Weight Loss Nutrition

Are High-Protein/Low-Carbohydrate Diets Effective?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Probably more widely debated than any other diet in scientific and consumer literature is the high-protein/low-carbohydrate diet.These plans have been a part of diet lexicon since the mid-1800s, with William Banting’s Letter on Corpulence (2). Billed as ...
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Fitness Sports Performance Nutrition

Top 9 Minerals for Staying Healthy, Strong and Fit

Emily Bailey |
You may be familiar with sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium regarding needs for hydration, but these nutrients are also related to many other physiologic processes in the body. Nutrients—including micronutrients, major nutrients and trace ...
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Nutrition

If You Exercise, Can You Eat Whatever You Want?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
The myth of being able to out exercise a bad diet is at odds with the “intake versus output” relationship of energy balance. At its most basic, weight control is a demonstration of energy balance, a simple equation representing the relationship between ...
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Nutrition

Energy Boosting Foods

Emily Bailey |
We are faced with many challenges that disrupt our normal eating and exercise schedules and routines. Between special events, holidays and family gatherings, it is quite easy to fall off-track. To help you stay on track and energized, let’s focus on ...
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CPT HIIT Weight Loss Nutrition

Do You have to Exercise at a Low Intensity to Burn Fat?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Despite an enormous amount of research on the topic, there is still some confusion over the relationship of cardiorespiratory training intensity to fat expenditure.
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Holidays Nutrition

7 Ways to Battle the Holiday Bulge Before it Begins

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
We've highlighted seven end-of-year client challenges and provided solutions to help keep them on track. Early planning and preparation can help you and your clients continue to succeed into the New Year.
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Nutrition

Simple School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio |
Here's a simple (sometimes surprising) menu for quick and healthy lunch-prep, from NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, RD and NutriFormance’s director of nutrition. (Bonus: They work for adult lunches, too. So if you are a nutrition specialist, try them ...
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Sports Performance Training Benefits Nutrition

Can Superfoods Equal Super Performance?

Emily Bailey |
Meet three of today’s superfood darlings: açai berries, beetroot juice, and curcumin. What does the research say regarding their impact on athletic performance, recovery, and overall health? Here’s the delicious news.
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Fitness Nutrition

10 Brain Boosting Foods and Strategies

Geoff Lecovin |
What is one of the best choices you can make to nourish, protect and boost brain power? A simple and easy to implement answer to this question is to eat more unprocessed whole foods, which are naturally full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and ...
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Fitness Nutrition

Probiotics: Can They Help With Workouts and Weight Loss?

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio |
There's plenty of buzz about healthy bacteria in some yogurts, supplements, and other foods. The stories range from study results to scam warnings. Here, two NASM experts clear up confusion and offer a few surprising options of foods that contain ...
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