Fat Loss What’s the Deal with Heart Rate Monitors? Should You Use One and Which Kind Should You Buy?

What’s the Deal with Heart Rate Monitors? Should You Use One and Which Kind Should You Buy?

This is a guest post from Hunter Munch, a Little Rock-based fitness coach. Hunter works with Orange Theory Fitness Little Rock, which if you’re not familiar, tracks heart rate during every training session. As a data nerd, I thought it would be interesting to get Hunter’s take on heart rate monitors during training sessions. Check …

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Fat Loss 12 Books You Should Read If You’re into Health & Fitness

12 Books You Should Read If You’re into Health & Fitness

Reading changed my life. I loved to read as a kid but replaced books with games and other hobbies as I grew older. In my early 20s, however, I slowly became a voracious reader. I owe most of that to fitness, as my reading obsession began with scouring fitness and nutrition blogs and articles. Eventually, …

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Nutrition Stop Overpaying for Organic, Almond Butter, Fancy Ice Cream, Protein Powder, and Other Healthy Food

Stop Overpaying for Organic, Almond Butter, Fancy Ice Cream, Protein Powder, and Other Healthy Food

The food industry is a booming market thanks to our increased awareness of nutrition and its effects on our health and appearance. With one product placement from a social media influencer, your product(s) could be in the hands of millions of consumers in the blink of an eye. For better or worse, new products and …

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Nutrition 10-Minute High-Protein Breakfast Option: Egg White & Hash Brown Frittata and Omelet Hybrid (Frittomelet)

10-Minute High-Protein Breakfast Option: Egg White & Hash Brown Frittata and Omelet Hybrid (Frittomelet)

Like many great things before it, including Jon Snow, this dish was an accident. What started out as my usual scramble turned into a beautiful (in its own way) frittomelet. Whatever you want to call it, this meal is super easy to make, takes very little skill in the kitchen, and is great for the fitness-minded individual …

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Fat Loss 4 Ways to Stay Unhealthy and Fat This Year

4 Ways to Stay Unhealthy and Fat This Year

I have to admit, I’m not going to teach you how to be fat in this article. You can find that version at masonfat.com. Just kidding. I’m not sure what you’ll find there. Nope, today I’m going to give four very real scenarios that I see people struggle with and the mindset associated with each …

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Mindset 4 Ways to Improve Self-Acceptance and Become the Best Version of Yourself

4 Ways to Improve Self-Acceptance and Become the Best Version of Yourself

Let’s get it out in the open – we all have things we don’t like about ourselves. Many of us have a long list of things we would love to improve, and that’s perfectly natural. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, a motivational psychology theory, we have a wide array of needs ranging from food, safety, and water …

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Nutrition Nutrition Q&A: Egg Whites vs Whole Eggs, Tracking Calories and Macros, Avoiding Sodium, and Why You Don’t Need BCAAs

Nutrition Q&A: Egg Whites vs Whole Eggs, Tracking Calories and Macros, Avoiding Sodium, and Why You Don’t Need BCAAs

Today I’ll be answering four common nutrition questions about eggs vs egg whites, BCAA supplementation, tracking nutrition, and sodium intake. Let’s get cookin’! Should I Eat Egg Whites or the Entire Egg? The nutrition and fitness industries love to demonize things. First, we said that eggs were too high in cholesterol and fat, leading to …

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Fat Loss What You Can Learn About Weight Loss and Fitness from a Man Who Lost over 100 Pounds

What You Can Learn About Weight Loss and Fitness from a Man Who Lost over 100 Pounds

We should spend more time celebrating the success of others. In this case, it’s Tyler Richmond, who has managed to lose over 100 pounds in the past year, all while earning his Masters degree. When Tyler shared his story on social media, I had to reach out and congratulate him. Little did I know he’d feel …

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Fat Loss How to Stay on Track with Your Fitness Transformation During Holidays, Events, and Weekends

How to Stay on Track with Your Fitness Transformation During Holidays, Events, and Weekends

One of my most important rules for clients and their continued fitness success is to always enjoy holidays, events, and special occasions without worrying about food and beverage intake. You should enjoy yourself during events with family and friends. The stress relief from relaxing and spending time with loved ones will have huge benefits for …

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Nutrition Three Ways to Cleanse and Detox Your Body Without Buying a Cleanse or Detox Product

Three Ways to Cleanse and Detox Your Body Without Buying a Cleanse or Detox Product

I’m frequently asked for my opinion on the best cleanse or detox product. Before you read any further, you should know that I’m not an advocate for detoxes or cleanses. I used to answer questions about detoxes and cleanses with a snooty, “You don’t need them. Your body will do it on its own.” Then …

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