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How to Stop Late Night Snacking

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How to Stop Late Night Snacking

Got a lot of questions on how to stop late night eating lately   First of all, let's all agree on the fact that calories in, say, blueberries at 6:00 p.m. and at 6:01 p.m. are the same. So are the calories in pizza, chips and so on.   I repeat - unlike what most people believe, it is NOT more likely you'll gain weight / fat if you binge before bed. No matter when you consume anything, in the end your body will convert calories into energy or store for later.   Now let's go to emotional eating. Late...

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We didn’t evolve to exercise… so why do we need it?

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We didn’t evolve to exercise… so why do we need it?

 Why Studying Evolutionary Anthropology is Important To define it, evolutionary anthropology is the study of the evolution of human behavior and biology. We try to ask not only how certain human behaviors and physiology develop, but why we have evolved such adaptations in the first place. Evolutionary anthropologists address these questions through a variety of methods including: the study of behavior of modern humans in both industrialized and more traditional societies, comparing similar behaviors seen in both humans and another species, and studying fossils of our ancestors. Understanding the why gives us important insights into numerous areas of life -...

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5 Ways to Lighten up Holiday Cooking

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5 Ways to Lighten up Holiday Cooking

Oil While most people are trying to cut sugar, added oil has a much larger effect on weight gain. We usually don't notice it when poured onto a pan in stir fries, or drizzled on salads. It's really dense, and while baked vs fried potatoes may appear like the same amount of food visually, anything fried is usually more than double the calories! Fat has 9 calories per gram while carbs (sugar is a pure carb) has 4 grams. So, if you're choosing what to cut in a recipe - keep in mind that one 13 g table spoon of...

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High Protein Vegan Road Trip Foods

High Protein Vegan Road Trip Foods

The criteria for the snacks and foods I brought on the road trip was: doesn't require immediate refrigeration shelf stable tasty cold and hot So here's the short list: 1. TVP - usually to mix with oats that most airbnb/hotels provide 2. Pb2 - so your tvp porridge actually tastes like something good ( bought upon arrival). 3. CLEAMMACHINE protein - so you get a protein fix on the road and in case greens are not available - each scoop already has 3 servingsCode EGCMA gives you 20%off4. VITAMINS, PLEASE DO NOT FORGET!!! Super important with covid + in the...

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Calves Recovery and Stretches

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Calves Recovery and Stretches

You may think "who cares about calves? It's not abs or biceps..." Sure, while calves are not something we worry about first, for many compound lifts their propper range of motion is essential.

Humans are upright beings, so our poor calves have to support the load of our whole body weight for however long we're walking or standing. If you have job that makes their legs stay in a similar position for prolonged periods of time (sitting at the desk, in the car or on an airplane or, standing still), there can be fluid build up around our ankle which makes your calves swollen.

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