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Dieting is no picnic, and the confusion caused by conflicting information from various sources can make it extremely frustrating. With so many supposed experts, popular diets, weight loss pills and other gimmicks pulling you in different directions, it can be hard to sort through to the truths. Arm yourself with the facts and avoid some of the most pervasive diet…

Protein shakes are intended to be a quick, healthy way to refuel after a workout, or to give you some energy if you’re in a hurry. But once you start piling in fruit, yogurt, honey and other sweet eats, the sugar level in your protein shake surges fast. Keep your beverage low in sugar -yet high in protein- by using…

If you've noticed your weight is on the rise, you're probably eager to ditch the fat pronto. Although you can't remove fat from specific body parts, a sensible weight-loss plan will cause your body to burn stored fat from all over, shrinking problem areas as your weight drops . When you eat more calories than your body burns, your body…

Ideally, a long-distance runner gets all the nutrition needed from whole foods. The rigors of training, work, family and social life might make it harder to reach this "ideal" goal. Even if you pay very close attention to your nutrition, you may be short on a few key nutrients-which is where supplements come in handy! Don't just start popping pills,…

Proper nutrition is a great start to boosting your energy pre-workout, but there are also tricks you can use during your workout that can help you maximize your efforts. Practicing high intensity interval training, or HIIT is an efficient use of your body. It cycles through longer stages of low-intensity activity (like jogging) and shorter bursts of high-energy activity (for…

It’s only natural to notice your enthusiasm and motivation waiver with time.  However, if you find your self-talk is giving you more reasons to stop than go the course, it may be time to re-evaluate and implement a fresh perspective.  Myth: “The scale won’t budge!  This is a waste of my time and effort.” Truth :   Weight loss takes…

Staying motivated is the foundation for getting the physical work done, and keeping your nutrition on track.  Incorporate these tips to stay motivated and keep the results rolling in! Grasp your Goals Setting goals you can control, such as the frequency of your workouts, rather than your rate of weight loss, is important for defining expectations.  Make sure you i…

Designing your own workout plan helps you lose weight while doing activities that suit your fitness level, budget and tastes. It's important to pair your workout program with healthy, reduced-calorie meals and snacks containing plenty of fruits, vegetables and other unrefined ingredients, and minimize fast food and other processed fare. Talk to your doctor before starting a workout or weight-loss…

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