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How to lose weight without a diet

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Changing habits You don’t need to go on crazy diets to achieve the weight you dream of. Crazy diets almost always work, but they almost never keep the weight off. These diets are usually really sever. It’s obvious that when you eat almost nothing you’ll […]

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Water loading

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The concept of water loading is been around for quite some time now. The idea is to first drink a huge amount of water, some athletes drink even more than 10 liters a day, followed by a water restriction. Bro-science shows that athletes continue to […]

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How to make plain yogurt tasty

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Fruit yogurt is a typical source of hidden sugar. All the sweetness of fruit yogurt doesn’t really come from the fruit but is most likely to come from added sugar. Therefore an often repeated suggestion is to buy plain unsweetened yogurt eat it either as […]

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Honey cake

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Ingredients: 24 slices 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 Tablespoon baking powder 3 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar 4 Tablespoons canola oil 1 3/4 cups honey 4 extra large eggs 1 cup very strong coffee (decaf is […]

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IOC consensus statement supplements

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Needs and safety A lot of athletes use supplements however they’re not always aware of the exact effects those supplements have and if they really need them in the first place. The term supplement doesn’t have a singular definition. The IOC defined it in its […]

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Food labels

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To know if a certain product is healthy for you, you need to read the food labels. Because reading food labels is a hassle and not everyone knows how to interpret it, some countries started marking products with a star or color code to make […]

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Why do diets fail?

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As a dietitian, I’m almost always the last solution. People come to dietitians only after they tried every possible method on the Internet and failed. They try so hard, they follow the diet to the letter and still do not lose weight, not permanently, and […]

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Beta-alanine

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Beta-alanine improves performance in short and intense activities (30sec – 10min). It does so by buffering the acidity of the muscle. Both beta-alanine and sodium bicarbonate, improve performance using the same tactic, but in a different mechanism. Difference beta-alanine and sodium bicarbonate: Sodium bicarbonate buffers […]

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“I have to watch my weight”

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“I have to watch my weight.” Every competitive fighter has said this phrase at some point in his career. You add less food on your plate and skip the delicious desserts. If you couldn’t resist eating chocolate, you’re going to run an extra round to […]

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Sodium bicarbonate

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Sodium bicarbonate is one of the cheapest supplements on the market. You can just buy it in your convenience store in the baking section. Sodium bicarbonate, also known under the name baking powder. Usage: To benefit from Sodium bicarbonate, dissolve 0.2 – 0.4 g of […]

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Nitrate

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Nitrate The supplement nitrate is better known as beetroot juice. Beetroot is naturally rich in nitrate, while it’s far from the only plant source, it is the most practical to juice and takes in. The main benefit of sports performance is that reduces oxygen costs […]

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How much and what should I drink?

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When most people think of healthy nutrition, they think about unprocessed food and loads of fruit and vegetables, but nobody is really bothered about what and how much they should drink. Most people figured out by now that soft drink is not the best choice […]