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Top 5 Dietary Fat Myths Busted

Top 5 Fat MythsThe discussion around fats and our diet has gone across the spectrum and back again. There was a time when we were told to avoid fats of any form, launching the fat-free dietary craze and then we ran in the complete opposite direction, thanks to Atkins and the low-carb lifestyle, practically maxing out our dietary fat intake.So where’s the line? How much is too much and what’s not enough? And, if you are going to eat fat, what foods are best? Because, you’ve likely heard, not all fats are equal.Let’s work through some of beliefs and notions and schools of thought around dietary ...

The Best Protein Sources for Vegans and Vegetarians

A common concern about vegetarian and vegan diets is that they might lack sufficient protein.However, many experts agree that a well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet can provide you with all the nutrients you need.That said, certain plant foods contain significantly more protein than others.And higher-protein diets can promote muscle strength, satiety and weight loss.Here are 17 plant foods that contain a high amount of protein per serving.SeitanSeitan is a popular protein source for many vegetarians and vegans.It’s made from gluten, the main protein in wheat. Unlike many soy-based mock meats,...

How to Make A Comeback—Even If It’s Been a While

Most competitive athletes, no matter their age, can recall a defining personal athletic moment: sprinting across the finish line ahead of the field; dodging epic tackles to score the winning touchdown; swishing an unbelievable three-pointer at the buzzer. You got up early, practiced hard and stayed late. You slept well and ate right because you knew it would improve your performance.These are the proud stories we tell around the dinner table—but they might have taken place 10, 20, 30, or even 40 years ago! Today, your fitness focus might be a good deal different, or nonexistent. But in your ch...

Hack the Holidays

The holidays are approaching  and many will indulge, skip workouts, be stressed and gain weight during this jolly season. You don’t have to be one of them. Instead of denying yourself the fun of holiday treats, or beating yourself up for indulging in them afterward, allow yourself to splurge when it’s really worth it. Here are some strategies to hack the holidays.Pack in the ProteinBe sure to always have some protein at a meal, especially if your splurge food is sugar or really any high carb based foods. This will help stabilize your blood sugar and keep you full for longer. Keep track of...

How to Make A Resolution Stick

Why do we make New Year’s resolutions? Because they work, right? If you laughed when you read that, you’re not alone.  Just because we make a resolution on January 1st doesn’t automatically mean it will stick. In fact, more often than not those New Year’s resolutions tend to fall off some time around … well, February.This year, instead of changing what you resolve, how about changing why you want to make a resolution in the first place and then set your goal around that.Changing the way you make your resolution and turning it into an achievable goal can help make it stick, until February ...

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