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buffalo chicken quesadilla

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla (with Avocado)

Some foods sound too good to be healthy. Lucky for you, flavor has never been dependent on added sugars or other additives that make you feel guilty about what you’re eating. Look no farther than almost any quesadilla recipe. In a world of carb-fear, any type of wrap or bread-based product receives an unfair reputation…… More

carbs are important

Beyond Bread: Why Some People Can Eat More Carbs Than Others

The role of carbs in your diet is one part science, one part personality. The concept that “carbs” are evil can be put to bed with one statement: All vegetables and fruits are carbohydrates. So it should come as no surprise that any diet attempting to completely purge carbohydrates — or anyone suggesting all carbs are…… More

Apple bacon Brussels sprouts

Apple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

In the world of “healthy” options, it’s rare that you’ll find a vegetable that can offer that combination salty and sweet, along with a crunchy texture. But that’s exactly what’s delivered in this recipe, created by Liv Langdon, founder of Liv Lang & Prosper, and a Born Fitness meal prep specialist. On the nutrition side, Brussels…… More

sleep and fat loss

How to Lose Weight: Why Sleep Can Make you Fat

The debate about the best way to reach a healthy weight always revolves around exercise and diet. But here’s why sleep is just as important to your goals. When I was in graduate school I used to receive daily emails from my mom telling me to sleep more. I won’t lie: the act became old really…… More

cauliflower bread

The Best Low-Carb Bread Recipe

Any diet that eliminates all bread is a diet that won’t work for me.  This is my stance, and I’m not backing down. After all, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from assessing hundreds of diets, it’s that creating a plan that completely removes all foods you love is an approach that has a high…… More

better way to circuit train

A Better Way to Perform Circuit Training

You’ve probably tried metabolic workouts before. But here’s why a different approach to circuits might lead to better results. I have a few rules in life. They range from “never be greedy” to “always take a glance at a dessert menu to make sure you’re not passing on something amazing.” For the most part, I…… More

understanding macros

Fix Your Diet: Understanding Proteins, Carbs, and Fats

The biggest problem with your body transformation goals start—and end—with your diet. Yes, exercise is also extremely important. And even the best diet won’t offset a lack of physical activity. If the engine is broken, it doesn’t matter what type of fuel you add to the machine. But if the fuel is terrible, your body still…… More

front-squat

6 Exercises Upgrades For Better Results

Not every workout needs a complete overhaul. These small adjustments can jumpstart a stale program, prevent injuries, or strengthen your weakness. A bad day in the gym is better than any day outside the gym. It’s an obvious mantra that speaks to the frequency by which most people either: A) Get injured B) Become frustrated…… More

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Why You Can’t Bench Press More Weight

One of the best ways to become stronger is to stop spending all your energy focusing on your chest and start paying more attention to the other muscles involved. Some things never change. Sundays will always be better with football, repeat episodes of Seinfeld will still be funny, and the bench press will always be an exercise…… More

training for fat loss

Why Weights Are Better Than Cardio for Fat Loss

All exercise is not created equal. Here’s what you need to know about the fat-burning effects of cardio and weight training. Have you heard that one joke where some fitness professionals insist that running makes you fat? In a world where diets sell you on the idea of eating cookies to lose weight, it’s hard to believe…… More