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Holiday Weight Gain

The Holiday Season isn't known for the healthy environment it creates. Three plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, plus dessert has to go somewhere. Surely these calorie dense options lead to weight gain, but is unwanted holiday weight gain really as big of a problem as everyone makes it...

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Weight Gainers are a Waste of Money

Before I started working out and eating (relatively) healthy, I was a skinny 18 year old weighing [almost] 120 pounds. Once I started lifting weights, I got obsessed with ditching my skinny look and gaining some weight. An early tool I relied on were weight gainers which are loaded with...

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Things That Annoy Me – #5: People Who Don’t Follow Basic Gym Etiquette

The gym brings together people with different backgrounds, perspectives and goals. While we don't need to agree on what the best workout routine is (because there is no such thing), or which diet friendly foods taste best (hummus), we should all follow a few basic rules while working out to...

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Secrets of Diet/Exercise – Secret #5: There’s no Such Thing as the ‘Best’ Exercise Routine

Best is defined as, "the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality" and when it comes to working out, everyone thinks their approach is the most excellent or effective. With an almost endless amount of workout routines to choose from, one of them has to be the best, right? The...

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Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Butter (aka Homemade Nutella)

Nutella has been a staple in my diet for as long as I can remember. Those "chocolate sandwiches" kept my taste buds satisfied for a big chunk of my life. Giving up animal products is the only reason I ditched Nutella, not the ridiculously high sugar content, lack of nutrients...

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Recipe: Roasted Hazelnuts

I recently bought a food processor and started experimenting with homemade nut butters. Since I grew up on Nutella, I decided to try and make a chocolate-hazelnut butter. Unfortunately, I accidentally bought raw instead of roasted hazelnuts. Nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter...) are made from roasted, not raw nuts....

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