Monday, August 17, 2009

Machine Weights vs. Free Weights for Building Muscle Mass

Building muscle involves a lot of science: a variant workout routine (change it up every two weeks for maximum results), a healthy and high-protein diet (found in Eggology egg whites), and a positive attitude! When it comes to the actual method of gaining muscle, the debate between machine weights versus free weights can be tricky. So what is the big difference?

Machine weights:
These are usually safer than free weights as the machine can act as a "spotter"--so if you can't handle the weight, you don't need extra help to safely put the weights down--the machine does this part for you.

A bodybuilder has the freedom to work out alone using machine weights--the setup process is simple and does not need to involve a lot of teamwork.

Machine weights are great for higher repetitions with lighter weights--this is really effective for toning muscles and maintaining muscle mass.

However: machine weights have a limit on how heavy you can lift--so if you're a heavy bodybuilder, this could be very limiting once you have reached the highest level. (Most machines have a top limit at 200lbs.)

Free Weights:
There is more freedom for the bodybuilder to do various exercises with the same weights to work out different parts of the body--the same dumbbells can be used to train triceps as well as biceps!

The results are fast and noticeable with free weights--when you use heavier weights (and less repetition), you will gain muscle faster.

There is no limit as to how heavy a bodybuilder can go with free weights--up to 500lbs if you're willing!

However: free weights can be quite dangerous--oftentimes you will need someone to spot you to prevent serious injury.

For a successful bodybuilder who likes to spice things up, a combination of machine weights and free weights can make up a fun and effective muscle-training regime. Whatever your weight-training capacity and level, always remember that safe bodybuilding practices are more important than pushing yourself beyond your capacity to get faster results.

Help your muscles recuperate by consuming healthy high protein foods such as Eggology egg whites. Healthy and fresh egg whites has helped many professional bodybuilders achieve their weightlifting goals. Learn more about how you can incorporate egg whites into your daily diet!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Banana Bread with a Twist and Eggology Egg Whites!

We gave you a recipe for an awesome Banana Bread last May and thought it was time to give another. I love banana bread-it's such an easy way to use up old, um, I mean ripe, banana's and have a yummy snack that lasts for a week in the fridge or up to 2 months in the freezer.

This time, we thought we would mix it up a bit and add some applesauce to add moisture and flavor. It's so yummy you might not have any left over for freezing!

Banana Bread with Applesauce
  • Prep time: 20
  • Cook time: 60
  • Yield: 1 large loaf or 4 mini-loaves

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 oz, Eggology Fresh Egg Whites
  • 4 bananas peeled & mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Spray an 8 x 4 x 3 - inch loaf pan or 4 mini-loaf pans (5 x 2 1/2 - inch ) with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the applesauce, sugar, egg whites, banana and vanilla. Add flour mixture all at once and stir gently to blend.
4. Pour batter intoprepared loaf pan or the mini pans and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool bread in the pan on wire racks. Once the bread has cooled, you can enjoy right away, or wrap tightly and put in the fridge or freezer.

Enjoy!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back To School Eggology Recipe: Vegetable Quiche Cups To Go

I am sharing this classic Eggology favorite in honor of "Back To School". It is difficult for families to transition from the slow and easy pace of summer to the busy school routine: packing lunches, getting to school on time, eating a quick breakfast, doing homework, etc.

These mini quiches can be made ahead of time and make a great Breakfast or Lunch on the go. They also make a very healthy, high protein snack to help your student get through their study time.

Very Healthy Vegetable Quiche Cups To Go

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

1 package frozen chopped spinach
3/4 cup Eggology egg whites
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat soy cheese
1/4 cup green peppers, diced
1/4 cup onions, diced
3 drops hot-pepper sauce (optional)

Instructions

1. Cook the spinach according to instructions, then drain the excess liquid.
2. Line a 12 muffin pan with baking cups. Spray the cups with cooking spray.
3. Combine Eggology egg whites, cheese, peppers, onions and spinach in a bowl. Mix well.
4. Divide evenly among the muffin cups.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.


For those really rushed mornings (and you know they will happen), keep some Eggology On The Go on hand so you can enjoy a healthy breakfast or snack in seconds flat.

Got a recipe idea or want to share your thoughts on this one? Tell me in Twitter or on Facebook!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

In A Bicep Rut? Try These Two Moves From Bodybuilder Michael Ferencsik

Finding the right bicep moves can be a challenge, especially when we are in a workout rut- how many preacher curls can one do over and over again? Smart bodybuilders know they must maintain a healthy diet rich with essential amino acids like the ones found in Eggology egg whites and add a new range of motion to challenge their muscles to break free from a workout rut. Essential amino acids are proteins that are necessary for good health yet are not naturally produced by the body and are therefore only accessible through diet.

I came across some excellent work out videos from Pro Fitness Trainer and INBA Forever Natural Universe Champion Michael Ferencsik on his site, Ripped Natural Body Building. Michael shares his training expertise in a series of videos designed to help bodybuilders of all levels achieve their goals. This video demonstrates 2 contrasting moves that will challenge and define your biceps and help you break free from “bicep blues”. Try these moves and tell us what you think on Twitter or in our Facebook!





Photo Credit: fitsugar.com

Monday, August 10, 2009

Eggology Egg Whites Make Great Alternatives to Steroids For Muscle Gain

If using drugs to quicken muscle gain is not your cup of tea, Eggology egg whites may just be the solution for you. The latest testimonial that egg whites can truly help bodybuilders attain their weightlifting goal comes from Chris Faildo, the "Hawaiian Hurricane", who chooses to eat only natural ingredients such as egg whites to gain muscle instead of steroids.

Faildo is the captain of a six-member United States team that competed in the World Amateur Championships in Jeju, South Korea. He became the captain of the team by winning the division title at the U.S. qualifier in New York City in 2007. Although Faildo’s decision to not use steroids may have delayed his weightlifting stardom by twenty-six years, Chris deems this delay worth the while because it shows that successful bodybuilders do not have to rely on injecting hormones to win.

