A typical plate of spaghetti can easily provides 100 to 150 grams of carbohydrate, and that is before you even consider the garlic bread and soft drink that might go with it. Most low-carb diet plans recommend limiting your daily carb intake to fewer than 100 grams a day, or even below 50 grams a day if you're someone dealing with insulin resistance. If you want to enjoy spaghetti without blowing your carb budget, ZUCCHINI can be a low-carb substitute!
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After a stimulating, motivating and invigorating move to the Phoenix, Arizona area, turning competitors into pros, Jamil has returned to the Big Apple. Equipped with even more zest and zeal and ready to refresh New York fitness enthusiasts and the like, your number one priority to change your lifestyle is to train with Jamil. Boldly stating at 55 years young, - "Age really is JUST a number". Read more: New York City: Jamil Has Returned!!!
WE HAVE A NEW PRO CHAMPION!!!!
Dareni proved that hard work, dedication, consistency and determination pays off!!! See more under 'Competition Training'.
EIGHT DAYS AWAY FROM HER FIRST FIGURE COMPETITION!
My client, Dareni W. is 8 days away from her first figure model competition, to be held at the Tempe Theater of the Arts on July 25, 2015! I'm excited for her because she has been training diligently and with astounding fervor - never missing a training session. Although her diet is on point, she has had to endure lack of carbs in her body, but still maintain the energy and strength that she needs to get her physique in top form. As we all know, carbohydrates are definitely essential to our diet; however depletion of them should only be done under the supervision of either a trainer, nutritionist or doctor. I am over the top proud of my client and see so much more for her in the future. This is only the beginning! Check out The Competition Training page for more details!!!
WHY DO I LIFT WEIGHTS?
While I LOVE to train clients, keeping my body and health in optimal condition is always at the forefront. You can't teach it, if you don't practice what you teach! With that in mind, I love to work out on my own when there is 'down' time at the gym - simply put, you could almost hear a pin drop when I train (ok, ok, aside from the music playing through my headphones!) Peace, focus, commitment, determination and fortitude - this is indeed one of my 'happy' places. Whether you lift weights, run, cross-fit, or simply walk in the park - FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE.
Some people say 'it doesn't take all that'....well, what exactly does THAT mean??? I say it DOES - the older one gets, the more your body might not cooperate like it used to. I didn't start consistent weight training until I was in my early 40's (and presently happily strong at 54!) Coming from a DNA that was doomed with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, emphysema and the like, (read more: http://www.jamilmiller.com/p/blog-page.html), I certainly did not want to head down that same path.
I began lifting weights, hired a personal trainer, was consistent and dedicated to changing the horrible lifestyle (a.k.a. 'diet') I had grown accustomed to and really did not want to continue down the same path as my DNA had predicted before me.
Little did I know that not only would I LOVE IT and LOVE THE RESULTS, but I also had discovered a passion to help others achieve levels of fitness they never even dreamed of.
Training myself gives me a sense of completeness and accomplishment - no matter how hard I train or how my muscles ache for sometimes 2-3 days afterwards. It is truly rewarding for your body to become strong as you get older so that you can enjoy life to its fullest! I look forward to continued training, well into my 70s and 80s...lol...you think I'm kidding? God is NOT through with me....yet!!!
YOU'VE TRIED THE REST - NOW TRAIN WITH THE BEST!
7TH AVENUE @ 53RD STREET
NEW YORK, NY
7TH AVENUE @ 53RD STREET
NEW YORK, NY
Motivational teacher, bodybuilder, nutritional therapist, group fitness instructor, personalized dietary coach and the recipient of 7 WNBF/INBF Bodybuilding trophies - Jamil's tenacity and determination towards helping her clients achieve fitness goals makes her a much sought after trainer. Paying close attention to detail in training and dedication to her business is a Jamil 'trademark'
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TIP OF THE WEEK
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WHAT IS AN 'ANTI'-NUTRIENT?
Some foods 'cancel out' 'rob', or contribute no nutritional value to your body of its essential macro-nutrients. These foods are called 'anti-nutrients'. Read more under NutriFitTips!!!!
FRUIT...THE SWEET ESSENCE OF IT ALL!!
Here's our quick and easy friend, the always accessible BANANA. This delectable delight is not only quick and easy, but high in potassium which stimulates muscle, nerve and brain cells; it keeps you 'regular' promoting approximately 2.5 grams of insoluble fiber in a 6-inch banana. It can also aid in deterring that sweet tooth craving - hence the need NOT to indulge in that candy bar! Sidebar: a 6-inch banana has approximately 90 calories - A QUARTER of the amount in a candy bar!
Vitamin A is another valuable nutrient that bananas possess a small amount of and can possibly aid in eye/vision care. Vitamin A is a series of various compounds, which include beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. While these compounds preserve membranes that surround your eyes and are components of one of the proteins that bring light into your cornea, you should check with your physician as to the correct amount of Vitamin A you need in your recommended daily allowance. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, women require 700 micrograms and men require 900 micrograms. In other words, don't think you can just eat a bunch of bananas for eye health - but they help!
Now, let's examine the time of day you should eat this delectable delight. Because of the natural sugar content in bananas, it can spike your blood sugar level and it is classified as a carbohydrate. Balancing it correctly with a protein and 'good fat' (e.g., a hard boiled egg and teaspoon of unsalted peanut butter), will soften the effect of the carb (banana in this instance). This is why it's a GREAT idea to have your fruits high in sugar in the EARLY part of the day when you expend your most energy! For those looking to lose weight, this is valuable because you want to eat clean, eat right and at the right time!