MODESTO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer well underway and dreams of revealing six pack abs dwindling, personal trainer Chris Powell of ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" and registered dietitian Dr. Chris Mohr are sharing tips and recipes to help turn those dreams into reality. To help men make smart, effective choices, Powell and Mohr have teamed up with California Almonds to share their top exercise and eating tips, found here.
Between working on his new book, "Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days" (out in December 2015) and whipping clients into shape, Powell makes fitness a priority by being prepared for on-the-go nutrition. "When I am traveling, I don't always have time to squeeze in a full gym workout, so I make sure to pack smart, satisfying snacks, like a baggie of almonds, and my workout shoes. This way, I can fuel up and sweat it out wherever I am," says Powell. "And my total body workout, found here, is the ultimate combination of cardio and strength training that you can do virtually anywhere."
When it comes to fueling your workouts, Mohr emphasizes snacking purposefully: "The purpose of a snack is to bridge the gap between meals, providing energy and quality nutrients without filling you up," he says. "A handful of almonds provides 6 grams of hunger-fighting protein, 4 grams of filling fiber and 13 grams of good, unsaturated fats1 to keep you feeling energized and satisfied until your next meal. Throw them in your gym bag or keep them in your car so you remember to grab that smart snack."
For more exercise and nutrition tips, including some delicious recipes, plus information on Chris Powell and Chris Mohr, click here.
About Chris Powell
Chris Powell is the trainer and transformation specialist on ABC's highly-rated series "Extreme Weight Loss." He is a "New York Times" bestselling author and is currently working on his third book, "Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days" (Hachette, 2015), set to release in December 2015. He is a regular contributor to "Good Morning America" and "The Dr. Oz Show," and frequently appears as a fitness expert for nationally syndicated shows including "The View," "Live with Kelly and Michael" and "20/20." Chris holds a degree in Exercise Science and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Follow Powell on his website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Chris Mohr
Chris Mohr, PhD, RD, is a nutrition spokesperson who has been interested in nutrition from a young age. After having to lose 20 pounds in 8th grade to make weight for football, his passion for the field grew and ultimately brought him to Penn State University, where he earned a BS in nutrition. He then earned his MS in nutrition from the University of Massachusetts and a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh. Chris was the sports nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals and is currently an expert contributor for Reebok, where he helps people reach their nutrition goals every day through his company, Mohr Results, Inc. Follow Mohr on his website, Twitter and Instagram.
About California Almonds
Almonds from California are a natural, wholesome and quality food. The Almond Board of California promotes almonds through its research-based approach to all aspects of marketing, farming and production on behalf of the more than 6,000 almond growers and processors in California, many of whom are multi-generational family operations. Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit Almonds.com or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.
1 Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 oz. of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
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