Archive for the ‘Diet’ Category

What Happens to Your Body When You Go Vegan?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
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The subject of veganism provokes strong and passionate responses in the health and fitness industry. Some professional athletes, including bodybuilders and strongmen, are devout vegans. Others claim it too hard to gain weight, muscle, or strength on a vegan diet. Despite all of the detractors, the vegan lifestyle is more popular than ever.

Let’s take a moment to examine the benefits of vegan-based nutrition.

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How Much Protein Should I Eat in a Day?

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Need protein powder?

If you are looking for a pure protein powder, check out Optimum Nutrition. Optimum Nutrition protein powder comes in about 20 different flavors, and is available in 1 lb, 2 lb, 5 lb, and 10 lb containers. Learn more about Optimum Nutrition.

Maybe you prefer all-natural whole-food protein bars. Visit RX Bars for awesome tasting bars. My favorite is Maple Sea Salt.

“Like eating 3 egg whites, 2 dates, and 6 almonds. With no B.S.”

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Hardcore bodybuilders, powerlifters, weightlifters, and even most other athletes eat a ton of protein in a day. OK, they don’t eat a “ton”, but they do eat more than the average person. It leaves us with several nagging and oft-debated questions:

“How much protein do the professionals eat?”

“Exactly how much protein do I eat?”

“How much protein is appropriate for me?”

“Can I physically eat ‘too much’ protein?”

“If so, what are the side effects?”

“Exactly how much is ‘too much’?”

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The Impact of Fiber Consumption on Muscle Health

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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It’s common knowledge that eating more protein and working out is beneficial to muscle tone and growth, but there are other things you can do to promote muscle health, too. A healthy, well-balanced diet including lots of dietary fiber is equally important, for example.

Here are some of the impacts fiber consumption has on muscle health.

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How to Use Protein Powder to Shed Excess Fat Efficiently

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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Some people assume that protein shakes are only used by bodybuilders and athletes to build mass. When you look at the packaging you will see an image of a hulk of a man in a g-string or a ripped pretty-boy with 8-pack abs and a chiseled jaw.

Unfortunately, many athletes and novice gym rats are unaware that they can use protein powder for weight management. It depends on how the product is used in combination with exercise and a diet focused on fat loss.

Today, we would like to discuss the most efficient ways to lose fat while simultaneously maintaining, and sometimes even gaining, muscle mass.

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Protein Bars and Weight Loss Programs Should Go Hand-in-Hand

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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A proper weight loss or weight gain lifestyle should incorporate real food and an extensive exercise regimen. However, incorporating protein supplements, such as protein bars, into your diet will give you additional benefits aside from just losing fat. Protein bars help reduce your hunger craving, help build muscle mass, and improve your metabolism.

There are several great protein supplements out there in the market today. All of these protein supplements claim to have beneficial effects in building muscle. There is also a lot of information out there that discusses how protein supplements such as protein bars can be used for bulking up. However, there is limited information that shows how protein bars can be used for weight loss or fat loss. 

Below are some of the reasons why you should incorporate protein bars into your weight loss program. 

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Working Out? Five Dietary Components That Are a Must

Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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Exercise and working out, while incredibly good for you, also generate a certain level of demand on the body. In order to fully benefit from the workout and not cause any kinds of detrimental deficiencies thereafter, there are some key dietary components everyone should stay on top of. The following represent five of those key components.

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4 Ways to Save Money While on Gluten-Free Diet

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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If you’re following a gluten-free diet, you probably notice that it’s harder to manage your grocery bills since most gluten-free products are quite expensive. With this, it makes you think twice whether you should stick to this type of diet or switch to a more practical diet that can still meet your health and fitness needs.

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Introducing The World’s Best Keto Friendly Bar

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

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Are you the type of athlete who just can’t keep away from carbs? Is your sweet tooth always aching for a sugary treat? Well, I feel you, brothers and sisters! There’s nothing like a pink glazed doughnut or a chewy, chocolate chip cookie dipped in creamy chocolate fondue as an after-work treat during a very busy week. 

Oops, sorry! Did I just make your mouth water?

Okay. So that was really cruel of me. I’m a follower of this diet myself so you can just imagine what torture it is for me to be typing that intro. I haven’t held a cookie (the kind grandma makes) in my hand since forever. After all, I purposely try to remove myself from these sinful pleasures. I admit I cheat every once in a while but I get a bite, at most. I’m telling you; not being able to eat your favorite things is one of the worst feelings ever. Read more about this dreadful feeling here: https://greatist.com/live/why-you-shouldnt-deprive-yourself#1.

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6 Sneaky Ways to Stay Slim During the Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Most of us will be looking forward to the holiday season. A chance to see family, friends, have a few drinks, some great food… and maybe even presents. However, at the end of the festive season along with taking home bags of gifts, we don’t want to be taking home any extra weight. After a year of hard work, seasonal weight gain will be at the bottom of your Christmas list. With a little planning, and minimal effort, here are some ways to stay slim during the holiday season despite the endless temptations. 

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What Happens If You Drink Whey Protein Without Working Out?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Many people are easily deluded that they can increase their muscles’ level by simply drinking whey protein without working out. Yep, the lure of protein is that strong. You would be more likely to find someone who enjoys exhausting him/herself reaching their goal. Everybody wants to have a perfect body, while only a few enjoy the idea of sweating in the gym.

Protein shakes, on the other hand, are a convenient and affordable way to the desired biceps and triceps. But you might read a review that you stumbled upon on the internet, and it turns out that those shakes have a lot of downsides. So, let’s check out what happens when you drink protein shakes without sweating in the gym.

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