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Is Skipping Breakfast Bad? Myth Debunked?

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You have probably heard the saying “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. It’s one of the biggest sayings that we hold true without giving much thought. However, many of us still skip breakfast. According to the NPD group, 31 million Americans skip breakfast every day. As children,... Continue reading ›

What to Eat at Night When Hungry

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We try everything to get a good night’s sleep. Whether it’s keeping the phone away from the bed or changing your mattress, one thing we can’t control is our hunger. It seems like our body is craving food late at night on purpose. Like it’s testing us. No matter how... Continue reading ›

What is a Complete Protein?

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It’s all about protein. From steaks to tofu, we all love eating protein. Whether you are trying to put on muscle or lose weight, you eat a good amount of it as well. However, it seems many individuals are getting the facts on protein twisted. Let’s take a quick trip... Continue reading ›

What Are Refined Sugars and How to Avoid Them

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In the past decade, Americans have increased their sugar consumption by a ton. 2009 saw Americans consuming roughly 9.9 metric tons of sugar and in the past year that number rose to 11 tons. Excess sugar consumption can lead to a myriad of health issues such as obesity, type 2... Continue reading ›

Protein Shake Before or After a Workout?

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If you work out then you have certainly seen people chugging protein shakes at the gym. Some of these individuals drink their shake and proceed to workout. On the other hand, I have seen people mix their shake immediately after their last set and chug it. Ask anyone at the... Continue reading ›

Top 5 Irresistible Fall Soups

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It’s about that time. Leaves are falling, colors are changing, and the temperature is dropping. There’s nothing better than a hearty soup in the fall. Whether you fancy a classic or something new, these soups will hit the spot. Counting down from 5, we start off with Egg Drop Soup.... Continue reading ›

Mindful Eating Benefits

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Not to be confused with the MIND diet, mindful eating refers to a technique that allows you to gain control over your eating habits. It’s based on a Buddhist concept of mindfulness, hence the name. With the overabundance of food choices, it’s harder than ever to stick to diets. Many... Continue reading ›

Weight Lifting for Weight Loss

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It’s all about calories. We restrict what we eat to avoid calories, and we increase activity to burn calories. It seems simple but weight loss is still hard. Our diets can go a long way, but without proper exercise weight loss can seem almost impossible. Almost automatically everyone turns to... Continue reading ›

HIIT Cardio for Fat Loss

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Physical inactivity is a worldwide epidemic. This has led to cardiovascular disease becoming one of the most common causes of death. The World Health Organization recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. While many fail to reach that, many who do meet the requirement aren’t exercising intensely enough. New... Continue reading ›

Lose 5 Pounds in a Week

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Weight loss, especially in a week, does not have to be difficult. A good amount of diets or plans out there may give you fast weight loss, but often times you are fundamentally starving yourself and can bring you down. Many training programs like this are also not sustainable. If... Continue reading ›