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The Basics of Fluids and Electrolytes

The body loses about six and a half cups of water a day just due to urination and then another four cups per day by breathing, sweating and bowel movements. This means that to replace that water you will have to drink about eight cups of water per day. The rest of the lost fluid can be replaced by the food that is eaten throughout the day. Read More of The Basics of Fluids and Electrolytes »


The Basics of Fasting

Religions for centuries have utilized fasting in some form or another as a way for the followers to show their dedication to their deity with a sacrifice. Today people have taken to fasting as part of a diet and nutrition plan to help them lose weight and/or to detoxify. Read More of The Basics of Fasting »


Muscle Building on a Budget

In order to build muscle you must get at least 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight. This means that if you weigh 145 pounds then you must make sure that you put a minimum of 145 grams of protein into your muscle building diet and nutrition plan. The good news for people trying to build muscle on a budget is that there are plenty of low cost sources of protein. Read More of Muscle Building on a Budget »


Maintain Your Muscle While You Burn Fat

Everyone knows that protein is the essential building block of muscle. People looking to gain or maintain muscle need to eat their body weight in protein each day. If you weigh 120 pounds you need to eat 120 grams of protein each day. But not all protein is created equal. Read More of Maintain Your Muscle While You Burn Fat »


How to Calculate My Daily Calories

At the beginning of any diet and nutrition plan it is a good idea to weigh out or measure your food which makes sure you are counting your calories properly. After a few weeks of measuring your food you will be able to eyeball the food and know how much you are eating. This will help when you are eating outside your home. Read More of How to Calculate My Daily Calories »


Five Foods that Rev up your Metabolism

There may be other foods that belong on the five foods that rev up your metabolism list, but these are the five best according to most people. They are also the easiest to put into most people’s regular diet and nutrition programs as they are all readily available. Read More of Five Foods that Rev up your Metabolism »


Sports Nutrition For The Weekend Warrior

The premier energy source for working muscles are carbohydrates, so don't avoid them! Carbohydrates are more than just pasta and rice. You can find carbohydrates in beans, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and starchy foods such as corn and potatoes. Read More of Sports Nutrition For The Weekend Warrior »


How To Gain Weight Safely

One good way to gain weight safely is to simply eat more often. Rather than eating two or three large meals, have five to six small ones. This could be healthy snacks or small healthy dinners. Yes, this is often what those trying to lose weight are told, but it helps to balance the metabolism, something that is needed both to gain or lose weight. Read More of How To Gain Weight Safely »


How to Cut Fat and Build Muscle

When losing fat and gaining muscle you'll need a high-intensity strength training workout coupled with a low to moderate fat diet plan. Proper nutrition is vital to overall health. Instead of eating two or three large meals every day, you should eat five to six smaller meals. It is best to have a small meal about every three hours that you are awake. You should never skip a meal, because if you do not get sufficient calories, the body will begin to think that you are in a famine. Read More of How to Cut Fat and Build Muscle »


Hidden High Fructose In Foods

High fructose is best known as high fructose corn syrup. It is a highly processed sweetener and, according to nutritionists, the major contributor in the obesity crisis in America. It is not absorbed by the body in the same way that a natural sweetener would be. Read More of Hidden High Fructose In Foods »


Frequent Meals For Fitness

One of the most common pieces of advice anyone who is looking to get fit hears is that they should eat more often. Smaller meals are often touted as being better for you. After all, there is no set rule that says that everyone needs to eat three big meals three times a day. Read More of Frequent Meals For Fitness »


Fast Food For Fighters

Diet is an extremely important part of every fighter’s day. Each fighter has to maintain top physical condition, stay within their weight class, and be able to have the stamina and power to endure a fight for however long it takes. A bad diet will be reflected in the ring, and it is not hard to see which fighters eat well and which ones do not. Read More of Fast Food For Fighters »


Best Foods To Speed Up Healing

The body is an amazing machine, capable of healing itself of nearly every trauma that life throws at it. Eating a proper diet is an excellent way to make sure that your body will be able to heal itself, but some foods are capable of speeding up healing. Read More of Best Foods To Speed Up Healing »


Should Athletes Carb Load?

The question of whether athletes should carb load cannot be answered by a simple yes or no. The truth is that there are some cases where carb loading may be beneficial, but others where it will be of no help or even cause problems for the athlete. Read More of Should Athletes Carb Load? »


Sources of Probiotics

Probiotics are “friendly bacteria” that help your intestinal tract work at its peak. Your gut is naturally armed with beneficial bacteria that help maintain your immune system as you digest food. Using foods that naturally contain probiotics or foods that have probiotics added to them, may help with many different types of physical ailments. Read More of Sources of Probiotics »