Eggology egg whites are great alternatives for bodybuilders who want to keep their bodies free from hormones and steroids. The low-carb, low-fat, and high-protein composition of Eggology egg whites helps generate muscle growth while keeping the body lean.

So if you think you're the only one that does not use drugs to be muscular, you are not alone. Look at what Hawaiian Hurricane was able to achieve on egg whites! That's a healthy inspiration for all the rest of us.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Be an Egghead--Add Eggology Egg Whites to Your Protein Arsenal

Bodybuilders have been exposed to all types of protein from different sources--whey, egg-white protein, casein protein...how does a bodybuilder choose which type of protein to consume as a part of their daily diet?

Early in the 90s, studies revealed that whey gets digested quickly and thereby is a very effective ingredient to boost protein synthesis. Ever since then, people have opted for the less expensive whey protein than the more pricey egg white protein for muscle gain.

Later on, more studies revealed that slow-digesting proteins like casein actually minimized muscle protein breakdown and helped bodybuilders gain muscle.

Additionally, egg white protein digests fairly quickly. This allows egg whites to not only help boost protein synthesis, but also prevents muscle protein breakdown. Egg white protein is practically free of carbohydrates and fat--making it the perfect ingredient for those who are trimming down on fat.

Bodybuilders today are appreciating the value of egg white protein as more and more start to incorporate egg whites into their daily diets. Egg whites make wonderful protein shakes and smoothies--an easy and quick way to get your protein fix for the day!

So the next time you find yourself tempted to reach for the whey protein, take a look at the benefits of egg-white protein and try Eggology Egg Whites instead. Share your success stories with us (in the comment box) and we'll egg you on!

Read more about how egg-white protein helps you gain muscle.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Eggology Egg Whites Promotion by The Marketing Eggspert

Eggology recently connected with Susan Payton, managing partner of Egg Marketing & Public Relations, through Twitter! Susan was interested in our social media involvement! An egg white company with a presence on Twitter, a fan page on Facebook and an active blog? Of course! We, at Eggology, know what's hot and social media is at the top of the list! That is why we want to be part of the phenomenon and use it to reach out to our audience.

So we sent Susan some samples of our very favorite, and popular, On-The-Go egg whites and she proposed that we do a promotion with her!

It's easy to enter and the winner will walk away with enough Eggology egg whites for three months! (They store well in the freezer!). Read about the promotion here!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bodybuilders Change Up Their Workout, Why Not Change Up Your Food Too?

As a successful bodybuilder, you know that you cannot keep to the same weightlifting routine week after week. Your body is smart and knows how to adapt itself to your workouts. Therefore, if you have been doing the same weight lifting routine every day for the past 6 months, your body will not work harder to gain muscle, it has already adapted to your rigor of exercise.

In order to keep challenging yourself and to keep building muscle, you must change your work out every two weeks to keep your body "guessing." Not only is this physically effective for your bodybuilding goals, it also makes it more fun for you to work out every day!

While you do not need to constantly change up your food every two weeks to keep your body from "adapting to it", it is still a great idea to spice up your old ingredients to make new dishes! After all, a happy and exciting array of healthy food options can make a happy bodybuilder!

Eggology egg whites not only help rebuild muscles and provide bodybuilders with essential nutrients and protein, it is also healthy and delicious to eat in various dishes! Eggology offers several variations of healthy egg white products such as: Eggology On-The-Go, decadent all natural gourmet desserts, Eggology ice cream, and all natural hardboiled eggs.

So spice up your workout and spice up your diet too! Life is short, live it up! Be healthy, be ripped, and be happy!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Protein - Timing is Everything!

Body builders know that protein equals muscle growth. While what you eat is very important, the timing of that is equally a factor in muscle growth. As we mentioned last week, you should consume 1 to 1.5 times your body weight in grams of protein. There is a great protein calculator on bodybuilding.com so you can easily calculate how much protein you should consume. Now that you know HOW MUCH you need, let's take a look at WHEN you should consume your protein.

To maximize muscle growth it is crucial that you eat first thing in the morning, since your body has been in a state of starvation. While you sleep, your body burns your muscle for energy since your glycogen store is low. It's also necessary to consume protein, such as Eggology Egg Whites, between regularly scheduled meals so that your muscles are constantly being fed.

Before a workout, you need to feed your muscles with a protein source and follow up your workout with more protein to repair your muscle cells from your strenuous workout. Don't forget to eat a slow acting protein prior to going to bed too! Muscles experience maximum growth at night, by eating casein proteins , such as an egg white scramble, you encourage them to grow!

Prepare your body for maximum muscle growth by consuming the right protein at the right time!

What is your favorite protein source? Share your favorite combinations!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Eggology Egg Whites and Other Eggcellent Sources of Protein

When you are building muscle, it's important to ensure that you eat plenty of protein. Without protein your muscles just can't grow-it's that plain and simple! Typically you should consume 1 to 1.5 times your body weight in grams of protein. The rule of thumb is that you need between 1 and 1.5 times your body weight (if you are overweight, then substitute your target body weight) in grams of protein. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be eating between 150 and 225 grams of protein per day if you want to consistently gain muscle. Full time bodybuilders can eat sometimes two to three times their body weight in grams of protein, and sometimes more, but for most of us that would be overkill.

Of course we love using Eggology Egg Whites as our primary source of protein. But even we have to admit that it is necessary to vary your sources of protein so that you maintain a well balanced diet. So, what do we recommend, outside of the normal chicken and tuna realm?

