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The Ultimate Weight Loss Stack

The Ultimate Weight Loss Stack

 

As a personal trainer and sports nutritionist, I get asked all the time what the best weight loss stack is. By definition you want a weight loss stack that helps you burn fat, crush cravings, optimize thyroid levels, lower cortisol, help with rest, and more. You also want to have other supplements that lower blood sugar levels, and even a good meal replacement. I have chose three great supplements (1 is a system with three supplements) to help you jump start your weight loss.

  1. The Royal XXI King or Queen System: The Royal XXI System is from 1st Phorm. It includes three powerful supplements: Royal Queen (or King depending on gender), C-21 and T-21. Royal Queen and King are fat burners that shred fat, decrease cravings, eliminate appetite, and help increase energy in calorie deficient states. C-21 allows you to reduce cortisol levels and sleep better. T-21 helps increase your natural thyroid levels to help your body rid off fat. You can order the Royal XXI King or Queen System here with Free Shipping! https://1stphorm.com/a/products/fat-burners?a_aid=nutritiontrain
  2. Level-1 Meal Replacement Protein: Cooking health meals can be expensive and take a lot of time. Fortunately 1st Phorm created a protein shake that tastes amazing and is very nutritious. Each shake is only 140 calories, low carb, low fat, and packed with protein. These shakes keep you full and mix easily, and for only $1.66 a shake, it is much cheaper than a $10.00 salad with chicken at a restaurant! Order Here with free shipping! https://1stphorm.com/a/products/protein-powder/meal-replacement-proteins?a_aid=nutritiontrain
  3. GDA (Glucose Disposal Agent): GDA from 1st Phorm is a supplement that helps you store sugar that would normally turn to fat into the muscle. This sugar gets converted to glycogen and gets stored into the muscle cell for greater athletic performance and prevents you from getting fat around your waist. This helps you keep your blood sugar from spiking and keeps insulin down. This is a great supplement for those who are dieting and like to workout.  Order GDA with Free Shipping! https://1stphorm.com/a/products/fat-burners/mens-fat-burners/gda?a_aid=nutritiontrain

 

With these three supplements you should see explosive results with diet and exercise!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Dustin Holston

Sports Nutritionist/Personal Trainer

TeamNutritionTrain.com

Building Muscle on a Budget- Cost Conscious Supplements and Food

Building Muscle on a Budget- Cost Conscious Supplements

It’s hard to build muscle, or diet when you are on a tight budget. The key is to learn the tricks of the trade, and if you do it correctly, you will actually save money by getting a better body. Let’s look at some of my suggestions.

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Budget Muscle- Food Edition:

Whether you are dieting or trying to add muscle, there are certain go to foods.

  • Chicken Breasts: Chicken breasts can be had for $1.99 a pound many times if you go directly to the butcher section at many grocery stores (Krogers), but if you buy the Tyson variety, you will be paying close to double.
  • Chicken Thighs: Fattier than chicken breasts, but much more economical, chicken thighs are a real value in the muscle department.
  • Eggs: I see our local ALDI advertising eggs for 59 cents a dozen all the time!
  • Yogurt and Cottage Cheese: Both very good sources of protein
  • Bulk almonds, peanuts, and cashews: Great healthy fats and proteins to snack on
  • 1st Phorm Level-1 Meal Replacement Shakes: Only 140 Calories, 24 grams of protein, and $1.66 for a complete meal, it is a must buy! Order here with free shipping!
  • Canned Tuna: Sometimes not the most appealing taste, but high quality protein for a low price!

 

Budget Muscle- Supplements Edition:

Whether you are dieting or trying to add muscle, there are certain go to supplements.

  • 1st Phorm Creatine: Creatine is safe for men and women and is one of the most researched and proven supplements ever. It builds muscle, helps in recovery, and is dirt cheap. Purchase 100 servings for less than 19 cents a serving with free shipping here! 
  • 1st Phorm Glutamine: Glutamine is another safe and proven supplement for men and women. Your muscles are full of glutamine and it is good for your immune system. Purchase today with free shipping for servings less than 32 cents a day!  
  • Hot Coffee (Black): Black coffee has antioxidants and caffeine that is great for weight loss. Especially if you don’t add the sweeteners. Try drinking this while fasting.
  • 1st Phorm M-Factor Multivitamins: M-Factor is dosed correctly with the right vitamins and minerals for women or men (you pick the men’s or the women’s version when ordering). They are tailor-made to help men and women who are active at working our or dieting that aren’t getting all the vitamins and minerals their body needs. Order M-Factor will free shipping here!

 

Summary:  

Quality foods and supplements don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, but they sure can make those arms and legs grow!

 

Questions and Comments?

