Nutrition

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

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
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 |
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 |
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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Weight Loss Nutrition

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

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
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 |
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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Nutrition

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

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
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 |
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 |
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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Weight Loss Nutrition

Low & High Glycemic Foods: Glycemix Index And Load Explained

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
The glycemic index is one of the most popular tools used in nutrition, especially in weight loss, glycemic control, and sports Nutrition. When you Google the term “Glycemic Index,” you will return almost 26 million hits, meaning this is one of the most ...
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Nutrition

25+ Foods to Replenish Electrolytes: Natural Sources for Hydration

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Have you ever worn a hat during your workout and later noticed white stains all over it? Well, those aren’t necessarily stains, but the dried electrolytes from your sweat!
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