Nutrition

The No-Caffeine Pre-Workout Boost

After years of making fun of Popeye and his spinach-fueled muscles, it might be time to apologize to the original muscle-bound vegetarian. The cartoon might seem outdated and outlandish, but research now shows that the concept might not be that far fetch. According to research compiled by Examine.com, nitrates, a powerful compound found in green […]

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Your Diet and Exercise Plan Is Not Working. Here’s Why.

Here’s some health advice you won’t see mentioned anywhere: most fitness and diet tips are limited. They are the fuel to living a better life, but they are not the engine. In other words, good nutrition and an effective exercise plan help and are necessary, but ultimately they are both just pieces of the puzzle. And without […]

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Why Losing Weight Is Hard

I have very few people that I consider “mentors” in my life. My parents are obvious, but outside of my family there is one man that stands above the rest: Ted Spiker. I say this with as much gratitude possible; if it wasn’t for Ted Spiker, I don’t know if I would have ever made […]

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Dieting Mistakes

Reverse dieting is the anti-starvation approach that avoids fad dieting techniques and creates a progressive approach to fat loss. If you want to know how to lose weight more effectively, avoid these 4 common dieting mistakes.

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Health and Fitness Power Rankings: Diet Wars

The good, the bad, and the in-between in the world of health and fitness. It was a confusing week for diets. On one hand, you had a popular study about low carb vs. low fat diets slammed by basically every blogger. On the other, you had maybe one of the more refreshing pieces of science […]

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Do You Need Sports Drinks?

“Is it in you?” With all respect to LeBron James (who by his own admission occasionally requires the extra hydration), not everyone needs to fuel up with the brightly colored drinks before, during, or after activity. While athletes drinking the amplified water like it’s going out of style, the ultimate answer for your needs is […]

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Why Are We Fat?

What’s worse: Sugar or fat? To answer the question, “Why are we fat?” it’s time to look at foods differently to crack the fat loss code.