NUTRABOLICS INVADES THE TORONTO PRO SUPERSHOW
Team Nutrabolics was in full-force earlier this month at 2011 IFBB Toronto Pro SuperShow Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Ontario.
The Nutrabolics booth was front and centre at this year's show and was the place to be, as we were fully-loaded with the premier selection of the hottest fitness models from Canada, and we were giving out 1000's of samples of all of our products.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth! We look forward to seeing you again next year!
FILEX AUSTRALIA RECAP
Nutrabolics was in full-force in Sydney, Australia last month for FILEX 2011, Australia's largest fitness & health expo.
Tens of thousands of fans attended this year’s show and the Nutrabolics booth was definitely one of the hottest booths at the show.
We would like to thank our Elite distribution partner and everyone who stopped by our booth. We look forward to seeing you all again in Australia next year!
5 Must Have Food Groups For Your Grocery List
By Jayson A. Wyner – Nutritionist to the Pro’s
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the ultimate body doesn’t start in the gym – it starts in the grocery store. There is no room for error when it comes to picking the right foods to stock your kitchen with which is why your grocery list is the foundation for your perfect body.
The perfect body is achieved with 75% proper nutrition and 25% dedicated training. This is why a little planning goes a long way. Grocery shopping can be daunting and time consuming. It’s easy to be overwhelmed while comparing nutrition facts and choosing the healthiest foods amongst all the options that line every aisle. Add new trends and fads to the mix and the options can become unmanageable.
To help you navigate the supermarket, I’ve compiled the top five food groups that are imperative for helping you achieve the ultimate physique.
Also remember, the next time you’re heading to the grocery store, shop with this list, eat before you shop, and stick to the perimeter of the store, as this is where the produce, and meat usually are.
1. Lean proteins.
Eggs are a great source of high-quality protein. In fact, a regular size whole egg contains a mere 74 calories and 5 grams of fat while packing an impressive 6.3g of protein. Additionally, eggs are high in leucine, an amino acid that helps your muscles utilize glucose. If you’re concerned about high fat intake when eating eggs everyday, you can reduce this by using just the egg whites in all or part of your recipes.
Fish is super healthy and packed with lean protein! The very leanest choices include white-fleshed fish like flounder or tilapia; however, dark meat fish like tuna and salmon are also lean and are loaded with healthy fats. Fish is a great source of lean protein and the ultimate source of omega-3s, which help your body regulate your hormones and metabolism while reducing inflammation. The health benefits are huge, but do pay close attention to how the fish is prepared. Heavy sauces may knock the calorie content into overdrive.
Poultry & Meat: The trick to selecting healthy meats and poultry is to be selective when it comes to the cut of meat. While it is true that white meats are generally leaner than the red varieties, you can include either in a healthy diet. Lean cuts of meat include tenderloin, eye of round or center cut. Don't forget about specialty meat like buffalo which is full flavored and an extremely lean source of protein.
2. Complex Carbohydrates
Complex carbs are essentially foods in wholegrain, natural form, such as oats and brown rice, which take much longer to digest. Simple refined carbs, found in many processed and convenient foods, tend to be devoid of natural nutrients that aid in the metabolic effectiveness of the breakdown process. It’s important to know that you need carbs.
Without them, your body will use your muscle tissue to fuel your body, thus sabotaging your efforts.
All carbohydrates are broken down into glucose to produce the energy molecule ATP (adenosinetriphosphate); however, complex carbs are broken down into glucose slower than simple carbs providing a gradual, steady stream of energy throughout the day. This creates a stable and sustainable energy level, versus the ‘sugar high’ that you get after eating simple carbs. Even if the caloric content of the simple carb source is lower than the calories in a complex carb source, there is an increased risk that some of the energy of the simple carb will be converted to and stored as fat. Natural complex carbs are often devoid of any additives and are essential for effective exercise.
The best way to introduce carbohydrates into your diet to make each workout more explosive and endurable is to stick with natural sources such as oatmeal and brown rice.
