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How to Stress Less and Live Your Best Life

What does stress have to do with your fitness? Absolutely everything. Wellness doesn’t just happen by flipping a single switch, like joining a gym or trying a new diet, no matter how motivated you are. It’s all part of a continuum, fueled by positive thinking and gradually adopting more healthful habits.   And here’s a…

By Shane Young March 15, 2019 | 

Active/Fitness / Food/Recipes / Motivation/Tips / Nutrition

Savory Pumpkin Recipes

Hello Amigos 🙂   Halloween is around the corner and I hope you have created that spooky atmosphere in your house! This Fall season, we do have some new savory pumpkin recipes.  As always, we like to create a certain ambiance and to compliment that feeling we created a great pump(kin) smoothie recipe for you…

By Shane Young October 24, 2018 | 

Active/Fitness / Motivation/Tips / Nutrition

Good Fats And Bad Fats

Fats. The biggest problem with them is that there are so many of them and I get it: People get confused on knowing the difference between good fats and bad fats. Everybody out there is telling a different story, they talk about “healthy” and “bad” fat and try to put complex things in categories. Not…

By Marvin August 24, 2018 | 

Nutrition

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/Recipes / Motivation/Tips / Nutrition

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 | 

Food/Recipes / Motivation/Tips / Nutrition

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. We decided to to create a paleo beef taco recipe.  Also, one thing you can always find in a traditional taqueria is..TACOS! Mmmm, tacos. Who doesn’t love them?  If you look at…

By Marvin May 14, 2018 | 

Active/Fitness / Food/Recipes / Motivation/Tips / Nutrition

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 | 

Food/Recipes / Motivation/Tips / Nutrition

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 | 

Active/Fitness / Food/Recipes / Motivation/Tips / Nutrition

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 | 

Active/Fitness / Food/Recipes / Nutrition

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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