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Meal Prep Cheat Sheet

Outside of a lack of willpower, one of the biggest reasons many people cannot seem to stick to a diet usually comes down to a convenience or “time” issue.  It’s much easier to just go out to lunch ...

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Perfect Protein Pancakes

Over the last several years, my girlfriend has experimented with a lot of different varieties of protein pancakes. I think they’re one of the tastiest ways to get in a nice serving of carbs and ...

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PB & J Protein Smoothie Bowls

Smoothies are a delicious way to get in multiple servings of fruit, veggies, protein, fiber, and tons of vitamins and minerals. Plus, I’d argue most people would rather get in their nutrients via ...

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Go for the Greek Yogurt

Are you trying to lose weight, following what you think is a relatively low-calorie diet and having no success? One of the biggest culprits could be the sauces or dressings you use on your food. ...

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Master Your Macros

In my last post, I discussed the different roles of the three macronutrients and how to roughly determine how many of them to be consuming each day. When it is all said and done, if your goal is to ...

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Proteins, Carbs, and Fats: What is a “Macro”

  Now that you have a fridge full of nutritious foods and a better understanding of how to determine how many calories to consume to meet your goals, let’s go into some more detail about what ...

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The Protein Myth

If you were to pick up a fitness magazine or stop by your local gym, you’d likely hear mention of the latest health crisis in America: WE NEED MORE PROTEIN.

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Eating Clean in ‘15

As the close of 2014 approaches, I’m hesitantly awaiting that magical moment after 11:59pm on December 31. No, not the moment where the old year turns into the new, and we all get a little older and ...

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Portable Protein Planks

In efforts to combine my love of food and my newly-landed position as an assistant manager at a few local gyms, I decided to take on creating some homemade protein bars. I could tell that my ...

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Amaranth: an Ancient Grain You Should Know

Amaranth is a tiny grain that is indigenous to Mexico and Central America. It has been part of the diet of the native peoples of this part of the world for thousands of years. It can be prepared in a ...

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