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Samantha Y. 11

In November, I enlisted in the United States Navy, set to leave on May 14th, 2013. I weighed 177 pounds. When I joined I was over my weight regulation for my height (160 pounds), but because my body fat was under 30% they let it slide. Christmas happened and before […]

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Nutrition Myths You Need to Stop Believing

To many people, the subject of good nutrition is a maze of conflicting advice.  Low carb vs. high carb, low fat vs. high fat, unsaturated fat vs. saturated fat, organic vs. conventional – the list goes on.  Even the experts can’t agree on much, which leads many people to simply […]

These ladies eat Paleo and stay lean all year round.  They are also three of the most fit women in the world.

Diet Basics: A Template for Better Body Composition and Performance 17

Five years ago it was easy to explain the Paleo Diet, but somehow, in the last few years, the paleo diet, the simplest diet ever, has been complicated to almost no end.  It has frustrated me enough I have found myself almost avoiding discussing it.  The questions I get about […]

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Critical Points About Weight Loss Myths & Facts 3

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article reviewing myths, presumptions, and facts about obesity. Inspired by the need to help people comb through unsupported ideas about how to lose weight, the article discusses what the authors consider to be unproven beliefs about what makes us fat. The review […]

If you're not taking a high quality fish oil, you are wrong.

Fish Oil Basics: The Do’s, Don’ts, and Dosages… Simplified. 1

If you’ve not had your head in the sand, lived on Mars, or raised in a bubble cut off from the western world you’ve heard of fish oil and it is somehow good for you.  You’ve heard it’s good for kids, brain function, fat loss, disease prevention, cancer, depression and […]


What did you have for Breakfast? 2

What did you have for Breakfast? A poll conducted by ABC News found 31% of Americans have cold cereal for breakfast each morning. Many have toast, a bagel, a biscuit or other bread product.  40% obtained their breakfast meal from a fast food restaurant.  Of the 18-54 year olds polled, […]