 

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Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

TeamNutritionTrain.com

Biological Value (BV) of Proteins

Biological Value (BV) of Proteins

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The Biological Value (BV) of proteins are used to determine the percentage of the actual protein your body can use. It captures how readily the digested protein can be used in protein synthesis in the cells. The Biological Value can be very important when analyzing your diet because it isn’t just how many grams of protein you eat each day, it is the quality of those proteins.

Protein BV Value Complete Protein? Slow or Fast Digested Notes
Whey Protein Isolate 100-159 Yes Fast Great for post workout, but not for feeling “full”. Great for Vegetarians!
Whey Concentra te 104 Yes Fast Great for meal replacement- Great for Vegetarians!
Eggs 100 Yes Slow The perfect natural protein
Milk 91 Yes Slow Great natural protein
Fish 83 Yes Slow One of the best food sources
Beef 80 Yes Slow Great protein, however saturated fats/cholesterol may be issue
Chicken 79 Yes Slow Great economical food source
Casein 77 Yes Slow Slow digesting protein that is great for nighttime use
Rice 75 Depends Slow My favorite vegan option
Soy Isolate 74 Yes Slow Soy mimics estrogen and can raise estrogen levels- Not good.
Pea Protein 65 No Slow I’m not a fan
Wheat 54 No Slow I only like as a whole food, not as a protein powder
Bean 49 No Slow I only like as a whole food, not as a protein powder
Peanut 43 No Slow I only like as a whole food, not as a protein powder

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Why is BV important?

Many companies claim to have the highest quality muscle building protein, but analyzing the protein inside the powder can actually tell us if it is quality protein. If you are looking for a meal replacement protein, you want one that keeps you full (that is slow digesting) and that is made primarily of high BV proteins. This needs to be mainly of from whey, casein, egg, milk, etc. It can have some isolates, but you don’t want it to be only an isolate, because isolates are digested fast and will leave you hungry.  This is why I suggest Level-1 Protein by 1st Phorm. Level-1 is a true meal replacement protein. It includes 4 grams of Glutamine and 5 grams of BCAAs. You can order Level-1 here with free shipping: https://1stphorm.com/a/products/protein-powder/meal-replacement-proteins/level-1?a_aid=nutritiontrain

“Level-1 is comprised of the Level-1 Matrix which is an ultra bio-available, sustained assimilation protein formula consisting of Cross-Flow Micro-Filtrated Whey Protein Isolate, Low Temperature Micro-Filtrated Whey Protein Concentrate, Low Temperature Processed Milk Protein Concentrate, Pure Egg Whites and Sodium Caseinate. The Level-1 Matrix is specifically formulated to deliver the highest quality, premium proteins in a sustained release which mimics the protein assimilation rates of whole food. Level-1 uses only proteins that have been low-temperature processed to take extra precaution to not denature or damage delicate protein fractions.”

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As for Post workout, your body needs easily digestible proteins that can go straight to the muscles to be used for muscle growth and recovery. This is why I suggest Phormula-1. It has an ultra high BV.  It has 5 grams of BCAAs. You can order Phormula-1 with free shipping here: https://1stphorm.com/a/products/protein-powder/isolate-protein/phormula-1?a_aid=nutritiontrain

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“The key to Phormula-1 is it’s purity: The Phormula-1 Matrix utilizes only the highest quality hydrolyzed and predigested whey protein fractions with Low-Temperature Processed Cross-Flow Micro-Filtrated Whey Protein Isolate for maximum assimilation speed and amino acid retention. It is virtually void of carbohydrates, making it an ideal protein if you are on a low-carb diet or preparing for your next contest or show. Phormula-1 provides an ultra bio-available, rapid assimilation protein source that is ideal for proper post-workout nutrition.”

Summary:

We want to eat a high protein diet, but we also want to make sure that we are getting high quality protein in our diet. Many of us who are vegetarians or vegans have to watch out because many of the protein sources out there are very inferior compared to meat or milk based sources. If you are vegetarian and can handle milk based products, I highly recommend Phormula-1 and Level-1 (it also has eggs), because of its supreme quality over plant based options.

 

Thank you for reading and share with your friends,

 

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

1st Phorm Gift Card- The Perfect Gift

The perfect gift for your fitness enthusiast, your bodybuilding friend, or your friend who is working their ass off in the gym losing weight?

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1st Phorm has just released e-gift cards for the first time in history. These e-gift cards can be personalized for birthdays, holidays, or any other type of events, and make the perfect gifts. They can be used on Phormula-1, Level-1, Bliss Go Pack, Commander Go Pack, MegaWatt V2, ALPHACre, Full Mega, Workout Clothing, or anything else 1st Phorm sells.

These make amazing gifts!

Order today: 1st Phorm E-Gift Cards

 

Then have your friends order from 1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain to receive free shipping to save additionally!

Thank you for reading and share with your friends!

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

How to Snack While Dieting

How to Snack While Dieting

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Question: I love chips, are healthy variety of chips good alternatives for mid-morning and afternoon snacks?

