Nutrition Articles

Learn how to provide your body with the fuel it needs to reach your goals faster.

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The Truth About the Anabolic Window
Do you really need to speed home right after your workout to ensure you consume your protein shake within the 30 minute anabolic window? Find out today!
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3 Things You Can Learn From IIFYMers
Ever since IIFYM has hit the scene, people have showed off their abs and junk food all over the web. Learn the 3 important takeaways from this diet craze.
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The Importance of Frequent Meals
Why you should be eating frequent meals, and why skipping meals is both bad for your health and can get in the way of your muscle and fitness goals.
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Fat Loss Grocery Shopping on a Budget ($50, $75, and $100)
Achieving your goals can be hard if you're on a budget. Get a better idea on how to shop for fat loss with these grocery shopping lists & sample meal plans.
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Looking To Be A Beast? Part 1: Goal & Nutrition Planning
Looking to be a beast? Maybe just get in shape? Lose the gut? This article will set you in the right direction, starting with goal setting & diets.
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A Quick & Simple Guide to Starting Intermittent Fasting
If you've bought into all the buzz surrounding intermittent fasting, you better ensure you know all the basics before starting the diet. Read on!
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A Look at 4 Food Myths
Salt. Butter. Red meat. Protein rich diets. Find out which of these are harmful to the body, and which aren't so bad.
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11 High Protein Meals You Can Cook in a Crock Pot
If you're looking for hands-free gains, it's time to dust off your crock pot. Here are 11 suggestions for high protein meals you can make in a slow cooker.
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Smart Snacking: 5 Healthy Snacks That Won't Destroy Your Progress
Some people love to snack, but a lot of snack options on the market provide little to no nutritional value. Read & learn which 5 smart snack choices do!
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The Zig Zag Diet Approach
Stagger your alories and help your body lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. A zig zag diet approach is a proven and effective way to avoid ruts.
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Chicken Breast Cooking on the Grill
Summer's done and it's time to pack on mass. This hardcore diet and supplement plan will get you headed in the right direction.
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Ketogenic Diets: Why Experts Missed the Boat on this Fat Loss Fail
Think you can just cut carbs, go into ketosis, and get shredded? Wrong. Learn the science behind ketogenic diets and why they might not help you reach your goals.
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Alternative Dieting, A New Approach To A Contest Physique
Natural bodybuilder Sean Sullivan takes a look at pre-contest dieting, and presents information on an alternative dieting approach.
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Dietary Fats: How Certain Fats Affect Your Heart
Ever wonder if you were putting yourself at risk for heart disease by eating fat? Let's take a look at what the science says about fat consumption risks!
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[Video] What Bodybuilders Eat for Breakfast w/ Johnnie O. Jackson
We welcome GASP athlete, Johnnie O. Jackson into the Muscle & Strength "Breakfast Club" in today's episode of "What's for Breakfast?!" Watch and enjoy!
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Breakfast on the Go: 5 Muscle Building Morning Meals
Trying to make your mornings a little less chaotic? Try these 5 easy muscle-building recipes for perfect make-ahead breakfasts.
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10 Easy Pre-Workout Meals & Snacks to Fuel Your Training
Good pre-workout nutrition is essential for seeing results. We're giving you 10 ready-to-eat ideas plus the formula for designing your own pre-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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Bone Broth: The Secret to Joint and Tendon Health?
Could bone broth be the secret to optimizing your overall health? Read this article to learn how you could benefit from bone broth and how to make it.
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Forging Elite Fitness: The Real Reason You're Not Shredded
Poor nutrition is the main reason many don't make the progress they hope for. Here's some tips on getting your diet in check so you can become shredded!
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12 Ways To Make Gains On An Airplane
Don't let frequent air travel slow down the muscle building process. In this feature Andrew Pardue presents 12 tips to help you eat properly while flying.
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Reach Your Goals Without Counting Calories
Counting calories has become the norm in the fitness industry, but is it necessary? In this feature Mike Wines presents 4 tips to help you gain without mental strain.
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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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High Fructose Corn Syrup
Is high fructose corn syrup really that bad? How does it stack up compared to honey and sucrose, and should it be avoided when trying to build muscle?
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6 Tips For Preventing A Slowing Metabolism
How and why does your metabolism slow while losing fat? Bodybuilding coach Cliff Wilson provides 6 tips on how to maximize your fat loss efforts.
