Nutrition

Jun 24th, 2015

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Coconut Water: The NEW Staff of Life

What do an athlete, secretary, pilot, nurse, diabetic, infant, construction worker, and the President of the United States all have in common?   Stumped? They all need more minerals in their food and water. In fact, every single person in the US is most likely mineral deficient. Did you know that in order to meet […]

Jun 9th, 2015

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The Bitter Truth about Artificial Sweeteners

If you are among the calorie conscious dieters that opt to consume artificially sweetened food and beverages to save yourself from those “extra” calories, you may want to think again.  While the idea behind calorie free (non-nutritive) sweeteners seems logical enough, research on rats and humans suggests that these “diet” foods somehow changes how the […]

May 25th, 2015

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Metabolic Boosting Summer Foods

As we head into the hot summer months and the clothing peels off, we all want to look good for swimsuit season. We want to lose fat, be lean and toned, and show off those hard-earned beach bodies. Of course daily exercise is important, but what you put in your mouth may have the most […]

May 18th, 2015

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The Best Carbs for Fat Loss

Including the words “carbs” and “fat loss” in the same sentence is considered taboo to many trying to lose body fat. The low-carb fad has been well established and a highly promoted form of dieting; media sensationalism would lead us to believe that going low-carb may be your best option for weight loss. But is […]

Apr 13th, 2015

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Top 5 Secret Superfoods You Aren’t Eating, But Should Be

After extensive research, I’ve come to learn that humans have somehow survived for hundreds of thousands of years on foods that can’t be found in a cereal box, haven’t been genetically altered, and contain ample saturated fats. Not only that, but it seems that certain populations around the world have managed to actually thrive, experiencing […]

Mar 23rd, 2015

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Carb Cycling

Low carbohydrate diets are great for fitness enthusiasts that want to lose bodyweight. However, if you want a lean, muscular body AND you are serious about your performance, you should start eating like an athlete. Elite level athletes consume anywhere from 30% to 60% of their total daily calories from carbohydrate sources, and yet most […]

Feb 24th, 2015

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Why Your Scale Is Holding You Back Pt 2

In part one of “How your Scale is Holding you Back”, we touched on two very important points regarding effective fat loss: Scale weight is an unreliable indicator of fat loss and/or muscle gains. Instead focusing on the two independently, through body fat assessment techniques, like pictures, how your clothes fit, fat calipers, and circumference […]

Feb 7th, 2015

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Why Your Scale is Holding You Back

Part 1: Weight loss and fat loss are often two very different things. While we speak in terms of weight, scales, diets and calories, what we really should be discussing is food quality, hormones, strength training and stress.   In this 2 part series, we’ll discuss why fat loss doesn’t necessarily revolve around weight loss, […]