  1. Raw Nuts - These provide a great source of protein PLUS they are a great source of healthy fats, minerals and antioxidants. I make huge batches of trail mix-just be sure that you use two-thirds cup of nuts to every one-third cup of dried fruit! Use them in stir-fries or eat them plain...any way you crack it-they are wonderful!
  2. Beans - Most beans contain 20% protein and high in carbohydrates which provides long lasting energy. Pair beans with rice to make a great, protein packed meal! (On a side note, check out this awesome blog post on nutritiondata.com to find out why you may not be getting a complete protein by combining these two products!)
  3. Milk - It does a body good! There has been talk that soy milk is a better source of protein, but check out this study to see what researchers at McMaster University are saying-their studies "clearly show that milk proteins are a superior source of protein in producing muscle mass gains in response to weightlifting."
  4. Quinoa - It is called a "supergrain" because of the wonderful nutrition it offers. It contains more iron than other grains, has high levels of potassium, riboflavin, magnesium, zinc, copper, and folacin. It is a great source of protein. Unlike other grains it contains plenty of the amino acid lysine, as well as the other essential amino acids, so it provides complete protein.
  5. Oats - Whole grains provide muscle-friendly protein, along with fiber and other nutrients. For an amazing and healthy and protein packed breakfast, check out this Banana Oat Protein Breakfast Pancakes recipe!
Happy Eating and send us your suggestions for variety in protein sources and recipes that you find help build muscle!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Eggology Egg Whites Are Perfect For Muscle Recuperation

Muscles sore after a workout? Eggology Egg Whites are perfect for fixing up those sore muscles after a tough day of weight lifting! It is recommended to work out every other day so that your muscles can have some "time off" to rebuild. However, for those avid weightlifters and bodybuilders, a day of waiting may seem way too long.

Eggology Egg Whites are perfect for fast muscle rebuilding; the rich protein content provides muscles exactly what they need to recuperate so that you will be able to hit up the gym again first thing tomorrow!

You can incorporate Eggology Egg Whites into your daily diet in many creative and delicious ways! Try one of our appetizing recipes for fresh ideas!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Eggology Egg Whites Make the Perfect Homemade Hair Treatment Product

Who would've thought that egg whites can be used as an organic hair treatment product? Cosmetic companies have known about the healing power of raw egg whites for some time--many stores carry egg white shampoos and conditioners that turn dull lifeless hair into beautiful shiny manes.

According to Stophairloss.com, "egg whites are naturally rich in vitamin A, D, E and several vitamins of B-group. All of them are good for hair: vitamins A, D and E are especially useful to treat hair loss, besides, vitamin A increases sebum production which oils dry hair and prevents dandruff and thick scalp, Vitamin D provides hair growth, and vitamin E increases oxygen absorption. B-vitamins are mostly responsible for hemoglobin. They increase the amount of oxygen and improve blood circulation."

You can make your own egg white hair treatment products at home by mixing 1 Eggology egg white with 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Work mixture through damp clean hair. Leave the treatment in your hair for 30 minutes (sit out in the sun if desired to intensify effect) then rinse out well. This conditioner will tame split ends and give luster to your locks.

Enjoy an afternoon off this summer and rejuvenate your hair by giving it maximum control and shine!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Eggology On-The-Go Egg Whites Featured in Parenting Magazine

Eggology On-The-Go egg whites are making headlines! Recently featured in three popular newsstand and online publications - read our blog post about it here! - and now featured again under our favorite article title - Your Snacks: Second 10am Breakfast! - in Parenting Magazine's August issue.

As we've read about so often lately, people are speaking about eating five small meals per day instead of three larger ones. Eggology fresh, pure liquid egg whites are a perfect "small meal" any time of day! Packed with protein, no fat and no cholesterol, the On-The-Go microwave egg white scrambles make it even easier to get a great healthy meal! As the article says, "heat and eat" - it doesn't get any easier than that!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Great Pre-Workout Snacks - Eggology Egg Whites!

As I was heading into the gym this morning, I started chatting with a friend about what is best to eat before a workout. My friend, who is new to the gym scene asked me why body builders add extra protein to their diet and marathon runners add more carbs. This was a great question! I thought I would share my answer here, so we can all benefit from the question!

When you are training for a marathon, it is normal to load up on carbs, because you want the fuel to help get you through the race or a difficult long, training day. MarathonPal.com gives a great breakdown of WHY you need carbs and you can check it out in full, but the short version is this: "The goal of carbohydrate loading is to super load muscles with glycogen to delay fatigue and enable your to maintain high intensity exercise for longer. When competing for over 90 minutes normal glycogen stores will not be enough to maintain exercise. Carbohydrate loading is a method of increasing stored glycogen by 200-300%, thereby allowing the athlete to delay fatigue and maintain high intensity exercise for longer. Carbohydrate loading is of no benefit for sports of short duration, and is undesirable in sports with strict weight criteria."

The last line answers my friends question! Most bodybuilders are not doing high intensity exercise. Ideally, the amino acids from a pre-workout meal that's high in protein will be hitting the muscle cells at the conclusion of your workout, thus providing ample resources for muscle growth and repair. You'll also feel stronger in the gym, since protein and fat remain in your stomach longer. That being said, you can't totally skip the carbs either! Protein and unsaturated fat may be "king" when it comes to building muscle, but complex carbs have an important supporting role. By eating my breakfast of Eggology On-the-Go (which provides 4 scrambled egg whites in 95 seconds) and combining that with one slice of whole wheat toast, 45 to 90 minutes before hitting the gym, I'm ready for a great workout. And if you don't believe that this works, check out Ronnie Coleman - who uses Eggology Egg Whites as part of his daily diet routine! I think a picture is worth a thousand words!

Purchase Eggology Egg Whites online or at a store near you!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ask the Eggology Eggspert: Can You Gain Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time?

Eggology's blog is dedicated to recipes and information about our fresh, pure, liquid egg whites as well as information about health, nutrition, body building and more. From time to time we also feature Ask the Eggspert where we answer your questions! Below isn't a question that anyone submitted to us, but it is a question that many personal trainers hear time and time again so we thought we'd discuss it. If you have question for Ask the Eggspert, whether it be about egg whites or weight training, email us and we will be sure to feature it!

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I recently opened a discussion on Eggology's Facebook page and in Twitter where I pose this question to bodybuilders- Is it possible to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time? I hear mixed answers when I ask this question. Some experts say yes- and some say no.

