Calculate Your Basal Metabolic Rate

What is BMR and How Do You Calculate It? How successful would you be playing darts blindfolded? It’s fair to say that luck would play a bigger part in hitting the bullseye than skill. Trying to manage your weight without knowing how many calories you consume and burn each day has an equal chance of success as not being able


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Serving Size Shenanigans

Be Smarter Than The Label Makers! When you read food labels make sure you understand what they mean. Reeses came out with a 9″ Reeses peanut butter cup pie. It sold out in mere hours of the product launch! The serving size is equal to 160 calories, BUT there’s a catch! One serving is 1/48th of the pie! Check out


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Halloween Challenge!

Shark Fitness Training has a two-pronged challenge for you this Halloween! 1. Pledge that you will have ZERO Halloween candy before, during and after Halloween. 2. Come up with something more creative than giving out candy for your trick-or-treaters. At Shark HQ we do “Push-Ups for Cash!” Trick-or-treaters earn cold hard cash for completing a certain number of push-ups for


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Caloric Equalization

  If weight management is your goal, it is incredibly valuable to know your caloric intake so you can win the numbers game of calories burned versus calories consumed.  Eat more than you burn…your butt gets bigger. In today’s world, people are pretty quick to claim that they “deserve” something decadent for surviving another day on Earth.  Unfortunately, when we


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Garden Fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad

If your garden is anything like ours, herbs are going gangbusters and you’re at the start of  harvesting some delicious summer vegetables. Fresh from the garden vegetables and herbs are best for this recipe, but you can find great stuff at grocery stores or farmers markets. Cucumber Tomato Salad Ingredients 1 large English cucumber Tomatoes (2 large, 4 medium or


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Stacked Watermelon Arugula Salad

Summer is just about here, which means an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables are in season. A new favorite salad at Shark HQ is this refreshing Stacked Watermelon Arugula Salad. With our 6-days per week of curriculum in full swing for our Patriot Training Foundation military trainees, we are always looking for quick, healthy recipes to make for dinner


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6 Straightforward Nutrition Tips

Here are some quick nutrition tips for optimal performance and weight management. 1. Eat 5-6 small meals a day and choose your food based on what level of activity you have planned over the next three hours. More activity? More calories and more carbs. Sitting on your couch at the end of the day? Few calories and no carbs. 2. Eat and


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You Gained Weight During COVID. Now What?

It’s time to turn the tide on current weight gain trends! It seems like every day there is an alarming new study showing statistics of weight gain during the last yer and its detrimental effects. A year or so ago as the pandemic began, we learned that comorbidities – including being overweight or obese –   dramatically increased risk for


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Portobello Mushroom Quinoa Gratin Recipe

The Shark HQ kitchen has been trying out and adapting some new recipes and this one passes the test of healthy, delicious and nutritious! We experimented with a base recipe and our final recipe includes protein-rich quinoa and low-fat, smaller quantity alternatives to some of the ingredients (heavy cream, yikes!). This dish can be used as a vegetarian main entree


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Stop Overcomplicating Your Nutrition

A Simple Nutrition Strategy that WORKS Let’s talk about a habitual or lifestyle nutrition strategy that is simple. You don’t need to overcomplicate things. I’ll address the endless supplements, fad diets and fasting another time. Regardless of how hard you train, real success in weight management and overall health comes from your diet. Let’s start with one very basic yet


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