What Your Trainer Ate Today (feat. Ken Ferrer)
January 22, 2016
What Your Trainer Ate Today (feat. Ken Ferrer)

You look at your trainer’s physique (okay, you stare) and wonder, “what are they eating to get those abs?” Now you can find out. We followed Barry’s NYC trainer Ken Ferrer around for 24 hours and watched everything he ate. Look and learn.

Abs Are Made In The Kitchen: Chef Jon Rollo Gives Us His Recipe
November 5, 2015
Abs Are Made In The Kitchen: Chef Jon Rollo Gives Us His Recipe

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop owner, Chef Jon Rollo, may be immersed in the food industry, but he still maintains an ultra fit physique. (Seriously, if it weren’t a total health code violation, he could probably scrub potatoes on those washboard abs over the kitchen sink).  Barry’s tapped his unique expertise in fitness and years of culinary experience in designing healthy gourmet recipes to create the original menu and shake recipes for the Fuel Bar. He sat down with us for a quickie Q & A to give us the skinny on what he eats pre and post workout to maximize his gains and stay lean with his hectic schedule, running five different restaurant locations spread throughout LA and Orange County.  [Editor’s note: we Read More

The Skinny On Artificial Sweeteners: Not-So-Sweet Nothings
December 10, 2014
The Skinny On Artificial Sweeteners: Not-So-Sweet Nothings
by Jennifer Krohn

Ever had a diet soda or sweetened your coffee or tea with an artificial sweetener? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. In fact, non-caloric artificial sweeteners are among the most common food additives used in the world by both healthy-weight and overweight individuals. They were created over a century ago to provide sweetness to foods and beverages without the caloric contribution of sugar or other natural sweeteners. They have also been added to products to prevent an increase in blood sugar and prevent tooth decay. Research regarding the safety of these chemicals has been controversial. Currently, there are 5 artificial sweeteners that have been deemed safe for human consumption by the FDA: acesulfame potassium (Sunett, Sweet One), Read More