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Body Beast Meal Prep for the 2,200–2,399 Calorie Level

If you’ve just completed Body Beast’s Bulk and Build phases and you followed the meal plan correctly, you should be seeing some pretty significant mass gains. Now it’s time the get shredded with the Beast Phase of the program, where the goal is to reduce body-fat percentage while maintaining muscle mass. This is achieved by drastically reducing

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What Do I Do if I Don’t Like Vegetables?

By Krista Haynes, RD, CSSD It’s not the end of the world if you don’t like vegetables, but they are the pinnacle of health when it comes to your diet — these fiber-filled rockstars are key players when it comes to healthy digestion, weight management, satiety, longevity, and disease prevention. But good news for veggie haters: Over time, your taste

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What Nutrition Experts Eat for Comfort Food

Every single one of us has a go-to food we indulge in when we’re a bit down or stressed from a long week of work. For me, it’s a big bowl of ice cream filled with chocolate, clusters of nuts, and some extra peanut butter thrown in for good measure. I’d never admit this to

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The Difference Between Simple Carbs and Complex Carbs

By Kelly Plowe, M.S., R.D. As you likely know by now, not all carbs are created equal: Some are “better” than others, while some add almost no nutritional value to your diet. Whether you love carbohydrates or choose to limit them, you need to know how to tell the difference between simple carbs and complex carbs.

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How Many Servings From Each Food Group Do I Need?

Between the likes of Big Gulps, foot-long subs, and trenta-sized lattes (31 ounces!), we’re living in a super-sized world. The proof? Between 1977 and 1996, food portion sizes increased inside and outside the home for most types of junk food. The standard plate size has grown from 9.6 inches to 11.8 inches since 1900. So, if portion sizes are

Are Bananas Really a Great Recovery Food?

There are plenty of reasons why everyone eats bananas to recover after a workout. They come with a built-in wrapper, they’re inexpensive, you can eat them with one hand, and they’re 100 percent free of weird ingredients or additives. Oh, and they’re delicious. Yup, the yellow fruit has a whole lot going for it. But are

Why Cottage Cheese Is Cool Again

Once heralded as the ultimate health food in the ’70s, cottage cheese soon went the way of quiche, deviled eggs, and granola. But as with most fads, what’s old is new again: Cottage cheese is officially cool again. With the spike in interest in gut health, probiotics, and non-meat sources of protein, people are coming

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

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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

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