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The body has three ways of producing ATP: from creatine phosphate, anaerobic cellular respiration and aerobic cellular respiration. (Jenkins et all, 2007) At rest, the muscle fiber produce more ATP than is required by the body. This excess ATP is used to synthesize creatine phosphate – an energy rich molecule found only in the muscle fiber. Creatine is a small molecule that muscle cells assemble from fragments of amino acids. (Martini, 2008)  The enzyme creatine kinase catalyzes muscles fibers to break down excess ATP and transfer a phosphate group to creatine, forming creatine phosphate and ADP. (Jenkins et all, 2007) (more…)

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How many different diet plans have you heard of and read in the past where you’ve been asked to eliminate carbohydrates- without a clear distinction between the ‘good’ vs. ‘bad’ carbohydrates – either completely or limit it to a minuscule amount in your diet to lose weight? I am sure plenty. Right? And, when you did eliminate it, what did you experience? (more…)

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How many different diet plans have you heard of or read in the past where you’ve been asked to eliminate carbohydrates from your diet? I am sure plenty. Right? And, when you did eliminate it, what did you experience? The loss of energy and general lethargy accompanied with several other health issues. Just because I said ‘ Love your carbs’, does not mean you can now go binge on that pizza for dinner tonight!

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