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80/10/10: Best Foods to Boost Energy and Athletic Performance? (Part 3)

One of the many benefits of a multi-part series  like this is that I can drive you crazy – or at least make you keep reading – by withholding key information until the end. In this case, though, I’m going to do something even better and give away some of it here in Part 3,  some of it in Part 4, before the conclusion to the series in Part 5. Talk about foreplay ;) This time around, we’re ...

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How to Stay Lean and Fit Without Counting Calories

Does the thought of counting every single calorie you eat sound daunting to you? Whoops…you just ate 20 calories more than what you need, so you rush to the gym in hopes of burning those extra calories you ate. You run as fast as you can, like a little hamster running on a wheel... on steroids!  Otherwise, your beach body will go rounder... and rounder. ;) But… what if there’s a better ...

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How to Satisfy Your Cravings on a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

Wait, why would you ever want to do this? Cut down meat? Forget it. “Where do you get your protein and calcium? ” “What about… cheese?” “YOU NEED MORE MEAT!” Isn’t a plant-based diet the equivalent of unhealthy extremism and deprivation (i.e. just a few steamed peas for dinner?) No. There are plenty of reasons why you’d want to give plant-based diet, or even a mostly ...

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80/10/10: Cut Down Fat and Recover Twice as Fast from Workouts? (Part 2)

As the Woodstock Fruit Festival is going on in New York, you may wonder... aren't people who only eat raw fruit and greens extremists? How can you survive, let alone thrive and be a top athlete, just on raw fruit and vegetables alone (a.k.a. are you nutters?) If you are still reading, chances are you may wonder: Isn't fruit sugar bad for you?  Isn't fruit going to worsen ...

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80/10/10: The Hottest and Most Overlooked Diet For Athletes? (Part 1)

Maybe you’re constipated going on a high fat diet (too much animal protein, my friend). Maybe you’ve tried veganism, or even raw veganism, and you didn’t stick with it. Maybe you got fat being vegan. Maybe you just want to recover faster from your grueling workout, and burn more fat. What if there’s a simple, easy solution to all of the above? While almost every magazine out there ...

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10 Simple Summer Detox Tips, Without Starving Yourself

Many of you may feel naughty after your summer vacation chilling on a beach sipping Piña colada, making lots of love, and doing nothing. Your regular gym routine? Forget about it. You’re too busy playing in the sun. Now that summer vacation is almost over, you’re feeling…. a bit out of shape. So you wonder, "Should I jump on a juice cleanse and fast to lose that stubborn weight after ...

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4 Surprising Ingredients To Avoid When Choosing an Energy Bar

As summer is here, many of you will be traveling. And it is crucial to travel with healthy snacks, especially when you're on the plane, given the lack of healthy food options available. One of the easiest ways to obtain your optimal nutrition when you're on the run (when you don't have access to a blender), is to bring your own energy bar. With a plethora of energy bars to choose from, how do ...

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How to Make Unbelievable Raw Desserts that Tastes Better than Godiva Truffles – Without Worrying About Your Waistline

Wait, what? Raw desserts with unprocessed, healthy ingredients that taste even better than butter-drenched desserts full of refined sugars you feel oh-so-guilty eating afterwards? Why would you ever want to go back to your Godiva milk chocolate truffles? There are plenty of reasons why you’d want to make raw vegan desserts. To name a few, making raw desserts is fast, doesn't require ...

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