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5 Strategies to Help Protect Your Health While Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding is a popular sport that intrigues those who want to improve their body composition and test their limits with demanding exercise routines, diets and supplements, whether it’s recreationally or competitively. However, an often overlooked concern of bodybuilding regimens includes the potential increased risk of negative health impacts, including organ dysfunction and premature death. Although there is …

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Frugal Meal Planner for Healthier Eating 

Many people are struggling financially and with the rising food costs, it makes it incredibly difficult to eat healthfully. Unfortunately, our current food environment is one of the biggest reasons why people have excess weight and cardiometabolic related health issues. Common Problems when Eating on a Budget   Most people eat a diet full of ultra-refined …

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DASH Diet vs Mediterranean Diet 

DASH diet and Mediterranean diet are both well-studied eating patterns and have evidence to support their benefits on cardiometabolic wellness, including improvements in weight, blood pressure and blood sugar, as well as reduction of cardiac events and certain chronic diseases.  We are going to look at the similarities and differences between these eating patterns to …

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Plate Method for Diabetes & Weight Loss (Plus a Free Printable PDF!) 

The plate method is a simplified eating strategy to help you get your blood sugar and weight under better control.  It is easy for most people to follow and allows you to be flexible with your diet.  By focusing on portion control you can still include some of your favorite foods, which helps to decrease …

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