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The holidays are a notoriously difficult time when it comes to weight loss and fitness in general.   Not only do the typical festivities include lots of carb-rich foods and alcohol, but you've likely been extremely busy – making it nearly impossible for you to keep up with any healthy routine you may have had in the preceding months.   But New Year's Day has come and gone, marking the end of that particular time of year. Now it's time to start over.   This time of year, many people are beginn...

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For many people, whey protein isolate is very directly connected with bulking up. The truth, though, is that this common supplement could be a powerful for you as you try to lose weight, as well.   Let's take a closer look at the science regarding exactly what whey protein can do for you and how it can help you shed pounds.   More Muscle Burns More Calories   Now, if you are among those who associate whey protein powder with muscle mass, you are correct – partially. Protein, in general, is a...

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If you've been working out, or trying to lose weight, for any length of time you are probably pretty familiar with the concept of a high-protein, low-carb diet.   But what are the benefits of this popular diet? What exactly does it mean?   Most importantly, how can you successfully follow this eating pattern?   What Are We Talking About?   Before we really get into all the details here, it's important to we make it clear exactly what we're discussing. The term “high-protein diet” is, after al...

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Fat has, over the past several decades, been depicted as a sort of dietary villain, rampaging through our bodies, shutting down arteries, and distorting our shape with mountains of body fat. And, based on this idea, low-fat varieties of foods are generally seen as “healthier.”   This been extremely evident when it comes to milk and other dairy products – a market where low-fat options regularly outsell the more natural higher-fat versions.   And, since most people who use whey protein powder ...

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You know that breakfast is important – you've heard that since you were a kid from your mom, your teacher and just about everyone else you've ever met.   Still, breakfast is also kind of hard. Of course, there's the whole challenge of actually preparing and eating something first thing in the morning with enough time left over to get out the door. But then there's also the issue of content.   The fact is that most people just break their fasts wrong.   Fortunately, there's the protein shake. ...

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Summer is nearly upon us. And, as it draws closer, the pressure to be “beach ready” is steadily increasing.   People use all sorts of tactics to get their summer body, including a host of supplements, intense workouts, and dietary adjustments. But, what about vanilla whey protein powder?   Although most people tend to think of whey as a means of “bulking,” it can also be a powerful tool toward toning up for the summer. And vanilla whey is just delicious.   But, how can whey help you slim down...

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Whey protein is good for you for all sorts of reasons. For the most part, people in general tend to be fairly aware of this.   However, whey is typically thought of as a great way to gain weight. And that is true. But, depending on how it's used, whey protein powder could also be a powerful weight loss tool.   Primarily, this has to do with whey's ability to reduce your appetite, making it easier for you to eat fewer calories.   But how, exactly, does this mechanism work? Here's what we know ...

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People usually associate grass-fed whey protein powder with muscle growth. But, how does this process actually work? Does grass-fed protein have any advantages over your standard protein products?   To really answer this question, we need to start with looking at how muscles grow and what role protein plays in that process.   The Stimulus   When you exercise, you're actually damaging your muscles. Sorry, but that's what happens. Don't worry, though, that's what you want.   Specifically, the s...

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There's lots of good stuff in whey protein supplements – not just protein. But, thanks to those other components, sometimes concerns or misconceptions tend to pop up.   The fat content of whey, for example, has raised some concerns over the cholesterol in whey protein. Let's take a closer look at the fats in whey and see how these can influence your cholesterol levels.   First, though, we need to discuss the different types of whey and their individual nutritional content.   Concentrates and ...

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As we’ve discussed before, there are plenty of whey protein powders available to you – and many have similar talking points. But you may have also noticed that Naked Nutrition is committed to bringing you the absolute best.   In our quest to do so, we routinely compare ourselves to similar brands, just to make sure we’re doing a good job. This week, we’re going to take a look at Tera’s whey protein line and see how Naked Nutrition stacks up.     A Little about Tera’s   Tera’s offers several d...

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