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Top Five Reasons For Supplementation

Posted by Sarah Galbreth on

 

 


Now that you have imbedded yourself DEEP (and happily) into Hybrid Athlete Training, one of the biggest questions you might have is…

WAIT, with all these macros, and with all this amazing training, do I really need to supplement?


The answer? YES. There’s nothing better than optimizing the human body, and supplementation can help you. So let’s dive in to the top 5 reasons for supplementation.

 

1. BRIDGING THE NUTRITIONAL GAP

Now that you are hitting those macro goals you might be thinking—but I’m eating 5 meals a day- I should be getting ALL of my nutrient needs in there, right?!?!?

90% of people actually do not get the recommended amount of nutrients from food alone. ( I know right!) 

There are many different reasons for this (including some of the reasons listed below)  Supplements will never replace food alone, but they absolutely can help you bridge that nutritional gap to help fuel your body to its optimal (and healthy!) potential.

 

2. OUR SOIL IS NOT AS NUTRIENT DENSE AS IT ONCE WAS


Have you ever heard the saying you are what you eat? Well, actually, you are what you eat EATS! And that includes how and where plants get their nutrients from- our soil. Fertilizers used in modern farming deplete the soil and take away some essential nutrients from our plants. According to a 2004 report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, nutritional values for fruits and vegetables today are below what you could get in the 1970s. 

 

3. YOUR BODY NOW HAS NEW NEEDS

Yup, you know it, and it’s time to own it. Now that you are athlete status,  you require extra nutrients to stay in shape and keep your energy levels up. So what exactly happens to your body when you exercise? Your body uses up those amazing nutrients that you stored away—so, they need to be replenished . This is not only vital for every day living, its also vital for your recovery.

 

4. PREVENTION IS POWER


Instead of disease treatment, healthcare professionals are starting to encourage their patients to look into habits for prevention- and supplementation is a huge part of it. When our body actually gets ALL the nutrients it needs (which is a lot!) it has the ability to THRIVE and do what it’s made to do for disease prevention. Aging doesn’t have to look like what we think it does. When we take care of our body, aging is AWESOME!

 

5. YOU’RE JUST GOING TO FEEL AMAZING

 

Yup, this one isn’t so much a scientific fact, but more of a straight up experience from me to you. But NO DOUBT,  the best feeling in the world is when you are fueling your body with goodness. Remember that feeling when you started getting more and more reps in your workouts you have been doing? Or every week  that you are straight up hitting your macro goals? Add in high end science backed supplements. Friend, once this happens, you have officially just entered full blown human body optimization.



I know what you are going to ask- ok, so I read the whole thing, now what?

Supplementing requires vitamins that are pure, proven, and safe. This is why we recommend Shaklee products. With 350 tests against harmful contaminants, beyond organic products, 3 times the amount of pesticide tests required, 100,000+,   quality tests annually, 100+ patents and patents pending, 100+ published scientific papers and 100+ years of innovation, there’s nothing like it out there.


Want a regimen personalized for YOU and YOUR needs?


Check out Meology here

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Top Five Reasons For Supplementation

Posted by Sarah Galbreth on

 

 


Now that you have imbedded yourself DEEP (and happily) into Hybrid Athlete Training, one of the biggest questions you might have is…

WAIT, with all these macros, and with all this amazing training, do I really need to supplement?


The answer? YES. There’s nothing better than optimizing the human body, and supplementation can help you. So let’s dive in to the top 5 reasons for supplementation.

 

1. BRIDGING THE NUTRITIONAL GAP

Now that you are hitting those macro goals you might be thinking—but I’m eating 5 meals a day- I should be getting ALL of my nutrient needs in there, right?!?!?

90% of people actually do not get the recommended amount of nutrients from food alone. ( I know right!) 

There are many different reasons for this (including some of the reasons listed below)  Supplements will never replace food alone, but they absolutely can help you bridge that nutritional gap to help fuel your body to its optimal (and healthy!) potential.

 

2. OUR SOIL IS NOT AS NUTRIENT DENSE AS IT ONCE WAS


Have you ever heard the saying you are what you eat? Well, actually, you are what you eat EATS! And that includes how and where plants get their nutrients from- our soil. Fertilizers used in modern farming deplete the soil and take away some essential nutrients from our plants. According to a 2004 report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, nutritional values for fruits and vegetables today are below what you could get in the 1970s. 

 

3. YOUR BODY NOW HAS NEW NEEDS

Yup, you know it, and it’s time to own it. Now that you are athlete status,  you require extra nutrients to stay in shape and keep your energy levels up. So what exactly happens to your body when you exercise? Your body uses up those amazing nutrients that you stored away—so, they need to be replenished . This is not only vital for every day living, its also vital for your recovery.

 

4. PREVENTION IS POWER


Instead of disease treatment, healthcare professionals are starting to encourage their patients to look into habits for prevention- and supplementation is a huge part of it. When our body actually gets ALL the nutrients it needs (which is a lot!) it has the ability to THRIVE and do what it’s made to do for disease prevention. Aging doesn’t have to look like what we think it does. When we take care of our body, aging is AWESOME!