3. Nuts or Nut butter
Everyone knows that nuts make a delicious snack and a tasty addition to a host of recipes. But beyond the distinctive flavor and satisfying crunch, nuts offer a wide range of nutritional and health benefits making them a valuable addition to most diets. Nuts are packed full of protein and are a good source of healthy fats, not to mention all the vitamins (including antioxidens) and minerals they contain.
A great way to incorporate nuts into your diet is with all-natural nut butters, which are available in an assortment of mouthwatering varieties. My personal favorites are almond butter and of course the ever-popular natural and organic peanut butter. Spreadable and blendable high-quality nut butters are a smart and simple way to boost the flavor and nutritional content of your favorite recipes or snacks.
One of the greatest benefits of protein powder is that if you’re unable to satisfy your body’s daily protein requirements by consuming whole foods and full meals throughout the day, it’s not only convenient but also very effective. Studies show that protein can help increase lean muscle mass while supporting weight loss.
Adding a protein powder supplement to your diet is a great way to jump-start the weight loss phase of your program. Within 10-20 minutes of drinking a shake, it will give you energy while supporting muscle repair and recovery. Healthy muscles speed up metabolism, and when the muscles repair quickly after a workout, it will encourage intense workouts more frequently.
I personally take Nutrabolics’ ANABOLIC WINDOW which is a combination of Isolate Proteins, BCAA’s and Wazey Maze Carbs as my pre workout fuel and post workout I also use this product to repair them. Post cardio, as a meal with healthy fats, and before bed I use Nutrabolics’ Triple Isolate Sustained Release Protein ISOBOLIC.
5. Green Vegetables
Green vegetables are crucial for achieving the ultimate body. Not only are they nutritional powerhouses containing vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber, antioxidants and even protein, but they also enhance satiety and reduce energy intake at a meal. Eating green vegetables has been shown to help you shed countless pounds of unwanted fat.
Green veggies register low on the glycemic index that ranks carbs according to how they affect blood glucose and sugar levels so insure to include plenty of greens to help keep your weight in check.
One of the best ways to get in a variety of greens is to use an ultra premium powdered green product. The one I use and recommend is Nutrabolics Fighters Food because it uses Freeze Dried Vegetable extracts. Freeze drying removes water from the vegetables while preserving 100% of the biologically active antioxidants and phytonutrients. In terms of biological activity, FIGHTER’S FOOD possesses powerful enzymatic activity and a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals. FIGHTER’S FOOD is a supplement of power and convenience that makes adopting the perfect nutrition plan possible for anyone concerned with performance. No need for a kitchen, just add some water and shake it up.
So there you have it – 5 crucial food groups that should always be on your grocery list. But this is just the beginning. You and I both know that all this information can easily be found through a quick search on the web. What you need to understand is that, in order to transform your body, timing, portion size, and exact food selection is everything.
There is plenty of information available. It’s up to you to sort through and adapt nutrition programs to suit your own body. Let’s be honest, this can prove confusing, time consuming and ineffective.
Getting into peak condition is not just as simple as picking the right foods, it is a complicated science that takes some a life time to master. I have been fortunate enough to master the most cutting edge nutrition system within the last 10 years through research, trial and error and my own experience. If you are willing to give these food choices a try then you’re well on your way to getting started.
If you’re looking for a professional nutrition system check out my website www.bodybywns.com and make a change that will transform your body forever!
SHOGUN RUA Makes Special Appearance at UFC Fan Expo
This past weekend marked a historic event for Mixed Martial Arts with the 1st ever Canadian UFC® Fan Expo taking place at the Direct Energy Center in Toronto, Ontario. The venue was packed for two-straight days and the biggest line-up at the show was for Team Nutrabolics' MMA Superstar Shogun Rua who was signing autographs at the huge Popeye’s Supplements booth. Thousands of fans went crazy for the former Light Heavyweight Champion, and waited in line for hours to get a picture and autograph from Shogun. Thank you to Shogun and his manager Eduardo for making this appearance such a success, and to Popeye's Supplements for hosting this special appearance at their booth.
DIEGO SANCHEZ COMING FOR NUTRABOLICS RETAIL APPEARANCE
MMA Superstar Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez will be coming to Canada next month for a special Nutrabolics Retail Appearance.
