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The McFatty: McD’s salad has more calories than Big Mac

Look, I know we don’t go to places like McDonald’s when we want to have a light meal. However, I think this would be a surprise to most people. If you look at the nutritional information in McDonald’s own web site, you will see that all those ingredients add up…

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Adam Ruins Nutrition

I love this show. Adam Ruins Everything takes great pleasure in completely destroying myths and misinterpretations we come across in everyday life. I encourage you to hunt down the show. One thing I really admire is that he fact checks everything and then displays his sources as the episode is…

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It’s OK to crave

Downside of being a fitness coach: every time I see someone I know at a restaurant, they look at my plate and mentally give me a compliance grade. I understand this doesn’t equate to having an investment property in Syria or having a eggplant sized cyst on my forehead in…

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Garcinia Cambogia: another day, another “magic” pill (cough…BS!)

I do understand the desperate wish of many people trying to lose weight, especially if they have not had much luck in the past. One of the latest crazes is Garcina Cambogia as a weight loss supplement. This yet another so called magic pill endorsed by America’s favorite snake oil…

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Should I Use or Store a Calorie?

I am sure all of us would say “use”. Using a calorie means it goes into the body and is immediately used as fuel. Storing means I will use it later, which means it becomes adipose tissue. You may know adipose tissue by its street name: FAT. Of course, you…

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Women Sometimes Don’t Ask for Directions, Either

Please hold the hate mail. It was just an attempt at a catchy headline. This is a great article about how women, and men, try to take shortcuts and overthink what is the best way to lose weight. I have a great plan for you, so go get a pencil:…

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