Nutrition Before, During, and After Walking

Follow these simple guidelines to make sure our body gets enough fuel for energy and better performance as well as to prevent any stomach discomfort, hunger or fatigue

Fitness Gifts Under $5

By Hayley Gurriell, Skinny Gene Intern This is a great article from Popsugar that suggests a variety of inexpensive gift ideas for that fit friend or family member in your life. Still need a present for that holiday party’s white elephant game? Pack more punch with a combination of 3 or 4 of these items […]

7 Ways to Fit in Fitness!

By Rennie Aranda – Skinny Gene Nutritionist Between work, school, children, errands, hobbies, and spending time with family and friends, finding time to exercise seems like an impossible task. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (such as brisk walking) a week […]

Healthful Living for Busy Moms!

By Rennie Aranda – Skinny Gene Nutritionist While being a mother means caring for others, it may be hard to find time to care for themselves and be mindful of their health. In the midst of karate lessons, soccer games, bake sales, errands, work, laundry, and dinner (just to name a few), moms often find […]

An App For That: Sworkit

We realize how hectic and crazy life can be. Sometimes we need a little extra help to get us through our latest challenge and back on the path to living a healthy lifestyle.  Well these days, “help” often comes in the form of an app.  So, with the hope of helping you obtain and maintain […]

Diabetes Awareness Month: Fitness Program Giveaway

November is National Diabetes Month!!! We know the best way to fight diabetes is through food and fitness. Eating a healthy diet and exercising are essential for living a healthy lifestyle and preventing the development of type 2 diabetes. That’s why we are so excited to kick off National Diabetes Month with a giveaway from one of our […]

Q&A : How to train for MMA

We receive several comments and questions on our nutrition blog regarding working out. Every once in a while we receive a comment that we simply can’t answer. Thankfully, we know somebody who can – one of our Skinny Gene Partners! For this question, we enlisted the help of our MMA expert,  Clabe Gains.  He is […]

10 Minute Mini Workouts

Have you noticed lately that the 10 minute mini workouts seem to be the biggest craze to hit the weight loss and lifestyle management scene?  And we think, rightfully so! The 10 minute workout provides a solution to a very common problem… How do I fit exercise into my crazy, hectic schedule? Some people are so stressed […]

Q&A: Nutrition Recommendations for Athletes

We receive several comments and questions on our nutrition blog regarding working out. Despite their vigorous workouts, many athletes are finding it hard to boost their metabolism or maintain a healthy weight.   When these types of questions arise, we turn to our nutritionist and fitness guru, Cindy Marasigan, for some tips. Although her suggestions would […]

Burning Calories with “No Time To Workout”

By Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC – The number one excuse for skipping a workout is (and I quote) “I don’t have enough time!”  Usually this line is followed by more excuses including your children’s schedules, your work schedules, house hold chores, or lack of sleep.  Time is valuable, in order to utilize every opportunity you have […]

Q&A: Working Out But Not Getting Rid of Body Fat

We receive several comments and questions on our nutrition blog regarding working out and reducing body fat.  There is nothing more frustrating than working out, but not seeing the results you deserve.   Since this seems to be such a common concern, we’d like to share our answer to this frequently asked question. You may […]

Q&A: Working Out & Watching What I Eat with No Results

We receive several comments and questions on our nutrition blog regarding working out.  A lot of people are expressing their frustration, because they are working out and watching what they eat, but their efforts are not reflected in their results. Since this seems to be such a common concern, we’d like to share our answer […]

Stopping the Yo-Yo and Starting Healthy Habits

Have you noticed a pattern?

You’ll spend a couple of weeks eating clean, exercising and losing weight, but then the pendulum swings and you spend the next week or two indulging in your old unhealthy habits.

After too many days where you’re not feeling so good, you’ll get back to your clean habits, and so the yo-yo goes.

It’s time to stop this vicious cycle that never brings you all the way to your goal – keeping you comfortable enough, yet frustrated.

The good news is that your yo-yo days could be quickly and permanently turned off with this simple mindset change.

Make Sure Your Fitness Plan Is Smart

By Maria Crompton, a fitness guru and personal trainer with Fit for Life in San Diego, California. If you’re reading this, you know how important exercise is. However, there are right ways to exercise and there are wrong ways. In order to get the greatest benefit from your workout and prevent possible injury, you’ve got to do it […]

Run to Curb Your Appetite

Exercise isn’t just a good way to take your mind off eating; it may curb your appetite, too. The results suggest that when a craving hits, weight watchers are better off going for a jog than pumping iron.