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Meatless Monday Tacos

There are many benefits of going meatless. I’m not saying that everyone should become a vegetarian, but once a week it could be a good idea to eat a few meatless meals for the day. A few of the benefits of going meatless include: limiting your cancer risk, reducing heart disease, and fighting diabetes. For…

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Healthy Slow Cooker Fajita Recipe

When you’re dieting or just trying to eat healthfully, you can’t always eat your favorite foods. Mexican, for example, a big cheesy, guac-filled burrito is something that I don’t eat as much as I’d really like to (like, everyday). Yet, in lieu of this great disappointment, it is possible to still eat some of your…

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Isopure Protein

This article is reviewing the Isopure Low-Carb Dutch Chocolate Protein Powder, although it is reflective of all flavors in the Low-Carb line of Isopure products. The Protein Isopure is a high quality Isolate protein… it doesn’t get much cleaner. This isolate contains all of the essential amino acids and the nonessential amino acids, all while…

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Taylor Vertucci

The ‘fitness movement’ wouldn’t be the same without the inspiration and motivation that comes from Taylor Vertucci, or better known by her Instagram handle @Taylorve. We at YFD were happy to hear back from her, and grateful that we got such a great interview from her! She was one of the sweetest people that I’ve…

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Back and Abs

Anyone looking for a new back and abs workout for your split routine? Exercise Rep Range 1. Single Arm Bent Over Rows 3 sets 10-12, 10-12, 8-10 SUPERSET WITH 2. Seated Close Grip Rows 3 sets 6 second reps 6-8, 4-6, 8-10 3. Machine Back Flys 4 sets arms at 45 angle from body 10-12,…

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100% Whey Gold Standard

When searching for a good post workout whey protein my recommendation would have to be Optimum Nutritions 100% whey gold standard. With only 1.5 grams of fat and 3 grams of carbs per serving gold standard is filled with 24 grams of protein! Optimum Nutrition also offers this protein in many different flavors including mocha…

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Walden Farms

Eating clean or relatively healthy is sometimes very difficult. Eating the same types of foods day in and day out can get old especially when your favorite foods go without any condiments to add flavor. I had recently run into this problem myself and it made my diet very difficult until I found Walden Farms…

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Macronutrients Under the Microscope

Macros There are three essential nutrients that large amounts of energy come from – carbohydrates, protein, and fat. The body does depend on micronutrients (which are mostly vitamins and minerals) and water, but macronutrients are responsible for the major supply of energy… hence the prefix, macro. Energy absorbed from macronutrients are described in terms of calories, and…

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Summer Sunrises and Vodka Sunsets

The Thirst Sometimes, nothing seems more pleasant than throwing your legs up and enjoying a cocktail or an ice-cold Summer Shandy on a hot summer day. Whether you’re grilling out, tanning by the poolside, or enjoying a book in the shade, a nice adult beverage can do wonders to help relax. Fitnatics struggle with this…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Cakes

Sometimes when that sweet tooth hits there is no stopping it. One of the hardest parts about clean eating is fighting those cravings. Luckily, you don’t always have to keep fighting; you can ‘indulge’ without blowing your diet. This recipes is extremely easy for when you need to quick snack on the go. Chocolate Peanut…

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