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Common Fitness Mistakes We All Make

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Happy National Fitness Day!When I first started getting into fitness, I really had no clue what I was doing. From the dieting to workouts, I gained a lot of my knowledge that I have today from constantly reading fitness magazines and doing my research. There are so many diets out there and styles of training that sometimes it gets completely overwhelming. It took me a while, but going through trial and error, I’ve found a training style and diet regimen that I’m happy with.Going through the motions, I can’t express how many mistakes I’ve made thinking I was being healthy, […]

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The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

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  Coconut oil is experiencing a popularity boom all over the world [1] right now. Not only is it delicious and great to use in the kitchen, it has also gained a reputation as something of a miracle-cure for a number of ailments. However, when something is hyped as much as coconut oil is, the truth can sometimes get lost amongst the myths [2], which ultimately works against the credibility of the substance. Here, therefore, are some tried, tested, and proven health benefits of coconut oil. Coconut Oil Boosts Your Immune System Coconut oil contains a lot of a substance […]

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Coconut Oil and Weight Loss

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As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I’m often asked, “What can I eat to lose weight?” I know it’s shocking but my answer always includes eating healthy fats like coconut oil. Too often, people associate eating fat with being fat. Which isn’t the case at all! Healthy fats are essential for nutrient absorption, muscle growth and increasing satiety which means more fat loss. What’s even more special about coconut oil is that most foods contain long chain fatty acids, whereas coconut oil consists mostly of medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s). So what’s so special about these medium chain triglycerides when it comes […]

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