Top 52 Quotes of Harley Pasternak

Your levels of cholesterol are primarily dependent on your own body’s production rather than the result of eating animal fats. Moreover, some forms of cholesterol are heart healthy.

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You don’t need equipment of any kind to get a good workout in. In fact, you can get a good workout in the smallest of spaces, from a dorm room, to a studio apartment to a hotel room.

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While most vegetables are good sources of fiber, greens – especially the dark, leafy variety – are jam-packed with fiber and a ton of micronutrients.

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While many processed foods are full of salt, and excessive salt intake is associated with hypertension and other conditions, salt is essential to health. It can be dangerous to have too low a sodium intake.

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While cardio prompts your body to burn calories while you are exercising, resistance training not only sculpts, tones, and strengthens your body, but it causes your body to burn more calories when you are at rest.

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When the biceps become too strong, it brings the shoulders forward and makes for a gorilla-like posture.

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When I was a little kid, I was chunky. My mother would always joke she would have to get me husky jeans for larger kids. My wife reminds me sometimes, if I overdo it with chocolate chip cookies, that I will have to wear husky pants again.

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To ensure maximal fiber intake and to identify true whole-grain products, do the ‘flip-and-check.’ Flip to the nutrition facts label and list of ingredients on the back, and check that the product has at least three grams of fiber per serving and that whole grains is first on the ingredients list.

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To benefit your metabolism, your appetite, and your waistline, snacks need to have protein and fiber.

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There is no such thing as a cleanse. Cleanses tell you that you need to get rid of that piece of gum you swallowed in fifth grade that is still stuck to your intestinal lining. That’s not true.

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There is almost a 60-year age difference between Miley Cyrus and Jane Fonda, and one day I trained them both. I would say I trained Jane in her 70s even harder than I did Miley, who’s a teenager. I think, as you become older, it’s not about working harder: it’s about working smarter.

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There is a world of difference between foods fortified with synthetic vitamins and minerals, and eating vegetables, fruit, and other whole foods full of vitamins and minerals in their natural form.

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The key to finding protein for your snacks when you’re on the go is making sure said snacks don’t need to be refrigerated, don’t need to be cooked, and are in convenient packaging.

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The idea behind resistance training is that you’re basically tearing something and creating a microtrauma in the muscle. When the muscle recovers, it’s going to recover stronger and denser than it was before.

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Smart snacking is an invaluable weapon against cravings and poor food choices. For me, this translates to three meals and two snacks a day, each containing protein, fiber, and healthy fat.

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Seriously, I faced a lot of anti-Semitism playing hockey as a kid. It motivated me to play well and to punch everyone who was anti-Semitic. I was taunted and called names. I’d either beat them with a goal or with my fists.

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People always ask me if there was one thing they could do today to change the way they look and feel, what would it be. The answer is simple: Walk. To be exact, I want you to walk 10,000 steps a day.

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One thing is to not look at fitness as something that you do at a prescribed time of day in a prescribed room and a prescribed building. You should incorporate physical activity throughout your day.

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Most people make the mistake of over-training the biceps and under-training the triceps.

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Make your plate colorful. A lot of Asian countries make it a point of having five colors present on every dish, which leads to eating nutrient-rich foods.

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Life is too short. If we’re in Italy, have pizza and pasta. But not every day.

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Life is all about balance, and there are certain times of the year – birthday, anniversary, holidays – that are meant to be enjoyed without guilt. That being said, Thanksgiving is a meal – it’s not a Thanksgiving day, and it’s not a Thanksgiving week.

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Lentils, beans, and other legumes, such as chickpeas, are all excellent sources of fiber.

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I’ve designed exercise video games, running shoes, healthy beverages, and workout equipment.

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I’ve been a big fan of cottage cheese my whole life.

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In America, we eat until we’re full, which means we usually go past the point of satiety because satiety actually follows digestion.

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In addition to protein, edamame is a great source of fiber and mono-unsaturated fats.

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I’m not a vegan – especially when it comes to protein quality. I stick with the traditional proteins.

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I’m a big sweet potato fan.

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If you’re ready to give yourself a little challenge, take a walk and mix in short bouts of jogging. It can boost your calorie burn and give you much needed cardiovascular benefits.

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I tell all my clients to drink at least six water bottles a day.

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I spent almost 11 years at university. I have three degrees. I was a nutritional scientist for the Department of National Defense, and then I spent the next 20 years studying it and writing about it.

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I love the convenience of a protein shake, and not just for after a workout.

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I hate greens. I hate vegetables, but greens – especially in a smoothie – are a great way for a big kid like me to hide my vegetables into the meal.

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I grew up in a typical Ashkenazi household. My bubbe actually lived with us. She’d make us the traditional colorless, beige, heavy foods: chicken soup, kreplach, gefilte fish, tzimmes.

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I grew up in a household where both my brothers had Type 1 Diabetes, so I was raised eating healthy food with healthy ingredients.

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I got into bodybuilding very young – I was 13.

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Get yourself a pedometer. It’s an inexpensive device that fits in your pocket or clips on your pants and counts your steps.

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Fitness isn’t about being extreme and hard-core. Healthy eating is not about counting calories, weighing food, or finding less tasteful ingredients. Life is about balance.

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Don’t let yourself get stuck without a healthy snack option. If you allow yourself to get famished at work, you’re going to be more likely to get your snack from the vending machine, and when was the last time you saw something fresh and healthy in one of those?

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Dietary fiber provides a whole slew of health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts. It not only promotes ‘regularity,’ it also reduces your risk of several chronic diseases and plays a crucial role in successful weight loss.

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Creating an overall healthy lifestyle for yourself doesn’t require a radical diet or significant life change. In fact, it can be attained through common sense decisions about the way we eat, move, and live.

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Cranberries are an ultra healthy fruit, but cranberry sauces are often so sugared down that it eliminates all their healthy benefits.

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Couscous is not a grain. I repeat, it is not a grain. Much like its brother spaghetti and its sister ravioli, couscous is pasta.

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Celebrities might be experts when it comes to working the red carpet, but relying on them to guide your health and wellness can be a slippery slope.

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Cardio-based exercise involves moving at a moderate intensity, using many muscle groups at once. Think: walking, jogging, cycling, etc.

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Both cardio and resistance training are essential for looking and feeling great.

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All the healthiest countries don’t eat a lot of tropical fruits. They stay away from pineapples, mangos, papayas, and melons and focus on fruits that have edible skin, edible seeds, or are citrus fruits.

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All fats do not behave the same way in your body, and certain fats, including the omega-3 fats in salmon and other fatty fish and the monounsaturated fats in nuts, virgin olive oil, and avocados, are integral to a healthy diet.

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‘Airplane’ was my favorite movie growing up.

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A lack of electrolytes can make muscles sore.

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A cardio workout increases blood flow and acts as a filter system. It brings nutrients like oxygen, protein, and iron to the muscles that you’ve been training and helps them recover faster.

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