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What Are Carbs and How Much Do You Need in Your Diet?

What Are Carbs and How Much Do You Need in Your Diet?

What are Carbs? Along with fat and protein, carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients found in the foods we eat. Carbs are molecules made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, which are often referred to as sugars or starches, says Paige Benté, M.S., R.D., and Beachbody nutrition manager. Though we might casually classify a certain food

6 Sneaky Sources of Salt.HEADER

6 Sneaky Sources of Salt in Your Diet

Pop quiz: Is there too much salt in your diet or just enough? Answer: Probably too much. Americans eat an average of 3,300 milligrams of sodium a day; the recommended limit is 2,300 milligrams. Salt comes from more than just the shaker on your kitchen table. It lurks in a lot of unexpected foods that you

How to Pick a Beachbody Nutrition Plan

How to Pick a Beachbody Nutrition Plan

Which Beachbody Nutrition Plan is right for you? Well, they’re designed to work with whatever workout program you’re doing, so if you’re doing a program, use the accompanying diet plan outlined in the guide. For instance, doing 21 Day Fix? Follow the 21 Day Fix Eating Plan. Done! What’s that? You’re a “special case”? Maybe

Tips for Eating Healthy When You’re Traveling

You’re about to get on a flight and your stomach is growling. After dragging your luggage around the entire airport terminal in search of something satisfying and nutritious, all you have to show for your efforts is an over-priced burger and fries. Eating healthy at the airport is no easy feat, especially if you’re cranky, jet-lagged,


6 Signs You Might Be Eating Too Much Sugar

If sitting is the new smoking, sugar may be the new sitting. Why should you be mindful of not eating too much sugar? Over the last few years, researchers have been building a case against sugar. A study has shown a connection in children between cutting back on sugar and heart health, and in September, JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that the sugar


What Is a Ketogenic Diet?

A ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat, adequate protein diet that was initially developed in the ’20s to help people with neurological diseases such as epilepsy. On a ketogenic diet, you’re attempting to get your body into ketosis, which is a metabolic state where you begin to use fat as your primary source of fuel.   What Is

Meal Prep for Bulking

Meal Prep for Bulking

If you’re bodybuilding, or looking for a healthy bulking diet that you can use to pack on muscle, this bodybuilding meal prep can help you achieve your goals. Especially, if you use it in conjunction with the workouts like those found in Sagi Kalev’s weight lifting program Body Beast on Beachbody On Demand. This easy meal prep is

Is Snacking Healthy for Kids

Is Snacking Healthy for Kids?

Whether parents like it or not, snacking happens. Sure, some of us oldies might remember back when nutrition was all about “three squares and nothing in between,” but since the 1970s, snacking between meals has increasingly become the accepted norm — especially with kids. According to a report in the journal Health Affairs, American children snack an average 3


The SHIFT SHOP Nutrition Plan, Explained

“I treat diet the same way I treat exercise. I do this because food is more of a crutch for most people. So if you can get past that, if you can cut out the carb cravings, you can achieve anything — including even the hardest workout.” – Chris Downing When Chris wants to get

SHIFT SHOP Recipe Booklet

81 Approved SHIFT SHOP Recipes

Welcome to the SHIFT SHOP! The brand new program from Chris Downing will help you get leaner, stronger, and fitter in just three weeks and the nutrition plan is an important part of you achieving the best results! The recipes below — and in the free, downloadable SHIFT SHOP Recipe booklet here — are meant to complement