Everything you need to know to start growing.
Building muscle is a weird thing. First it is really easy “just eat and lift heavy stuff”. Later it get complicated “autoregulation, individualisation, periodisation”. Then suddenly it everythings clears up again “find what works for you, then stick to it and be patient”. To help you to get to the last stage, I’ve compiled a few articles. We start with the basics and add advanced considerations later. Enjoy!
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Indulgend, luxurious and surprisingly easy to prepare.
Seafood and cheese is a rare combination but if done subtly and with a lot of respect for the core ingredients, it works really well. A light, cheesy sauce scented with saffron does the trick. A fragrant rosemary crust to go on top. This is a little bit of luxury, a dish of celebration. Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll love it.
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The no-fuss guide on how to shred fat.
Ahhh, weight loss … the fitness industry evergreen. I’ve written a lot on this topic over the last years as I feel there is still a lot of confusion about it. This article helps you cut through the non-sense frequently found in mainstream media and focus on what really works. The basics. Enjoy!
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A classic with a little twist.
If you need a hug from inside, you should definitely try zabaglione. Its silky texture made from egg yolks beaten over a bain marie with a little bit of sugar and wine make you instantaneously happy. Best eaten when it is cold and grey outside, it is an incredibly simple and fast dessert.
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We can’t believe it: it is our third Beary Christmas 🙂 It is a great occasion to say thank you to all the great people, friends and customers who supported us. Even if it is just by reading our blog, subscribing to the newsletter, sharing and liking our posts on social media, we profoundly appreciate it. A special thanks goes to our trainees, who despite the difficulties that 2021 brought, believed in us and kept training hard.
Team Beary Strong will take some time off from the blog and social media until January 1st, but feel free to contact us for whatever question you have or support you need to reach your goals. In the meantime, enjoy Christmas with your beloved one, eat protein and start strong in 2021! 😉
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Your Beary Strong Team, Chantal&Stefan
The perfect way to fall in love with bitterness again.
Most of us aren’t used to the bitter notes some vegetables like radicchio bring to the table. In a world full of sweet or salty treats, bitterness has been abandoned. Using a little kitchen magic, we take the edges off the bitterness and transform it into a crowd-pleasing side dish that goes with pretty much any meat or even fish. An Italian classic with a little Asian twist. Give it a try!
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A science based guideline.
“Boost your immune system with this weird trick!” This and similar nonsense can be found everywhere. But is it even possible to boost your immune system? And if so, is it even desirable? What supplements do you need to take? Is there even any value in doing so? Does body composition alter immunity? A lot of questions and I tried my best to answer them all. Spoiler: working on diet quality is always king.
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Pure luxury for special occasions.
Saying this is a cookie is almost an insult. This is pure luxury. A single piece of vanilla shortbread takes a simple cup of tea and elevates it to a proper tea time. We choose best ingredients, so this is something special, reserved for special occasions or special people. I’m sure you’ll like it.
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Cooking up a festive dinner never has been easier.
We’ve made a festive bird roast by accident. Almost a full-scale Thanksgiving dinner. How is it possible to accidentally cook a feast? Well, it all starts with me finding a very special bird perfect for roasting. Then I watch an episode of Jamie Oliver’s Christmas feasts, get inspired, improvise a little and boom, here we are. Even though there are many components, everything is child’s play to prepare. And the result is worth the effort ten times. Give it a try!
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What it is and who should or shouldn’t do it.
Intuitive eating is sometimes frowned upon in the fitness industry, with counting macros being the “superior” way to go. Most of the time intuitive eating is misunderstood though. It’s more to it than “just eat until you are full” and choosing foods based upon “what your body tells you”, because for most people this would mean bingeing on pizza and ice cream until they can’t walk anymore. Intuitive eating is a tool to develop a better feeling for hunger, satiety and health in general. How is it done? Read on!
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