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  Following the Whole 30 diet is a trend that is not going away any time soon. Followed by tons of people with success, it is a way of eating that promises weight loss and is promoted as an entire lifestyle change.  It is essentially an elimination diet and people tend to have success with weight loss by following this way of eating.  The Whole 30 diet has strict rules regarding which foods are allowed to eat and which are restricted.  If you are choosing to adopt this diet into your life...

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A Paleolithic diet, or a Paleo diet, is an eating pattern that is rich in foods and animals assumed to be consumed in the Paleolithic era – think nuts, meats, and vegetables. Added sugars, milk, and even peanuts are not consumed on this dietary pattern.   Some studies suggest that the Paleo diet may have beneficial effects in the prevention of certain diseases, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. It has become a popular diet and many people swear that following th...

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Following a vegan diet comes with some noteworthy potential health benefits.   From possibly reducing the risk of developing some cancers to helping combat a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, a vegan lifestyle is a popular choice for people who want to support their health. But, are there some vegan health risks that people should be aware of.   Risks of a vegan diet are simple to tackle or proactively prevent with a little know-how.   Regardless of whether a person is adopting a vegan diet for e...

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  The ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is a low carbohydrate, high fat, and moderate protein diet. It is a diet that has become extremely popular recently and is becoming a lifestyle that many people are embracing for many health-related reasons.  What is the Keto Diet? The keto diet is a way of eating that has a goal of getting your body into a state of ketosis, when your body uses fat stores as fuel.  To do this, carbohydrates are limited, and fats are emphasized. While it was originally u...

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  One of three macronutrients, protein plays a major role in the structure and function of our tissues and organs. Not only that, but it’s ability to boost metabolism, reduce appetite, and change weight-regulating hormones can be beneficial if you’re seeking weight loss. Protein shakes can be a simple and convenient way to reach your daily protein needs. All it takes is your beverage of choice, protein powder, and a quick shake to mix it all up.  Protein powder isn’t one size fits all eith...

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Originally created in 1924 by Dr. Russell Wilder as a treatment for epilepsy, the ketogenic (Keto) diet uses an extremely low carb in order to change the way that your body uses nutrients for fuel.   Instead of relying as heavily on carbohydrates are it normally does, a body on the keto diet will depend almost entirely on fat. The low carb intake also, as the diet's name suggests, stimulates the creation of substances called ketones.   These chemicals show up when your body does not have enou...

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Intermittent fasting has gained recent hype in the health and wellness industry. In fact, in 2019, intermittent fasting was one of the most searched diets according to Google Trends 1.    While intermittent fasting may not be for everyone, research suggests that intermittent fasting may provide significant health benefits, especially for improved gut health.   This article will explore what intermittent fasting is as well as the benefits of intermittent fasting with a particular emphasis on ...

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  The ketogenic diet, or keto diet for short, has gained popularity for its proclaimed health benefits such as weight loss and reduced blood sugar, for example.  The keto diet is a very low carbohydrate diet that provides most of its calories from fat, along with moderate amounts of protein.  Carbohydrates are typically necessary to build muscles, as carbs cause the release of insulin to help bring the glucose in muscles and other tissues. This process is important for muscle growth (1).  ...

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A Vegan Diet means abstaining from any animal products. This include eggs, milks, cheeses, honey, and other products that come directly from animals.   What is a Vegan Diet?   Each year, on November 1, the people around the globe celebrate World Vegan Day. And, although it's not always the most widely publicized event, it's still any important one that’s been going strong since 1994.     But what does it mean to follow a vegan diet? Is there more to veganism than just avoid animal-based fo...

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If you’re busy and constantly on the go (who isn’t?), you probably struggle to keep up with following a healthy, balanced diet from time to time.   Some days, it’s just quicker and easier to grab something at the gas station on the way to work, or hit the drive-thru on the way home. When this situation happens more often than not, chances are that you notice it starting to catch up with you on the scale, or in your lack of energy.   What can you do? Enter meal replacement shakes.   Sure, you’...

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