Nutrition spotlight

12 Foods That Are High in Fiber: Getting Your Daily Requirements the Easy Way

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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You have likely seen food labels that say, “High in fiber!” These types of advertisements seem to suggest that something high in fiber must be healthy, but why? Does fiber matter? Am I getting enough of it in my diet? What types of foods have fiber?
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Nutrition spotlight Behavior Change

A Look at Motivational Interviewing in Fitness

Justin Kompf
Justin Kompf
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One of my biggest interests in health and fitness is behavioral coaching. Many chronic health issues boil down to decisions people make day in and day out. Coaching is both an art and a science that can help people change their behavior and thus their ...
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Nutrition spotlight

Comprehensive Guide to Dieting for Vegan and Vegetarian Athletes

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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An athlete can eat a vegan or vegetarian diet without sacrificing their performance or body composition, but it takes planning and intentional food choices to be successful.
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wellness Nutrition spotlight

What is a Wellness Coach and Why Are They Important?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski
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You wouldn’t believe it would take a nutrition expert to understand the basics of nutrition, especially when eating is a necessity of life. However, you’d be really surprised to know that many people don’t even know what an example of a protein is!
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Weight Loss Nutrition

Foods for Weight Loss: The Top 15 Foods to Shed Calories

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski
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When it comes to weight loss, or teaching clients how to calculate calories, the formula is quite simple. You must burn more calories in a day than you consume. This would put you in a calorie deficit. To lose 1lb per week, it is suggested to consume 500 ...
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Nutrition spotlight

Vitamins and Supplements For Athletes: Providing an Athletic Edge

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter
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Supplements have been at the heart of athletes for millennia. There are reports of athletes consuming non-traditional food items before the competition to improve performance as far back as the original Olympic Games.
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Weight Loss Nutrition spotlight

How Many Carbs Should You Eat a Day to Lose Weight?

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter
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Low carbohydrate diets have become a very popular tool for weight loss over the last several decades. While much of the scientific rationale behind why they are utilized for weight loss, such as the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis, have largely been ...
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Nutrition spotlight

Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs): Do You Need to Take Them?

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter
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Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) have been a popular supplement for decades. It is estimated that the BCAA market supplement size is between $200 and $500 million, making it one of the most sold supplements in the world. These supplements are often ...
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Nutrition COVID-19 spotlight

Supplements & Vitamins for COVID-19: Boost Your Immune System!

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski
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Since the emergence of COVID 19, preventative measures to prevent sickness became everyone’s top priority. By this time, a lot of research has been conducted to identify the best ways to avoid serious complications from contracting this virus. So, is ...
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Weight Loss Nutrition

How Many Grams of Fat Per Day to Lose Weight?

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter
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Fats. They often get a bad rep. But, contrary to popular belief, they are necessary to a healthy diet. Fats are the principal storage form of energy in our body. They support cell growth, protect our vital organs, are involved in hormone production, and ...
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