Nutrition

Is it bad to eat the same thing every day?

There's a vast and almost endless supply of food available to us Westerners, both in terms of quantity and variety. With so much to choose from, why are many of us stuck eating the exact same thing every day? When describing a healthy diet, the term "balanced" is thrown...

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What’s the difference between a catabolic and anabolic state?

Catabolic and anabolic are two different states that describe whether the body is building tissue or breaking it down. When you're trying to gain weight, you want to maximize the time your body is in a building state so that you can get bigger, stronger and see improvements in...

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What is the best post workout meal?

Post workout meals deliver the proper nutrients to the muscle in a timely manner in order to help the body start the recovery process quickly. A good post workout meal will help you get stronger, gain more muscle and improve your overall fitness level. Effects of Exercise on Muscle Tissue Exercise...

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Top 5 Ways to Reduce Calories During the Holidays

If there's one thing the Holidays are known for, it's amazing food. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, pies and eggnog are just some of the irresistible delicacies. As always, it seems the better the food, the higher the calorie content. If you're trying to keep calorie intake at a somewhat...

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What’s the difference between complete and incomplete proteins?

We needs protein to build new tissues and repair damaged ones. The body has the ability to make some proteins, but needs others from food. Without an adequate supply of the proteins that the body lacks the ability to make, growing and recovering from exercise becomes impossible. Proteins The body uses...

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How to Read a Nutrition Label

Properly reading a nutrition label is a basic skill that everyone who is interested in staying healthy needs to learn. Too often, food manufacturers market an item as healthy when in fact it's no different than the average unhealthy product on the shelf. Don't Be Fooled Most of the time, people...

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Top 5 Ab Myths, Misconceptions and Mistakes

A defined set of six pack abs sets you apart from the average person. A toned midsection shows you exercise regularly, eat a clean diet and care about your overall health. Society's fascination in getting a perfect midsection has led to an almost unlimited amount of bad information on...

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Protein Supplements Part 2

In Part 1 of Protein Supplements, we discussed the role of protein in the body, the difference between complete and incomplete proteins and how different types of protein supplements can affect you and your workout routine. Here we'll go over when you should use supplements for gaining versus losing...

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