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Booze and Brawn

What science says about the effect of alcohol on body composition, strength and exercise by Kelechi Opara Alcohol, like high-fructose corn syrup and caffeine, is one of the most misunderstood substances that many people regularly consume. Lots of people enjoy drinking and have questions about alcohol consumption and their weight management  goals. I’m often asked how much alcohol someone can …

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The Dirt on Clean Eating by Alan Aragon

      Everyone knows the difference between dirty and clean foods, so I don’t have to explain the obvious…or do I? My favorite response to questions about how to eat clean is, “Wash your food.” The biggest problem with discussing foods in these terms is that there’s no clear definition of clean or dirty. The difference might seem obvious, …

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Organic or Conventional Foods… Which One ?

“Time to put on your grown up hats and make a decision.”   Please tell me you have heard this saying before? If not, let me try another one such as “quit complaining and just make a decision already?”   If you haven’t heard this then you’ve been living under a rock. All kidding aside, this whole debate about which …

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Nutrient Timing Endures: Circadian Rhythm Protein Timing

When I started bodybuilding some 7 years ago, everyone I knew ate big breakfasts and 6 meals a day. It was also commonly accepted that carbs should be limited to the start of the day while ‘slow’ forms of energy should be consumed later in the day. Before bed, people said to take casein with some fat to prevent night …