5 Basic Guidelines to Eating Healthy

If your goal at any point in your life has been to lose weight, it’s safe to assume that you’ve been overwhelmed by the volumes of information that although all seemingly contradictory, all consistently claim that they are the most effective and efficient way to lose weight.

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I Didn't Eat for 7 Days, Here's What Happened

I’ve never been the type to speculate on a topic simply because I’ve read a book on it. I’ve even had individuals ask for my advice on topics with which I’ve literally prefaced my response with something along the lines of, “Look, I really can’t speak definitively because I haven’t yet experienced that. I’ve read about it and I can offer you the knowledge I’ve gained in terms of reading about it, but until I experience it personally, I don’t feel confident in speaking from a position of authority in the least.” Obviously, there are certain realities that I don’t need to experience to confirm their validity (e.g.: I’m certain without a doubt that being shot is a painful experience), but when it comes to something as simple as fasting, there was no reason why I couldn’t try it.

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Start Foam Rolling With This Simple Home Routine

To provide you with a visual, think of fascia (which is basically like a sheath that covers all the muscle in your body from head to toe) as a spider web. When you’re feeling discomfort in a certain area of the body, this is commonly a sign that the fascia has become knotted / twisted / out of alignment in some capacity. Due to this misalignment or knotting of the fascia, it places increased tension onto surrounding joints often contributing to relative pain and discomfort.

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Are YOU Making This Common Weight Loss Mistake?

Tracking successful progress with your weight loss and physique goals is not as simple as stepping on to a scale every morning. In fact, this is probably one of the worst approaches that you can take to determine whether you’re moving forward with your goals!

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The Bitter Truth About Your Sweet Pumpkin Spice Latte

For those individuals who are a little bit overwhelmed by just how unhealthy their favourite beverage is there are, in my opinion, two options that can be entertained. Both options will prove beneficial to your future health profile and the development of further health conscious habits.

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A Basic 3 Stage Progression Using The Glute Ham Raise

If you’ve seen this intimidating looking monstrosity at your gym and haven’t used it yet, I suggest you start. If you haven’t seen this beast at your gym, I suggest you go look for it. If you can’t find it, I suggest you go to a new gym… and yes - I am 100% serious about that last statement.

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4 Triceps Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

Whether you’re aiming to hit a personal milestone on the bench press, develop tighter, more defined arms or to simply keep your training varied and interesting, these four triceps exercises are great tools to have in your “bag of training tricks”.

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Is The Beyond Meat Burger Beyond Unhealthy?

I have a feeling that the Beyond Meat Burger might prove to be a little beyond what you originally bargained for relative to its impact on your future health profile. I’ve been known in the past, to advise people to count chemicals and ingredients BEFORE they even consider worrying about calories, so I have included below, the list of ingredients that you will find in the Beyond Meat Burger. To be clear, this is JUST the patty.

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Six Simple Strategies for Sustainable Intermittent Fasting

To conclude - remember that this is a lifestyle change  - NOT a quick fix. Intermittent fasting can be employed for the rest of your life, consequently eliminating the annoying hunger cravings, exasperating weight fluctuations, relative lack of energy and other, general frustrations that go hand in hand with the most traditional of approaches to weight loss.

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The Simple Scoop on Intermittent Fasting!

Due to insulin’s role as a storage hormone; when insulin is elevated we can not burn the fat that we have stored. Body fat is burned as fuel when insulin levels are lowered. Therefore, running on a treadmill to mitigate the negative effects of having consumed a box of cookies would be the literal definition of an exercise in futility.

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6 Must Try "Tri-Sets" For Time Strapped Gym Goers

Life is busy. We live in a fast paced, ever changing world. Monday seems to flow into Tuesday and before you know it, the week is over. It’s a wonder we get things done at all. Too often busy-ness gets mistaken for productivity.  I am not the right person to go to when it comes to restructuring and reorganizing your daily schedule, habits or commitments; I can, however, provide you with a few efficient workout options to maximize the short time you are able to commit to your workout regimen.

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3 Reasons To Develop The Habit Of Meal Prepation

Venturing forth on a journey to improve your health and overall lifestyle can be incredibly overwhelming. If you’re looking to develop a health-conscious structure in your life AND the challenge of making healthy food decisions is currently a struggle – here are 3 reasons why Meal Prepping should be your first habit!

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