Eat Healthy? Exercise? Still no abs? You’re not alone.

Eat Healthy? Exercise? Still no abs? You’re not alone.

What’s more elusive than Bigfoot and arguably more actively sought after? Money? Fame? True love? You’ve already read the title so you know where I’m going with this. Abs. Rectus Abdominis. We all have them. If only we could see them. Even after slimming down, the abs elude. We think that if we could just get that last five or ten pounds off, perhaps they’ll show up. So we exercise. We crunch. We sit up. We buy fancy machines with great hope and promise. Two weeks go by and the stomach looks more irritated than dissipated. I don’t think that getting abs...

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Weight-loss: Diet vs. Exercise

Weight-loss: Diet vs. Exercise

When we think of weight loss, we consider two huge factors: Diet and exercise. Exercise is obviously very important. We want to have a healthy, active lifestyle. However, we naturally spend a lot of time and energy focused on diet. The question then becomes, how much time should we be spending on diet versus exercise? In a study on the efficacy of diet versus exercise for weight loss, diet was shown to be significantly more effective. In the areas of weight loss, fat loss, and body fat percentage decrease, the individuals on a “diet only” program lost at least two times as...

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Macro What?

Macro What?

The first time I heard the term “Macro-nutrients” I nodded my head and pretended I understood. Yes, yes of course those are very important… whatever they are. When you think of nutrients, you may often start reciting the list, like preschool all over again. Vitamin A, B, C, D... Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium. Drink your milk. These are called micronutrients. Because they’re small. Micro = small. Nutrients = essential. So what in the world would a macronutrient look like? A bunch of micronutrients all smooshed together? Well, yeah. It’s easy to overthink, but macronutrients are simply essential foods. Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrates....

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Is It Really Organic?

Is It Really Organic?

Ever hear people talk about how organic from the supermarket doesn’t taste any different or feel any better? You would think with all the hubbub about organic (and the higher price tag) it would have some obvious differences from the conventional. Maybe you’ve tasted and felt the non-difference and wondered, What did I just pay extra for? On the surface, this seems like a debate about organic versus conventional. Is it really worth it? What’s the difference? Recent news has uncovered a different question, however, that might explain why you’re local organic produce does actually taste and feel better than the supermarket organic...

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