Dieting Myths & Facts: Lose Fat And Build Muscle

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Nowadays there are tons of people working hard to put on pounds and pounds of muscle tissue. You see them in the gym all the time. The big guys sitting at 250-275 lbs, throwing around 405 on bench and 500+ on squats. These are the guys that look big year-round but never get down to single-digit body fat levels. Anyone can move heavyweight and look big year-round. However, dieting down to low body fat levels takes a carefully planned approach to lose as much body fat as possible without sparing an ounce of muscle in the process. Every piece of …

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Mediterranean Diet 101 – All You Need To Know!

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What Is The Mediterranean Diet? The name conjures up memories of golden-skinned Greek gods and goddesses, blue sea beaches in sapphire, and exotic Italian holidays. But the Mediterranean Diet is not about riches at all. Instead, it’s about discovering depth and variety in plain, fresh foods while keeping safe and fit as naturally as possible. The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional eating habits of the poor coastal regions of Southern Italy, Crete, and Greece and was initially promoted by Dr. Ancel Keys, who studied the eating habits of a small Italian fishing village for more than a quarter-century. In …

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Know Your Metabolism – The 4 Things That Matter!

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1: Eat More Frequently Throughout The Day: Knowing your metabolism means knowing what happens to your body when we feed or when we do not. Eating more often is usually advantageous for a variety of reasons. Eating more frequently helps to maintain a stable level of blood glucose levels that helps to give us consistent levels of energy during the day. Balanced energy comes from stable food consumption. I typically prescribe 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Those with higher calorie counts may, however, choose to divide their calories evenly over 5 to 6 meals. For example, a person …

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Best 9 Fruits To Hydrate Your Body Naturally

Keeping beautiful skin is usually the priority among our care. But how much do you spend on commercial products and creams? In reality, hydrating our bodies shouldn’t be as expensive. On the opposite, you can get all the water you need to have soft, moist skin. You just need to know how to take advantage of your refrigerator. the 9 fruits that will help you stay naturally hydrated 1. Lemons Lemons are the best fruits to hydrate your body. Rich in calcium, vitamin C, and magnesium, they help improve and strengthen the function of the immune system. Lemons also cleanse …

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How Much Water Should You Drink Daily?

How Much Water Should You Drink Daily

Most of our bodies consist of water.  Our blood is made up of a large amount of water.  The fluid in our bodies that transfer waste is made up of water.  Every cell in our bodies is made up of water.  If we do not drink enough water, our bodies can’t perform all the functions they have to. Example – the lymph fluids that transfer waste need to be replenished regularly for us to get rid of the waste. So, How Much Water Should You Drink Daily? And remember, tea and coffee and soft drink are NOT water.  Most of …

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Saturated Fats and Trans Fats: The Truth About Dietary Fats

Saturated Fats and Trans Fats

Results from a 2014 study of the primary grocery shoppers for 2,000 American households are shocking. * 60% are unaware of the dangers of trans fats, and * 15% have not heard of saturated fats. Know Your Fats Fats are one-third of the dietary macronutrient triad (fats, carbohydrates, protein). A necessity for a healthy life. Without fats in your diet (as we’ve seen with the low fat craze over the last 60 years), many conditions crop up including, but not limited to: imbalance in hormone levels obesity thyroid troubles autoimmune diseases lupus scleroderma rheumatoid arthritis poor hair, skin, and nail health plus …

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Health Research Findings On Caffeine!

Health Research Findings On Caffeine!

Caffeine, the often maligned, much-loved stimulant, has been extensively studied by researchers wanting to know exactly the kind of effect it has on health. It was once thought that caffeine, in its most common form, coffee, was a ruinous substance to be avoided at all costs. This misconception had people treating coffee as a vice, much the same way they would cigarettes or alcohol. However, in recent years, caffeine has proven itself to be more beneficial than harmful. In addition to studies that suggest caffeine to be an effective performance enhancement aid for athletes, there is research to show it …

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How Diet And Exercise Can Alter Your Metabolism

Diet And Exercise

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) can justifiably claim 60% to 75% of our Total Energy Expenditure (TEE). Simply put, TEE, is the total amount of energy that we expend throughout an entire day. Digestion and absorption of food are called the Thermogenic Effect of Feeding (TEF) and accounts for 5% to 10% of our TEE. Energy expended via physical activity is called the Thermogenic Effect of Activity (TEA), which comprises roughly 20% to 30% of our TEE. Body Surface Area (BSA) is a major determinant of RMR, however, voluntary behaviors such as diet and exercise influence RMR in a positive manner. …

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Food Poisoning: What Is It And How To Avoid It.

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Bodybuilding success is largely dependant on whether one has access to a fresh supply of nutritious foods. Chicken, beef, turkey, and fish are all examples of staple protein sources, designed to build serious muscle if consumed in sufficient quantities. However, given bodybuilders typically eat considerably more than the average person, as they strive to add mass to their physiques, particular attention should be given to the quality of the foods they ingest. The aforementioned protein sources are notoriously susceptible to contamination if incorrect preparation processes are followed – one more reason to avoid fast-food restaurants (these are where many of …

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The Best Vitamins For Bodybuilding In 2020 (Muscle Gain And fat loss)

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Vitamins A, B, C, D, and vitamin E are essential nutrients for bodybuilding. They catalyze reactions throughout the body, allowing you to build muscle and burn fat. Unfortunately, due to fast-paced lifestyles and poor nutritional choices, many people do not take in optimal levels of these important vitamins. Luckily, there are many options for supplementation. These include multivitamins and other sources for further supplementation. VITAMIN A Vitamin A exists as retinol and beta carotene, which is a vitamin A precursor found in yellow and green vegetables, egg yolks, animal liver, sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, apricots, and winter squash. Vitamin A …

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