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Are You Being Fooled By Salads?

Are You Being Fooled By Salads?
Salad’s popularity is skyrocketing. I was recently in New York City and saw a different salad shop on every block: Just Salad, Chop’t, Fresh & Co., Beans & Greens, Sweetgreen, Mulberry & Vine…

Women's Health: Clean Eating Strategies For Hormonal Balance

Women's Health: Clean Eating Strategies For Hormonal Balance

Of all the intricate and interconnecting components that comprise the biology of the human body, perhaps none suffers a worse rap than hormones.

Especially among women, hormones get blamed for myriad issues, problems and conditions—both real and presumed.

Health Benefits Of Cooking At Home

Health Benefits Of Cooking At Home
When life is busy (and when isn't it?) the allure of meals away from home can be strong. You may not even have time to sit down at the table to eat, let alone prepare the food and come up with a fresh meal plan from day to day. More and more studies are coming out, however, that point to the benefits of eating at home. If you are trying to get your body into better shape or lose weight, it's almost imperative that you cook your meals at home, and here's why.

Meal Planning Basics: 5 Tools To Get Started Right

Meal Planning Basics: 5 Tools To Get Started Right
It's no secret: eating at home is much healthier and more beneficial, especially if you are not only eating, but eating with a goal in mind. Whether your goal is to build muscle or to lose fat, either is a great reason to start cooking at home whenever possible.

Five Food Prep Tips For Beginners

Five Food Prep Tips For Beginners
It's a distress call heard in homes across America, most urgently around the dinner hour, and usually within moments of flinging open the refrigerator door and assessing the paltry contents inside.

Six Sources Of Healthy Fats (And Why It Matters)

Six Sources Of Healthy Fats (And Why It Matters)
The word alone carries an unsavory connotation: f-a-t. We trim it from meat, strain it from the puddle surrounding an otherwise nutritious roaster chicken, and never, ever want to think of ourselves as (let alone be told that we are) fat. Even the lowercase form of the word sounds like a screamer, as in F-A-T.

80/20 Rule: Is It Really All About What You Eat Over How Much You Workout?

80/20 Rule: Is It Really All About What You Eat Over How Much You Workout?
To work out or not to work out, it’s a question that plagues us all at one point or another.  If you’re like me and exercise is part of your daily routine, then this question comes up on a regular basis.

7 Essential Supplements For Building A Leaner Body

7 Essential Supplements For Building A Leaner Body

In a perfect world, we would get all the vitamins and nutrients we need from the foods we eat.

And in a doubly perfect world, we could eat whatever we crave to fortify a healthy body.

But for those of us who live in a somewhat imperfect world, and are trying our best to follow a sensible bodybuilding meal plan, there are supplements.

Holiday Travel: How To Eat Healthy On The Road

Holiday Travel: How To Eat Healthy On The Road
You've been making a conscious effort to eat healthier foods and create healthy diet plans for you and your family. But now that you're preparing to hit the road this holiday season, you're worried that the only people who will be jumping for joy at the restaurant choices you face are the little people in the back seat—the ones who gravitate toward golden arches, chubby panda bears and cowboys with onion rings tethered to their belts.

Five Popular Eating Styles That Promise Results

Five Popular Eating Styles That Promise Results
Diets can be hell, you’re either starving or feeding yourself smaller portions than you’re used to and wishing you were having what your friends ordered. Not every diet is for you, so let’s take a look at some diet trends that actually work and may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Official Reasons To Use Glass Meal Prep Containers Over Plastic For Food Storage

Official Reasons To Use Glass Meal Prep Containers Over Plastic For Food Storage
Do you cringe when you see that colleague in the lunchroom heating up their delicious lunch in a PLASTIC MEAL PREP CONTAINER?? I DO! If you answered no, perhaps you haven’t stopped to research exactly what is in that plastic that surrounds and smothers your food.

Science Behind Carb Cycling To Shed Fat

Science Behind Carb Cycling To Shed Fat

Nobody wants to refer to them as “diets” anymore.

The word carries an unpleasant connotation which many people equate with “complexity,” “frustration,” “struggle” and, because they're so difficult to sustain, often “failure.”

If you're determined to create meal plans for weight loss, a new term might play as music to your ears—and provide delight to your palate: “carb cycling.”

Carb cycling is the practice of alternating high-carb and low-carb days—with just one simple proviso: you consume more carbs on high intensity (or training) days and fewer carbs on lower intensity days.

It might help to think of carb cycling as a way to keep your body in optimal balance: You fire up your metabolism on high-carb days and burn fat and retain muscle on low-carb days.

Yes, you might need a calculator to compute your ideal carb intake (unless you're using MealPlanMagic). And you might even want to keep a journal to track and adjust your carb cycling program. But you're likely to find carb cycling so enjoyable and rewarding—and so unlike any “diet” you've ever tried to follow—that they will merely become the tools of your means to achieve meaningful and lasting weight loss.

With a fresh meal planning and prepping tool at your side, assisting you in creating the best meal plans for weight loss, you'll eat heartily, too—and bring about the weight loss success you crave most.