Some bodybuilders put themselves through cycles where they spend several months concentrating their efforts on gaining muscle by intense strength training and increasing their daily caloric intake- this is known as the "bulking up phase". Their goal is to increase muscle mass, weight and size. This is often done during the winter or the colder months so the extra weight can easily be concealed. A typical diet during this phase is still healthy and low in fat, but higher in calories, carbs and protein.

The next cycle is putting the body through a period known as "the cutting down phase" where they will change their diet and reduce the amount of carbohydrates and calories- but maintain the same level of protein. They will still do their workouts- but to maintain their strength; not to gain. In addition to strength training they will add in more cardio during their workouts to lose more fat.

What do you think? Please leave your ideas in the comments section and better yet, add to the discussion in Facebook and Twitter!
Photo Credit: hillcountry.hyatt.com

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Homemade Oat Protein Bars

Store bought protein bars can be expensive and are often loaded with sugar and extra calories. Save some dough and make your own! These healthy snacks are great for satisfying post workout and morning nutritional needs. Click here for more delicious and healthy snack recipes!

Healthy Homemade Oat Protein Bars

WHAT YOU NEED:

10 tbsp natural peanut butter
3/4 cup Eggology egg whites
5 scoops whey protein (I used 3 chocolate and 2 vanilla)
2 cups oats
1/2 cup reduced-fat crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup soy milk (or fat-free milk)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix the peanut butter and Eggology egg whites in a bowl.
2. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, and mix well (so that the mixture appears smooth).
3. Repeat 4-5 times until all traces of egg whites have dissolved into the peanut butter, and your mixture is a smooth consistent one.
4. Gradually add the protein (one scoop at a time) and stir into the mixture.
5. Next, add the soy milk and follow with the oats. Continue mixing until a thick 'sticky' mixture is present.

Smooth the thick mixture into a 13x9 or so tray and leave for 20-30 minutes in the fridge. Cut into 12 equal size bars.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories: 187
Protein: 15g
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 13g
Fiber: 2g

Hugh Jackman Reveals How Eating Egg Whites Got Him in Shape for "X-Men Origins"

Looking ripped requires more than just lifting weights. In the latest X-Men movie, Hugh Jackman showed off his muscular build and shared some of the body building tricks that transformed him into "Wolverine."

Forty-year-old Hugh Jackman revealed that his exercise routine in preparation for the movie involved a lot of bodybuilding and strategic dieting.

"What I realized is that how you look is 30 percent how you train and 70 percent how you eat", said Jackman, "it means waking up at 4 a.m. and eating egg whites, and then every three hours after that eating chicken or salmon, boringly steamed with vegetables and brown rice. Then no more carbohydrates after lunch and 4,000 calories in total,” he added.

Bodybuilding with Eggology egg whites is one of the most effective and healthy ways to get the most out of your workout. For busy people such as Hugh Jackman, Eggology's delicious to-go egg products will fulfill your muscular needs without hassel or mess.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Put on Your Camouflage! Lean Diet Means High Protein Eggology Egg Whites!

Boot Camps are all the rage in fitness training these days. It gives you an opportunity to get fit without being in a gym and you see amazing results! As I was perusing different work out tips, I found myself drawn to military.com and the fitness tips they provide. One trainer in particular, Stew Smith, promotes a "Get Lean" Diet that is easy to follow and guarantees results. It's also easy for anyone to do! This just may be the thing that helps you achieve the goal of a lean and mean you! Okay, maybe not mean...but you get my drift!

Stew focuses on high protein (Eggology Egg Whites are a great choice!) and low fat. He suggests eating 5 to 6 meals a day spread out every 3 hours, combined with 1 to 2 workouts a day for maximum results. Wondering what you will eat for each of those meals?

Stew suggests the following foods:
- Salad-with chicken - no fat dressing
- Chicken and broccoli
- Multi-grain Pasta, turkey sausage-peppers (red yellow & orange), fat free Italian dressing (a cold dish)
- Turkey breast burger on wheat bread
- Egg whites are always a good meal! (Egg whites are just so healthy)
- Subway roasted chicken breast avoid mayo use the honey mustard or nothing
- Tuna

Snacks:
- Fruits
- No-fat yogurt
- Vegetables

Thanks Stew for such great information! Take a moment to visit his blog and get some great tips on diet, exercises and inspiration to achieve your fitness goals!

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Ultimate Chocolate Frosting

With Fourth of July weekend right around the corner, it's time to get your baking gloves on and sweeten up the mood with Eggology's featured recipe-Ultimate Chocolate Frosting! You can enjoy the ultimate chocolate frosting by putting it on your cookies, cakes, and even ice cream! Let the fun begin and have a little sweet indulgence while you relax under those beautiful fireworks!

Click HERE for more delicious dessert recipe ideas!

WHAT YOU NEED:

4 ounces semisweet chocolate
3/4 cup Eggology egg whites at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (or try substituting lemon juice)
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound unsalter butter at room temperature
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 teaspoons instant espresso powder, dissolved in 1 1/2 teaspoons water
3 tablespoons dark rum (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Melt the chocolate–either in microwave or with double boiler.
2. Mix the egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.
3. Place the bowl of Eggology egg whites over the pan of simmering water and heat the Eggology egg whites until they are warm to the touch, about 5 minutes. Return the bowl to the electric mixer and whisk on high speed for 5 minutes, or until the meringue is cool and holds a stiff peak. (If this process isn’t feasible, it will still turn out great if you skip it.)
4. Add the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, while beating on medium speed. Scrape down the bowl, add the melted chocolate, vanilla, espresso, and rum, if using, and mix for 1 minute or until the chocolate is completely blended in. If the buttercream seems very soft, allow it to cool, and beat it again.

