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Best Drinks For Weight Loss

Denver Sportas Recovery - Nutrition

Alcohol, sweet alcohol!!! Can you guys relate to this? Friday night and you’re super pumped for the weekend because it means fun time! Friends, mountains, drinks, laughs, you name it! Every Friday I get texts from clients asking about what cocktails they can have and how much alcohol is ok while they’re trying to lose weight.” Calm down people!! I promise I’m not going to take your precious alcohol away!

Let’s talk alcohol: how does it affect the body? Simply put, alcohol is absorbed into your body through the stomach and small intestines. Alcohol will then flow through the bloodstream throughout the body, reaching all muscles and tissues.

Your body cannot store alcohol, so it is broken down and metabolized in your liver. The rest through blood, sweat, and urine. Guess what peeps? Fat is also metabolized and broken down in your liver!

So I know after reading that sentence you may be like Julia, hurry up…what the heck does that mean for me and my happy hours! Right? When you drink alcohol, it postpones the process of fat burning. Why? Your liver cannot focus on metabolizing alcohol and fat at the same time. As soon as the alcohol goes in, our body burns that for fuel first before anything else. As soon as the alcohol is out of your system, you’re back to burnin that fat baby!

So, go ahead and enjoy a few drinks! We need to be able to live a social life and still lose weight at the same time, because if not, the “diet” is too strict and we get annoyed and eventually give up! The weight loss journey is just that, a journey. It’s not a 30 day fix. Once you understand that and make the mindset shift, you will feel so much better!

Denver Sportas Recovery - Nutrition

So the next question I know you’re bursting with is how much and what kinds of drinks are the best for weight loss. The answer to the “how much” is specific to each client. However, what I can tell you is this: look at it like a budget. If you decide you’re going to allow yourself 4 drinks a week….and you know you have plans on Friday and Saturday, and will want to drink at both events, then abstain from the alcohol Monday-Thursday. Make sense?

What drinks are best for weight loss? Well obviously avoiding alcohol is the best option. However, we all know that’s not sustainable for most people. I mean, ya’ll know I like me some drinks! When I was losing weight, I was in college. I hate to admit I drank Thursday-Sunday, ahh!! Here is what worked best: red wine, liquor (vodka, tequila, whiskey, scotch etc), neat or on the rocks, or mixed with club soda and lemon/lime/orange slices. You can even throw in some herbs like the photo! No juice or sugary mixers. Some fun substitutes: I love tequila with soda water, a ton of lime, a wedge of grapefruit squeezed in, and salt! Oh and you’ll probably love blueberry vodka, soda water and orange slices, AMAZING! There ya have it! Now, I am going to go have me some red wine! Catch ya soon!

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FULL SEND FAIL? GO RECOVER

So you recently ate shit working on your triple cork, that you ABSOLUTLEY did not land, and now you’re not feeling aces. But here’s the thing, the mountains are getting hammered with snow all week, and you want to get up there! Bummer for you right? Not exactly.I know a place in the LoHi area that can help you recover from your little full send fail. Denver Sports Recoveryhas tons of therapeutic modalities, all of which are here to help you recover the right way and get you back on the hill.  I was invited to partake in all the goodies and services offered in this building that no doubt, will help one recover from such an epic fall. Some highlights of the visit included getting to try all that a few of the different zones in DSR had to offer, including: Neura Performance, Onus iV Hydration and the fully stocked recovery center.Because I was so excited, I was a little early. The staff was finishing up lunch and I eagerly awaited my turn to try out all of the contraptions I was seeing.  First up, Neura Performance.  I was asked to strap into this “Spies Like Us” contraption pod looking thing that flips you around and upside down called the Gyrostim.  The point of this thing is to improve your reaction time, which is fantastic for those who have had concussions due to over confident attempts on tricks. It takes you into a dynamic brain training ground that presents repetitious cognitive and physical challenges that will help improve your brains reaction and processing times.  The GryoStimwas designed to provide powerful vestibular therapy for those seeking to recover from concussion, traumatic brain injury and other neurological conditions.  Plus it’s fun and there are lasers! LASERS! Think laser tag targets in a space pod. As my reaction time got quicker while I was being spun around I realized that my air awareness could be improved by spending some time usingthis machine. Now I see why some local snowboarders including Dylan Alito swear by this place.

R: Dylan Alito | P: Aaron Dodds

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5280 Denver Mile High Magazine Article

5280 Denver Mile High Magazine recently mentioned our expanded space and new gadgets. We are thankful to have support from 5280 Denver Mile High Magazine on our newly expanded sports recovery center. We offer services to both average athletes and professional athletes. Our expanded space is now 3,600 square feet. We have helped sports stars from the World’s Strongest Man to multiple Denver Broncos players. Some of our most recent clients include former Bronco player Malik Jackson and local UFC fighter Brandon “Rukus” Thatch.In addition to the expansion we also added new machines, training tables, treatment rooms and a reception area with a retail space. If you aren’t familiar with Denver Sports Recovery Center, some of the services we offer include:
  • Acupuncture
  • Laser therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Stretching
  • Cupping
  • Muscle activation
5280 articleOne of the new machines which we added to the center is a cryosauna which is still awaiting city approval. The cryosauna encourages anti-inflammatory and toxin –flushing response by safely exposing the body to temperatures as low as -256 degrees. Our newly expanded center will also be housing an infrared sauna. The infrared sauna will help with blood pressure reduction and skin rejuvenation by penetrating tissue with infrared light.Our sports therapy center also houses 3 of our partner businesses:
  • NeuraPerformance (concussion and brain therapy)
  • Onus iV Hydration (IV treatment)
  • Invincible LLC (physical therapy)
We encourage athletes to walk-in, schedule an appointment or sign-up for one of our membership packages.
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Denverite Article on DSR Expansion

DenveriteIn July we expanded our athletic center in Highland and added new machines. We are thankful to have received support from online publication Denverite who mentioned our newly expanded sports recovery center at 2242 W. 29th Ave. in Denver Colorado. We spent more than $150,000 to double the space of our facility to 3,600 square feet.After maxing out our old space and feeling like we were working on top of each other we knew it was time to expand. We are thankful to have grown to more than 200 members since opening in 2012. At Denver Sports Recovery we teach people about “active recovering”. Our sports recovery center works with athletes of all types on stretching and using the newest technology to help athletes recover.  Memberships range in price from $89-$199. Each of our memberships include unlimited access to:
  • Hot/cold tub
  • Infrared sauna
  • All recovery tools
  • Discounted rates with our specialists
In addition to our expanded space and new machines our partner therapy businesses also moved in with us during the past year.
  • NeuraPerformance which offers custom brain based programs for performance and brain health.
  • Onus iV Hydration which offers all the benefits of an IV without having to go to a hospital.
Visit Denverite to view the full article on our expansion.
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