How to Meal Prep for Weight Loss Like a Pro

We’ve all heard the quote: “By failing to prepare, we are preparing to fail.” This especially rings true when it comes to diet. When we don’t give thought to what we’re going to eat during the day, we’re left with what is convenient or close in proximity come mealtime. And the end result? We’re likely to overspend and overeat while not getting any quality nutrition. Here are the top weight-loss meal-prep tips and secrets from the pros to help you reach your goals. 1 Put Soup on the Menu What’s an easy meal that stores well and can help with weight loss? One word: soup! Any time of year, soup is a weight-loss winner you’ll want to keep on your weekly menu. In fact, eating soup may help you m

The Controversy Behind CrossFit

Ryan Palmer had a tough week. On Monday, the 26-year-old job battled squat presses and ring dips. Tuesday, a clean and jerk set where he squeezed out 30 reps with 135 pounds. The following day, even though his muscles were still aching, he performed a total of 150 pull-ups and 150 burpees. Palmer took a break from exercise on Thursday, but the next morning he went for a long bike ride. The following day his arms were uncharacteristically sore and swollen, his urine the color of black tea that had been seeping for hours. Instead of suiting up in workout gear on Sunday, he found himself in a hospital gown hooked up to an IV drip that flushed his kidneys with more than nine liters of saline. As

5 Tips for Eating Protein the Right Way

Protein is the most important part of a healthy diet, outweighing fats and carbs in importance for muscle and tissue repair, brain chemistry, energy and immune function. I like to call it “the currency of life.” Getting high-quality protein in your diet throughout your lifetime can be the key to a more energetic, healthful life. We have about four trillion cells that individually perform the same nonstop daily functions, including respiration, replication and elimination. Our cells use over 100,000 proteins to help build muscle, skin, neurotransmitters, organs, glands, hair and nails. Proteins are the structural materials of almost all tissues in the body. One way to think of your body is th

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