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The Food Pyramid… Scheme?

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The Food Pyramid… Scheme?

The Food Pyramid The food pyramid was introduced by the USDA in 1992, revised in 2005, and replaced in 2011. Nearly all public schools (99 percent), between the grades of Kindergarten through Eighth grade, offer nutrition education somewhere within the curriculum.1 If you have ever been exposed to this pyramid, then you are part of […]

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What You Need to Know About Sugar

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What You Need to Know About Sugar

Is Sugar Bad? With obesity and diabetes on the rise it’s no surprise that no sugar diets are becoming increasingly popular with both celebrities and the general public alike. As many of you know already, sugar, or sucrose, is broken down into simple sugars glucose and fructose in the body. An elevated blood concentration of […]

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Is it Necessary to Eat Clean to be Lean?

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Is it Necessary to Eat Clean to be Lean?

The Ideal Diet Plan Typically, when an individual thinks of the ideal diet for weight loss or getting lean, it includes only nutritious whole food sources.  Also, it is often assumed when we see individuals with outstanding physiques that he or she must have a really good diet in terms of food sources. Although, the […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Supplement With HMB

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Top 5 Reasons to Supplement With HMB

Five Reasons to Use HMB to Push Your Training to a New Level We all know that to get the most out of training and exercise we need to continually challenge our bodies with increasing variation, intensity, and volume. By “breaking down” muscle on a regular basis, our body in turn responds by building more […]

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Top 10 Nutrition Tips for Weight Loss Success

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Top 10 Nutrition Tips for Weight Loss Success

Reality Check: Weight Loss is Hard Work! Anyone who tells you weight loss is easy is lying to you and most likely trying to sell you something! While losing the extra weight is not easy, it’s absolutely worth your time and effort. Healthy weight loss and improved fitness will elevate your health, fitness, and happiness, […]

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Top 5 Supplements for Healthy Joints

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Top 5 Supplements for Healthy Joints

Joint Health In a society that has never needed to exercise more and eat less, we find ourselves with a dilemma: If you are overweight, or live a sedentary lifestyle; yet you are plagued with joint-related pain, then the option to exercise – to lose the extra weight – becomes a daunting task. And yet, […]

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Are My Supplements Good For Me?

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Are My Supplements Good For Me?

Not All Supplements Are Created Equal In the age of the internet, information has never been more readily available. At the click of a button, you can self-diagnose yourself; go online to GNC or Amazon and pick up a bottle of vitamins and you’re good to go. And why would you doubt yourself? Why bother […]

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Top 5 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes

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Top 5 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes

Make Your Weight Loss Journey Easier by Avoiding These 5 Big Mistakes When it comes to weight loss, there’s a plethora of information all over the internet. Unfortunately, not all that information is helpful information and the good information is cluttered alongside the junk information. For many individuals trying to lose weight, this can make […]

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Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

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Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

Is Intermittent Fasting For You? You may have heard the buzz surrounding the positive or negative effects of intermittent fasting, and maybe you have been thinking about trying it out.  Well, I can tell you from a weight loss perspective, there’s nothing special about intermittent fasting.  The truth is whether you choose to eat eight […]

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How To ‘Beef Up’ Your Daily Protein Intake

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How To ‘Beef Up’ Your Daily Protein Intake

Best Ways to Add More Protein into Your Daily Diet Protein is an important nutrient that plays a key role in a number of bodily functions; it regulates and shapes our genetic code, helps transport key minerals and nutrients throughout the body, maintains healthy hormone levels, and is responsible for rebuilding damaged muscle fibers. While […]

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Top Three Ways to Recognize Fad Diets

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Top Three Ways to Recognize Fad Diets

How to Recognize a Fad Diet Fad diets are everywhere you look and they prey on individuals who have little knowledge of nutrition and are desperate for change.  They tend to promise fast and superb results while rarely producing long term success.  For long term success, there needs to be a dietary change that can […]

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6 Simple Tips for Healthy Eating Every Day

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6 Simple Tips for Healthy Eating Every Day

Getting Your Nutrition Plan Off to a Great Start In our culture where tempting, empty junk food lurks around every corner, it’s easy to wake up one day to find your eating way off track. Want to start getting your diet in check, but not sure where to begin? Feeling overwhelmed by the massive amount […]

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Top 5 Healthy Oils to Use in the Kitchen

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Top 5 Healthy Oils to Use in the Kitchen

Healthy Oils to Use in the Kitchen It’s time to forget everything you’ve been told about eliminating fat and oils from your diet because while it’s true that too much of the wrong kind of fat can cause serious health issues and make you, well,  fat, your body actually needs certain fats to function properly. […]

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Best Fat Burning Supplements for Women

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Best Fat Burning Supplements for Women

So Many Fat Burning Supplements! There are so many fat burning supplements on the market today; choosing a product that best fits your needs can become overwhelming and confusing!  When selecting a product, make sure it is formulated by a reputable company and has research to support the claims it is making. One thing to […]

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