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The FIVE Reasons Men Gain Belly Fat

I have a couple of questions for you: Do you have belly fat? Do you even know how it got there? Often, you’ll hear it referred...
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White Rice vs. Brown Rice – Which Is Healthiest? Should You Care?

Pop quiz time! In the brown rice vs. white rice contest, brown rice wins, right? Choosing white rice crosses the fitness “party line” ...doesn't it?...
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Can You Drink Alcohol and Still Lose Weight?

Alcohol. It’s part of our culture. On Sundays we watch football and drink beer. On New Year’s Eve, we drink champagne. On Cinco de...
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Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss: Does It Work?

Let’s talk about intermittent fasting. What is it, exactly? Well, it isn’t really a diet, because it’s not about restricting what you eat. Intermittent fasting...
Strategies For Making Changes That Last

How I Gained 36lbs then Lost 14lbs of fat I Strategies For Making Changes...

Circle up, kids, it’s storytime! And this story is all about yours truly. Growing up, I was a pretty skinny kid. (How skinny? At my...
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Stop Drinking Bulletproof Coffee I Drink This For Optimal Morning Energy

Every day, thousands of people across the US start their day with coffee. For many people, this becomes a ritual filled with sugar, creamer, and...
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The Two Phases Of Fat Loss – What To Do WHEN

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Smoothie and Salad Season! And today is all about getting your NUTRITION in order for a...
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These 5 Things Are KILLING Your Metabolism

Once upon a time, you could down a whole pizza and a Red Bull (or five!) any time you wanted, and get away with...
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No One’s Ever Said They Wanted Hot Tamales I 6 Foods You Should Stop...

I hear it all the time: "Coach Nate, don't take my HOT TAMALES from me. They're so good." No, no I don't. Because no one...

Macronutrient Combinations – What Are They, And How Do They Work?

Macronutrient Combinations. Sounds fancy. But it’s really just an easy way to start thinking about your nutrition. Macronutrients are the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates that your...
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Why You Need Protein To Build Lean Muscle

What do you think about when you hear the word “protein”? Do you envision a big, sweaty weightlifter guy grunting loudly while he benches 400...

The Ultimate Guide to Staying Fit While Traveling | The Mobile Fitness Lifestyle

Stay Fit While Traveling | The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Mobile Fitness Lifestyle Work travel is real. And staying fit while traveling is tough. It...
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Are Carbs Evil?

Are carbs evil? The short answer: no. So, why are they so demonized across the fitness industry then? Every fad diet is trying to get you to...
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Six Nutrition Myths That Need To Die

You've probably heard the following nutrition myths one too many times. If you eat carbs, your body won't burn fat. Eat 6 small meals...

Difference Between MCT Oil and Coconut Oil? | Which Should I Use?

What’s the Difference Between MCT Oil and Coconut Oil? With the rise in popularity of Optimal Body Coffee, I’ve been getting a lot of questions...