Fat Loss How to Burn 9,000 Extra Calories Next Month: The Role of Food Quality in Weight Loss and Energy Balance

How to Burn 9,000 Extra Calories Next Month: The Role of Food Quality in Weight Loss and Energy Balance

I’m sure you’ve heard the golden rule of weight loss. The golden rule states that calories in vs calories out is what determines changes in body weight or body stores. This rule is what allowed the Kansas State nutrition professor to famously lose weight on a Twinkie diet, and it’s the basis of the flexible …

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Nutrition Are Energy Drinks Bad for You? Taking a Look at Common Ingredients and What You Should Worry About

Are Energy Drinks Bad for You? Taking a Look at Common Ingredients and What You Should Worry About

“Are energy drinks bad for you?” I’m asked a lot about the risks of energy drinks for heart health or health in general. If you’ve ever publicly consumed an energy drink, I’m sure you’ve heard comments from someone on how unhealthy you are. I know I have. So, when a friend asked for my thoughts on …

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Nutrition Do Calories Matter for Weight Loss? Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Lunch and Learn

Do Calories Matter for Weight Loss? Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Lunch and Learn

I’d like to thank Toni and AFMC for having me out to discuss nutrition, metabolism, and calories for weight loss. Here’s the audio from today’s Lunch and Learn with the presentation’s slides. Topics Covered The effects of food quality on the energy balance equation Age, hormone, training/exercise, sleep, and stress as they relate to energy balance …

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Financial Fitness Financial Fitness: Should I Buy a House or Rent?

Financial Fitness: Should I Buy a House or Rent?

This guest article from Hunter Munch tackles the perennial debate between buying a house and renting. A frequent topic of discussion, particularly among millennials, is whether they should buy or rent their home. Owning a home, when you’re ready, can be extremely fulfilling. Calling this a big decision, however, would be an understatement. It’s one …

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Reading Lists Fitness Things to Read and Watch: Calorie equality, gymtimidation, easier fat loss, and bloating

Fitness Things to Read and Watch: Calorie equality, gymtimidation, easier fat loss, and bloating

I hope you’ve had your fill of Justin Timberlake memes, Star Wars (May 4th) references, and Cinco de Mayo celebratory food and beverage because it’s time to fill up on knowledge. The Best Fitness Information I’ve Come Across Lately The World’s Easiest Assessment and How to Instantly Tell If You Need More Mobility – You …

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Recipes How to Make Quick and Low-Cost Meals: Healthy, High-Protein Pizza, Nachos, Sandwiches, and More

How to Make Quick and Low-Cost Meals: Healthy, High-Protein Pizza, Nachos, Sandwiches, and More

One of the biggest obstacles to overcome when it comes to health and fitness is food and nutrition. I’m sure you’ve heard that it’s nearly impossible to outwork or out-train a bad diet, and that’s true for most people. You can undo an hour’s worth of exercise with one candy bar. With nutrition being such …

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Fat Loss 10 Things You Can Do for Easier Fat Loss

10 Things You Can Do for Easier Fat Loss

If you feel like your internal fat burning machine is broken, try implementing the following strategies for easier fat loss. Do a Cleanse (of Your Kitchen) If you’re anything like me and love to snack, this is one of the biggest moves you can make to create a better environment for fat loss. Take a look …

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Strength Training 7 Things You Need to Know About Building Muscle and Training for Hypertrophy

7 Things You Need to Know About Building Muscle and Training for Hypertrophy

I love exercise science as much as the next guy or gal, but it can get a bit complicated. For instance, building muscle becomes the science of muscle hypertrophy. What is hypertrophy anyway? Hypertrophy: the enlargement of an organ or tissue from the increase in the size of its cells.  Going by that definition, we can …

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Strength Training How to Teach Yourself to Hinge for Kettlebell Swings and Deadlifts

How to Teach Yourself to Hinge for Kettlebell Swings and Deadlifts

The hinge is one of the key movement patterns in humans, enabling us to bend and extend at the hip like when we sit or stand. Not to mention, the hinge is the movement pattern used during exercises like deadlifts and kettlebell swings. Unfortunately, the hinge is a difficult movement to learn and one of the easiest …

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Recipes How to Make Low-Calorie Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Protein Icing

How to Make Low-Calorie Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Protein Icing

One of my biggest nutritional weak points is sweets, chocolate in particular. This chocolate cake recipe has been a lifesaver for knocking out sweets and chocolate cravings. In comparison to a traditionally prepared chocolate cake with chocolate icing, you’ll save over 2,500 calories with this recipe. Even in comparison to a sugar-free prepared cake with …

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