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Top 5 Sugar Myths

Sugar Sugar is a type of carbohydrate found naturally in fruits and vegetables, and added in processed foods such as doughnuts, cookies, sodas and juices. In a 2003-2010 survey, the average American consumed 14% of their total calorie intake from added sugars. Some went as high as a quarter of...

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Liquid Versus Solid Calories for Weight Loss

A calorie is a calorie is a calorie The saying, "A calorie is a calorie is a calorie" attempts to make the point that all calories are the same. While it's true calories provide the same amount of energy regardless of source, there is a difference between how various foods...

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Top 5 Ways to Lose Your Gut

When you eat more calories than you burn, you create a calorie surplus and your body is forced to store that extra energy as body fat (or build muscle if you're involved in a strength training routine). Where your body stores extra body fat is determined by genetics and...

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What are simple carbs?

Simple Carbs Carbohydrates are one of the macronutrients (alongside fats and proteins) whose main function is to provide the body with energy. Carbohydrates are somewhat unpopular due to the misconception that they cause weight gain. This popular misconception leads some to completely eliminate carbohydrates from their diets. Carbohydrates do not...

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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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Overview of Sugar Part 2 – Effects, Recommendations & Lowering Strategies

Americans' intake of sugar is way too high and it has no real value in the diet. We use sugar for energy which is the extent of what it's good for. Too much sugar leads to very serious health effects including obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Though...

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Overview of Sugar Part 1 – Definition & Sources

Sugar is addictive, bad for you in large quantities and makes everything it touches delicious. Sugar is a type of carbohydrate found naturally in some foods such as fruits and vegetables, and added to other foods such as candy bars, sodas and cookies. Like all good things, Americans tend...

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Top 5 Weight Loss Killers

Successful weight loss plans are all based on one simple principle: burn more calories than you eat. Unfortunately, this principle has some complicated pitfalls that limit success. Ignoring calorie intake, eating excess junk food and physical inactivity are the quickest ways to kill weight loss. 1. Ignoring Calorie Intake. A...

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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. Carbs provide the fuel your body needs to perform everyday tasks such as digesting food, physical activity and keeping the all of the organs powered up. Without carbs, your body will underperform in a wide variety of tasks. Though low carb...

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What are carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are one of the main macronutrients that provide the body with energy (4 calories per gram). Though fat and protein can also be a source of energy for the body, carbs are the body's main source without which, peak performance will be unattainable. Carbohydrates Explained All carbohydrates are made up...

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