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Tricks and Tips for Staying Low-Carb

Carbs are treacherous little things.

They comprise so many popular foods, but they aren’t always the best health-wise.

Like most nutritional components, carbs are essential to a healthy diet. People need them for long-term fuel throughout the day.

But in excess, carbs can add weight and lead to numerous health and heart-related issues. Without a proper workout routine, these potentially dangerous effects can multiply.

Low-carb diets are among the most popular in the world, but they’re not exactly easy. Fear not, because today we’re revealing some tricks and tips to help keep your carbs down and maintain excellent health.

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Why Proper Form Is the Key to Your Safety and Success

We’re honored to host another guest post from one of our awesome Fit Body Family members—Ryan Perez! Ryan talks about the importance of working out with the right form, including the dangers of bad form and the benefits of good form.

 

In the world of fitness, exercise form is among the most discussed topics you’ll find. For some, great form comes naturally, but to many, it takes practice, repetition and the mindset to never give up because you’ll eventually get it.

Form is so important for both injury prevention and our fitness journey progression, but the only time it’s usually brought up is when others give unsolicited advice. Why don’t we break the mold and dive into why form is crucial for fitness success!

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Recipes: Egg & Sausage Casserole

Meet Sally.

Sally is a stay-at-home mom with errands to run all the time. Her mornings are packed: she drives the kids to school, does some grocery shopping, then comes home to wipe down the whole house.

By the time she catches her breath, it’s already lunchtime, yet she still hasn’t eaten anything. At all.

She’s on the fast lane to burnout, sickness, and fatigue.

If you’re in need of some fuel for the day, just like Sally, this egg and sausage casserole is the thing to take you mornings to the next level! Proteins and fiber are LOADED into the dish, and you skip out on a lot of unhealthy carbs, too.

Make some one morning, then portion out the rest for a week of irresistibly good breakfast.

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Recipes: Healthy “Fried” Chicken

I can already hear you salivating over there!

Fried chicken is a staple of American dining, especially deep in the South. I imagine you’re picturing some greasy chicken next to a stack of sweet waffles.

When indulging in fried chicken, there is a hefty price to pay: the extra fat and grease put a dent in any diet…

What if I told you that you could savor the taste of fried chicken WITHOUT the greasy skin and overload of fat?

Our healthy “fried” chicken recipe combines the flavors of fried chicken with a generous serving of protein—minus any excess fat, calories, and carbs. This could be your new go-to meal whenever you’re in the mood for something hearty and filling!

Give this chicken a quick make, add some greens, and you’ve got yourself one great plate of guilt-free food!

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Fit Body’s Fitness and Health FAQ (Part 2)

We’re back with part 2 of our FAQ series!

If you missed the first part of our FAQ, you’re going to want to check out this link.

Our goal is to help 20% of the population engage in a healthy lifestyle by 2020. We want to equip as many people as possible with the tools to lead fit and healthy lifestyles.

You’ll find that more often than not, people are severely uninformed when it comes to fitness. Dieting and exercise can seem daunting when you lack both knowledge and support.

We want to show you that you CAN eat healthy and get toned. It ISN’T impossible to work towards that dream body of yours. That’s why we’ll be pouring through a few more common questions and concerns that stop people from getting in the best shape of their lives. If you have more, please leave them in the comments!

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Recipes: Tasty Cheese Meals

Don’t you just love cheese?

I mean, you can melt it into a delicious filler for a sandwich or burger. You can also throw it onto crackers or with veggies to add some sharpness to a snack. With a wide range of cheeses to choose from, the flavors you can come up with are nearly endless.

The only drawback to cheese is that it piles on excessive fat and calories. Anyone that’s dieted before knows that those those are two absolute diet killers.

I’ve got great news for you: there are plenty of meals that are cheesy and healthy! It’s not a culinary sin to indulge in cheese; you just have to do it the right way.

Today, we’re going to dive into a few cheese recipes that might just flip your world upside down. Hope we make your life a little “cheddar” (that was about as cheesy as these meals)!

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Foods You Might Not Believe Are Loaded With Sugar

Imagine an hourglass completely filled on one side. Picture that hourglass tilting a full 180°, forcing the sand on one side to slowly pile up on the other.

You’ll slowly start to see a mountain of sand form.

Now imagine that the sand was all the sugar America’s consumed this past year. Boy, that mound of sugar would probably be higher than Mt. Everest!

We love sugar. Its sweetness can comfort us when we’re down; it can also add a nice cherry on top (pun intended) after a hearty meal.

Unfortunately, sugars are bad for the body. They tack on calories that people don’t need if they’re trying to stay in shape. That’s why so many diets abstain from as much sugar as possible.

Or so they think…

There are a lot of foods that people love to tout as “healthy” that are actually stuffed with sugar. You might know sugar by one of its aliases: high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, corn sweetener, honey, molasses, glucose, sucrose, dextrose, or maltose.

Here’s a quick guide to some foods you’ll think twice about when it comes to sugar.

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Recipes: Double Chocolate Mini Brownies

I know, you probably read that title and wondered whether we were joking or not.

We’re not.

You can indulge in a little chocolate brownie — as long as you make it the right way.

We’ve made a couple of little tweaks to this traditional dessert, including making them bite-sized so you feel less obligated to eat huge chunks.

So dig up the mini muffin pan and have some fun making some healthy brownies your taste buds will die for.

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Recipes: Broiled White Fish with Brown Rice and Veggies

Feeling like some seafood? Need a little protein boost in your diet.

Look no further than today’s recipe: broiled white fish.

Fish is loaded with proteins and omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for your body. Plus, the dish is light, so you won’t feel as stuffed afterwards.

Add some brown rice to the side for some added grains. You can even throw in some veggies and salsa to layer the flavor profile of this succulent dish!

So what are you waiting for? Time to read on and start cooking up an A+ dinner!

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Recipes: Festive Turkey Burgers

Got a craving for a nice, juicy hamburger, but afraid you’ll feel guilty after eating it?

I’ve got just the solution for you: an amazing turkey burger.

This turkey burger is hearty enough to satisfy your appetite AND healthy enough to not cancel out all that work you did at the gym. The burger is garnished with cranberries for a nice kick of sweetness. You can even replace the bun with lettuce for some added nutritional value!

We know you won’t miss beef after biting into these burgers!

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