in a more relaxed package.
  
MEN’S BOCO SOL

NEUTRAL ALL-TERRAIN TRAINER

$129.00

Perfect For: Off road adrenaline junkies looking for their summer backcountry sol mate.

Likes: Any off road experience from groomed trail to rugged backcountry terrain.
Ride: Rugged and agile. Multi-directional lugs provide uncompromised ground feel and traction.

**Update** May 30th 2015

I like the shoes they are helping relieve my Plantar Faciitis as my forefoot hits before my heels, but they aren’t magical! I am still in pain, just not excruciating.