Nutrition


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Metabolism. Frequently used as justification to eat whatever we want at a younger age, but more often an excuse for why we don’t meet our weight loss goals. Every time you intake food or beverage, your metabolism converts those calories into energy. While your age, body size, gender and genetics determine much of your metabolic rate, there are scientifically proven lifestyle changes to increase your metabolism. Therefore, a faster metabolism yields more calories burned. Here are SEVEN ways to help ramp up your metabolism and maintain better body composition: 1. Get a good night’s......

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Which supplements are best for you? What brands can you trust? Do they actually work? What’s best for women? How much should you take? Thousands of supplements, hundreds of companies, a billion dollar industry… copious questions. Let’s cover the fundamentals. Supplements can be intimidating and confusing for newcomers to training and nutrition. While no supplement is meant to replace a balanced diet, they do complement your regimen and help you reach your fitness goals faster by ensuring your body has the right nutrients for peak performance. For safety and efficacy, supplements supported......

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We’ve heard it before, either from your parents or your doctor, “take your vitamins”. But with 13 essential vitamins, can you name them all, with their benefits? The eight B vitamins, known together as Vitamin B Complex, help the body stay energized by transforming food to fuel. These nutrients consist of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12. So, why do you need all of them? Each targets a specific benefit and is potentially consumed in your current diet; however taking a Vitamin B complex helps ensure they work in tandem and you’re getting the......

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  To obtain your full potential in the weight room or on your run, you need fuel for the energy you will expend. A balanced pre-workout snack must contain both protein for muscle growth and carbohydrates for energy. Depending on the intensity level of your exercise, moderate your portions. Whatever exercise you are doing, make sure to eat your pre-workout snack 1-2 hours before and your post workout 30-45 minutes after. Here’s 3 snacks to try:   1. Greek yogurt with fresh berries and cinnamon crumbles 165 calories, 13g protein, 42g carbs 5......

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