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How to help control heartburn

Question:  A lemon is acidic or alkaline?

Most people will say that a lemon is acidic, when in actuality it is alkaline.

Foods that we digest gets to our stomach and helps create more acid (increase heart burn and indigestion) or the food can also help to neutralize the acid ph in our bodies.

Naturally our body stays around a 7PH – when we move or increase muscle contractions our muscular system will give off lactic acid and therefore increase the PH of our body to a higher acidic level.

ph scale of the human body

ph scale of the human body

The better shape a person is in the better ability they have to buffer lactic acid.  What separates recreational weekend warriors from Olympic athletes and professionals is the ability to move and buffer lactic acid

If you eat good “quality” foods but have a lot of heart burn then you could be eating too many acidic food and not know it, here is a list of foods and their PH scale to help control some heartburn

foods and thier ph scale

foods and thier ph scale

GT Get Fit Tip: Analyzing Your Results

This spring makes my 11th year doing personal training and March is always the BEST and WORST month.  This time in early spring is a great time to analyze your results.  You want to stop now and look at your workouts, nutrition, and recovery to make sure you are on track for spring and summer break.

I track body fat for clients because that’s most important when you talk about being toned, the weight or “mass” is irrelevant when 33% of your total weight is all flabby and muffin top (you skinny bitch!!)  I preach all the time about getting stronger, faster and becoming leaner through a little working out and eating fruits and vegetables, I say it over and over and over again.  Image

My point today is to remind you guys that stepping on the scale and weighing is not the only way to track progress.  We all want to look respectable and some of us even want to be a bad ass about it but I want to remind you to be appreciative of your health and well-being and motivate some one else to be happy too.

 

What does it take to motivate you to lose -5lbs?

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