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Fish Oil: Why Omega-3 is Better Than Omega-6

Fish oils are a staple of many people’s diets, but you have to know WHICH you should be taking.

In this video, Hunter Grindle of Hybrid Fitness discusses why omega-3 fish oil is better than omega-6, and other options.

Omega-6 oils have many bad side effects, such as inflamation. These side effects outweigh the benefits and can harm you over time.

Omega-3 WILL help you focus, have a better recovery, and MANY more benefits. —- More Training Videos, Workouts, and Content!


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Fish Oil: Should You Take it?

fish oil

I’m sure you’ve heard of fish oil before… It’s one of the most highly known supplements on the market.

But, is it worth your money to take it?

I’m not going to get scientific with this, because I know you won’t want to read it.

So, my short answer… Yes, fish oil can be very beneficial for you.

Fish Oil is beneficial because it contains Omega 3 fatty acids.

Omega 3’s are very anti-inflammatory and do a whole bunch of great things for our cells, metabolism, and brain function.

Here’s the thing.

It’s not just important how many omega 3’s you get. The ratio you ingest between omega 3s and omega 6’s is arguably even more important.

Omega 6’s have similar function but are pro-inflammatory.

It is estimated today, the average American eats a 20:1 (omega 6’s being the 20). Before processed foods – this ratio was closer to 2:1.

This means that because of our current diets, our bodies are way more inflammatory than they need to be.

This leads to: Slower recovery times after workouts, decreased skin health, lower immunity, and more joint pain. Excess inflammation is also thought to be a catalyst (speeds up) to disease.

Omega 6’s are typically found in most vegetable oils like safflower oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, and sunflower oil.

You want to try and eliminate these from your diet as much as possible, while adding in more omega 3 fatty acid rich foods like:

Herring, sardines, salmon, mackerel, swordfish, mussels, tilapia, halibut, flounder, pollack, flax seeds, walnuts, hemp seeds, pecans, and hazelnuts.

And you can also take fish oil 🙂

Just by switching up your day to day ratio of omega 3’s and omega 6’s, the drop in inflammation in your body can lead to:

Faster recover after workouts
Less Joint Pain
Boosted Immunity
Improved Skin Health
Reduced Risk for Cancer
Help with Depression
Reduced Blood Pressure (For people with high blood pressure)
Can Lower Triglycerides 15-30%

It’s recommended by the American Heart Association to take about 1g / day of fish oil. It is important to note that, even though Fish Oil will provide you with your Omega 3’s, it’s important to get them from whole foods as well.

Sometimes fish oil can have a fishy taste to it, but if you take it with meals, you can avoid that pretty easily. Just PLEASE do not do this – because I did it once.

Don’t put your fish oil in your shakes. It is disgusting.

The recommended daily dose of fish oil is 1000mg to 1200 mg a day, but it’s not the fish oil that matters, it’s the omega 3’s within them.

Generally, the more omega 6’s you eat, you’ll want more omega 3’s.

You won’t notice a different overnight from this, but in a few weeks, it’ll start to add up.

I recommend Stronger, Healthier, Faster’s liquid fish oil. It contains over 3x what a regular fish oil capsule would provide you with in Omegas 3’s, and there is also Vitamin D as well, which is much needed if you live in the Northern States (like Maine).

Here is the link:

Of course, this is a more expensive choice, but that’s because it is much more dense in the omega 3s. You could get the regular fish oil pills from the store, but you’d have to throw down quite a bit of them to get the same amount of omega 3s (3200mg contained in 1tbsp).

I hope this helps!

Hunter Grindle

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How To Get A Flat Stomach

There is MUCH more than meets the eye when it comes cutting down that belly fat.

In this video, Hunter Grindle of Hybrid Fitness tells you how you can make your stomach flatter, which includes several tips, such as your diet.

It takes more than workouts to flatten your stomach. It also includes eating right, sleeping right, and so much more!

