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Carbs & fats: why food is not the enemy
Carbs & fats: why food is not the enemy

One of the first things people tend to do when starting a new diet is cut carbs or fats. But manipulating your carb and fat intake instead of getting rid of it all together may be better for your health.

Getting stronger: lifting for more than looks
Getting stronger: lifting for more than looks

If you are willing to push your comfort zone and test your limits in your workouts, you can teach your muscles to push heavier and heavier weight.

Fad diets: breaking down keto, paleo & more
Fad diets: breaking down keto, paleo & more

Despite all the fancy names and claims, every fad diet has a breakdown of calories and nutrients that lead to certain results. Before you commit to a new meal plan, take a look at some of these fad diet breakdowns.

Skinny & sick: a lesson in crash dieting
Skinny & sick: a lesson in crash dieting

What sounds like a quick solution can actually have serious long-term consequences that are difficult to undo. Getting skinny doesn’t always mean getting healthy.

Food focus: how to get your mind off mealtime
Food focus: how to get your mind off mealtime

When you’re on the path to weight loss, feeling extra hungry is part of the territory. You’re eating less than your body wants to induce fat loss and your mind is definitely taking notice.

Drinking & diet: how to balance the booze
Drinking & diet: how to balance the booze

After a week of strict dieting and workouts, a drink on the weekend can seem like a harmless way to let loose. But alcohol, like anything else we put in our bodies, carries its own calories and long term effects we should be aware of.

Pre & post workout nutrition: timing your meals
Pre & post workout nutrition: timing your meals

Growing new muscle doesn’t just happen in the gym. Actually, a majority of it happens during recovery time. Our muscles need the support of a balanced diet to rebuild, adapt and get stronger.

Caffeine & artificial sugar: what’s really in your drink
Caffeine & artificial sugar: what’s really in your drink

Our busy days and endless responsibilities can run us ragged, and sometimes all we need is a little pick-me-up. Caffeine can give you a quick boost, but it’s not our bodies’ favorite supplement.

Muscle growth: compound v. isolation movements
Muscle growth: compound v. isolation movements

The main difference between each movement is the amount of stress it places on your muscles and the way your body has to adapt under the weight. While isolation movements rely on one muscle group at a time, compound movements can require much more.

Body composition: why the scale isn’t everything
Body composition: why the scale isn’t everything

As you chase the goal of weight loss, the scale can become your greatest asset. It’s a proven, numerical way to track your progress and to see your hard work paying off. But changing your fitness goals means changing your relationship with the scale.

Food swaps: a cheat sheet to better eating
Food swaps: a cheat sheet to better eating

One of the hardest parts of sticking to a new diet is letting go of all your favorite foods that you know aren’t good for you. But there is a way to keep the flavor you love without all the calories.