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The Very Low Calories Dessert #2

Budino al cocco

First of all, credits to Anastasia Zinchenko, PhD from Science Strength who posted a very yummie dessert on her Instagram profile: a chocolate pudding with 100kcal per 1,5 liters! By the way, follow her if you want some evidence-based knowledge gains, diet motivation and some very badass powerlifting and bodybuilding action!

As I did not have exactly the same ingredients as the original recipe, I developed my own version, which is extremly simple, quick and versatile. One of my favorites is the “budino al cocco” (coconut pudding in Italian). It has approximately 20kcal for 0,75 liters and it’s therefore the perfect treat for you sweet-toothy-hard-dieting folks. Enough talking: here is the recipe!

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Exercise Selection and Repetition Ranges

One of the most basic questions in training is: how much do I have to lift? There are training programs, that allow you to choose from a wide selection of exercises. For example you could find a program that calls for “4×10 repetitions of any quadriceps dominant leg exercise”. What exercise do you choose, and does it even matter?
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How To Make Your Bread Healthy

I love a nice loaf of bread, and I bet you do too. And my client Viola, who asked me for this recipe surely does so. But bread got a bad rep over the last decade, and sadly it is true that bread isn’t very good for your health. First of all it is easy to overconsume: good bread is really tasty, not very satieting and very calorie dense. But that’s not a problem if you are diligent with your tracking. Even worse are the effects of several anti-nutrients found in high dosage in bread. But there is a way to make your bread healthier: souring!

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It’s Okay To Want To Change Your Body

Body positivity and self love are incredibly valuable to our society. Being different and not having to be ashamed of it are essential: acceptance and tolerance are more important than ever. And is definitely unhealthy to chase (fake) beauty images or to try to look like someone else. But I think there is a dark side to body positivity: being obese is unhealthy! And no, there isn’t such a thing as “healthy overweight”, stop kidding yourself, please!

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Caffeine: Tea Or Coffee For You?

Let’s talk about the non-scientific stuff first. I love both. I have a cup of tea (caffeine-free roiboos) every day in the morning followed by a cold brew done with 100% Robusta coffee bean Sumatra Ascogo roasted at one of Vienna’s best coffee roasters (Kafferösterei Alt Wien). Once a week we have also our Forza Napoli with a high percentage of Robusta at Nicholas Franze’s cafe. Matcha scores also high on our favorites (check in at Cha No Ma for gorgeous matcha, if you are in Vienna). But is caffeine ok in a healthy lifestyle? And, most important, how much?

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Hypertrophy: Top 3 Training Mistakes

Hypertrophy training focuses on getting your muscles to grow. And who doesn’t want to grow? To ensure you spend your time at the gym the most efficient and productive, I compiled the biggest training mistakes for hypertrophy. Read this, think about it, hit the gym and get growing!

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