It WILL: make your belly more toned, which can show off your abdomen to get you that beach body that EVERYONE is craving. —- More Training Videos, Workouts, and Content!


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Food For Thought Thursday #3: Top Foods For Weight Loss: "Avocado"

Food For Thought Thursday #3: Top Foods For Weight Loss: “Avocado”

It’s one of the most popular weight loss foods on the market. You’ve heard the rumors about it. Now listen to Hunter tell you all the benefits of it!

In this video, Hunter Grindle of Hybrid fitness discusses the health benefits of avocado, along with the best ways to eat it.

You may have heard recent rumors about avocado and how people think it’s not a healthy food, but you should listen to the acientific facts about it.

It WILL: give you a better understanding about the food, its benefits regarding fats and vitamins, and show you what the best ways are to eat it. —- More Training Videos, Workouts, and Content!


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Food For Thought Thursday #2: Top Foods For Weight Loss: "Black Beans"

Food For Thought Thursday #2: Top Foods For Weight Loss: “Black Beans”

Black beans have more benefits and nutrients than you may think. Here Hunter, discusses what exactly those are!

In this video, Hunter Grindle of Hybrid Fitness tells you what nutrients black beans have to offer, along with what kinds are the best for you.

If you don’t implement black beans into your diet, you may be missing out on several vital nutrients and proteins.

It WILL: provide a healthier diet and speed up your recovery process.

Any foods you have questions on? COMMENT BELOW! —- More Training Videos, Workouts, and Content!


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Weekly Challenge Monday #2: "2 Cups of Water Before Every Meal"

Weekly Challenge Monday #2: “2 Cups of Water Before Every Meal”

Water is the most important aspect of your recovery process, and it’s time you up the ante.

In this video, Hunter Grindle of Hybrid Fitness provides you a weekly challenge of 2 cups of water before every meal and how this will affect your overall health.

Not drinking enough water will slow your recovery process considerably, and make you feel more fatigued.

It WILL: make you feel more energized, and you should see very fast results in your overall health. —- More Training Videos, Workouts, and Content!


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Food For Thought Thursday: How Healthy Is Greek Yogurt?

Food For Thought Thursday: How Healthy Is Greek Yogurt?

You’ve heard the myths of Greek Yogurt, along with other dairy products. Here, Hunter sets the record straight.

In this video, Hunter Grindle of Hybrid Fitness discusses how healthy Greek Yogurt actually is for you.

Dairy products have been criticized as of lately, but there is way more benefits to them than meets the eye, especially yogurt.

It WILL: increase your knowledge of Greek Yogurt compared to other dairy products, and help you decide which types/flavors are the best choices for you. —- More Training Videos, Workouts, and Content!

Precision Nutrition:

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What's Your Question Wednesday: "Will Pizza Make Me Fat?"

What’s Your Question Wednesday: “Will Pizza Make Me Fat?”

This may seem like an obvious answer, but there is much more to this simple diet question than you think.

In this video, Hunter Grindle of Hybrid Fitness begins his new Wednesday segment with the submitted question: “will pizza make me fat?”

If you eat nothing but one thing all the time, it will eventually make you fat.

On the flip side, however, it is okay to moderate your diet with the occasional comfort foods.

Hunter will tell you how this can actually benefit your diet! —- More Training Videos, Workouts, and Content!

P.S. Send any questions you want to see in the future on the Hybrid Fitness Facebook Page!


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What Weight Loss Shakes Should I Take? (The Honest Truth)

Should you be taking weight loss shakes? Here’s my HONEST answer…

What Weight Loss Shakes Should I Take? (The Honest Truth)

There are so many supplements out there telling you’ll they’ll help you lose 10lbs in 10 days, but will they really?

Are they actually really good for your health, or possibly harmful?

In this video, Hunter Grindle of Hybrid Fitness lays on the table his thoughts on weight loss shakes and supplments, and if and when you should be taking them!

