Nutrition

Eat Peanut Butter

Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter so it’s obvious that we enjoy it. Even though many people say it is a good source of protein, it actually is not. It is a fat. And while it is often referred to as a “healthy fat”, it is[…]

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Fast Food Nutrition

Got Corn? This is a copy of a post from Mike Geary, a certified personal trainer, certified nutrition specialist and author.  He tells us the truth about fast food nutrition. Here goes… Did you realize that when you eat a typical meal at a Fast Food joint, that you are[…]

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Always Buy Organic Foods

If you want the best, healthiest foods you should always buy organic foods, right? Let’s start by defining organic. The United States Department of Agriculture defines a product to be organic if it is grown, or if the animal is fed, according to certain standards.  Listing and describing the standards[…]

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Getting Lean

The Cost of Getting Lean. This article could change your views forever. It could help you identify your goals, or solidify your current state of fitness. It really could change your life. I’m not blowing this out of proportion. I am serious. If it speaks to you, fantastic! Share it[…]

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Holiday Survival Guide

During the holiday season it seems everywhere we turn there are tempting foods and drinks—from treats at office parties to our own traditional family favorites.  When you add in a busy schedule filled with shopping and get-togethers, you could have a recipe for disaster as far as your scale is[…]

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Alcohol and Fitness

How bad is alcohol for me? How many beers can I have if I only drink on the weekends? What if it’s light-colored beer? Wine is better than beer, right? But vodka is clear – isn’t that better for you? If I had a dollar for each time I’m asked[…]

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5 Mistakes in Dieting

The word “diet” should be removed from the dictionary. Not because there are 5 mistakes in dieting that most people make, but because I don’t believe any diet is a good idea. Why? It inherently has an end date. Let’s say you reach your goal. What are you going to[…]

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Holiday Eating and Binging

With the holidays approaching, unless you want to look like a stuffed turkey when the new year comes, you need to stay away from the holiday eating and binging cycle. Instead, create a plan on how to navigate the family dinners, work parties, and office “food days”.  Here are some[…]

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5 Ways to Use Protein Powder

Protein is an integral part of a healthy diet. These 5 ways to use protein powder help make sure you get enough of it every day. Keep in mind the type and brand of protein powder you take is important to helping you reach your goals. Do not go to the[…]

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Gluten and Carbs

Are you going gluten free?  If so, you aren’t alone.  Many Americans are reducing the gluten and carbs in their diets.  Some are cutting back on gluten because they have a confirmed diagnosis of Celiac disease, some are gluten sensitive, and others are finding that reducing gluten aids them in[…]

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