Posts Tagged ‘Diet’

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

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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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Easy Meal Plans for Busy Moms

Saturday, March 21st, 2020
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Today’s piece is presented by our Swole Mom contributor Jen. In these brutal coronavirus times, it’s more important than ever to stick to a meal plan and keep your diet on track. Swole author Jen has come to us today to present a daily meal plan that can easily be followed while working from home, homeschooling, carting toddlers around, or even while following a regular workplace commuter schedule.

Hopefully, these tips can help all the Moms rearrange their meal planning.

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Oven Roasted Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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This is a recipe for Oven-Roasted Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges that you will want to eat with every meal. Sweet potatoes are readily available starting in the autumn and all through the winter, but they are tasty all year ’round.

Also known as yams, sweet potatoes are packed full of vitamins and minerals such as including vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber, copper, potassium and iron, and best of all they won’t cause your blood sugar to spike as rapidly as white potatoes. There is also no need to add sugar to make them taste good because they are naturally sweet.

These orange-fleshed root vegetables are most often seen in a marshmallow-topped casserole around Thanksgiving, but why not try a recipe that adds savory and spicy flavors, such as these Oven-Roasted Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges?

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Eat More Protein, Burn Fat Faster

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition-related conferences; and published countless articles online.

His first articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago provided me with the basis for everything I know about nutrition today. Now I will turn some of that knowledge over to you in the form of Nutrition Tips written by Dr. Berardi himself.

Today’s Topic – Protein for Fat Burning

Protein is one of the most important nutrients for gaining muscle, and in fact, is the MOST important macronutrient. We already know this.

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The Carb to Protein Ratio Diet

Sunday, July 14th, 2019
Dr. John Berardi

Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition-related conferences; and published countless articles online. Berardi’s articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago provided me with the foundation of my fitness and nutrition knowledge today. If you want to know more about the Carb to Protein Ratio Diet, this is the man to ask.

Today’s Topic – The Carb to Protein Ratio Diet

I have written, on numerous occasions, about reducing your carbohydrate intake and increasing your protein intake to lose fat and maintain muscle mass when dieting. Then I went ahead and suggested how many carbs to eat in a day, how much protein to eat in a day, and how much fat to eat in a day. And then I even provided 10 tips for getting shredded. Plenty of resources to help you learn more about organizing your macronutrient intake if this piece doesn’t answer your questions.

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Despite these suggestions, time and again I am still asked how much protein, carbs, and fat people should be eating each day. Then when I give my answers, people still question me:

“Shouldn’t I be eating more carbs?”
“Isn’t that too much protein?”
“How many calories should I aim for?”

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Now I have a specific macronutrient layout for you to follow based on your bodyweight. The protein distribution is a little lower than I usually recommend and the carbs are definitely higher than I recommend for most fat loss diets.

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Fat Burner Supplements: What are the Pros and Cons

Thursday, July 4th, 2019
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The old age question still remains: do supplements actually work and help your body or does it do more harm than good? Many people suffering from obesity resorted to Fat Burning Supplements as a solution to their never-ending weight issues. And the market has responded by an alarmingly high number of supplements aimed to help you with this issue.

However, any supplement carries a myriad of pros and cons that one should be aware of before they even start taking these pills. Below is an in-depth look at what fat burners are as well as their pros and cons. 

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Supercharge Your Keto Diet With This One Special Food

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

For thousands of North Americans, the keto diet has proved to be one of the fastest and most effective ways to lose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. 

By focussing on dramatically reducing carbs, the keto diet puts the body into a state called ketosis, in which its primary source of fuel becomes fat rather than carbohydrates and sugars. This, in turn, leads to rapid but healthy weight loss, and many keto eaters also claim to have more energy and a greater ability to focus. 

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Eating keto is all about finding good, healthy sources of fat, however, and for people just starting this diet for the first time, this can be a bit of a challenge. The North American diet tends to be very carb heavy, and while increasing fat intake may sound easy, in practice it takes a lot of careful calculation. 

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Diet Without Dieting

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
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For something that we say that we hate, we sure do a lot of dieting. More than half of all Americans say that they’re actively trying to lose weight, and millions of us are trying to do so by cutting calories or going on special diets. The idea, of course, is that our willpower and special diets will force our bodies to shed the pounds — at which point we will get off the diet and onto something more sustainable that, we hope, will help us keep the weight off.

The problem is: None of this stuff works!

Diets overwhelmingly fail. That’s partly because people don’t stick to them, and partly because dieting itself is a flawed idea. Weight loss is much more complicated than fad diets make it seem. Furthermore, health is more than how much you weigh. Even if you do crash-diet your way to your goal weight, study after study has shown that you’re very likely to regain all of that weight soon after you reach the goal.

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