Food

Food

Xtra Xtra Large: Lunch Style

So far we’ve talked about good snacks and breakfasts for bodybuilders, building on the principle of “eating breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” I know it can be difficult to train your body to eat a good lunch when all you want is[…]

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What to Eat NOW: Autumn’s Harvest

I know I’m not the only one who can’t wait for autumn to officially start this week. It’s about time to make apple pies, spiced cider, and butternut squash soup, and quite frankly,  I can’t wait.  Who cares that it’s still over 90 degrees here in the South? Now that[…]

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Fed Up: The Story On Hunger And Satiety

Do you ever find yourself finishing your plate and realizing you are not hungry anymore, but you continue to eat?  Many of us have an emotional and mental relationship with food.  When we are in a bad mood or sad, we continue to pick at the plate even though we[…]

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Wheatgrass: A Bodybuilding Super Food

Wheatgrass is the leafy plant that grows in the early stages of a wheat plant. It is very alkaline, and may also be suitable for individuals who suffer from wheat intolerances. It has a very sweet, potent flavor, but it is generally palatable when downed in one quick gulp. Wheatgrass[…]

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Xtra Xtra Large: Breakfast For Builders

In high school, my nutritionist recommended that I start eating breakfast every day to be in the best shape for softball season. I couldn’t see how eating at six o’clock in the morning could be beneficial. I was completely nauseated first thing in the morning from lack of sleep and[…]

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The Natural Medicine Cabinet: Baking Soda

I often get described as “crunchy,” and it’s probably due to the fact that if it’s natural, and especially if it’s natural and cheap, it’s for me. I can’t think of many things better in the natural and cheap category than baking soda! From bee stings to blemishes, from cleaning[…]

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Carbohydrate Cycling: Gain Bulk, Not Fat

Are you looking to gain muscle mass but also shed fat?  I’m going to show you a method that can work with any lifestyle and offers great results, called carbohydrate cycling.  This diet works on the concept of thermogenesis. Thermogenesis raises body temperature, which in turns raises the core temperature[…]

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Macros and Snacks for Bodybuilders

Let’s face it, when you lift heavy and often, you eat heavy and often.  It’s just part of the game. Sometimes, no matter how disciplined you are, you just want to have a snack.  We all get tired of sitting down to a plate of chicken or tuna with a[…]

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Gaining Good Health on a Gluten-free Diet

Perhaps you have been considering going gluten-free. It is a bit of a trend, after all. Some people don’t have a choice; it is a must in their lifestyles. Whether you are taking a break from wheat and gluten to rid your body of toxins, are trying to reduce your[…]

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Best Stress Relieving Foods

One of the toughest things in life to do is On E-Health MD, they gave some surprising stats in an article on what events (good or bad) in life can raise your stress level. The following situations are rated on the “Holmes-Raye” scale. The higher the number, the greater the[…]

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