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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 | 

Nutrition / Uncategorized

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 | 

food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

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 | 

Active / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Paleo Beef Tacos

Viva Mexico! If you’ve ever been to San Francisco’s Mission District, you’ve probably noticed the that there are taquerias on almost every block. And one thing you can always find in a traditional taqueria is..TACOS! Mmmm, tacos. Who doesn’t love them? If you look at what’s inside those delicious little tortillas, you’ll find that most…

By Marvin May 14, 2018 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Paleo Bread & Butter

Hey Ascenders! Do you like bread? As a German, I grew up eating it my entire life. And even if I know it’s not really the healthiest, nothing beats a hot loaf of bread! Plus, the recipe options are endless.. You can throw together a sandwich, or just butter up a slice and eat it…

By Marvin May 4, 2018 | 

Active / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

No Stress Tomato Sauce

Hi Ascend family! As you probably know, one of our health philosophies here at Ascend is to keep stress at a moderate level. Unfortunately, for many of us, cooking and prepping food ahead of time is annoying, time consuming and stressful. So lately, I’ve been concentrating on finding simple food hacks that take the stress…

By Marvin March 9, 2018 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Applesauce Rice Pudding

After February’s summery start, the sudden cold in San Francisco makes us long for warmer temperatures… (Though it’s still warmer here than in my homeland Germany!)  Anyways, let’s heat ourselves up with this awesome post-workout vegan meal! You can easily whip this baby up; it’s tasty and will definitely warm you from the inside out….

By Marvin February 23, 2018 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Uncategorized

Paleo Tuna, Avocado, Plantain Salad

Are salads boring? Not unless we’re talking about the classic garden salad, which generally features some mixed greens, a few tomatoes and a big dollop of dressing. Aside from being bland, simple salads also lack a bunch of minerals and vitamins, and are largely composed of water.    The problem with a meal that lacks……

By Marvin February 14, 2018 | 

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Guilt Free Nutella

Oh Nutella, you God of chocolate, who doesn’t love you? When it comes to chocolate, Nutella is definitely on the top of our list. But that might just be all the sugar talking. After all, Nutella is 55% pure sugar.  Hazelnuts, the healthiest ingredient in Nutella, barely make a dent in terms of nutritional value….

By Marvin February 9, 2018 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Post-Workout Energy Balls

    What’s small, round and fits in your mouth? Post-workout energy balls! 😉   We need energy! Nutrition, along with breathing, corrective exercise and relaxation, help rev up our energy. When we dig a little bit deeper, we have to understand that carbohydrates are the primary energy sources in our bodies. They are not…

By Marvin February 2, 2018 | 

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