Nutrition Articles

Nutrition Articles

The Definitive Guide to Getting Rid of Stubborn Body Fat

Have you ever noticed that some areas on your body lose fat quickly, while others stay soft and pudgy? If you’re a guy, it’s your stomach, back, and “love handles.” If you’re a woman, it’s your butt, thighs, and stomach. You feel like you’re doing everything right, but those areas

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The World’s Best Quadruple Chocolate Fudge Brownies

It happened on July 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm Eastern Standard Time. After two months of experimenting, revising, and baking — I created the world’s greatest brownie recipe. The result: The batter, a moist coconut oil fudge, has just enough puffiness to melt in your mouth. There are three different

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Layne Norton on How to Diet to Your Leanest Body Yet

Getting into “peak” shape at a specific time is much harder than you might think. Whether you’re preparing for a bodybuilding contest, a photo shoot, or just a personal goal, there are a lot of ways to mess up your diet and training before the big day. In this podcast,

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How to Practice Science-Based Self Experimentation

You like to figure things out by yourself. You like to test different diets, supplements, and exercise programs, and see which ones work best for you. However, sometimes it’s easy to take your self-experiments too far. It’s easy to mislead yourself with logical fallacies and poor evidence. In this podcast,

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How to Avoid “Starvation Mode” While Dieting

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably heard of “starvation mode.” Maybe you’ve also heard of “metabolic damage” or “metabolic slowdown.” You learn that when you cut calories and lose weight, your metabolism drops, and weight loss slows. Then you’re stuck. You know you need to eat less,

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11 Ways to Stop Binge Eating

You tell yourself you’re only going to have a small treat. Then you can’t stop. You lose control and eat way more than you intended, and then you feel horrible about yourself. You feel like you have no control over your diet. You feel weak, powerless, and pathetic. Binge eating

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Nutrition for the Athlete, Part 1

“Nutrition makes me puke” – Jimmy Piersall “What should I eat?”- Such a simple, innocuous question that leads to so much complication.  Nutrition for the athlete, or for the active person in general, is a topic that has generated incredible controversy over the years. Low fat diets, low carb diets,

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How Much Protein Do You Really Need to Build Muscle?

Bodybuilders are crazy. Mostly in a good way. They’re meticulous about their diets. They train hard. They’re always trying to get better. Sometimes, however, they take good advice too far. When they learn that protein is important for gaining muscle, it’s not uncommon for them to start eating 300-400 grams per day.

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