Chris Embry , NASM Elite Trainer

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  • Chris Embry , NASM Elite Trainer - Camarillo, CA - Fitness

    How can protein in my diet help me lose weight?

    Most people that want to lose weight really want to lose body fat. Adequate protein intake is important when losing weight because encourages your body to keep the muscle that is already has and instead use your stored fat for fuel. If you are not eating enough protein, your body can start breaking...Read More
  • Chris Embry , NASM Elite Trainer - Camarillo, CA - Fitness

    What foods, besides pasta and bread, contain carbohydrates?

    High quality complex carbohydrates include brown rice, oatmeal (not instant), and sweet potatoes. Ezekiel Bread is a good choice if you want to have some bread. Read More
  • Chris Embry , NASM Elite Trainer - Camarillo, CA - Fitness

    Is exercise the final answer when it comes to losing weight?

    While exercise is an important factor in losing weight, it is only part of the equation. In order to lose weight, you need to create a daily calorie deficit. This deficit is created by eating less and exercising more. In order to lose 1 pound (3,500 calories) per week, you will need to create a daily

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  • Chris Embry , NASM Elite Trainer - Camarillo, CA - Fitness

    How much protein should I eat per day?

    Protein is an important macronutrient that helps the body build and repair tissue. It is important to eat enough protein when trying to build muscle and lose body fat. When building muscle, you want to make sure you are consuming enough protein to not only repair the muscle tissue after a workout,...Read More
  • Chris Embry , NASM Elite Trainer - Camarillo, CA - Fitness

    Will eating more protein help me lose weight?

    Eating more protein can help when trying to lose weight in the following ways:

    1.  Protein can be very satiating.  Therefore you will feel fuller for longer and you may consume few calories throughout the day.

    2.  When you reduce your calories, the body will look to break down fat or muscle to meet the energy dem

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  • Chris Embry , NASM Elite Trainer - Camarillo, CA - Fitness

    How can I gain weight?

    When trying to gain additional weight while ensuring the majority of that is lean muscle, rather than fat, it is important to do it slowly. Start by adding a small amount of calories (around 300-500) per day made up of lean protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats. An additional 500 calories per...Read More
  • Chris Embry , NASM Elite Trainer - Camarillo, CA - Fitness

    Which carbs should I choose?

    In addition to fruits and vegetables, good quality complex carbohydrates include things like oatmeal (quick or old-fashioned, not instant), brown rice, and sweet potatoes (not yams). These foods have a lower glycemic load and do not cause large spikes in blood sugar and insulin production. Ezekiel...Read More
  • Jodie is Jammin'
    I love the oaties!! Will try the pumkin muffins Think they were higher in protein too than usual. need to look it up. Maybe i will do them for Thanksgiving. :) Yes, I absolutely subscribe to moderation, not deprivation! Wrote in in my Thanksgiving Challenge.Did the Challenge to stay more focused. Will be doing a Christmas/Hanukkah or New years one too. This one is about inches.. You can read it on my blog. Next one i haven't decided yet... but it will be something to keep us going. This will be the best Holidays ever!
  • Chris Embry , NASM Elite Trainer - Camarillo, CA - Fitness
    Hi Jodie. Good to hear from you. I haven't tried the pumpkin muffins yet. I'm not much of a baker and going low carb for the time being. I'm glad you got to splurge on your birthday. When you are in this for the long haul, it's important when to know when to bear down and focus on your diet and when to relax and have some of the things you really enjoy. As I'm sure you know by now, too much of either one is not good. Moderation in both is the they key! Keep at during the holidays. It's the toughest time for most of us!!
  • Jodie is Jammin'
    Had some oaties for dinner!! Didn't get to try the pumpkin muffins yet... Did you? Getting my groove on again. Back to the pool Just had my Birthday splurge last weekend and am ready to move forward into the holidays! They are going to be awesome as I keep the inches and lbs going down down down! :)
  • Lynn Colson
    Chris, thanks for the tips. I am going to try to commit to 3 days each week with some strenght work. Have a great week.
  • Chris Embry , NASM Elite Trainer - Camarillo, CA - Fitness
    Hi Lynn, it's nice to meet you. Great job on your weight loss and keeping it off for so long. It seems like you really have a good handle on it. 5 pounds is nothing over a long period and when you set your mind to losing it, you lost 3 times as much. It's never to late to start strength training and building muscle. Just start slowly and be consistent like you were with your weight loss. Try to do a little better each workout by doing an extra rep or adding a small amount of weight. It's never to late to start and there is always room for improvement no matter where you are at today!