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Eat healthy and improve your hydration habits with the advice in this blog.


The Clean and Simple Diet Experiment

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If you haven't yet noticed streamlined food labels and packaging touting minimal ingredients, you soon will. Limiting the number of ingredients in processed foods is shaping up to be the next big food industry trend.

Sounds like a good thing, right? Pardon the skepticism, but exactly how will food manufactures find new ways to trick us into eating junk when creating artificial foods with downsized labels?

That's what contributing writer Joe Kita set out to learn in his blog, One Small Change. Only Kita took it a step further. For the past month, he's tried eating strictly foods with five or less ingredients, or whole, organic foods.

After adopting a new way to navigate the grocery store, deciphering marketing claims, and trying to follow his diet even without home-kitchen advantage, Kita discovered a number of simple, practical strategies for eating clean. 

Read the 5-part series below and use his findings to reshape your definition of a diet—and your body.

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Tags: Eating Out, Food, Nutrients, Health


Q&A: Alternatives to Milk


Q: I hate the taste of milk. How else can I make sure I get enough calcium?

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Tags: Q&A, Food, Breakfast, Beverages, Nutrients


The Naked Truth About Pizza

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We’ve been focused on eating clean lately. All this month in our blog One Small Change, contributing writer Joe Kita and nutritionist Amanda Carlson-Phillips explore the trend of food manufacturers stripping ingredients out of products. So today’s news about the Kraft Group (not to be confused with Kraft Foods) investing in a company called Naked Pizza came as no surprise. While we haven’t tried the pizza yet (we’ve placed an order), it’s clear that Kraft wants a slice of the action…a piece of the pie…a taste of the sweet stuff...ok, that’s enough.

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Tags: Eating Out, Calories, Fat, Food


Do You Know What Your Veggie Burger is Made Of?

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Are veggies burgers really meatless? Well, yes, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're filled with veggies either. Some varieties of veggie burger were found to be void of vegetables, according to the American Dietetic Association.

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Tags: Food, Nutrients


Perfect Day of Eating for Golfers

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Buying food at the golf course should be a last resort. Great nutrition starts at home:

  • Eat a healthy breakfast before heading to the course.
  • Pack energy-boosting snacks in your golf bag for every fourth hole.
  • Eat every 2.5 to 3 hours after your round to help your body recover.

Why bother with all this planning? Because nutrition is a key ingredient in your game plan—it can help you play strong and stay energized and focused to come up clutch when it counts.

Besides, we've done the heavy lifting for you. Just follow the sample eating plan below (it's based on the needs of a 180-pound guy and an 8 am tee time) to feel great and perform your best on the course.

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Tags: Food, Golf, Outdoor Recreation, Snacks


Fueling for Your Run

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You may not need to update your running gear. Your stride technique may be fine. But if you're not fueling for your run—eating properly and hydrating—then you're not optimizing your performance.

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Tags: Outdoor Recreation, Running, Q&A, Food


10 Best and Worst Condiments

Even if you're following a diet of lean proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, and lots of fruits and veggies, you could still pack on weight. A likely culprit: Sauces, toppings and dips. Click on the image above for the five condiments you should pass on, plus five healthier options.

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How to Track Calories, Fat, Etc., for Foods Without Labels

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Q: I'm trying to eat more organic foods, but a lot of natural products don't have labels. How do I track calories, fat, carbs and other important nutrition facts? 

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Tags: Calories, Fat, Q&A, Food, Protein, Carbohydrate, Nutrients


New Documentary Explores the "inGREEDients" in Our Food

In the new documentary film "inGREEDients," registered nurse and filmmaker David Burton discovers an alarming connection between diet and illness while investigating trans fats and hydrogenated oils in America’s food supply.

The first-time filmmaker spent two and a half years traveling the country to interview leading experts, including doctors, scientists, researchers, politicians, and lawyers. The result is a scary look into how Big Food, lobbyists, and even the government conspire to provide food that’s profitable but harmful—all at the expense of consumers.

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Tags: Health, Disease, Fat, Food


10 Muscle-Building Meals for $50

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Your body needs sufficient protein to build muscle and burn fat, but we know what you're thinking—meats and fish are too expensive, right? With the help of the Athletes' Performance chefs, we've assembled 10 protein-packed meals for under $50. Train hard, recover efficiently, and whip up all your meals for the week on the weekend using the recipes and grocery list that follows. You'll eat great, build muscle, and perform like a champ.

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Tags: Build Muscle, Cooking, Food



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