These shakes might include:

Slimfast or Shakeology

Here’s what I take:

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Food Review: Quaker Rice Cakes Chocolate Crunch

After a long night out last night watching our local high school basketball team upset the defending state champions and break a 40 game win streak, I was exhausted. I got home around 12:15am, and had set my alarm for 7:00am.

To my surprise in the morning, I woke up on my own. At 11am!

I looked to my phone and it was in setup mode… and after further investigating I learned that my iphone decided to update itself overnight!



The worst part was, I had a personal training client at 8:00am.

Check out this text I got….

lucky text

As you can see, I didn’t reply until later when I woke up…

So, I got lucky!

But I was still behind on a lot I needed to get done in the day.

I walked into the kitchen, and found one of these puppies…

Actually, I don’t have a picture because I ate them all.

But it was a Quaker Rice Cake, Chocolate Crunch!

MMM these are good. And they were quick which was just what I was looking for.

After eating about 3, and working at the same time, I started to notice very quick how it’s easy to eat a lot and not even know it.

I was working on my computer, and throwing down rice cakes…

and I didn’t even know I was doing it until about three cakes in.

So, next thing I did was look at the nutrition facts to see what I had just unintentionally eaten like a madman. And this is also where I got the idea to write this for you!

Quaker Rice Cake Review


So, I ate 3 rice cakes.

If we look at the label, we can see that 1 serving is 1 cake.

There are 60 calories per serving, so that’s 180 calories total.

There was 1g of protein per serving, I had 3g of protein total, which is a total of 12 calories from protein

There was 1g of fat, and I had 3g total, so that would give me 27 fat calories. However, the label marks that there were actually 10 fat calories per serving, so I am going to use that. So I had a total of 30 fat calories.

And if there are 10 fat calories and 4 protein calories in one cake, that must mean the rest are carbohydrates.

Here’s a quick summary of my snack that I had:

  • 180 total Calories
  • 30 Fat Calories
  • 12 Protein Calories
  • 138 Carbohydrate Calories

Now, let’s look at the ratio of fat, carb, and protein I ate.

  • 17% Fat
  • 7% Protein
  • 76% Carbohydrate

Based off of my goals (to add lean muscle mass), this is not a macro-nutrient ratio (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) that I want to be eating in.

In order for me to build lean muscle, on lifting days I want to eat:

  • 50% Carbohydrates
  • 30% Protein
  • 20% Fat

Let’s take a look at how I feel

It’s about 20-30 minutes after I’ve eaten these as I write this right now, and I feel a little hypoglycemic. However, I’m not really craving any foods right now. I am really craving water actually. This could be because I haven’t drank anything since I woke up today, or because of the what I ate.

Now obviously I could get way more specific with this breakdown of this food and what I ate, but I want to keep it very simple for today.

Ratios are important

It’s important that you know what ratio you want to eat your macro-nutrients in based off of your goals.

If you don’t there’s no way of knowing what types of foods to eat, and you’re basing your decisions solely off of calories.

Ratios will also help keep your blood sugar level in check, which is extremely important when it comes to losing, or gaining weight. And of course feeling good.

How do I react?

If you noticed, I haven’t called myself any bad names for eating a food that made me feel iffy…I simply have broken down, analyzed it, and determined that this moved me away from my goals of muscle building rather than moving me closer to it. I want you to try that same approach the next time you do something you don’t like.

What could I have done differently?

I could have looked in my fridge to see if there was a healthier choice that I could have made. I looked after and I found some guacamole. I could have had that with tortilla chips and based of experience I know I would feel better, that would have gotten me more calories which I should have.

What ratio is best for you?

Depending on your goal, the ratios change. I’m going to be going over this more soon in my nutrition program coming soon!


The point of this blog post was to give you an idea of how you can evaluate how you ate in particular meal. Never react emotionally and call yourself a name! Just look at it logically and figure out how eating what you did made you feel, did it move you toward your goal, and how can you improve if you didn’t.

I hope you liked this!


Hunter Grindle