Nutrition Articles

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How to Manage Stress & High Cortisol while Dieting
Does dieting stress out the body enough to cause a rise in cortisol levels? Or is it the stress of being at a lower body fat percentage? Read on and learn more.
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The Poor College Student's Diet Guide to Healthy Gains
In school and dirt poor, but still have muscle building goals? Check out these grocery store money saving tips to get your diet & account balance straight!
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5 Tips to Perfecting Your Post Workout Meal
In this article, we discuss everything you need to know to perfect your post workout meal. Learn what to prioritize and optimize your post workout meal.
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Which Diet is the Best for Fat Loss? There May Be More Than One
So many diets claim to be the best for fat loss. Take a look at the science behind popular fat loss diets and figure out which diet may work best for you.
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Shirtless, muscular man posing on one knee in front of barbell.
Explore the meaning of anabolism and catabolism in this comprehensive guide to the physiological factors and hormones that impact muscle growth and muscle loss.
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Step by Step Guide to Building a Bulking Diet
Want to put on lean muscle mass, but unsure how to create a bulking diet plan? Check out this step by step guide and accomplish your muscle building goals!
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Misunderstood Macros: 6 Lies You've Been Told About Fats
So many lies about fats exist in mainstream media. Learn which lies aren't true and begin to reintroduce this important macro into your diet.
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8 Easy and Convenient Pre-Workout Meals/Snacks
Here are 8 easy and convenient pre-workout meals that are designed to curb hunger while providing complete protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats.
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Clean vs. Dirty Eating For Muscle Building
What exactly determines if a food is dirty and off limits or clean and nutritionally sound? Learn how to logically classify food, avoid excess and eat with moderation.
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Are You Losing Muscle Because Of Cortisol?
Ever wondered why all those hours in the gym is failing to bring you results? Well it's probably got something to do with Cortisol.
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The Ideal Ratio of Bulking to Cutting for Hardgainers
Having trouble packing on lean muscle mass? You might be a hardgainer, and if you are, you'll want to use this bulking to cutting ratio to make true gains.
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Cooked sliders on a dinner plate
The Bodyopus approach is simple...low carbs for 5 days, high carbs on the weekend. An interesting approach to fat loss, and possibly a better way to utilize a keto run.
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Meal Frequency: You're Wasting Your Time
People take meal timing pretty seriously. Some insist that it takes lots of mini meals to fuel metabolism. Others say eating one big meal is the way to go. Is either side on to something?
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Man Doing Strength Training
Boost your muscle building efforts with these detailed eating plans for hardgainers by Nick Ludlow. Included are sample diets ranging from 3,000 to 4,500 calories per day.
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Arnold Classic Prep Full Day of Eating w/ Sergio Oliva Jr
In this video, we follow IFBB Pro, Sergio Oliva Jr, through a full day of eating. Sergio, in the video, is just 4 weeks out from the Arnold Classic 2020.
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Swolverine athlete preparing for snatch.
Fuel your training and boost your workout performance with these six clean carbohydrates. Build more muscle, optimize your recovery, and crush your goals!
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Meal Timing: Set Your Watch To More Growth!
Natural bodybuilder Brad Borland helps you to maximize your muscle gains by leaning what to eat, and when to eat it.
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Expert Guide: Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are essential to our health and well-being. This guide teaches you about the main vitamins and minerals involved in muscle building and fat loss.
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Jay Cutler: What To Eat Pre And Post-Workout
Jay sits down to answer one of his most frequently asked questions: What's the best pre and post meal?
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The Unlimited Diet Plan: A Sure Fire Way To Build Muscle & Burn Fat
Want to pack on lean mass & lose body fat without lowering your daily calorie consumption? Check out the unlimited diet & learn the best fat loss approach!
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Intermittent Fasting
What is intermittent fasting? This article explores the benefits of intermittent fasting and provides several sample meal templates to help you get started.
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Misunderstood Macros: 8 Lies You've Been Told About Protein
So many lies about protein exist in mainstream media. Learn which lies aren't true and begin to reintroduce this important macro into your diet.
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My Journey As A Gluten-Free/Low-Allergen Bodybuilder Part 4
Gluten-free bodybuilder Alex Silva heads to the grocery store and details the best products to add to your shopping list.
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Make Amazing And Healthy Protein Shakes
Set aside the boring protein shakes and start getting creative. This article provides suggestions and tips on how to make flavorful and nutritious protein drink recipes.
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Top 10 Testosterone-Boosting Foods
The "Supplement Godfather" Don Gauvreau teaches you the top 10 testosterone-boosting foods! Learn how each one affects your natural test levels.
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Carbohydrates and Bodybuilding
Why do you need carbohydrates? This article explains how you can integrate carbohydrates into your diet to help build more muscle faster.