On Saturday May 7th from 12pm - 4pm, Diego will be making a special appearance at One Whey Nutrition Centre in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
Fans can purchase $75 in Nutrabolics Products from One Whey (2885 Shaughnessy St.) and will receive an advance VIP passes that will guarantee them a spot in the VIP line and an autograph from Diego.
VIP passes are limited to the first 400 customers (while supplies last).
One autograph per VIP pass and per customer. General admission is first come, first serve.
For more information e-mail email@example.com.
CHFA EXPO WEST RECAP
Team Nutrabolics was a major exhibitor this month at CHFA Expo West 2011, the largest health food & supplement retail trade event in Western Canada. With thousands in attendance at this years show, the Nutrabolics booth was definitely one of the busiest booths at the show.
We would like to thank our Canadian distribution partner, Empire Health, and everyone who stopped by our booth. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!
SHOGUN RUA NUTRABOLICS RETAIL TOUR RECAP
Team Nutrabolics' MMA Superstar Mauricio “Shogun Rua” signed autographs for 1000's of fans this month during a 5-stop Western Canada Retail Tour at Popeye’s Supplements and SVN Fuel. A special thank-you to Shogun for making the flight from Brazil to Canada for these appearances, and to all the staff at Popeye’s, and SVN Fuel for making these such great events!
2011 FIBO GERMANY RECAP
Team Nutrabolics was in full-force this past month in Germany for the 2011 FIBO Power Show, the #1 trade show in Europe for bodybuilding & fitness. The huge Nutrabolics booth was front and centre at this year's show and was the place to be, as we were fully-loaded with the premier selection of the hottest fitness models and top MMA & bodybuilding athletes from across Europe. We also unveiled and launched our newest MMA-inspired product, R2F Ready-2-Fight, with it’s own huge R2F booth at the show. The launch was a huge success and this product is already taking the European fight community by storm!
We would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth, including all of our international distributors who made the trip to Essen. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Five Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid
By Jayson A. Wyner, Nutritionist to the Pros
MISTAKE #1: Eat clean 24-7.
I used to think that to build muscle or lose fat you should stick to your diet 365 days a year – and so this is what I did leading up to my first photo shoot. Unfortunately, every couple weeks I experienced a full-out uncontrollable binge and noticed very little change in my body.
Now, after years of training and experimenting with diet, I have learned that it’s imperative to schedule cheat meals in order to experience noticeable changes in my body. So now I schedule my cheat meal for every Saturday when I have Sushi. If I am still craving food off my regular diet I will allow myself another cheat consisting of two hamburgers on either Tuesday or Wednesday. If I do decide to have a second cheat meal, I prepare the burgers myself to ensure I am not going too far off track. About once a month I will have a dessert such as green tea ice cream. The rest of my diet throughout the week is extremely clean – but by allowing myself these scheduled cheats I notice obvious progressions in my body, and it keeps staying on track a lot easier.
MISTAKE #2: Eliminating carbs
Although it is true that overdoing carbs can add unwanted fat to your physique, very few people understand how and when to eat them in order to truly reap all the benefits. I believe in always including complex carbs (such as a yam, sweet potato or brown rice) in my pre and post workout meals. Complex carbohydrates have a high nutritional value, are rich in fiber, but do not spike your insulin levels. For a safe rule of thumb I usually have 2-4 carb meals all before 5pm. After 5pm I cut out all my carbs. This allows me to sustain my energy levels throughout the day and still make gains while staying super lean.
MISTAKE #3: Skipping a meal
In order to lose fat it is important to eat fewer calories than your body is burning. However, by skipping a meal – just because you’re eating less food, it does not mean you’re losing more weight. In fact, you are putting your body into starvation mode and lowering your metabolism. During this time, while your body is in this catabolic state, you force your body to use muscle for energy ultimately limiting your progression. Additionally, most people will over eat at the next meal, to try to satiate their hunger. The overeating is what causes the extra fat, so not only are you burning muscle while you are missing a meal but by the time you eat you are now overeating which is a sure way to get off track. You should really shoot for 5-8 small meals spread over the course of the day to maintain energy levels and prevent any temptations to binge.
