Nutrition Articles

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The Case for Refeed Days: A Secret to Successful Dieting?
If you've hit a plateau on your fat loss journey despite weeks of dieting to no avail, a refeed day may just be the key to your new found success.
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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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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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How Much Protein Should I Eat Each Day for Optimal Performance?
It's one of the most common questions asked by both gym-goers and your average health-conscious individual - how much protein should I be consuming each day?
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4 Things You Should Know About Training Fasted
If you follow intermittent fasting or train upon waking in the morning, you might want to read this before hitting the gym and training on an empty stomach.
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Nutrition Basics: How to Set Up Macronutrients with John Jewett
When it comes to nutrition, people get way too wrapped up in things that don't really matter. Let's get back to the basics and find out your actual needs!
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How To Build A More Enjoyable & Sustainable Diet
People often times associate dieting/being on a diet as a miserable thing. It doesn't and shouldn't have to be. Learn more about building an enjoyable diet.
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Complete Guide to Staying Lean While Eating Out
You should never let your fitness lifestyle get in the way of hanging out with friends and loved ones. Learn how to stay shredded while eating out!
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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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Inside Look At 12 Bodybuilding Nutrition Habits
Post-workout Pop-tarts, egg whites and stoking the metabolism. The world of muscle building nutrition has some odd habits. Find out which are legit, and which might be a waste of time.
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The 4 Most Important Factors For Your Muscle Building Diet
If you want to lose fat and build muscle, you must understand the nutritional hierarchy. Check out the 4 most important factors for a muscle building diet!
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5 Misconceptions About Intermittent Fasting
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions floating around the Internet when it comes to the intermittent fasting lifestyle. This article separates truth from fiction.
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Bachelors on a Budget
Eating healthy can be tough at college but at the same time you want to be able to enjoy yourself and have some fun while keeping up with your physique. Here's a simple guide to help you do both.
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Pre-Workout Nutrition: 4 Strategies to Improve Performance & Maximize Results
If you're only focused on the post-workout anabolic window, you could be missing out. Learn how to optimize your pre-workout nutrition for maximum growth.
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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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Mass Performance Program - Nutrition & Supplementation
Major mass comes from a solid diet. David and Justin teach you how to calculate your calories and macros, and even provide a sample meal plan.
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Hidden Dangers Of 6 Hyped Health Foods
Set down your fruit juice, fat free milk and all those "fake" healthy foods. In this feature Nick Ludlow tells you why 6 popular food choices might not be all that healthy.
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Are You Guilty Of These 7 Muscle-Building Diet Mistakes?
Everyone has made these dieting mistakes at least once. Catch them before they keep you from maximizing your muscle and strength gains!
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Debunking the Dairy Myth: Are You Really Lactose Intolerant?
Quit wasting your money on almond milk, odds are you don't even need it! Check out the scientific data about lactose intolerance in the world today!
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Hypoallergenic: My Journey As A Gluten-Free, Low-Allergen Bodybuilder
Bodybuilder Alex Silva talks about his gluten allergy, and shares nutrition and supplementation tips for the gluten-free athlete on how to help build muscle.
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Post Workout Nutrition: The Window Of Opportunity
Chad Shaw addresses the topic of post-workout nutrition and makes the case that pre-workout nutrition might be of more importance for muscle growth.
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Building Muscle And Burning Fat Simultaneously - Is It Possible?
It's time to carve that Winter bulk into a shredded beach body. Brad Borland shows you how to use fat for fuel while maintaining, or gaining muscle.
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[Video] Full Day of Eating w/ Chris Bumstead
IFBB Pro Chris Bumstead and MHP take us through one of Cbum's typical days of eating in his bodybuilder off-season. Check it out to see what he eats!
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The 4 Pillars of Dietary Success for Any Fitness Goal
If you want to set yourself up for dietary success, you better have these 4 pillars in place. Learn more about what is truly important when it comes to diet!
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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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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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4 Ways To Save Money On A Muscle Building Diet
Is increasing your calories decreasing your fun money? These 4 tips will help you save money while you eat plenty of mass-building muscle fuel!
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Metabolic Damage: What It Is And Is Not
Everyone in the bodybuilding and figure world is talking about metabolic damage and how it is a diet killer. This article explores the current "epidemic" of this condition.
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Why Flexible Dieting (IIFYM) Isn't Actually Flexible
If it fits your macros (IIFYM) is supposed to give you more flexibility in your diet. Learn how the general population misuses this dieting approach.
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Getting Ripped Without Cardio By Eating Your Carbs At Night
Get shredded the easy way! Russell Branjord shows you how to rely on nightly carb feedings to lose fat and get that six pack.
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12 Tasty Ways To Make Almonds Part Of Your Muscle Building Diet
With a nutrient profile that's hard to beat, if this tasty superfood doesn't have it's place in your diet yet, here's 12 ways to incorporate it.
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Reverse Dieting: The Secret to Long Term Fat Loss
Learn all about how eating more calories can help you sustain fat loss. Yes, you read that right! Learn how to implement reverse dieting into your lifestyle!
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Muscle Building Recovery And Your Pre-Workout
When it comes to recovery, all the talk is about post-workout nutrition and nutrient timing. Learn why pre-workout nutrition and supplementation is just as important.
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5 Healthy Fat Sources You're Not Eating
Whether you avoided these on purpose or just didn't know they existed, it's time to branch out and try these 5 healthy fat sources.
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6 Packs Abs
The pursuit of body leanness can be a double-sided sword. Learn about the eating disorder orthorexia nervosa, and how it can lead you down an unhealthy path.
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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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Dieting And Muscle Gain, The Whole Truth
Baffled by bro science? Want to know the real deal? Dustin Elliott gives the muscle building truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
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10 Easy Tips to Stick to Your Diet While Traveling
Hitting the road towards a spring break destination? Read up on these 10 tips on successful dieting while traveling first and stay on track with your goals!
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Maximize Your Diet: 10 Commandments of Modern Nutrition
Is your diet stuck in the past? If you're ready to see big results, it's time to adopt the new commandments of modern nutrition.
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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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6 Ways Better Gut Health Can Lead to Better Gains
Establishing a good foundation of gut health could be exactly what you need for better gains. Learn why and how to improve your gut health with this article.
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Woman drinking water outdoors.
In this article Allen Tripp looks at why we need water and how it can effect our performance and energy.
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Difference Between Omega 3 and Omega 6
Most of us know that Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are good for us, but do you know the difference? Doug Lawrenson explains in detail in this article.
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Kris Gethin's Bodybuilder Grocery Shopping Check List
Trying to eat healthier but have no clue where to begin in the grocery store? Take this blueprint from Kris Gethin & get started down the path to success!
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7 Cooking Secrets That Every Lifter Should Know
Tired of boring bodybuilder meals? These 7 cooking secrets will help you upgrade your ordinary meals for maximum flavor, convenience, and results!
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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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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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Are Carbohydrates Really Our Enemy?
An in-depth view of what carbohydrate foods you should be eating, when and why. I must read for people wanting to gain or lose weight.
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How to Make Meal Prep Sunday an Easy Habit
Meal Prepping is a helpful tool to use to lock down your nutrition so you can accomplish all of your fitness goals. Learn how to make it an easy habit!
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What Strongmen Eat for Breakfast w/ Brian Shaw
4x World's Strongest Man & Redcon1 Athlete, Brian Shaw, joins the Muscle & Strength Breakfast Club in this month's episode of "What Pros Eat for Breakfast".
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