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5 Things "Diet Gurus" Don’t Want You to Know
With so many myths about effective and efficient dieting out there, how are you ever supposed to separate fact from fiction? Read this article for starters!
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Clean Fast Food: In-N-Out & Starbucks w/ Robert Timms
In this video, Gaspari Nutrition athlete Robert Timms takes us through the drive thru at Starbucks and In-N-Out to show us how you can eat well on the go.
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5 Gluten Free Shredding Tips
It's time to become a shredded, mean, and sexy gluten-free machine. A gluten-free lifestyle can help you live leaner while reducing bloat, inflammation and more.
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Nutrition For Beginners - Part II
Part 2 looks at the amounts of food you need to build muscle and what are the best sources for protein, carbs and fat.
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Clean Fast Food: Whataburger & Chick-fil-a w/ Jason Poston
Jason Poston takes us through what he orders at Chick-fil-a & Whataburger. He also shows how he customizes his order to fit his needs being a type-1 diabetic.
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Nutrition For Optimal Recovery
This article shows you what to eat after your workout and explains why. A must read if you want to maximize your lean muscle gain.
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Tattooed bodybuilder eating food in the gym
Shopping is a pain and endless diet articles make nutrition incredibly confusing. Here's a simple system that will get you on the right track.
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Building An Eating Plan You Can Live With
This article clears up the dieting confusion and helps you to reach your goals. Learn simple rules that will help you build an effective muscle building or fat loss eating plan.
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[Video] What Physique Champions Eat for Breakfast w/ Brandon Hendrickson
2018 Men's Physique Champion, Brandon Hendrickson, gets welcomed into the Muscle & Strength Breakfast Club in this episode of "What Pros Eat for Breakfast".
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3 Differences Between Low-Carb and Keto Diets
Confused about the differences between ketogenic dieting and low carb dieting? This article clarifies 3 distinct differences between the two.
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The Zig Zag Bulking Approach
A bodybuilding bulking method that helps pack on muscle mass while minimizing fat gain. Based on the latest science.
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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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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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High Protein Muscle Building Waffle Recipe
Looking for a high protein breakfast that is filling and sweet? Try out this high protein, muscle building waffle recipe packed with 55g of protein!
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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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Pack On Mass And Shed The Fat
A guide to popular muscle building and fat loss eating and diet approaches, including a look at frequent feeding, Paleo, Keto and more!
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Pre-Workout Nutrition 101: Fuel Your Training Any Time of Day
It's the most important meal of the day. No, it's not breakfast (unless you workout in the mornings). Learn how to master your pre-workout nutrition!
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[Video] What Bodybuilders Eat for Breakfast w/ Regan Grimes
IFBB Pro, Regan Grimes, joins the Muscle & Strength breakfast club in this episode of "What's for Breakfast?" Spoiler Alert: It's not eggs and oats.
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Expert Guide: Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) play an important role in muscle building and fat loss. This guide teaches you what EFAs are, how to get them through diet and supplements, and recommended dosages for optimal results.
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Does Drinking Alcohol Limit Muscle Growth Potential?
Let's set the record straight about the rumors on alcohol consumption and it's affect on muscle growth by examining the science behind the claims.
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Bacon, Biceps, and Barbells – The All-American Trifecta Just Took a Hit
Red meat has been deemed a cancer causing carcinogen, so what now? Read this article to learn how you can still incorporate red meat into your diet!
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Size For Seventy: Antoine Vaillant's $10/Day Muscle Building Diet
Charismatic IFBB Pro Antoine Vaillant was given the task of building a 7-day meal plan on $70. Is he able to succeed? Follow him on his journey on the first episode of "Size For Seventy".
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Bonehead Nutrition: 5 Diet Mistakes To Avoid
Are you a bonehead, blaming your lack of workout results on poor genetics? Stop playing the hardgainer card, and start building muscle today with proper nutrition!
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Clean Fast Food: Panda Express & Panera Bread
In this video, Brandon Hendrickson takes us through the drive thru at Panda Express & Panera to show us how you can eat out & still eat clean food sources.
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My Journey As A Gluten-Free/Low-Allergen Bodybuilder Part 3
Gluten-sensitive bodybuilder Alex Silva presents a list of carbs to avoid along with alternatives and product manufacturers.
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