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Are Sugar Substitutes Actually Healthy? Here Is Everything You Need to Know – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Are Sugar Substitutes Actually Healthy? Here Is Everything You Need to Know – Blogilates Hey guys! There are plenty of reasons to eat less sugar, but it’s HARD! It’s hiding in SO MANY THINGS! If you figure out how to avoid it (or at least cut back), then you have to figure out healthy ways to replace it while still satisfying your sweet tooth. And of course…there are about a bajillion options to choose from. There are sugar substitutes, and…

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Healthy Home Habits – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

Healthy Home Habits – State of Fitness Right now, during the quarantine, it is easy to give in to poor lifestyle choices. Cravings, Netflix binging, and not much physical activity are always a temptation. This is a situation where we can corner ourselves into thinking that we will get to it eventually or that we can always start tomorrow. I figure we could put our own spin on this and take this opportunity to take a hard look at what…

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Craving Sweets On Your Period? Here’s Why – and What to Do About It – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Craving Sweets On Your Period? Here’s Why – and What to Do About It – Blogilates Hey guys, It seems like some months I’m cruising right along, sticking to a healthy diet and BAM I’m hit with intense cravings for junk food right before my period. Does that ever happen to you?! What’s up with that? Well, it sounds like we can blame it on those lovely hormones (as usual). Let’s learn more, shall we? Estrogen and progesterone make…

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RunnerDude’s Blog: Ask the Coach: What’s the Best Fuel? – Running Fitness Article

RunnerDude’s Blog: Ask the Coach: What’s the Best Fuel? As a running coach, one of the most asked questions I get (especially among my race trainees) is, “What’s the best fuel, fat or carbs?”I learned along time ago, that like politics, food can be a very emotional topic for people. So, I’m not here to say one fuel is bad and one fuel is good. I can share from personal experience and from the research which tends to be better…

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Craving Certain Foods? This Is What Your Body Is Trying To Tell You – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Craving Certain Foods? This Is What Your Body Is Trying To Tell You – Blogilates Hey guys, Why is it soooo hard to resist a strong food craving?! There are days where I’m fine eating my meal prepped meals but then there are other days where I want nothing but crunchy chips or sweet treats. It made me wonder… are cravings really as evil as they seem, or is there some science behind them? It turns out… YES. There is…

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Eating Does a Runner Good – Running Fitness Article

Just read an article about how exercising before breakfast burns more fat. Article makes it sound like it’s new news. Heard this for a long time. Problem is that people will just read the headlines and then start running on an empty stomach. It’s true that when you run on an empty stomach, your body will use up any remaining glycogen (carb) stores and then begin to burning fat. Nothing wrong with that. However, what a runner has to ask…

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When to Do It, and When to Avoid It? – Fitness Article

I’ve done a lot of stupid things in my life. Most of them having nothing to do with fitness and nutrition. But my nutrition blunders run especially deep.  I’ve done everything from waking up twice in the middle of the night to drink protein shakes (gotta eat every 3 hours, right?) to slugging 20-30g of BCAAs throughout the day to “stay anabolic” (this still feels like my “pet rock” moment). When it comes to carb-loading, I’ve experimented with extremes: I’d…

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