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The Ultimate List of Slow Burning Carbs

Carbohydrates are a controversial subject in the fitness world. “Do carbs make me fat?”, “Are carbs unhealthy?”, “Can I give my children carbs?” are all questions that come up in the diet fad magazine articles and create a blurry picture of carbohydrates for those seriously concerned about their nutrition. Doing …

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Low Carb Fast Food Breakfast: What Are Your Options?

French toast, pancakes, hashbrowns, waffles – traditionally, breakfast has been a pretty high-carb meal. This makes sense, as getting your carbs early in the morning helps you maintain energy for the day. If you are busy, you may stop at the local fast food joint to get your morning fill. …

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What Are The Best Supplements To Increase Appetite?

For anyone in a bulking phase, or simply someone that is having difficulty making their maintenance caloric threshold, appetite can be a big issue. If you don’t have the appetite to sustain the intake of enough food to meet your caloric needs for your goals, you won’t be making any …

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Is A Cinnamon Overdose Possible? Let’s Talk About It

Cinnamon has become a spice that is near and dear to many of our hearts. Reminiscent of grandma’s apple pie, cinnamon rolls from the corner bakery and the hot toddies that warmed you up in winter, cinnamon is a highly regarded and popular spice in many cultures. However, can you …

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Maltodextrin vs Dextrose: What’s The Difference & Which Is Better?

In the vast world of bodybuilding supplements, there are several powders that have several functions. Creatine monohydrate, whey protein, pre-workout, post-workout, etc. – are all common supplements. Two common supplements with a hot bit of debate between them are maltodextrin and dextrose. Maltodextrin and dextrose are basically sugars composed of …

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High-Protein Low-Carb Fast Food: What Are Your Options?

A burger here, some nuggets there and sub sandwiches in between meetings – this kind of diet can be the norm for people with a busy schedule, and it can seriously pack on the pounds. Most fast food is loaded up with carbohydrates and regular consumption can become a huge …

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Wondering What To Mix Protein Powder With? Here Are Your Options

You’ve been pumping iron but your diet just isn’t providing you with all of the calories and protein you need. What’s the solution? Protein powder, of course. Whey protein, egg protein, vegetable-based protein, etc. – there are several varieties and flavors of protein powder to help supplement your diet and …

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How To Break Your Unhealthy Salt Addiction

You’re late for work, so you grab a breakfast sandwich from the corner coffee shop. Forgot to bring your lunch and have a presentation coming up? Fast food is just around the corner. All of these meals add up, and what do most of them have in common besides draining …

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Does Milk Help You Gain Weight?

Milk is a subject of much speculation and division in the fitness world, and there are as many opinions on it as there are varieties. Skim milk, whole milk, 2% milk, soy milk, chocolate milk, etc. – and the common question is: does milk help you gain weight? Consumption of …