Can You Identify and Correct Your Nutritional Deficiencies?

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Minerals Continued: Are You Deficient? Odds are, something in your nutrition plan is off. You may think you're eating clean, wholesome, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding the "bad stuff," but more than 50% of our society is deficient in two or more vitamins and minerals. … [Read more...]

Alcohol and #Gainz: Can the two go hand-in-hand?

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Who doesn't love a cold beer or chilled white pinot grigio at the end of a long, hot summer's day? And when the leaves are changing during fall and the weather feels a little crisper, the ciders taste just a little sweeter, don't they? And in winter? Picture snow falling, you're … [Read more...]

A Quick Guide to Understanding Macronutrients

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Understanding Macronutrients: So what's a protein, a carb, and a fat? Macronutrients make up your daily calories. Macronutrients come from PROTEINS, CARBS, and FATS, and you need to eat all three to survive.  I recently wrote a post on Strongfigure.com about food and fat … [Read more...]

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

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Protein : Protein breaks down into amino acids, the building blocks of your entire body. Protein is the most essential macronutrient for those who lead an active lifestyle because of the crucial role it plays in muscular growth (hypertrophy) and muscular repair. It’s essential … [Read more...]

What You Should REALLY Be Eating After Your Workout

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I'm only several years behind the phenomenon of Pinterest, but as much as I refused to get sucked in and addicted....well, it finally happened. You should probably follow my boards--when it comes to all things healthy, I've got about 14 different boards ranging from Salads that … [Read more...]