Why protein is the best macronutrient ever

Why protein is the best macronutrient ever

If you’ve read any of my articles about diet and nutrition, you know that I recommend a high protein diet. There’s many reasons I do this, but the primary reason is that a high protein diet helps you lose weight. Protein is not only filling, but it’s...
Healthy travel tips for your summer trip

Healthy travel tips for your summer trip

Today I have an amazing guest post from Lindsay, author of YourFitTrip. Lindsay travels often for work, so she knows her stuff when it comes to staying healthy on the road. There’s quite a few ideas that I’ve never heard before, so be sure to check out her...
Three of the best free fitness apps

Three of the best free fitness apps

Apps for your phone are incredibly helpful. Many of the things we take for granted today wouldn’t be where they are if it weren’t for apps. Think social media, Google Maps (how did I get anywhere before this?!), mobile banking, and email. There’s...
Health Tips for Women: Advice from 18 Healthy Bloggers

Health Tips for Women: Advice from 18 Healthy Bloggers

Everyone wants to be healthy, but getting there isn’t the easiest or direct route. And as I’ve mentioned before, we’re all different. We all struggle with staying healthy in different areas of our life whether it be stress, motivation to workout,...
Healthy Fast Food: The Complete Guide

Healthy Fast Food: The Complete Guide

We all want to feel good. And if we’re honest, most of us eat healthy to look good too. But what if you don’t have time to make lunch to bring with you? What if you’re in the airport and there are nothing but fast food chain restaurants as far as the...
Strawberry Oat Bars

Strawberry Oat Bars

Hello everyone! I have a great recipe for you today. I’m really excited about it because it shouts spring and would be a great end to Easter dinner. It’s also healthy enough for breakfast or snacks. Isn’t that pretty to look at? I love that this bar...
Processed Foods Are Hard on Your Diet

Processed Foods Are Hard on Your Diet

When I first started reading nutrition labels, the only things I looked at were calories, carbs and protein. That’s all I looked at, because that’s all I thought mattered. But it’s not true at all. Ingredients matter. Nutrition matters. Do you...
How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label

How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label

Making informed decisions about your food purchases is critical for your overall health. Fortunately, more and more people are beginning to read labels before buying food. When you’re shopping, it’s not always easy to take the time to really evaluate how...
The New and Improved Nutrition Label

The New and Improved Nutrition Label

The FDA is proposing a major overhaul of our old nutrition label that hasn’t been changed in over 20 years. The new nutrition label will include larger and bold text for serving sizes and calories as well as information about any added sugars. This will be...

Calories, Quality and Macros: they all matter

If you’ve read my intro page or Starter Guide, you’ll know that I stress the fact that weight loss is primarily diet. Tracking macros is really important to maintaining a calorie deficit, thereby helping yourself lose body fat. However, I don’t want...
How To Cook Healthy Green Beans

How To Cook Healthy Green Beans

It has come to my attention that there’s a lot of people out there who don’t know how to cook vegetables. Or, how to cook them and make them taste good without dumping tons of cheese and oil on them. Which is why I want to show you that it’s possible...
Brownies got you beat? Here’s how to fight back

Brownies got you beat? Here’s how to fight back

We all have cravings. All of us are tempted at one time or another by something tasty or delicious. Sometimes it’s good for us to give in. Other times, those brownies just stare at us all day long, begging us to take another sliver of a bite. You can prevent...
Is Your Metabolism to Blame for Weight Loss Struggles?

Is Your Metabolism to Blame for Weight Loss Struggles?

Do you feel like you’ve been dieting forever? Do you feel like no matter what, you’ll never lose weight? Some decide it must be their metabolism. They’re doing everything right, cooking the diet food, and exercising to no avail. It’s a word...
The Starter Guide to Getting Healthy

The Starter Guide to Getting Healthy

What does healthy mean to you? A web search will pull up many different results but for the sake of discussion (and because this is a fitness site), let’s define “healthy” as something that is beneficial to your body in the nutrition or fitness...

Super Bowl Sunday: How to enjoy it without packing on the pounds

It’s Super Bowl time!  Go Seahawks! Over 80-90 million people are tuned in at any given moment to this incredibly popular sporting event. Even if you don’t like football, chances are that you’ll be at a Super Bowl party where there’ll be copious amounts of beer,...

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