Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Opinion: Is Fat Acceptance Okay?

According to the New York Times, it seems that people are embracing a new normal when it comes to what a healthy weight is. More people are now inclined to view being overweight or even obese in a positive light. Calls for weight loss interventions are falling on deaf ears. Believe it or not, I…

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Opinion: The Verdict on Vegan

A recent post on Twitter sparked a firestorm when a nutritionist explained why she couldn’t recommend anyone to follow a vegan diet. Her reasoning was that it was hard to eat safe and healthy while being 100% vegan, a perspective that was met with tons of backlash and angry posts. It’s hard to dissect the…

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Going Nuts About Coconuts: What’s the Truth?

A little over two weeks ago now, the American Heart Association published a report advising against the use of coconut oil. Naturally, the coconut oil-loving world went into a frenzy, and judging from the huge amount of people who love the coco (myself included), this new advice didn’t exactly sit well with many. In recent…

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Opinion: Amazon Buying Whole Foods Won’t Make You Healthier

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Amazon is buying Whole Foods for almost $14 billion. I’m already imagining automated checkouts and no lines at Whole Foods, a shopping model that Amazon is already testing. Or the prospect of having Whole Foods groceries delivered right to my door less than an…

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Move of the Week: Resting Metabolic Rate

Do you know exactly what you need to burn fat, lose weight, and gain muscle? Take this test to find out. THE MOVE: Resting Metabolic Rate WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT: In addition to VO2 Max, and Anaerobic Threshold, Resting Metabolic Rate is the third indicator that we test for as part of our Metabolic Testing Panel here…

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Opinion: Dieting? All You’re Really Losing Is Water

Has anyone ever recommended that you should try a low-carb diet? In as little as a couple of days, combined with moderate physical activity, one can expect to lose 5-10 lbs, people claim. But what are you REALLY losing on a low-carb diet? Let’s take a closer look at the relationship between energy stores and…

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Opinion: Don’t Workout Today

DON’T Workout Today! Believe it or not, there’s a time and place for skipping workouts without it affecting your progress. In fact, it can actually help you in the long run. Here in the city, it’s become a badge of honor to be more stressed out and busy on a day-to-day basis. The more stressed out…

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Opinion: Yes, Lifting Weights Will Make You Bulky

Will lifting weights make you bulky? YES. You’ve heard it: lifting weights will you ultimately bulk you up. And it turns out IT’S TRUE. Lifting weights will make you bulky, because of the way you are most likely working out and eating. Feel the burn? Do as many reps as you can? Do “body part”…

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The Real Reason Why You’re Not Lean

Doesn’t it always seem like you just can’t lose those last 5-10 pounds? Well, you’re not alone. Try as you might, those last 5-10 pounds are coming off. This might not be the first time you’ve encountered this hurdle, either. You’ve probably had phases where your fitness and nutrition are both on point, but when…

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Halevy Life’s Best Articles of 2016

Can you guys believe it? 2016 is coming to a close, and now is as good a time as ever for us to look back on the year that was. This year, we’ve shared countless exercises in our Move of the Week feature, and published several articles on fitness, training, and nutrition. Anyone who has…

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