 

5. YOU’RE JUST GOING TO FEEL AMAZING

 

Yup, this one isn’t so much a scientific fact, but more of a straight up experience from me to you. But NO DOUBT,  the best feeling in the world is when you are fueling your body with goodness. Remember that feeling when you started getting more and more reps in your workouts you have been doing? Or every week  that you are straight up hitting your macro goals? Add in high end science backed supplements. Friend, once this happens, you have officially just entered full blown human body optimization.



I know what you are going to ask- ok, so I read the whole thing, now what?

Supplementing requires vitamins that are pure, proven, and safe. This is why we recommend Shaklee products. With 350 tests against harmful contaminants, beyond organic products, 3 times the amount of pesticide tests required, 100,000+,   quality tests annually, 100+ patents and patents pending, 100+ published scientific papers and 100+ years of innovation, there’s nothing like it out there.


Want a regimen personalized for YOU and YOUR needs?


Check out Meology here

Read more


5 Health Tips While Traveling

Posted by Lacey Byrd on

It's travel season and I've been getting asked a ton lately about how to travel without losing all of your progress.
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Here are my top 5 tips while traveling.
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1. Log ONLY your protein.
When traveling, protein is the first macro to be sacrificed and sugars and fats are typically increased. Don't stress about everything... just make sure you're feeding your muscle to help burn the excess calories. (Bring a clean protein powder to supplement in during the day) hitting your protein targets will also help you crave less sugar/fat combo foods.
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2. Stay in an Airbnb vs. Hotel when possible.
This isn't always possible... but if you can have access to a kitchen, you will be able to make a lot of your meals at the house and have more control of what goes in your body.
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3. Check out the nearby grocery stores and head there FIRST to stock up.
Failing to plan is planning to fail. Don't wait until you're hungry to make decisions about what you're going to eat.

The quality of your fuel is going to have a major impact on the quality of your adventures and when you're hungry your body wants high sugar/high fat foods to bring your blood sugar levels back up... don't get to that point.

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4. Start your morning off with a 30 minute bodyweight workout.

Your body goes with you everywhere... so should your routine. Starting your morning off with a quick, effective workout that you can do anywhere will get your blood flowing, get your endorphins going, increase your confidence and help you make better nutritional decisions throughout the day.

5. Enjoy yourself!
Food doesn't equal FUN! Food equals FUEL!! Focus on doing more physical activities throughout the day to help you appreciate your healthy body rather than going out to eat multiple times per day. It will help you choose the foods that make you feel energized vs. Lethargic.
.

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5 Health Tips While Traveling

Posted by Lacey Byrd on

It's travel season and I've been getting asked a ton lately about how to travel without losing all of your progress.
.
.
Here are my top 5 tips while traveling.
.
.
1. Log ONLY your protein.
When traveling, protein is the first macro to be sacrificed and sugars and fats are typically increased. Don't stress about everything... just make sure you're feeding your muscle to help burn the excess calories. (Bring a clean protein powder to supplement in during the day) hitting your protein targets will also help you crave less sugar/fat combo foods.
.
.
2. Stay in an Airbnb vs. Hotel when possible.
This isn't always possible... but if you can have access to a kitchen, you will be able to make a lot of your meals at the house and have more control of what goes in your body.
.
.
3. Check out the nearby grocery stores and head there FIRST to stock up.
Failing to plan is planning to fail. Don't wait until you're hungry to make decisions about what you're going to eat.

The quality of your fuel is going to have a major impact on the quality of your adventures and when you're hungry your body wants high sugar/high fat foods to bring your blood sugar levels back up... don't get to that point.

.
4. Start your morning off with a 30 minute bodyweight workout.

Your body goes with you everywhere... so should your routine. Starting your morning off with a quick, effective workout that you can do anywhere will get your blood flowing, get your endorphins going, increase your confidence and help you make better nutritional decisions throughout the day.

5. Enjoy yourself!
Food doesn't equal FUN! Food equals FUEL!! Focus on doing more physical activities throughout the day to help you appreciate your healthy body rather than going out to eat multiple times per day. It will help you choose the foods that make you feel energized vs. Lethargic.
.

