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Update 2 – How Calorie Intake Affects Body Weight, Body Fat %, Strength and Appearance

At the end of September, I published the first update on how calorie intake affected my body weight, body fat percentage and physical appearance. As promised, I now have some more data to share, a few new relationships to analyze (energy expenditure and strength) and of coarse, some more...

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Secrets of Diet/Exercise – Secret #3: Fiber is the Secret Ingredient to a Healthy Diet

There are very few single nutrients capable of having a profound impact on overall health. One such nutrient is fiber. When consumed on a regular basis, fiber decreases cholesterol levels, reduces cravings, lowers blood pressure, keeps bowel movements regular and aids in weight management. Many label fiber a superfood...

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Secrets of Diet/Exercise – Secret #2: Count Calories

One of the most important "secrets" to reaching any diet or exercise goal is counting calories. Whenever I tell people to count their calories, I hear complaints about how tedious it is. Some people insist they accurately estimate their calorie intake and don't need to count. Others don't understand...

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Update 1 – How Calorie Intake Affects Weight & Body Fat Percentage

Before smartphones and apps, counting calories was tedious. I started counting calories back in 2006 using Excel Spreadsheets. In mid-2012, I found an app called MyFitnessPal which made counting calories "fun." Instead of using spreadsheet functions, I could simply scan a bar code, enter the serving size and let...

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Where to Buy Supplements

The supplement industry has been booming for years meaning there are great prices and lots of choices if you look hard enough. (Note: The following recommendations are based off of my own experiences. Your own experiences may vary.) Where to Buy Deciding between online and local shopping boils down to how...

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