MISTAKE #4: Fat is the enemy.
Fat has an unnecessary bad reputation that, as a diet food, it is bad for weight loss and health. This may prove true when it comes to saturated fats, but you absolutely need a good amount of healthy fats in your diet. By good fats I mean non-saturated fats such as almond butter, natural peanut butter, and avocado. These fats will actually increase your metabolic rate and increase fat burning resulting in weight loss. Fats are great to use at night time when combined with protein or post cardio to keep the fat burning processing going until your next meal (provided you do not take in carbohydrates).
MISTAKE #5: Use someone else’s diet because it worked for them.
Years ago, when dieting down for a Hawaiian vacation, I followed a diet that was sent by one of my friends in the IFBB. Although he clearly knew what he was talking about and how the food portions and timing worked effectively for his own body – this was not the case for me. I made the mistake of trying to follow his exact diet without any guidance or alterations and it backfired drastically.
Over time I have learned in order to be your best you must have the best team around you supporting you. If you are a serious athlete, I highly suggest hiring a professional diet coach to design a diet specifically tailored to your body’s needs, and to monitor your progression and make tweaks where needed.
Through my own personal trial and error, and through working with some of the top names in the industry, I’ve discovered what it takes to help someone transform their body from good to great. Every athlete is different – which is why I’ve created the Wyner Nutrition Systems (WNS). I take each individual requirement into consideration and create a professional custom nutrition and supplement program that corresponds to your body’s needs.
If you would like to have a custom WNS plan designed for permanent, fat loss, off season muscle mass or strength and endurance from my 13 years of experience working with the pros and self experimentation… I encourage you to visit my website at www.bodybywns.com
The Perfect Superfood for Athletes!
Being a champion bodybuilder requires ferocious training intensity, perfect nutrition, plenty of sleep and science-backed supplements. Many “would be” champs have found out the hard way that building a great physique is 75% diet and 25% training/recovery. If you don’t maximize each, you simply do not make the fastest gains possible. Period. But what you eat is the most single most important factor in deciding if you’ll gain slabs of rock-hard muscle or slabs of soft and ugly fat!
FIGHTER’S FOOD™ takes the guesswork out of your nutrition. This full-spectrum meal replacement powder contains everything you need to build muscle, increase strength and burn fat! Each 2-scoop serving contains the right amounts of protein, carbohydrates, Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, freeze-dried greens, freeze-dried berries, muscle building amino acids, soluble and insoluble fibers, along with other herbal extracts and growth-enhancing supplements used to build fat-free mass! In fact, FIGHTER’S FOOD™ could very well be the most anabolic meal you’ll ever have!
Nutrabolics Researchers went over every single nutrient needed in a day and included it in this dynamic formula. FIGHTER’S FOOD™ mixes easily with water, requires no blender and has everything you need to get growing! Sports nutrition doesn’t get any better thanks to this food-science innovation by Nutrabolics.
High-Performance Protein Complex
Protein is what makes up the majority of muscle tissue throughout your body and is the most important thing you can take in each day (next to oxygen and water of course!) To build muscle or to shed fat without losing muscle, you need to take in at least 1 gram per pound of bodyweight. So for a 220 pound man, you need roughly 220 grams of protein. Some guys in a serious growth phase may even need more! The type of protein you take in can have a major effect on the efficiency of the protein you take in at meeting your body’s needs. Cheap inferior protein sources like soy protein or collagen (found in many protein bars) do not meet your protein needs as efficiently as high-quality proteins like those included in all Nutrabolics products and FIGHTER’S FOOD™ is no exception.
At the heart of FIGHTER’S FOOD™ is its multi-spectrum protein complex. This component contains 25 grams of the most anabolic protein and whey protein fractions needed to support rapid muscle gains. This fast-acting, easily assimilated, and anabolically active protein matrix is stacked with essential amino acids, BCAA’s, and other anabolic growth factors needed for more energy, faster recovery, and reduced cell damage. If Mother Nature could have created just one food for all humans to build mass off of, FIGHTERS FOOD™ would be it!