This makes A LOT of frosting, and you can chill and reuse. When it chills, it will stiffen. To reuse, just let it sit at room temperature until it regains the right texture.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Eggology Egg Whites Are Part of Body Builder Ronnie Coleman’s Training Routine

Eggology egg whites are a lean, natural source of protein that Ronnie Coleman, eight time winner of “Mr. Olympia”, incorporates daily as part of his training routine.
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Body builders know that building muscle is not just a matter of pumping iron at the gym. Nutrition also plays a crucial role in developing a winning physique. Eggology egg whites – the leader in the all-natural liquid egg white industry – have become an essential part of body builder Ronnie Coleman’s routine because they are a convenient, lean source of protein.

Ronnie Coleman, eight time winner of Mr. Olympia, was recently featured in an interview in BodyBuilding.com speaking about his past 31 years of training and working his body to near physical perfection driven by his dream of achieving. Speaking candidly about his intense training, overcoming hurdles such as a severe back injury and how cleaning up his diet all contributed to enabling him to win the Olympia title.

Mr. Coleman cut out junk food, increased his proteins and lowered carbohydrates during his pre-contest phase. Eggology egg whites became part of his nutrition routine – he and his wife, a personal trainer, enjoy them every day as one of their lean, pure sources of protein.

Brad Halpern, founder of Eggology, agrees with Mr. Coleman’s nutrition choices wholeheartedly. “Eggology was originally founded by an athlete, for athletes. We knew the incredible value of egg whites as the only pure protein food available. In addition to that, we make sure, through USDA inspection, that Eggology liquid egg whites are safe to enjoy raw as many body builders like to drink them straight or add them to shakes.” As demonstrated by Mr. Coleman, a hard workout regimen is only part of the climb to physical perfection – the other part is what is in your nutrition regimen – and being smart about both of those is when you will hit your peak.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Eggology Egg Whites Are The Perfect Ingredient in a Successful Weight Loss Plan

Eggology egg whites are one of the healthiest, tastiest, and most convenient foods for on-the-go people looking to stay healthy, feel good and lose some weight.

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Liquid egg whites made by Eggology - the leader in the all-natural egg white industry – is an essential element to a successful weight loss plan. With bikini season here, beachgoers are starting to consider their options for healthy weight loss plans. One of the best ways to lose excess fat is to cut down calorie-intake each day by eating leaner and less processed foods. Eggology’s organic and fresh egg whites have been popular among celebrities and bodybuilders for years, and it’s no secret that average consumers can start losing weight and getting toned by incorporating Eggology egg whites into their everyday diet.

What makes Eggology egg whites an essential component to a successful weight loss regime? Brad Halpern, founder of Eggology, informs us that “the high protein content in the liquid egg whites help sustain the feeling of ‘fullness’ for longer, while the low-calorie count in the egg whites insure the healthiness of each serving, and the freshness of the egg whites will make the body feel more energetic”. Mr. Halpern suggests substituting in egg whites as a snack or part of a meal instead of eating something that may be high in carbohydrates and/or fat. He adds that “Eggology egg whites are safe to enjoy raw – in a shake or alone – because our egg whites must meet a strict USDA inspection process”.

Eggology makes it even easier to have fresh scrambled egg whites any time of day with their line of On-The-Go liquid egg whites that come in a microwave safe cup – in about 95 seconds you can enjoy fluffy, hot egg whites – a convenient way to have a high protein meal or snack. Recently, Good Housekeeping magazine featured Eggology On-The-Go as a Best Breakfast Convenience Food and Prevention magazine touted it as a great low-carb grab-and-go option.

Eggology egg whites are pure liquid egg whites with no preservatives or fillers, are packed with protein, and contain no cholesterol or fat. Available in On-The-Go cups or packaged in environmentally-friendly plastic bottles. Find Eggology at a store near you or order online.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Eat Eggology Egg Whites to Build Muscle

I am always on the look out for great ways to integrate egg whites into healthy recipes as I continue to strive towards always being fit and eating healthy. At the end of a long day, I often find myself online looking for new ways to eat right and in turn, increase muscle mass. Tonight I stumbled across an oldie, but goodie post on bodybuilding.com that was discussing "Eggs-actly What You Need to Build Muscle" by Scott Diedrichs.

Scott does an eggcellent job eggsplaining all the benefits of making egg whites a daily part of your work out repertoire. He points out the importance of protein-without it you simply can't build muscle! Egg whites are easily digested and absorbed and are extremely useful in ensuring a balanced diet for bodybuilders.

Not only does Mr. Diedrichs break down the benefits of adding eggs into your diet, but he also discusses all the different ways to cook eggs. For those of you that are looking at moving into culinary adventures with your egg cookery, he lists six ways-can you name them all?

Take a minute to check out Scott's great post, learn more about the benefits of eggs in your diet and in your muscle gain and while you are at it, why don't you let Eggology hear your success stories! We never get eggsausted hearing those!

Still trying to figure out the six ways to cook an egg white? I won't keep you guessing any longer! You've got microwaved egg whites, scrambled egg whites, boiled eggs, broiled egg whites, fried egg whites, baked egg whites and last but not least (drumroll please) steamed egg whites!

ENJOY Eggology Egg Whites six different ways!
Purchase them online or at a store near you!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Egg Whites Can Get Your Body Bikini-Ready For Summer!

Researchers have been able to connect eating egg whites to weight loss. According to an article from health.com, a study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, found that overweight women who eat egg breakfasts lose twice as much weight as women who start their days with bagels".

This phenomenon can be attributed to the high protein factor in egg whites that allows for you to feel fuller for longer. Longer sustainability of satisfaction will prevent you from craving for more to eat throughout the day, which will lower your daily calorie-intake.

Most importantly, it is always a good idea to eat the most fresh and organic egg whites you can find. There are many health risks with consuming raw egg whites, so it is especially crucial to know what's inside your egg whites--aka, no chemicals and artificial preservatives.

Eating healthy and looking good? I'm on my way to my summer bikini bod!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Eggology On-The-Go Egg White Microwave Scrambles are HOT!

