The CALMER Eating Method – Food Simplified

Let’s be honest, sometimes health and fitness are hard. Imagine finally committing yourself to a healthier lifestyle only to have to sift through a catalog of information, a lot of which is conflicting. Isn’t information supposed to be more readily available in this, the Google age? Yes! And that’s part of the problem. “How to lose weight”, “how to gain muscle”, and “what to eat…
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To Supplement or Not Supplement – My Experience and My Top 5

As with all matters related to health and fitness, the importance of supplements are a topic for debate. So, rather than try to convince you of what I believe to be correct, I’m simply going to present a few facts, share my experiences with them, and then let you decide which, if any, you want to take. By no means am I a walking pharmacy – I prefer to keep my supplementation fairly simple for…
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Healthy Eating on a Budget – 5 Habits for Eating Clean and Cheap

Christmas is over. New Year’s Eve has come and gone. Another year is in the books! Time flies doesn’t it? The first few days of the New Year are an opportunity for reflection of the past year; the people that we’ve met, the things that we’ve done, and the places that we’ve gone. Unfortunately, for many of us, this self-reflection also includes regret about the things that we didn't do.…
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Fats are NOT the Enemy – 7 Easy Ways to Include Fat in Your Diet

  Have you ever been falsely accused of something? And, no matter how much you insist, people don’t believe you or they don’t care to listen. You’ve earned a bad reputation based upon false pretenses and, no matter what the evidence actually says, public perception won’t change. Being misunderstood doesn’t feel good, does it? Well, this is exactly what has happened to dietary fat…
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Aspartame and Other Artificial Sweeteners… Healthy Alternatives?

  Artificial sweeteners are not new. In fact, these sugar substitutes have been around for over a hundred years, first appearing in the late 1800’s. Despite some controversy surrounding them, most sweeteners have been FDA approved and have been put on store shelves. Currently, there are six artificial sweeteners that are FDA approved: aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame potassium, advantame,…
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