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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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Fasting has a pretty interesting reputation in the health and fitness world.   A huge body of evidence suggests that fasting – limiting your caloric intake for a prolonged period can have numerous benefits including weight loss, improved immune function, improved cognitive function, and even an increased life-space.   And yet, many people don't fast.   Why? Put simply: it feels wrong. Years of fitness mythology and general, but wrong, advice has led to a misconception that if you don't eat fo...

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Whey protein powder – by far one of the most popular supplements out there – tends to be associated with a particular class of exerciser. Specifically, people generally think of big, muscle-bound, bodybuilder-types chugging whey protein shakes several times a day in an effort to bulk up.   Unfortunately, this limited view has meant that plenty of people have missed out on a powerful and underpublicized benefit of whey: weight loss.   How does whey protein powder aid in weight loss? And how ca...

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Whether or not you’re following the ketogenic diet, you’ve probably heard the word “ketosis” floating around recently.   You might have a vague idea of what it means, but let’s find out how ketosis works.     What is ketosis?   First, in order to understand how it works, we need to know what ketosis is. Essentially, nutritional ketosis is a metabolic state that occurs when your body is required to switch from carbohydrates to fat to use for energy.   If you’re following the Standard American ...

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Is the ketogenic diet (“keto”) a separate diet from a low-carb diet? Yes, it is different. It’s similar in many ways, but not one and the same, and the difference is apparent when it comes to weight loss.   So, without further ado, let’s dive right into it.      What is the difference between keto and low-carb?   Separating the two can get a little tricky.   “Low-carb” can refer to a few different diets – but the overarching similarity is – get this – the diets are low in carbohydrates. Of co...

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Losing weight is difficult, especially when you have an uber-busy life. Who really has time to plan and prep all those meals while making sure they’re nutritionally balanced and delicious?   If this sounds like you, meal replacement shakes might be the trick. There’s nothing to prepare ahead of time – and at the very most, you might have to combine a powdered shake mix with liquid in a shaker cup.   It’s a simple change to your day, no major effects on your lifestyle, and you don’t have to bu...

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