Cheap Family Recipes – Dinners Under $8

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One way to plan some cheap family recipes when you are just starting out and don’t really know how to go about it, is to make a list of staples that are inexpensive in your area. The reason this works well is that the whole meal can be planned around that staple, and small bits of more expensive foods can be added to it to create interest, add nutrition, and round out the meal. In general, the following staples can

7 Healthy Eating Habits and Lifestyle Changes

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If you feel tired and run down during the day and always seem to be getting colds and flu’s even in the summer then, you need to have a good look at your lifestyle. Consider the following 7 tips to help you get you in tune with natural rhythms of your body. Tip One: Acquire the habit of getting up in the morning when the sun rises. This means that you should rise earlier during the summer season and later

[Free Webcast]: Becoming the Ultimate Health and Fitness Professional

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A live conversation and Q&A with Dr. John Berardi and Nate Green. 3pm – 5pm ET on Wednesday, September 14th In this 2-hour live video webcast, Precision Nutrition co-founder Dr. John Berardi and fitness expert Nate Green will discuss: How to stand out as the go-to health and fitness expert in your area. Proven methods for achieving massive transformations for your clients. How to effortlessly generate referrals. The right (and wrong) ways to deal with “difficult” clients. The value of

Will a high-protein diet harm your health? The real story on the risks (and rewards) of eating more protein.

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Will too much protein damage my kidneys? Cause cancer? Reduce my lifespan? At Precision Nutrition we’re always getting questions (from fitness pros and clients) about the risks of a high-protein diet. In this article we’ll set the record straight and share why protein isn’t the villain it’s made out to be. ++++ Maybe you’re a protein promoter. You buy protein powder in “bucket with a handle” format. You know the protein counts of every food you eat. After every workout, you jam

6 reasons eating healthy is harder than you think. Plus strategies to make it easier.

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Lots of people in health and fitness roll their eyes at the idea that eating healthy is hard. The stark reality they’re missing: For many folks, constraints with time, money, transportation, etc. make good nutrition seem out of reach. Read on for some hard truth about healthy eating. ++++ “Experiential” writing is very popular in journalism, including in the health and fitness field. Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me” documentary immediately comes to mind. (Spoiler alert: He gained weight and ruined

18 unique ways to lose the first 10 pounds. Shape your environment and your body will follow.

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Changing how you think and feel is hard. Changing your environment isn’t. And by shaping your environment, your body will follow. Here, 18 unique tips for doing just that. Use these to lose the first 10 pounds, or the last. ++++ If I took 50 random strangers to the grocery store and asked them to fill their basket with only nutritious, health-promoting foods, I bet they could do it. In other words, most people generally know what’s “healthy”. Or good for

Are detox diets good for you? How a 3-day juice cleanse landed this dietitian in the ER.

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Those colorful, expensive bottles of juice look healthy. But are detox diets good for you? Here’s what the science says — and how a juice cleanse landed one of our nutrition experts in the ER. ++++ Not too long ago, the only people who went on detox diets were Hollywood stars and trend-obsessed editors at fashion and lifestyle magazines. These days, everyone knows someone who just finished a juice cleanse. Whether you’ve tried one, you’re considering one, or you’re a

Best workout nutrition strategies. A useful guide for what to eat before, during, and after exercise.

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Looking for the best workout nutrition strategies to help improve performance, drop body fat, and gain lean muscle? Look no further. This article will teach you what to eat before, during, and after exercise for your specific goals. ++++ Just how important is workout nutrition anyway? Does eating specific things, at specific times, improve performance and help add lean muscle while losing fat? And, if so, what should you eat before, during, and after exercise? These are common questions here

The 3 steps I teach trainers and health coaches to help fix any diet problem.

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When your eating plan stops working, it’s normal to just feel… stuck. But you can fix almost any diet problem with these 3 steps. (The first one might really surprise you). ++++ I’ve been working in the fitness and nutrition field for 25 years so I can say with certainty that every eating plan breaks down eventually. Kids come along, jobs get busy, family members get sick… LIFE happens. It’s easy — too easy — to get lost. But the exact nature

Sweet potatoes vs. potatoes: Which are really healthier? [Infographic]

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Sweet potatoes vs. potatoes: A nutritional debate fueled by misinformation, baseless ‘superfood’ obsessions, and carbohydrate phobias. Here’s how these tubers compare — and why both deserve a place in your diet. ++++ A few years back, some crazy nutrition enthusiasts decided to figure out whether white or sweet potatoes were “healthier”. One group compared the glycemic index and load of sweet potatoes vs. potatoes. They suggested that since white potatoes tend to be higher, they should be avoided. Another group