Read more


Hybrid Athlete Training LIVE Super Salad Cooking Class

Posted by Nathan Byrd on

Hybrid Kitchen LIVE Super Salad Cooking Class 

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Hybrid Athlete Training LIVE Super Salad Cooking Class

Posted by Nathan Byrd on

Hybrid Kitchen LIVE Super Salad Cooking Class 

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Hybrid Kitchen Super Bowl Treats

Posted by Nathan Byrd on

Recipes for Hybrid Athletes

Hello Hybrid Athletes, It is super bowl tomorrow and I’ll show you how to make something that is healthy, balanced and super tasty as well:). It can be as vegan/vegetarian or Paleo, and even Keto friendly as you want it to be. I got you covered!!!
Chicken and veggie Nachos
-Skinless Chicken thighs/breast (organic)
-Broccoli (pesticide free)
-raw cheddar/goat cheese (Pasteur raised)
-Corn chips/grain free chips cooked in coconut/avocado/palm oil
-Lettuce cups/Cabbage (for keto friendly)
Take out a nice pan to cook and sear the chicken the broccoli . Put 1 Tbs of coconut oil/ghee to the pan and place the chicken on as the pan heats up. Season with taco seasoning generously.
After 4-6 minutes, add Broccoli alongside it as well after you flip the chicken and season the other side. Cook for another 4-5 minutes before you place in the oven (400 degree) to finish for another 10-12 minutes.
When meat is fully cooked, place on a cutting board and chop in pieces.
Grate cheese
Place the meat and broccoli on a platter and chips or wedges of cabbage all around.
Top with cheese
Black beans, veggie and cheese Nachos
-black/white beans (organic) 1 can of each
-taco seasoning
Place the beans in the pot and add taco seasoning on medium heat.
Cook broccoli like above…
Mix the beans and broccoli and top with cheese
Place chips around and some underneath
Super Guac Bowl
-ripe avocado (2 large)
-scallions (1 stem)
-garlic ((2 cloves)
-sea salt
-limes ( large)
Super Bowl Salsa
-mangos (1 mango)
-pineapple (1cup)
-tomatoes
-onions 1/2 cup)
-sea salt
-cilantro
-limes
-ginger (1 tbs)
Chocolate Chip Cookie dough bites
-macadamia nuts/cashews (1 cup)
-coconut flakes/chips (1/2 cup)
-vanilla (1/2 tsp)
-dates (1/2 cup)
-cinnamon (1 tsp)
-chocolate chips (70% dark/sugar free)
-optional (raw honey/maple syrup)
-maca root (2 tbs)
Must haves in the kitchen…..
-chef’s knife
-mandoline
-food processor
-mixing bowl
-how to apply your macros…
-how to make it all taste good…
-herbs are the spices of life;-)

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Hybrid Kitchen Super Bowl Treats

Posted by Nathan Byrd on

Recipes for Hybrid Athletes

Hello Hybrid Athletes, It is super bowl tomorrow and I’ll show you how to make something that is healthy, balanced and super tasty as well:). It can be as vegan/vegetarian or Paleo, and even Keto friendly as you want it to be. I got you covered!!!
Chicken and veggie Nachos
-Skinless Chicken thighs/breast (organic)
-Broccoli (pesticide free)
-raw cheddar/goat cheese (Pasteur raised)
-Corn chips/grain free chips cooked in coconut/avocado/palm oil
-Lettuce cups/Cabbage (for keto friendly)
Take out a nice pan to cook and sear the chicken the broccoli . Put 1 Tbs of coconut oil/ghee to the pan and place the chicken on as the pan heats up. Season with taco seasoning generously.
After 4-6 minutes, add Broccoli alongside it as well after you flip the chicken and season the other side. Cook for another 4-5 minutes before you place in the oven (400 degree) to finish for another 10-12 minutes.
When meat is fully cooked, place on a cutting board and chop in pieces.
Grate cheese
Place the meat and broccoli on a platter and chips or wedges of cabbage all around.
Top with cheese
Black beans, veggie and cheese Nachos
-black/white beans (organic) 1 can of each
-taco seasoning
Place the beans in the pot and add taco seasoning on medium heat.
Cook broccoli like above…
Mix the beans and broccoli and top with cheese
Place chips around and some underneath
Super Guac Bowl
-ripe avocado (2 large)
-scallions (1 stem)
-garlic ((2 cloves)
-sea salt
-limes ( large)
Super Bowl Salsa
-mangos (1 mango)
-pineapple (1cup)
-tomatoes
-onions 1/2 cup)
-sea salt
-cilantro
-limes
-ginger (1 tbs)
Chocolate Chip Cookie dough bites
-macadamia nuts/cashews (1 cup)
-coconut flakes/chips (1/2 cup)
-vanilla (1/2 tsp)
-dates (1/2 cup)
-cinnamon (1 tsp)
-chocolate chips (70% dark/sugar free)
-optional (raw honey/maple syrup)
-maca root (2 tbs)
Must haves in the kitchen…..
-chef’s knife
-mandoline
-food processor
-mixing bowl
-how to apply your macros…
-how to make it all taste good…
-herbs are the spices of life;-)

Read more


Guilt Free Meat Lover's Pizza

Posted by Lacey Byrd on

You can lose excess body fat, build lean muscle and still eat pizza simultaneously.. and when I say pizza, I don't mean tossed lettuce on a cardboard flavored, thin crust!! Learn how...

 

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Guilt Free Meat Lover's Pizza

Posted by Lacey Byrd on

You can lose excess body fat, build lean muscle and still eat pizza simultaneously.. and when I say pizza, I don't mean tossed lettuce on a cardboard flavored, thin crust!! Learn how...

 

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