One Man and Paleo (Day 6/7)

All righty, then end of a week of Paleo. Here’s the wrapup. I knew going in that the weekend (Day 6/7) was going to be tough. Weekends are traditionally, for me, the times when I get lax and slip up. Well, I didn’t. Stayed strong, except on Sunday evening but that was by choice. Saturday […]

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One Man and Paleo (Day 5)

Day 5 and I keep rocking. Had some more shrimp and a little pork tenderloin today to go with the fruits and veggies. Cravings have gone away for the most part. Two more days! See you soon. Mike Babbitt, M.F.A, M.A., CSCS Master Trainer Mike is a Master Level trainer at Empower Personal Training. He […]

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One Man and Paleo (Day 4)

Day 4. Food is good. Today made a few change-ups in what I’m eating. I had a huge salad with lots of greens, broccoli, cauliflower, and two nice salmon fillets and ate on this throughout the day. Quite good when you throw in a handful of olives and a few walnuts. Also still had my […]

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One Man and Paleo (Day 3)

All right, Day 3 has come and gone and I’m feeling pretty in the grove with the diet. I will add though that yesterday was the first day I had any specific cravings; I really wanted some bread. But didn’t give in and had a good day of eating. I added a few things from […]

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One Man and Paleo (Day 2)

Onto day 2. What I ate yesterday was pretty much the same I ate on day one. I added a few more nuts and I ate an extra 6 oz of chicken but all in all it was the same. One thing I’m noticing is that this diet is calorically deficient. What I mean by […]

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One Man and Paleo (Day 1)

All right. Yesterday was the start of the paleo experience. Here’s what I ate throughout the day: 2 boiled egss 1 apple 2 nectarine 6 oz chicken 6 oz london broil 2 oz cashews 2 tomatoes 1 red pepper 1 chili pepper 1 habenero 1/2 onion 1 avocado All meat was hormone free and free […]

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One Man and Paleo (Day 0)

So if you haven’t heard, this week Empower Personal Training is doing a week long nutrition challenge using the Paleo Diet. The gist of the diet is that if you can pick it and eat it raw or kill it it’s fair game (pun intended). So, no legumes (that includes peanuts), no processed foods, no […]

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Paleo Diet Challenge Week

Here at Empower we enjoyed the Vegan Challenge Week so much that we decided to have another nutrition challenge for fun. We hope you’ll join us as we take nutrition back to our Paleolithic roots. Here’s a quick guide on the why, what, and how for the week: All the lean meats, fish, and seafood […]

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Stress, Routines & Massage Therapy

I think stress is one the great inhibitors of how we choose to live. Because stress is what is perceived, stress becomes part of our routine. We develop physical reactions to our perceptions of stress, which controls how we carry out daily habits, usually by limiting our responses to events and situations and our feelings […]

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How Pets Make us Happier and Healthier

The dog days of summer are here and Empower is celebrating by having everyone post pictures of their dogs/pets on the bulletin board above the water fountain. We all know everyone takes dozens of pictures of their pets so if you’d like to join please bring in a picture! Whether you enjoy the never-ending playfulness […]

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