How To Kick Your Sugar Habit

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Candy, chocolate, cereal, pancakes…these sweet, sugary treats tempt most of us! It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love sugar. Unfortunately, sugar is one of the most addicting substances out there, stimulating receptors in the brain similar to heroin and morphine! While a little bit of sugar in your diet is okay, consuming too much can lead to a host of problems, such as obesity, diabetes and depression. (more…)

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Know Your Protein Sources: Build Muscle to Greater Heights

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You probably know the importance of adequate protein intake to build muscle, but how much do you know about where you get your protein? The source can matter nearly as much as the quantity, but few give much more thought to their intake than checking to be sure they’re getting ‘enough’. Today, we’re going to talk about the six most common forms of protein for the fitness-savvy and what each can offer to you in your pursuit of strength, health, and general fitness. (more…)

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Clean Eating: 5 Traps to Avoid

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It seems that just about everyone is jumping on the clean eating bandwagon lately – and with good cause. It is super healthy and a great way to lose weight. However, not all clean eating plans are created equal. Some seem to fudge the rules a little and stray from the core of this wonderful, pure, way of life. If you really want to eat clean, avoid these common clean eating traps. (more…)

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Proper Supplement Use

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Supplements are formulated to provide additional nutrients the body needs either for daily use or when extra nutrition is needed for workouts, strenuous periods of activity or during an illness. An understanding of proper supplement use will ensure you gain the maximum benefit possible. Supplements come in different forms, potencies and dosages so they can accommodate almost anyone's individual needs. There are also different types of supplements. From general health to intense physical exercise, there are supplements to help ensure that adequate nutrients are received at all times. (more…)

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Best Post-Workout Foods

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You have just finished exercising. You think you have burned a lot of calories during your workout. Knowing that you lose one pound every time you burn 3,500 calories, you think that you will be able to lose at least one pound per week as you strive to lose weight. (more…)

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5 Ways to Control Blood Sugar with Diet and Exercise

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While I was attending a dinner this weekend, one of my friends asked me a question that shouldn’t have stopped me in my tracks. It was a simple question that didn’t require a difficult or elaborate answer. But nonetheless, it stumped me, because my fitness-saturated brain wanted to give him every bit of information at once to help. And ultimately all he needed was a simple guide. He asked me, “Where do I start?” He wanted to start working out, start losing weight and feel better. And he was coming to me feeling somewhat overwhelmed and confused. And I didn’t

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