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Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat on Weight Loss: What Does the Research Show? (Interview with Dr. Christopher Gardner, Part 1)

Six-pack abs. Rounder butt. Stronger arms. More sexual desirability. Better (and more) sex! Why else would you suffer through a gruelling diet, sets and sets of deadlifts, 2-hour workouts, DOMs and burning sit-ups (ouch!) Ok, I’m just being blunt here. Even if you don’t like to admit it, I think most of you wouldn’t mind having a fitter and nicer looking body, whatever that ...

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On the Power of Gratitude: What Are You Grateful For?

As Thanksgiving is here, many of you may be reflecting on what you’re thankful for. I know some of you readers are not Americans, neither am I... But we can still take Thanksgiving as a day to count our blessings (Ok… other than your six-pack) ;) Gratitude is like a muscle. The more we are grateful for what we have in our lives, the more we train our thoughts to be more thankful for ...

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7 Must-Have Superfoods to Supercharge Your Smoothie (Interview with Emily von Euw Part 2)

Breakfast is super important – fuelling ourselves properly makes us more productive and efficient at work and gives us the energy to get going throughout the day. But, there are some days when you just don’t want to cook breakfast (neither does your cat or lover.) You just haven’t got time to sit down in the morning… but you don’t want your six-pack to suffer. That’s why we love smoothies ...

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Should You Stop Eating Nuts If You Want to Lose Weight? Interview with Dr. Michael Greger (Part 3)

Nuts. Can we go nuts on nuts? They don’t exactly get a great reputation if you want to lose weight. And I must admit that some of that is my own doing. Inspired by the 80/10/10 Diet, I wrote a few articles explaining why you should limit your nut intake. …But I might have been wrong. True, at over a hundred calories per ounce of nuts, you may think nuts can contribute to weight ...

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No-Bake Simple Raw Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes

I’ve been craving cupcakes lately, and have been a bit too lazy to actually “bake” a cupcake. And the frustrating thing is… most of the cupcakes in where I am currently at, Hong Kong, use refined sugar, butter, oil, and dairy. And I didn’t want any of that. And no… no vegetable oils or margarine. So I set out to make my own version… vegan, relatively low in fat, gluten-free, no refined ...

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How to Avoid Unwanted Weight Gain on a Plant-Based Diet

Dieting sucks. You go through fad diets… painfully monitor your caloric intake …and feel super guilty about indulging in your favorite cheese. …and then you still have to head to the gym after a hectic work day and force yourself to run on the treadmill for 2 hours. This process is physically and mentally draining. Your weight goes up and down like a yoyo ball, despite how hard you work, ...

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5 Easy Tips to Make a Super Smoothie and Lose Weight in 10 minutes (Interview with Emily von Euw Part 1)

Almost all of you know that eating more greens are better for you, and almost all of you could probably use more greens in your diet. But just because you know that greens are good for you does not necessarily mean that you'll actually eat the kale. As  a matter of fact, you may reach out for that fat-laden cheese dish, rather that same old boring kale salad (Really?) Even that picture of ...

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The Ultimate Sports Drink: Kale and Strawberry Energy Boosting Smoothie

Dark leafy greens. We need to eat more of them. They're so good for us!  Yes, I'm sure you've heard that many times. But, let's face it, munching salads all the time may not be too appetizing... especially if you're talking about bitter greens like kale and arugula. And who has the time to chew 20x per bite to digest the greens when you barely have enough time to sleep? This is exactly ...

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