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Gaining Weight The Healthy Way!
It's easy to gain weight, but it's not eat to gain muscle mass without a lot of fat gain. Plan your diet and training for weight gain without too much fat!
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Close up photo of avocado, cheese and nuts
Just what exactly is "if it fits your macros", and why are all the muscleheads talking about it? This article takes a deeper look at the clean versus dirty foods discussion.
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Best Ice Creams to Eat for a Jacked & Shredded Physique
Who doesn't love enjoying a sweet, refreshing pint of ice cream during summer? Find out which ice cream options are best to help you crush your goals!
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[Video] Full Day of Eating on Prep w/ Akim Williams
In this video, we follow MHP athlete, Akim Williams, through a full day of eating. Akim in this video is just 6 weeks out from the Arnold Classic 2020.
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[Video] What Pro Bodybuilders Eat at Restaurants w/ Akim Williams
In this episode of "What Pro Bodybuilders Eat at Restaurants", IFBB Pro and MHP athlete, Akim Williams, takes us to Brother Bruno's Pizza. See what he gets!
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Woman doing crunches on an ab mat in a gym.
Want great abs? Desperate for a shredded six pack? Tom Venuto shares his ab secrets, and provides specific workout plans and nutritional guidance.
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6 Tips for Hardgainers Looking to Eat More Calories
Are you someone who struggles with getting enough calories to build muscle during the day? If you are, try these 6 ways for hardgainers to eat more calories!
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IFBB Figure Pro Samantha Jerring flexing in the grocery shopping aisle.
Nutrex athlete, IFBB Pro, and self-proclaimed mustard connoisseur, Samantha Jerring, gives us a rundown of what her typical grocery haul looks like during her maintenance phase.
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Circadian Rhythm: How Meal Timing Affects Fat Loss
A lot of debate surrounds the effectiveness of meal timing & it's ability to boost your metabolism. Find out what the science behind your circadian rhythm.
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Intermittent Fasting
Is intermittent fasting the real deal? Can you build muscle and lose fat without eating every 2-3 hours? Find out if intermittent fasting is for you.
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Ultimate Guide To Vegetarian Protein Sources
When it comes to great protein sources, plant-based protein is often overlooked. Learn why you should consider diversifying your diet with these great animal-free protein sources.
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7 Diet Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs
Optimize your fat loss and muscle growth by avoiding these 7 crucial diet mistakes that are often to blame for slowing your gym progress down.
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9 Potent Bodybuilding Foods You Should Be Eating
If you're looking to build muscle what you eat is just as important as how you train. Make sure you're eating these top bodybuilding foods!
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Bioactive Peptides, Protein Synthesis, Performance
Learn the science and benefits behind the protein supplement "Bio-Active Peptides." Enhance recovery, strength and improve lean body mass development.
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NPC Fitness competitor, Trainer and Lifestyle & Conditioning Coach Nichole Ohrablo talks about great vegan protein sources in part 1 of a 3 part series.
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Cellucor Birthday Cake Protein Bites Recipe With Jen Jewell
Jen Jewell shares her recipe for Cellucor Birthday Cake Protein bites made with COR-Fetti Cake Batter Protein. Help yourself to a fun, guilt free treat!
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How to Properly Incorporate Cheat Meals Into Your Diet
It's one of the most popular questions; How do I incorporate cheat meals into my diet without blowing my progress? Learn exactly how with this article.
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Bodybuilding: Can Eating Too Strict Or Clean Be Unhealthy?
Can you eat "too clean" when building muscle? Take a look at the concept of clean eating and decide if your food restrictions are counterproductive to good health.
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10 Essential Muscle Building Protein Foods
Improve your bodybuilding diet with these 10 nutrition-packed protein foods. Article includes 50 tips on how to incorporate each muscle building choice into your eating plan.
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Complete Keto Diet Guide
Takes an inside look at the low-carb ketogenic diet, and it's 3 variations: standard, cyclical and targeted keto dieting. Guide includes sample eating plans and recipes.
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How Do You Know Whether You Should Cut or Bulk?
It's one of the most common questions in the fitness realm, should you be cutting or should you be bulking? Read on to learn which strategy is best for you.
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4 Post-Workout Nutrition Myths (That Are Actually Relevant)
There are many myths surrounding the topic of post workout nutrition. Read this article to figure out if the top four myths are fact or fiction!
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Fluid And Electrolytes – The Forgotten Nutrients, Part 1
Doug Lawrenson details the importance of proper water and mineral intake, and talks about sports drinks and carbohydrate consumption.
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Samantha Jerring in the kitchen flipping her grilled chicken
Nutrex athlete and IFBB Figure Pro, Samantha Jerring, gives M&S a sneak peek at what her pre-workout nutrition looks like before she heads deep into her 2022 Olympia Prep!
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