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Ketogenic Staple: Medium Chain Triglycerides for Energy & Diet

Different fats can have a significantly different impact on how your body metabolizes those fats. That, in turn, has various consequences for how your body stores it, uses it, and extracts energy from it. One such family of fats is known as medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) which have some remarkable properties.   What makes Medium […]

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Getting Started with a Ketogenic Diet

On the other hand, for some who delve into ketogenic diets it becomes a pleasant surprise. The best part about ketogenic diets is that they allow you to eat (and eat well) without having to starve yourself for your weight loss and nutritional goals. Not to mention there is a large variety of savoury flavors […]

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Ketogenic Diets: Methods for Achieving & Maintaining Ketosis

Ketogenic Diets: Methods for Achieving & Maintaining Ketosis Ketosis is a metabolic state in which fat is used as the primary energy source in the body. Maintaining a state of ketosis requires adherence to a ketogenic diet. But how does one achieve and maintain ketosis? There are a few things to consider and there isn’t […]

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What is Ketosis?

What is Ketosis and Why Try a Ketogenic Diet? Carbs are an energy source. It’s one of the reasons we eat fruits to boost energy or cereal for breakfast. It’s the philosophy behind ‘carb loading’ to store energy in the muscles and liver for an athletic event. It’s the ‘Intro to Metabolism’ lesson in biology […]

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5 Foods that Help You Build Muscle All the Time

If only bodybuilding was as simple as it appears on the surface: lift weights, build muscles. Unfortunately, for most of those who don’t use a gym or professional trainer, that’s all bodybuilding will ever be. They might get some results, but they are not likely to ever have the body they see in the Bowflex […]

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What Foods Should I Eat Before and After Workouts

Before we talk about which foods you should eat to get more from your workouts, let’s quickly put to rest a nasty myth. Not eating before your workout, with the idea that it will reduce fat levels and improve your BMI and muscle definition, is a misguided notion that can have the complete opposite effect […]

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“Carbs Are the Enemy” & Other Weight Loss Myths

Weight loss, and the degree of difficulty experienced in achieving it, differs from person to person. One of the biggest hurdles to be jumped for anyone to enjoy long-term weight loss are busting the myths that surround it. Myth 1 – Crash Weight-Loss Diets are the Fastest and/or Easiest Way to Lose Weight The vast […]

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Jade MacKinnon’s Fat Loss Workout & Nutrition Guide

To me, weight loss is all about thinking holistically. It is not as easy as decreasing calories and increasing exercise, or simply getting into a calorie deficit. I look at a combination of factors that can really help with the whole approach. Factors such as sleep, stress, workout times, workout type, body adaptation, supplements, metabolism, food type, rest periods and so on. I could write several thousand words on each of the above subjects. However, without going into too much detail, here are my…

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Tips for Reading Nutrition Labels

They’re on the packaging of just about every processed food product you buy, but few people use or even fully understand nutrition labels. Ever since they were introduced over 25 years ago, athletes and nutritionists have had a love/hate relationship with the labels. On one hand, they offer valuable nutritional information. On the other, the […]

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Want to See More Muscle? Start in the Kitchen

We’ve all been there. You’re rocking the training schedule, keeping active on your off days and drinking your protein shakes. But you’re just not getting the muscle definition you expect. The answer might not be to just spend more time in the gym, but to also spend more time in the kitchen. Body fat percentage […]

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