The Underlying Problems Beneath Our Beloved ‘Cheat Days’

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The Underlying Problems Beneath Our Beloved ‘Cheat Days’

Cheat day? More like cheat-yay. In the fitness world, the “cheat meal” is the ultimate happy meal. Cheat days are more anticipated than Christmas, Hanukkah, your birthday and every other national holiday combined. If you’re in a committed, long-term relationship with a healthy, clean-eating lifestyle, what’s the harm in “cheating” once or twice a week? Actually, […]

Diets

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Diets

When we are trying to reach fitness goals, shred fat, and achieve our ideal physiques it’s easy to fall into one diet trap after another. There are many people that subscribe to specific diets and they work really well for them but most people will be best served by eating a balanced diet that has an adequate number of calories, healthy fats, limited simple sugars, but not more calories than you need for your activity levels.

14 Fat Burning Foods to Incorporate Into Your Diet

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14 Fat Burning Foods to Incorporate Into Your Diet

  Eat food AND burn fat? Sign me up! Ask the average person about her personal goals, and all too often, there’s one common thread: losing weight. While the reasons are often superficial (after all, who doesn’t want to look good in their swimsuit or summer attire?), the reality is that the benefits of losing weight go far […]

How to be a Fit & Healthy Mom Part 2: Eating Right + healthy recipes

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How to be a Fit & Healthy Mom Part 2: Eating Right + healthy recipes

Break out the bakeware. Sure, you’ve learned a lot about different ways to squeeze in a quick exercise, but working out if only half the job. Every fit mom knows that killer abs are made in the kitchen, so in addition to your new yoga mat and medicine balls, you’ll also need to be equipped […]

Cut it or Keep it? 10 Things You Need To Know Before Tailoring Your Diet

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Cut it or Keep it? 10 Things You Need To Know Before Tailoring Your Diet

Healthy or Unhealthy? That is the question. The world of health and fitness is awash with myths to debunk, and the most popular questions floating around the internet have something to do with cutting out certain foods. Health & Wellness forums are filled with comments that usually read somewhere that fat / carbs / protein are bad, […]

Going Paleo? Here’s What You Need to Know.

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Going Paleo? Here’s What You Need to Know.

“Alright, I’m in. Let’s do this Paleo thing.” Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the Paleo Diet. Actually, if you’re living under a rock, you probably are doing a pretty good job at living a Paleo lifestyle… and I’m impressed you’re reading this. If you have no idea what the […]

How to Make Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Foods

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How to Make Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Foods

So, you’re on a diet? Now, you will have to eat boring foods and totally discard  your favorite foods… Think again! You can actually keep eating all your favorite “comfort foods.” It’s just a matter of changing up a few ingredients that will still give them that great taste you love, just healthier. By changing […]

7 Killer Breakfast Combinations to Increase Metabolism & Help You Burn Fat

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7 Killer Breakfast Combinations to Increase Metabolism & Help You Burn Fat

You’re probably sick of hearing that burning fat means eating a plain, bland diet of fruits, veggies and no fun. That’s not entirely true. Of course, the rule of thumb is the more processed it is, the less health benefits it has for your body. Makes sense right? Healthy food often encompasses benefits such as […]

The REAL Truth Behind Counting Calories

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The REAL Truth Behind Counting Calories

All calories are NOT created equal. Counting calories has been a popular weight loss method since the establishment of health & nutrition as an education curriculum, but how effective can it really be? If you think that a calorie is a calorie—and it doesn’t matter if it comes from kale or cookies, then it’s time to rethink what you […]

Finding A Healthy Balance Between Fitness and Nutrition

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Finding A Healthy Balance Between Fitness and Nutrition

It’s time to make a few lifestyle changes, but where do you start? Taking your first strides towards health & wellness can be challenging. For starters, where do you even find the time? There always seems to be something standing in the way of eating healthy and exercising regularly. You have work. You have errands to run. […]

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