Afternoon: Simple Answer… No.

When you diet, there are a few things that you want to do. You want to eat frequent meals to keep your metabolism up, and keep yourself from feeling “starving”. You also want to meal prep to keep nutritious food within arms reach to keep from eating fast food and other horrible food.

When dieting, the dieter needs to watch out for carbs. Carbs need to be consumed upon waking up and around post workout. The rest of the day should be low carb. Why? Carbs, especially simple carbs, spike insulin. When you are sitting at your desk, and insulin is spiked, it leads to fat storage. Carbs also hold 3 grams of water per gram of carbohydrate. 6 ounces of chips can make you gain over a pound total, and although most will be water weight, some of this will be stored as fat.

What should you eat instead?

  • Nuts: Nuts are full of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. All of which are great for dieting, heart health, keeping you full, and lean muscle.
  • Greek Yogurt: I like Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt because it has 15 grams of protein, 0 fat, and 14 carbs (6 fiber).
  • 1st Phorm Level-1 Protein Shake- My breakfast everyday. Less than 140 calories, 24 grams of protein, and keeps me full for hours. It is muscle in a bottle. Order here with free shipping: https://1stphorm.com/a/products/protein-powder/meal-replacement-proteins/level-1a_aid=nutritiontrain

Summary:

Stay away from carbs when snacking. Eat protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

 

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Good luck!

 

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

Healthy Meals at Fast Food Restaurants

Healthy Meals at Fast Food Restaurants

Did you forget your lunch at home? Are you like many of us who are trying to lose weight and meal prep for the week to ensure we get healthy lunch alternatives? If you are in a pinch, here are some better than expected choices for lunch.

Keeping a bottle of 1st Phorm Level-1 at the office:

1st Phorm Level-1 Protein is a complete meal in shake form. It tastes amazing and mixes instantly with water or almond milk (my personal favorite). At only $1.67 a serving and 25 grams of protein, you cannot lose with Level-1.

Order now w/free shipping: http://bit.ly/28TsWbh

Subway:

Subway has a ton of healthy options for lunch, however there are some dangers lurking.

  • Grilled Chicken Chop Salad, extra spinach, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, NO CHEESE, NO DRESSINGS other than Oil and Vinegar. 20 grams of protein, 200 calories, less than $10 with water/diet coke.
  • 6 inch turkey on whole wheat or other bread. No dressings, all the veggies you want. 300 calories, 18 grams of protein. $6-$7 with water/diet coke

Chic-fil-A:

Chic-fil-A has one of the best options out there for a high protein low calorie meal, however many of the fried foods from Chic-fil-A can add inches to your waist.

  • 8 Pack Grilled Nuggets + Greek Yogurt Parfait: 300 Calories, 31 grams of protein. Under $10 with a diet coke/water.

Or skip the Greek Yogurt and stick with the Grilled Nuggets.

Wendy’s:

If you eat chili, it’s super easy and cheap to eat healthy at Wendy’s.

  • Large Chili and Diet Coke is only 310 calories, 10 grams of fiber, and 26 grams of protein!

Panera:

Panera has several healthy choices if you stay away dressings and prevent yourself from going overboard with the bread.

  • Bowl of Turkey Chili is only 260 calories and 17 grams of protein!

McDonald’s:

There are actually some healthy alternatives at McDonalds.

  • Hamburger Happy Meal has 390 calories if you stick to water.
  • Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich without dressing is only 360 calories and 37 grams of protein.

Taco Bell Power Menu Bowl:

Taco bell has many healthy alternatives, however the power menu bowl may be my favorite splurge.

  • Power Menu Bowl: If you go with sour cream, no ranch sauce, and no cheese it should be under 400 calories with a ton of protein!

 

You can eat healthy without cooking, however it is expensive and the temptation is there to really binge. With the above choices you can eat well without over-boarding on carbs, fat, and calories.

Do you have a recipe to share? Share it below!

Eat healthy my friends,

 

Dustin Holston

Teamnutritiontrain.com

 

 

 

Sample Meal Plans

Sample Meal Plans by Calories allotted per day:

These meal plans are provided by 1st Phorm. These meal plans give you options to replace the standard listed meals with alternatives. Level-1 is a protein shake developed by 1st Phorm for meal replacement. These shakes are great for keeping you full, building lean muscle, and burning fat. Phormula-1 and Ignition (known as the post workout stack) is fuel for your muscles after you workout. You can purchase these at 1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain with free shipping!

 

2200 2200 Calorie Diet

2000 2000 Calorie Diet

1800 1800 Calorie Diet

1700 1700 Calorie Diet

1600 1600 Calorie Diet

1500 1500 Calorie Diet

1400 1400 Calorie Diet

1300 1300 Calorie Diet

 

Lift heavy my friends,

 

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist