Food and Nutrition

Making peace with the long game. – Health Article

As a devoted runner, fitness was just a way of life for Daniel Hayes. So when his health threw him a curveball and he wound up on meds that slowed his metabolism, none of his usual approaches to weight maintenance worked. Now, 35 pounds later, he’s fit again, and an inspiration to his young son. ++++ When you’re an avid marathoner, you expect your body to obey. You run more miles each week; your body readily responds with improved conditioning…

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Alana Wylie-Reeves: Getting comfortable with change. – Health Article

At more than 250 pounds, Alana Wylie-Reeves found herself uncomfortable, frustrated, and immobile. The biggest obstacle she faced in her efforts toward better movement and health? A deep-seated aversion to change. Here’s how she found the resilience to embrace discomfort — and lose more than 60 pounds in the process. ++++ Two years ago, Alana Wylie-Reeves couldn’t bend over to pick something up from the ground. “If I dropped something on the floor, it had to stay there. I had…

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Will a high-protein diet harm your health? The real story on the risks (and rewards) of eating more protein. – Health Article

Will protein help me lose weight? Should I eat it at every meal? Could too much damage my kidneys? At Precision Nutrition, our inbox is filled with questions about the pros and cons of eating more protein. In this article we’ll set the record straight, so you can finally separate the facts from the fiction. ++++ Maybe you’re a protein promoter. You buy protein powder in “bucket with a handle” format. You know the protein counts of every food you…

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‘What Should I Eat?!’ How to Choose the Best Foods – Health Article

This easy-to-use visual guide shows you how to make healthier nutrition choices, and determine the best foods for your body, goals, and taste buds. In fact, our simple three-step process helps you create a customized healthy-eating menu in just a matter of minutes. And the best part: Nothing’s off limits. +++ “What foods should I eat?” It’s a question we hear often. Sometimes in desperation. Not because of the easy choices—spinach, duh!—but because of the not-so-obvious ones that cause confusion.…

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