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Is Excess Protein Making You Gain Weight?

A new study says so. But, here’s why you shouldn’t base your diet on certain headlines. It used to be that fat made you fat. Then the culprit was carbs. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia suggests that obesity could be caused by protein — specifically, meat. For the


Who is YOUv2 Trainer Leandro Carvalho?

The sneak peak of Beachbody’s beginner program YOUv2 is happening April 19th on Beachbody On Demand! What makes this program so enjoyable is the vivacious Super Trainer, Leandro Carvalho. A professional dancer from Brazil, Carvalho is internationally known for fusing Latin dance with fitness, training Victoria’s Secret models, and sculpting the perfect booty with his Beachbody program, Brazil


5 Non-Scale Victories That Prove You’re Making Progress

By Sarah Wassner-Flynn You’ve been trying to lose weight for weeks. You’re dieting. Working out. Making mindful choices about everything you do, from the amount of sugar you stir in your coffee to skipping that extra glass of wine at dinner. But then you step on the scale and your heart sinks: The number is

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13 Myths About Losing Weight to Stop Believing, Now

How many times have you heard someone say something like, “I want to lose weight, so I’m going to start taking these fat-burning pills!” Or “I want to lose weight, so I’m going to cut carbs completely out of my diet!” Google “weight-loss tips” and you’ll get around 38 million results. While it’s tempting to


Upgrade to the New Version of You — YOUv2 Starting May 16th!

Mark your calendars! On May 16th, it’s your time to shine. If you’ve struggled with your weight and have been searching for a program to get you started, take Super Trainer Leandro Carvalho’s new 4-week journey with YOUv2. YOUv2 is a fun and easy way to get moving. Just 6 simple, easy-to-follow routines. No fancy


What You Don’t Know About Chris Downing May Surprise You

Empower. Love. Inspire. It’s more than a philosophy. It’s how Chris truly relates to the people he trains. Chris holds the strong belief that you already have a greatness within you. That there’s a mental way to tap into that greatness. This is how you’ll reach your full potential — and achieve powerful results —

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SHIFT SHOP: The 3-Week Rapid Rebuild

Ready to rebuild your body? Reinvent your life? With the SHIFT SHOP, in only 3 weeks, you can lose up to 10 pounds — and go from where you are now to where you want to be. The SHIFT SHOP is the first Beachbody program from our newest Super Trainer, Chris Downing. He’s an elite


How Tai Chi Breathing Can Make You Better, Faster, Stronger

Tai chi, often referred to as a moving meditation, is a martial arts discipline that combines slow, steady movements with deep, mindful breathing to achieve balance and harmony in the body, mind, and spirit—and it may be just what you need to run faster, lift heavier, and go longer. Where Western fitness is often focused