Obesity continues to be an increasing epidemic in the United States. An abundance of evidence shows that obesity is caused by a combination of a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutritional habits consisting of high-fat and high-glycemic carbohydrates.
So, what exactly falls under this realm of superfoods? Let’s take a look at 5 superfoods that will provide you with essential vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy and functioning far into the future.
Tired of oatmeal and egg whites? These two breakfast favorites can deliver exactly what you need in the morning - a dose of protein and energizing fibrous carbs - but eating them day in and day out can get boring fast. Need a few new breakfast ideas? Try these high protein muscle-building meals that put a new spin on breakfast.
Eating organic isn’t cheap – especially when you eat as much as you need to in order to gain and maintain muscle mass. The mere thought of buying organic meats and veggies is enough to send many fitness enthusiasts headed for the hills to harvest their own before coughing up that kind of money!
You probably already know you need to eat plenty of protein and some energizing carbs to keep your body fueled pre and post workout. But certain foods offer up more nutrient-dense, anabolic benefits than others. Here are five of the best to include in any muscle-building diet.
In the quest for a ripped physique, many people steer clear of carbohydrates. Athletes and fitness models have jumped aboard the high-protein, low-carbohydrate bandwagon to shed weight. Should you, too, cut the carbs and watch the pounds drop off? Low-carb diets work, and carbohydrate isn’t an essential nutrient. But a more realistic approach may be to switch from no carbs to slow carbs.
Burning fat and maintaining muscle is not easy for anyone. If you’ve been struggling to understand why your current fat-loss program is not working, you may have succumbed to one of these fat-loss dieting myths. If that’s the case, it’s time to re-evaluate your diet plan, with these strategy correctors.
Thanks to the beautiful gift that is the human body, there is a way to get the best of both worlds – enjoy the delicious, carb-heavy foods we know and love while maintaining a lean, muscular physique.
Most of us aren’t capable of being entirely robotic when it comes to our diets, so having some variety is just what is needed to keep shredding up! Here are five of my favorite treats to get excited over and help you stay lean throughout the year.
Lower carb diets are linked to more weight loss, and better overall body composition – more lean muscle and less fat compared to diets of higher carbs with the same caloric intake. So ask yourself, what would you rather be - skinny fat or muscular and lean?
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