Posts Tagged ‘fish oil’

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I told you that I would answer some of your questions.  I’m sticking to that promise.  Here you go:

Jason, the fish oil I bought has 180mg of EPA and 120mg of DHA per pill.  Each pill is 1000mg.  How many pills do I need to take each day?

Thanks,

Brad L.

Brad, you’re not going to like my answer.  In order to get between 3 and 6 grams of EPA+DHA (combined), you’ll need to take between 10 and 20 pills each day.  Next time, try to opt for a brand that contains as much EPA+DHA as possible per pill.

Jason.  I read your fish oil article and noticed that you didn’t talk about different qualities of fish oil.  How do I know if I bought a good product?

Sara R.

Sara, I have a great formula for you to determine the purity of your fish oil.  I took this formula from Mike Roussell.  Add up the EPA and DHA in each pill.  Take that number, and divide it by the mass of each pill.  For example (using the fish oil mentioned above):

180mg + 120mg = 300mg.  Each pill is 1000mg.  Thus: 300mg/1000mg = 0.3 or 30%.  This means that this specific product is 30% pure.  Ideally, you want your fish oil to be 50% pure or greater (you want the number calculated to be above 0.5).

Another thing to note is that if your burps taste like fish, then it is likely that the quality (or pureness) of the fish oil is unacceptable.  Next time, go for a purer product (above 50%).  If you have the slightest taste of fish in your burps, try keeping your fish oil in the fridge.  If the fish burps stop, then it is likely that your fish oil is acceptable.

Hi Jason!  Thanks for all of your great blog posts!  I have a quick question for you.  Is it ok to do Tabata intervals at the end of the “20 Minute Fat Blasting Workout for Women”?

Farrah K.

Absolutely, Farrah.  Before trying this, I would advise you to try to increase the weight lifted in your 20 Minute Fat Blasting Workout.  At the end of this, you should feel close to beat.  Rest 2 – 4 minutes, then do a Tabata.  You could also try doing a leg matrix instead of a Tabata.

What will happen if I train without a workout drink?

Luke N.

Well, Luke.  It all depends on what you eat after your workout, and when you eat it.  Worst case scenario, you’ll end up being super sore for the next couple days after your workout, you will have trouble falling asleep, you’ll start to lose muscle, your strength will decrease and you’ll start to gain fat.  Best case scenario, you’ll be a little sore the next day, your strength won’t increase as fast as it could, and you won’t reach your goals as fast as possible.

Obviously, some people will benefit more from training with workout drinks than other people.  Athletes should always train with workout drinks no matter what…no excuses.  The same thing goes for people who want to gain muscle.  It is a must.  If you are training for fat loss, a workout drink is still very beneficial towards recovery and preserving lean mass (preserving lean mass makes it easier to lose fat).  If you are at maintenance, then occasionally not training with a workout drink is fine.  Just, don’t make it a habit.

 

That’s it.  Thanks everybody for sending in your questions and I am sorry if you sent a question in and I didn’t answer it here.  I don’t have time to answer everybody’s’ questions.  I’m only one person.

If you have a question for me, don’t hesitate to email me at MaxwellTrainingSystems@gmail.com and I will answer it in my next instalment of “Your Questions Answered”.

Fish oil - miracle supplement!

Two weeks ago – when I mentioned that fish oil is a miracle supplement, I wasn’t lying.  Here is a quick list:

  1. Fish oil supplementation has potential benefits in the treatment of heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and the list goes on…
  2. As little as 3 grams of EPA + DHA daily has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of heart disease.
  3. It keeps your cell membranes healthy.  This leads to better insulin sensitivity and decreased fat storage.  Better insulin sensitivity means that when you eat, the food will more likely be used to repair muscle instead of being stored as fat.
  4. It turns fat burning genes “on”.
  5. It turns fat storing genes “off”.
  6. It severely reduces inflammation in the body.  This can lead to decreased pain in joints, muscles, and pretty much everywhere.
  7. It decreases depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.
  8. Decreases blood pressure.

Translation:  Miracle Supplement.

You wish your supplements could be this cute...

The answer’s “yes”.  I ate this everyday when I applied my knowledge and lost 22 lbs of fat in 10 weeks.  Even though I’m finished my diet, I still eat this meal everyday.  It’s just that good.

Doesn't this look delicious?

The best part is: it’s super easy to make:

Ingredients

  • 1.5 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Large Mushroom
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Slices of Havarti Cheese (30 g)
  • 2 Slices of Reduced Sodium Turkey Bacon
  • 1/4 of a Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Italian Tomato
  • 1/2 Cup of Spinach

Directions

Cook Turkey Bacon in 1/2 Tbsp of Coconut oil in a pan over medium high heat (until crispy).  While the turkey bacon is cooking, chop all of the vegetables.  Remove turkey bacon from pan and sautee all the vegetables together.  While the vegetables are sauteing, beat 3 eggs in a bowl.  Add 1 tbsp of Coconut oil to the vegetables, add cheese, then pour eggs over top.  Continue to mix eggs and vegetables in pan until the eggs are only slightly runny (this prevents the eggs from over-cooking).  Place scrambled eggs on plate with turkey bacon.  Wait 10 minutes before eating (this allows the eggs to finish cooking while on your plate).  Eat your heart out.  Take 2 g of EPA+DHA (from fish oil) with meal.

Congratulations, you have just made and eaten the most amazing (and healthy breakfast) of your life (hopefully).

Nutrition Facts for Whole Meal

The recipe above is meant for an average sized male.  For females, split the recipe into half.  Enjoy!