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When you are trying to shed fat during a rigorous exercise plan a good rule of thumb is to consume food that will assist you with your fat loss goals.

When you are trying to shed fat during a rigorous exercise plan a good rule of thumb is to consume food that will assist you with your fat loss goals. Here are 10 Best Fat-burning foods: Avos If your mission is to shred for a show avocados are ideal because ...

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Smart Eating

Smart Eating: Solid advice you often hear from competitive bodybuilders is that it is wise to stay within 5 kilograms of your contest weight

Solid advice you often hear from competitive bodybuilders is that it is wise to stay within 5 kilograms of your contest weight For some it is hard to pack on any extra muscle in the off-season while others battle with too much bulk when they are getting ready for a ...

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Carb up to build muscle

Carb up to fuel your workouts and help to replenish your depleted muscle glycogen levels faster after a strenuous workout.

Carbohydrates don’t deserve the bad rap they get as they add muscle and enhance recovery. Carb up to fuel your workouts and help to replenish your depleted muscle glycogen levels faster after a strenuous workout. Check out these carbohydrate options to build some serious bulk and speed up recovery: Pasta ...

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Does exercise curb hunger?

The latest research findings contradict previous studies that suggest exercise makes people eat more. Scientists at Loughborough University in England have found exercising to be more effective than a traditional diet in helping to limit daily calorie consumption. The hormonal, psychological and behavioural responses of female subjects to calorie control ...

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Sugar: Friend or foe?

Sugar: Friend or foe?

Sugar is everywhere nowadays. It is in foods you least expect to find it. Sugar is best defined as a fast digesting carbohydrate with a high glycemic index. It digests quickly which results in a spike in blood sugar levels causing the release of a hormone called insulin which pumps ...

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Eat for growth and recovery

To pack on quality muscle you need to eat quality food. The general question is always what to eat as all food is not created equal.

To pack on quality muscle you need to eat quality food. The general question is always what to eat as all food is not created equal. Protein If you want to build muscle mass you need protein. Shoot for a minimum of between 1.6g/kg to 1.8g/kg when you are training ...

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Go nuts with almonds

Eating just a handful of almonds a day can boost your diet significantly according to a new study conducted at the University of Florida in America.

Eating just a handful of almonds a day can boost your diet significantly according to a new study conducted at the University of Florida in America. In the study, researchers asked subjects to add almonds or almond butter to their diet for a period of three weeks. Subjects were asked to eat ...

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Nocturnal protein shake boosts muscle growth

Dutch nutritionists confirmed that a protein shake taken before turning in for the night can pack on extra muscle.

Dutch nutritionists confirmed that a protein shake taken before turning in for the night can pack on extra muscle. In a scientific study done on the effect of a nocturnal protein shake on muscles, scientists found the intake of extra casein protein led to an increase in muscle protein synthesis ...

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Carbs: Your training fuel

Not ingesting enough calories can result in a lack of important nutrients. This is especially true when it comes to carbohydrates.

If you are serious about your training you will know that getting enough calories is important to pack on size Nutrition is a key part of any bodybuilder’s training. Not ingesting enough calories can result in a lack of important nutrients. This is especially true when it comes to carbohydrates. ...

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Keep your finger on the pulses

If you are looking at an affordable alternative to animal-based protein you don't have to look any further than pulses.

If you are  looking at an affordable alternative to animal-based protein you don’t have to look any further than pulses. Pulses, in the form of dried beans and peas, have been an important part of the human diet for centuries and viewed by many as highly nutritious sources of protein ...

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