Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Maybe you didn’t feel like cooking, or you had a toothache, or it was 100 degrees out and you didn’t want to consume anything that wasn’t frosty and cold. But the question remains – can a protein shake replace a meal? Of course, the short answer is “yes”! We’ll get into the specifics shortly, but a protein shake can certainly replace a meal.   Which meals can a protein shake replace? […]

If you’re busy and constantly on the go (who isn’t?), you probably struggle to keep up with following a healthy, balanced diet from time to time. Some days, it’s just quicker and easier to grab something at the gas station on the way to work, or hit the drive-thru on the way home. When this situation happens more often than not, chances are that you notice it starting to catch up […]

Losing weight is difficult, especially when you have an uber-busy life. Who really has time to plan and prep all those meals while making sure they’re nutritionally balanced and delicious? If this sounds like you, meal replacement shakes might be the trick. There’s nothing to prepare ahead of time – and at the very most, you might have to combine a powdered shake mix with liquid in a shaker cup. It’s […]

Whether or not you’re following the ketogenic diet, you’ve probably heard the word “ketosis” floating around recently. You might have a vague idea of what it means, but let’s find out how ketosis works.   What is ketosis? First, in order to understand how it works, we need to know what ketosis is. Essentially, nutritional ketosis is a metabolic state that occurs when your body is required to switch from carbohydrates […]

Is the ketogenic diet (“keto”) a separate diet from a low-carb diet? Yes, it is different. It’s similar in many ways, but not one and the same, and the difference is apparent when it comes to weight loss. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into it.   What is the difference between keto and low-carb? Separating the two can get a little tricky. “Low-carb” can refer to a few different […]

If you’re like most people, these past few weeks have not been good to your waistline. Even if you didn’t gain much over the holiday season, many people use the New Year as a time to make all sorts of resolutions about losing weight, eating better, and just generally being more fit. Regardless what your exact goal is for your New Year’s Diet, protein will be a major part of it. […]

Whey protein is good for you for all sorts of reasons. For the most part, people in general tend to be fairly aware of this. However, whey is typically thought of as a great way to gain weight. And that is true. But, depending on how it’s used, whey protein powder could also be a powerful weight loss tool. Primarily, this has to do with whey’s ability to reduce your appetite, […]

Although people generally associate protein powders with bulking, the truth is that this popular supplement can also be extremely useful for weight loss. By providing filling, metabolism-boosting, muscle building nutrients, protein powder can help you shed body fat and keep it off. But, shopping for protein powders can be an overwhelming prospect. There are tons of options out there, varying from big things like protein source to smaller, more subtle aspects […]

Losing weight is a bit of a tricky process, for several reasons. First of all, it’s hard. But, the real challenge is making sure that you lose the right kind of weight. When you start cutting – and burning – lots of calories, there’s a very real concern that some of your muscle could also be turned on while all that fat is being used up. So, how do you stop […]

You’ve always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And plenty of science backs this up. The problem, however, is that this simple adage ignores the details regarding what exactly constitutes a healthy breakfast. In fact, when you look at the research, it seems like most people are simply breaking their fasts wrong – in a way that is doing them no real favors. According to the […]