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Recipe: Lowfat, no-sugar-added chocolate mousse

Recipe: Lowfat, no-sugar-added chocolate mousse

Eric April 4, 2011

I’m just gonna come right out and say it: I am damn proud of this recipe. 🙂 Traditional chocolate mousse is made with a combination of egg yolks, heavy cream, baker’s chocolate, and/or sugar.

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Fighting Obesity: What Everyone Should Know

Fighting Obesity: What Everyone Should Know

Eric March 21, 2011

Today, more than one-third of Americans are obese.  That’s hard to understand, when you consider that only a generation ago people remained relatively healthy, and you rarely saw people who were obese to the

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Eggs Help to Control Insulin Levels

Eggs Help to Control Insulin Levels

Eric March 11, 2011

Protein derived from eggs has long been touted as the most superior form of protein for muscle building.  Studies have also found that the proteins that are contained in eggs actually help control blood

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Eating Whole-Grains Promote Fat Loss

Eating Whole-Grains Promote Fat Loss

Eric March 9, 2011

We know that the Glycemic Index measures how difference carbohydrates affect your insulin levels, which in turn affects fat storage in your body.  As a nod to this, diet analysis of people enrolled in

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Those Who Imagine Eating Fattening Foods Actually Eat Less of Them

Those Who Imagine Eating Fattening Foods Actually Eat Less of Them

Eric March 9, 2011

I always thought it was odd when several of my bodybuilder and fitness modeling friends would ask friends to let them watch them eat their desserts while they were dieting down.  A new study,

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How Vegetables Can Give You That Golden Glow

How Vegetables Can Give You That Golden Glow

Eric February 17, 2011

Most of us know that eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day will do us far more good than 20 minutes on a sun bed or two hours basted with factor 10

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8 Ingredients to Enhance Greek Yogurt’s Flavor

8 Ingredients to Enhance Greek Yogurt’s Flavor

Eric February 3, 2011

We’ve extolled the merits of Greek yogurt in the past. Its higher protein and lower carb content make it a better choice than regular yogurt as both a recipe ingredient as well as a

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Sodium-rich Foods will Immediately Harden Your Arteries

Sodium-rich Foods will Immediately Harden Your Arteries

Eric January 31, 2011

A recent study found that even in healthy people, foods that are high in sodium will immediately hinder your bodys ability to widen arteries and in turn deliver oxygen to your muscles, or vasodilation.

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Man Doth Not Live By Protein Shakes Alone

Man Doth Not Live By Protein Shakes Alone

Eric January 18, 2011

I’ve been coaching a co-worker on better nutrition the last few months. Like many of you who frequent the Hot Bod Squad, he’s looking to pack on muscle and trim fat. We were chatting

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The Effects of Alcohol on Fat Storage

The Effects of Alcohol on Fat Storage

Eric January 17, 2011

Several years ago there was a study that came out that showed that those who drink a glass of wine a day are less likely to develop several heart related diseases.  The wine industry

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