Browsing articles in "Nutrition"

Jan
3
2016

Is Following A Meal Plan Right For You?

  “Broccoli again?!” my friend exclaimed, as he inspected my lunch. “How much of that stuff are you eating?”   “I know, I know” I said. “But my plan says I can only have broccoli with this meal.”   I sat in the break room at the gym where I was working, seven years ago, […]

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Dec
27
2015

Are You Out-Training Your Healthy Diet?

  “You can’t out-train a bad diet!”   You’re probably heard someone say this before. What they’re getting at is that exercise isn’t going to help you with your physique goals if your diet is a mess, which, for the most part, is true.   What people often don’t talk about, however, is the fact […]

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Dec
23
2015

How Eating Too Little Is Wrecking Your Progress

  Many women have a warped perspective of what “enough” food really is—especially when trying to lose weight. This warped perspective can hinder fat loss, strength gain, muscle gain, energy levels, and overall health.     Whether this perspective comes from reading fitness magazines that recommend a 1200-calorie-per-day meal plan, or a trainer promoting both […]

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Dec
15
2015

The 5 Foods You Should (Almost) Never Eat

    “Should I have a protein shake after I workout, or before? ”   “What about rice? Is rice allowed?”   “Is hummus okay to eat?”   “I know fish is good for you, but I hate seafood. Should I eat it anyway?”   “Is it okay to eat cheese? What about bread and […]

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Dec
10
2015

Should Women Take Creatine?

  If you’ve been around the gym environment long enough, the subject of creatine has probably come up. You’ve seen someone at the gym having a pre-workout drink and wondered what was in it. You’ve read about it online or in your favorite fitness magazine. You’ve overheard conversations between a trainer and trainee, or between […]

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Nov
24
2015

Is Moderation Really All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

  “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” – Oscar Wilde   “Moderation” is a buzzword creating big waves in the health industry these days—and stirring up some pretty strong emotions.  But I’m not sure it’s right for everyone.   On one side, you’ve got those who are rallying for moderation, while the other side are those […]

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Nov
13
2015

The TRUTH About How Much Protein You Really Need

  As a smart woman interested in health and fitness, you’ve probably heard more than once that you should eat plenty of foods high protein, such as tuna, beef, and chicken. These foods are touted to help you build and maintain muscle, which will boost your metabolism and help you get stronger, so you can […]

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Oct
2
2015

Why You Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  Omega-3 fatty acids — or simply omega-3s — are an important topic in the nutrition industry. While that may sound like a new sorority to some, those in-the-know (like your doctor, and qualified nutritionists) assure can you that omega-3s are necessary for normal body function and optimal health.   Why Omega-3s are Essential   […]

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Sep
25
2015

Why Don’t I Have Any Willpower?

  Add to cart. Add to cart. Add to cart. Purchase.     For well over a month, it was like Christmas at my house. The mailman was dropping off a package almost every day. Some of the things were really useful, like new books. Other things were completely unnecessary, and items that I certainly […]

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Jul
7
2015

Grace Under (Food) Pressure: 5 Effective Strategies for Handling Food Pushers

  “Have some! Just a little bit. C’monnnn. Loosen up! A few bites won’t hurt!”     Sound familiar? We’ve all probably dealt with comments like this at some point from someone at a party or social gathering where food is present. I lovingly refer to these people as “Food Pushers.” Even though they may […]

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