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Get Fat to Get Lean: Start With What You’re Made Of, a Fat Guide

Fats. The biggest problem with them is that there are so many of them and I get it: People get confused. Everybody out there is telling a different story, they talk about “healthy” and “bad” fat and try to put complex things in categories. Not the worst approach, but let’s try to get some real…

By Marvin August 24, 2018 | 

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The Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet

Hi Ascenders!   There are so many ways of eating right…or wrong. With all the diets out there, how do you know which one to follow? While we won’t pretend that there’s one right answer, this week we want to present you with one diet that our nutritionist, Marvin, highly recommends: the ketogenic diet.   …

By Marvin August 15, 2018 | 

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Is Feeling Good- Good Enough?

Hi Ascenders! How are you feeling today? A lot of the time, we hear this question and answer it with an “Oh yeah, I’m fine” without even thinking about the answer, right? The truth is that, sometimes, the exact opposite is going on in our body, but we’re too proud to admit that something is…

By Marvin August 10, 2018 | 

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Peanut Butter Honey Chicken

Happy 4th of July America! Time to get the BBQ out and grill all our favorite meats. My first pick for healthy meat is definitely chicken. When it’s high quality, chicken is one of the best lean protein sources we have on this planet. Now what’s one of the worst mistake we can make on…

By Marvin July 3, 2018 | 

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Paleo Bars

We’re all crazy for coconuts at Ascend Body. Coconuts are full of saturated fat, which feed your brain and make your bones stronger. Those are just two reasons we should all be eating saturated fats- check out 7 more here. Yes, you read this right, you need them. Our bodies can produce saturated fats out of…

By Marvin June 29, 2018 | 

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Lime Shrimp Salad

Hey Ascenders!   We need to cool down! As the weather heats up this summer it’s important to keep our bodies hydrated. That means more water, and more minerals! Today’s healthy Paleo salad contains tons of minerals and H20.  Vegetables in general are mostly made up of water, minerals and vitamins.   Leafy greens are…

By Marvin June 29, 2018 | 

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Paleo Burger Buns

Happy Friday Ascend family! It’s summer, and if you’re anything like me you’re celebrating the warm weather with (too) many BBQs.  But though burgers are a great source of protein, the gluten packed buns can mess up your diet. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes you should allow yourself to enjoy the whole package: French fries,…

By Marvin June 22, 2018 | 

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Chocolate Carrot Balls

Ascenders! There are 3 major things we can’t get enough of: Love, laughter and chocolate! Natural based chocolate is a great antioxidant deliverer and contains a lot of healthy fat. Today we are going to combine chocolate with quickly digestible carbs. Here’s why: when you burn all your energy after an intense workout out of…

By Marvin June 15, 2018 | 

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Rainbow Power Salad

June is all about rainbow power. And, delicious as it is, we’re not just talking about this salad! It’s Gay Pride Month, and we’re in celebration mode here at Ascend Body. This month is all about honoring the diversity that makes our gym, our city and our world, such a rich and beautiful place.  …

By Marvin June 6, 2018 | 

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Sweet Potato Dream

Hey Ascend family! It’s about time for a new recipe featuring our favorite secret weapon: the sweet potato. Most of the time we like them crunchy. But fries are just one of many possibilities when it comes to sweet potatoes.  Today we want to present you with a different taste by combining sweet potatoes with…

By Marvin June 1, 2018 | 

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