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Dairy-Free Caramel Flavoring

Caramel is typically made from sugar, dairy and vanilla, and contains a lot of calories. I found Sweet Drops, which is a zero calorie, zero carbohydrate sweetener, made from stevia, and have been adding this to my smoothies and oatmeal. I’ve tried vanilla too, and that’s also yummy. My husband adds a squeeze of the […]

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So Delicious Dairy-Free Frozen Mousse review

I was so excited when I found So Delicious brand frozen mousse in Sprouts so I bought four different flavors. What’s extra special about these is not just that they are vegan, they are low-calorie, at around 300 calories for the whole pint! Typical vegan ice cream is about 150 or more calories for just […]

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Quinoa-Oat Banana Bars

I was trying to create quick grab-and-go healthy nut bars, but I was pleasantly surprised that these taste like banana bread, but without any sugar (except for two tablespoons of honey in the entire batch). The sweetness and moisture (these are nice and moist) comes from ripe bananas. There’s no flour, butter, dairy, added fats, […]

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The Food Group to Skip for Fat Loss

The USDA recommends that everyone eat certain portions of all five food groups daily, but the government is highly influenced by large companies that give donations to help re-elect government officials, so, keep that in mind when taking their advice. The five food groups the USDA categorizes are fruits, vegetables, protein (which they lump beans, […]

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Don’t gain weight for bigger muscles

While bulking is a tactic to increasing muscle size, adding extra calories adds fat too. Unless you’re underweight, it’s not necessary to increase calorie intake for the sole purpose of muscle gains. Not only does excess fat cause inflammation and increases estrogen, that extra fat reduces testosterone; “…low testosterone levels make it difficult to significantly […]

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muscle calorie burning explained

You want to eat more, or maybe you want to shed some bodyfat, so you’ve decided to lift in order to gain muscle. While exercise burns calories, and the process of breaking down and building muscle burns calories too, the amount of calories one pound of muscle burns daily is a mere 4-6 calories. So, […]

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why 2 meals a day is a problem

People who eat just two meals per day tend to be overweight and deficient in nutrients. Studies have shown that the human body can only utilize 20-25 grams a protein at a time, so that extra protein is wasted, and the extra calories gets converted to fat. The frequent breakdown process of foods is calorie […]

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when a cheat meal can backfire

While some people swear that eating clean, except for one large cheat meal or snack per week, keeps them on track for maintaining or losing weight, it can backfire. If that cheat meal, and/or that decadent dessert is so calorie-laden that your total calories for that week exceed the amount of calories you are burning, […]

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The real reason low-carb diets work

People are losing a ton of weight on low-carb diets, so does that mean you have to give up carbs? The real reason why people lose weight on low-carbohydrate diets, is because carbs contain water and calories. When people eat fewer carbs, they are reducing their water intake, and are likely to be dehydrated, and weigh […]

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why 2-3 pounds a week weight loss is best

Most people want to lose excess bodyfat as quickly as possible, but weight loss exceeding 3 pounds per week causes muscle loss (1). As much as 50% of weight loss from rapid weight loss is from lost muscle (1). While seeing the numbers on the scale is satisfying, “muscle loss slows metabolism…” which means you’ll […]

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