Eggology Egg White On-The-Go microwave scrambles are Hot Hot Hot! Literally! Shake this little cup, pop it in your microwave for about 95 seconds and you've got yourself a hot, healthy, delicious, all-natural-with-nothing-added egg white scramble. Figuratively too! We've been finding that Eggology's On-The-Go scrambles have been featured quite a bit recently in the media, both online and in print (magazines, newspapers, that sort of thing for those of you who are online only!). Check it out:
  • Good Housekeeping magazine selected these quick and delicious egg whites as one of the Best Convenient Breakfast Foods!
  • Prevention.com's answer for a low-carb, grab-and-go breakfast option was Eggology's On-The-Go egg white scrambles!
  • TheCelebrityCafe.com touted the On-The-Go egg whites as a highly portable food product for health conscious individuals!

If your favorite grocer isn't carrying these - ask for them! You can always order Eggology egg whites online too! Eggology egg whites arrive at your door fresh and cold! Freeze some to enjoy later!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Eggology Hard Boiled Eggs Featured in FitSugar

Looking for an ideal snack that is healthy AND convenient? FitSugar featured Eggology's all natural Hardboiled Eggs as an easy way to eat healthy! It seems the busier things get, the harder it is to find snacks that are good for you-so we do all the work so you don't have to! We boil the eggs perfectly and peel them for you, so all you have to do is enjoy! Available in 2-pack variations: Certified Organic, Cage-Free and Original.

Eggology Hard Boiled Eggs offer a low calorie, all natural, Certified Humane, FRESH, Kosher and completely free of preservatives, GMO's and trans fats option! We even throw in salt and pepper so you can season them to your liking! Enjoy them for breakfast, throw them on a salad, or eat them before a work out-they are a great choice when you are looking to add extra protein to your meals without a lot of extra calories!
Want to read more about Eggology in the News?
Visit our press page to find out which magazines, newspapers and websites are featuring Eggology Products!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ernestine Shepherd Knows How to Eggcite Her Eggcercisers!

A few months ago, we shined the spotlight on one of our own long-time devoted customers, Ernestine Shepherd. We caught up with her recently to learn what she's been up to lately. True to form, Ernestine Shepherd has been busy inspiring senior citizens in Baltimore, Maryland to participate in weekly bodybuilding exercises at the local church.

Ernestine's rigorous exercise routine has been a source of inspiration for other senior citizens who wish to be more fit and look more toned. "Some people feel that they can't come into the exercise class because they fear that someone will laugh at them. I reach out to these people to let them know that they too, can exercise" Ernestine says of her students.

"This is how Michelle Obama gets her biceps looking good." Ernestine urges her class of eager exercisers as she coaches them through a set of bicep curls.

At 72, Ernestine Sheperd runs 80 miles a week and lifts weights daily. She has won multiple awards and even first place at a bodybuilding competition. To stay in shape, Ernestine has been faithfully ordering Eggology Egg Whites for the past 7 years--incorporating them into her diet three times every day. "I swear by Eggology Egg Whites!" Ernestine says.

"When you look at her, and you look at yourself...you are inspired to work a little harder!" one of Ernestine's student exclaims.

It may not be possible for everyone to be able to look like Ernestine Shepherd, especially at age 72. But Ernestine's spirit and welcoming attitude definitely inspires me to get off the couch and go out for a jog, maybe even a 5k! It does not hurt to eat healthy and organic either.

To see Ernestine Shepherd's inspiration in action, click here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The How-To's of Body Building, Along with the Why's!

Anytime you talk about body building, you will almost always hear "if you want this, you have to do that" but if you start inquiring a little deeper, you'll find that most people don't know the WHY of what they are telling you. I am super inquisitive by nature and I don't like people to tell me the should's without telling me the whys, so as I was investigating some of the tips that I heard floating around the gym today, I stumbled across a very interesting article on bodybuilding.com that talks about the Top 10 Secrets to Amplify Your Fat Loss Potential.

I really liked the article because it gave you not only WHAT you should do, but WHY you should do it. In an egg shell, these are the top 10 Secrets they discuss:

  1. Consume 5 to 6 meals a day
  2. Consume protein rich food sources at each meal to boost your metabolism
  3. Eat carbs with a low glycemic index
  4. Limit the consumption of fructose-rich foods to the morning
  5. Perform high intensity weight training to lose fat
  6. Perform aerobics in the morning on an empty stomach
  7. Take a powerful fat burner before your aerobic session
  8. Drink plenty of water during the day to boost your metabolism
  9. Supplement your diet with calcium
  10. Get a good and restful nights sleep to trim down
Speaking of sleep, I'm going to do my part to "trim down" and sign off for the night! The article is worth reading through, as it offers some really interesting insight and science behind the tips, along with some cool tools to track your progress!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Chinese Chicken Ginger Stew

Tired of ordering Chinese take-out? Make your own Chinese cuisine at home with Eggology's featured recipe - Chinese Chicken Ginger Stew - delicious and healthy to boot!

Click here for more delicious light dinner ideas!


WHAT YOU NEED:

1 kilo whole chicken, cut into pieces
1 small young papaya or sayote, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons ginger, crushed and sliced into strips
1/3 cup Eggology egg whites
1/2 cup dahon ni sili chili leaves)
1 liter water
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 red onion, diced
4 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons patis (fish sauce)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour one 9×13 inch pan or two 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Beat Eggology egg whites until frothy, then continue whipping and gradually add 1/2 cup of the white sugar. Beat until stiff.
  3. In a large bowl combine; the cake flour, wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon, mix until blended. Add the oil and the buttermilk and mix well. Fold in the egg whites and then the carrots. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 35 minutes. Cool and frost with your favorite Cream Cheese frosting using light cream cheese.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Eggology Makes Kookie Krazy Cookies Safe to Eat RAW!

Ever since I was a kid, my favorite part of making cookies was eating the dough! I never really thought of eating uncooked cookie dough as being a big risk, but of course, concerns were brought to light due to salmonella found in raw eggs. Of course those that are familiar with Eggology know that we offer the ultimate in food safety to ensure that our eggs are safe to eat RAW! As a safeguard for consumers who use EGGOLOGY egg whites in raw form, we repeatedly test for salmonella, listeria, ecoli, TPC, along with a wide array of other harmful bacteria. While the USDA minimum requirement for testing is 1 in every 8 production days, EGGOLOGY egg whites and our other egg products are tested repeatedly everyday to insure absolute safety.

