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Why Cook with Adzuki Beans?

Adzuki beans are red, dry beans known to have a sweet nutty-flavor that are quite common in Japanese and Chinese dishes. Adzuki beans are often cooked, puréed and mixed with sugar to make a bean paste, which is then used…

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5-Week Metabolic Makeover – Week 2

  Week 1’s post outlined exercises to help jumpstart your metabolic makeover. If you missed it, or just want a refresher, click here to read week 1’s post.   The following is an attempt to rationalize the subject of eating….

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Should I Eat Pre- or Post-Workout?

Many fitness enthusiasts and workout aficionados often wonder whether they should eat before or after a workout in order to get the most out of their exercise routines. The short answer to this question is both – you can eat…

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3 Delicious Dinners Under 400 Calories

I absolutely love cooking delicious healthy dinners that taste amazing but are still low in calories. I’ve included my top three low-calorie dinner ideas for you. Each one is sure to be a hit with your family and are 400…

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An Apple a Day: Five Health Benefits of Apples

Delicious and crunchy apples are one of the most popular fruits in the US. However, what are the health benefits of apples? You’re probably familiar with the the old Welsh proverb that states “an apple a day keeps the doctor…

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Can Cheat Days Help You Lose Weight?

While it’s mostly true that cheaters never win, there are some notable exceptions. For instance, if you are a personal trainer seeking to motivate your clients to stick to their weight loss goals over the long haul, it might help…

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What Exactly Is Gluten and Why Should You Go Gluten-Free?

What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It is also found in Triticale, which is a hybrid of rye and barley. Other foods, like oats, may not contain gluten naturally, but can be cross-contaminated…

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