Weight Loss Nutrition

How to Count Macros The Easy Way to Reach Your Nutrition Goals

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
If you’re an avid gym user, friends with a bodybuilder, or sat in on a novice nutrition course I’m sure you’ve heard of the term “macros” or “counting macros.” But what is the significance? Do you need to count macros to be healthy? Have no fear, all ...
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Nutrition spotlight

L-Arginine Supplement Benefits: Should You Supplement?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
So, you want to make gains? Well, when we are strolling the aisles of any supplement shop, the whole point is to find a magic powder or pill that will give us an extra leg up on our performance right?
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Weight Loss Nutrition

Understanding Set Point Theory in a Nutrition and Weight Loss Context

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
There is a phenomenon most of us experience in life. We maintain very similar body weight and body shape for years on end and then suddenly it feels like our body’s changed overnight and then we have a new body that we were not expecting.
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Nutrition spotlight

Vitamin C Overview: Sources, Benefits, & Do You Need to Supplement?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
We are always told to drink orange juice when we are sick, but why? To increase our levels of Vitamin C of course! But what role does vitamin C play in our health?
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Nutrition

Pre-Workout: What Does it Do & Do You Need It?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Many of us are probably far too familiar with that sluggish feeling that sometimes dawns upon us when it's nearing time to hit the gym. In those cases, we are also probably searching for convenient ways to get a quick energy boost to increase our ...
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Sports Performance Nutrition spotlight

Nutrition for Athletes: Gaining an Understanding of Sports Nutrition

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Ever wonder about the various fields you could work in if you were to pursue a nutrition degree or certification? The extent of your options is much larger than you imagined. You could apply to work in hospitals or home care settings, work within the ...
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Nutrition spotlight

Attract More Clients as a Nutrition Coach in 8 Steps

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Whether you are a NASM Nutrition Certified Coach or a nutrition professional looking to expand your coaching business, it is important to know how to attract more clients and build a successful coaching business.
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Nutrition spotlight Hypertrophy

Alcohol and Muscle Growth: How it Affects Muscular Development

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
As you prepare yourself a nice dinner, you may think to pair the meal with a nice wine. Or perhaps the weekend rolls around and you plan social outings with friends or relatives, in which you think to indulge in a few drinks.
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Nutrition

What is a Ketogenic Diet and How do You Follow it?

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
Over the last several decades, we have seen a rise in the popularity of low-carbohydrate diets. These diets have ranged from just low-carb diets to ketogenic diets to even zero carb diets (e.g., The Carnivore Diet).
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Nutrition

A Guide to Micronutrients: Examples, Recommendations, and Sources

Kat Barefield MS, RDN, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, ACSM-HFS
Kat Barefield MS, RDN, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, ACSM-HFS |
In this post, we're going to explore the health effects of getting insufficient micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). This article will also cover: The critical functions of various micronutrients The most common under-consumed micronutrients in the ...
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