When Mark Bernhardt and James Kelley came up with a fun idea for a new business, of course they came to Eggology to provide them with the perfect egg white-offering a safe and delicious way for people to enjoy cookie dough!

Kookie Krazy Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California is THE store to visit to treat your sweet cravings. Their motto is "You Make 'Em, We Bake 'Em!" They created a magical place where customers make their own over sized cookies. You pick one of seven flavors of cookie dough, choose three of their 40 additions from their add in's selection, mix it all together and let Mark and James do the cooking for you. As if that wasn't enough, they have a toppings bar to make their delicious cookies even better-you can add chocolate syrup, ice cream or even gummy bears on top of your cookie! Think ""Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory"-where kids and adults alike can have a blast making their dream dessert!

Of course, my favorite item is their raw dough, which they sell by the cup-safe to eat raw, thanks to Eggology! Next time you are in Thousand Oaks, be sure to swing by and enjoy some cookies and some dough!

Can't make it to their store! Make your own cookie dough at home using Eggology Egg Whites, and eat the dough until your hearts content! Oh, and one final tip for chocolate chip cookie dough, scoop some dough into a coffee mug...heat the dough up ever so slightly in the microwave-just until the chocolate chips melt a little, and then enjoy-it's sooo delicious!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Ask The Eggspert: How Can I Know My Liquid Egg Whites are Safe?

Question: Are any liquid egg whites safe to eat or drink raw? What is the necessity of pasteurizing egg whites?

Answer: Did you know that Eggology egg whites are the only liquid egg whites safe to consume raw? Who consumes raw egg whites? You'd be surprised! Most of us have an image of bodybuilders drinking down a glass of liquid-y egg whites but raw egg whites can be found in other food items such as royal icing (read about royal icing and see recipe that we blogged about in December), in smoothies, in cheesecake, even in cocktails!

Eggology liquid egg whites are popular among bodybuilders and also utilized by chefs, hotels, restaurants, moms and dads because Eggology egg whites are the only egg whites safe to enjoy raw or cooked! Eggology egg whites are pasteurized and follow a strict USDA inspection process for the safety of our consumers.

Many people are unaware that pasteurization does more than kill the bacteria in an egg. A posting from the forum of EliteFitness.com egg-splains how a non-pasteurized egg/egg white can be potentially a carrier of bacteria and salmonella but also that your body cannot utilize the protein in the egg white until it is pasteurized. Before pasteurization (which is heating the egg/eggwhite enough to kill the bacteria), the egg contains a glycoprotein called avidin. Avidin blocks the uptake of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin H (Biotin) causing a vitamin deficiency. Pasteurizing the egg white neutralizes the Avidin and allows your body to safely digest the protein and utilize all its amino acids.

Eggology egg whites are not only the smartest choice for purity, freshness and taste - they are the smartest liquid egg white choice for safety too. Find out more about Eggology egg whites on our FAQs page.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tweet! Tweet! Eggology Featured in Los Angeles Business Journal

A long, long time ago, a little bird came to us and told us a big secret. The secret was that everyone is Twittering and to stay connected to our customers and fans, than we too must be Twittering. Twittering, we thought, what exactly is that? Sending messages ("tweets"!) out to our customers and fans ("followers") in 140 characters or less. Sounds challenging as we are usually wordy!

Nonetheless, we did create a Twitter account for Eggology and now have almost 600 followers. We have used Twitter to enlighten our audience about the latest Eggology egg white product, the hottest Eggology recipe, the coolest Eggology promotions and other fun things that we like and feel are valuable such as food safety issues or exercise/bodybuilding tips.

Interestingly enough, it seems that other companies are on board with Twitter and just recently the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABusinessJournal.com) did an article about the explosion of social media, such as Twitter, and how businesses are using it to get the word out to their customers. Having followed our Tweets on Twitter, the LA Business Journal called our own Brad Halpern, Chief Eggsecutive and Twitterer, to ask about his thoughts on Twittering and business. In more than 140 characters, Brad explained how he personally updates his company’s Twitter feed rather than delegating to an employee. This is what makes Twitter all that it is cracked up to be - we get to hear it straight from the heart of the source - in no more than 140 characters! Twitter-rific!

Don't miss out - follow Eggology on Twitter today (@Eggology)!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Eggology Hardboiled Eggs Featured in Health Magazine

Did you know that Eggology is not just an egg white company? Eggology also has products such as Cool Cravings, a higher protein ice cream, and Nortons Naturals, protein snacks for our four-legged friends, and in March 2008 launched a new line of all natural hardboiled eggs! These hardboiled eggs became available in 2-packs at many of your favorite grocery and specialty stores. Vacuum-packed, they are already-peeled and come with a packet of salt and pepper.

Eggology is pleased to announce that the Hardboiled Egg 2-packs were selected by Health magazine as Best in Food in their Breakfast Category in the June 2009 issue. Health magazine declares:
For a lean, no-fuss breakfast, help yourself to an Eggology hard-boiled egg from the fridge – no cooking or peeling required. Each egg has 70 calories, 4 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein, and comes with salt and pepper
packets for quick seasoning. They taste really fresh, too

Thanks Health magazine! We couldn't agree more!

Check out Eggology's press page to see where else we've been featured!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Eggology featured in eHow: How to be a Healthy Host on Holiday Weekends

Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day! We had an eggcellent time with friends and family and good food - healthy, fresh food that everyone can enjoy! eHow.com featured "How to be a Healthy Host on a Holiday Weekend" and we honored their lead by featuring healthy recipes from Eggology's Recipe page! These recipes are easy to follow with common ingredients that are good for our bodies and, most importantly, tasty!

Our guests favorite of the evening was the California Tuna Burger - recipe below!

California Tuna Burger
Servings: 4

Notes: To serve, spread mayonnaise evenly on the bun tops and bottoms. Place lettuce, tomato, onion, and patties on bottom halves of buns; place tops on sandwiches.


WHAT YOU NEED:
2 tablespoons nonfat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons creamy mustard-mayonnaise blend
2 ounces Eggology fresh egg whites
2 (6-18 ounces) cans albacore tuna in water, drained and flaked
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs, divided
1/4 cup chopped green onions
vegetable cooking spray
1/4 cup nonfat mayonnaise
4 (1.5 ounce) hamburger buns, split
4 lettuce leaves
4 slices tomato
4 slices sweet onion

INSTRUCTIONS
Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; and stir well. Add tuna, 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, and green onions; stir well.

Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 4-inch patty. Press the remaining breadcrumbs evenly onto both sides of patties.

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add patties; cover and cook 3 minutes. Carefully turn patties over; cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes or until patties are golden.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Enjoy Your Egg Whites to the Max!

I am a fan of the popular TV show Dancing with the Stars. There! I said it for all of you to read. Last night I was elated to see Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson snag first place! She was great and it's hard to imagine that she is not even a legal adult (at 17 years old). Hooray for her! Reflecting on her gymnastics career, the drive she must have in her is admirable. Gymnasts are lean and muscular all at the same time and can do multiple somersaults in the air just with a running start. Curious, even though I knew the answer before my Google results popped up, I googled "gymnast nutrition egg white" and saw that the answer confirmed what I knew already. Many gymnasts stick to a lean, high protein, low carb nutrition plan and multiple sites and forums all suggested eating egg whites for one or more meals per day.

Eggology egg whites provide a convenient, easy and fresh way to get your dose of liquid egg whites every day! Here are some tips for you to enjoy your Eggology egg whites to their maximum!

  • Shake well - Gravity pulls the heavier part of the egg white to the bottom, leaving the watery part on top which will result in a foam-like consistency so shake it baby! Shaking the bottle serves the same purpose as beating an egg. Shake the bottle, even if you plan to whip the egg whites. You will also notice that your omelets will be more fluffy by doing so.

  • Omelets - When making an omelet, coat the pan with either a non-stick spray or olive oil. Always preheat the pan prior to pouring the egg whites – they will cook better!

  • Drinking Raw - Eggology egg whites are completely safe to drink raw, as it has been salmonella tested. For best assimilation of protein, always shake the bottle first. If you plan to make a protein drink, then it is best to stir or blend the drink for best protein absorption.

  • Whipping - Shake the bottle prior to pouring contents. Allow the egg whites to come up almost to room temperature, then whip to your heart's content.

  • Easiest Egg White Sandwich Ever - Pour ¾ an inch high of Eggology egg whites into rounded Tupperware type container that is the size of a piece of bread. Set the container lid on top, leaving space for air (do not affix lid). Cook in microwave for 75 seconds. View the now hardened egg white patty, and cook more if still watery. The egg white patty will pop right out, but use a spatula if necessary. *For the size of a muffin, use a coffee cup (no lid is necessary).

How do you enjoy your Eggology egg whites? We are always looking for recipes to share so email us or comment below!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Spinach & Orange Scramble

Looking for a healthy, refreshing breakfast with a little zest? Eggology's featured recipe - Spinach & Orange Eggwhite Scramble is simple and nutritious - great way to start your day!

WHAT YOU NEED:
3/4 cup Eggology egg whites
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
nonfat cooking spray
4 ounces fresh spinach, well washed and stems trimmed
dash of cayenne pepper
salt to taste
grated rind of one orange

INSTRUCTIONS
Beat the Eggology egg whites until frothy, then blend in the tomato sauce.

Heat a skillet over a medium flame and spray with cooking spray.

Sauté the spinach until it is wilted and there is no liquid in the pan. Pour in the Eggology egg whites, season with cayenne pepper, and salt and cook slowly, stirring until thickened.

Sprinkle with grated orange rind and serve immediately.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Looking for a Leaner Body? Advice for Beginners Looking for Weightloss

In southern California, where I am located, the motivation to stay lean and fit is present everywhere! All I have to do is look around. When I take my child to school or when I am at the beach or out to dinner, I just have to look around to stay motivated to keep up with my own fitness program because almost everyone looks great! We are a beach town with mild weather year round and mountains nearby with great hiking trails which encourages people to get out and exercise (even if it is as simple as a leisurely walk after dinner).

And, of course, even in this town, there are people who are less motivated - or who have fallen into a rut and cannot seem to pull themselves out of it. Well, I am here to offer help!

One of my favorite go-to sites for all things having to do with fitness is Bodybuilding.com. Bodybuilding.com states that their mission is: "To help our visitors reach their health, fitness and appearance goals through information, motivation and supplementation." Bodybuilding.com features over 25,000 pages of fitness information, has a community of over 230,000 members to support you and keep you motivated, and has a store with 8,500 products (and super fast shipping!). If you haven't been there - then you need to go!

Wait! Before you start surfing Bodybuilding.com's site, keep reading for tips on beginning your own weight loss program. This is from Bodybuilding.com's article Beginner's Fatloss Program!

A simple program that's easy to follow! Here is a synopsis of their tips:
  • Set your goal!

  • Find what motivates you.
  • Re-evaluate your nutrition program! I love that they suggest starting slow - not going straight to chicken breasts, Eggology egg whites and protein shakes. Keep track of your calories and become more aware of your caloric intake and the quality of food (read the ingredients!).

  • After about two weeks, educate yourself on carbs, dietary proteins and fats!

  • Research supplements. Do you take a multivitamin? Interested in protein powder or fish oil? Are these for you and how will the benefit your body?

  • Don't forget the part about working out! Full body workout three days per week plus another two to three days of cardio and strength training.

  • Don't let your cardio stagnate. After a few weeks look into intervals and more!

  • After about three months - Congratulations! You are on it! Now take your training to the next level!

Read the whole article here, including cool videos and two full body workout programs! Thanks Bodybuilding.com!