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Latest Nutrition

Are You at a Nutritional Breaking Point? – 3 Proven Tips to Overcome Overwhelm

You’ve probably started seeing it already: The “How to Crush Your New Year Goals” articles, videos and rants on social media. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve been down this road many, many times before saying to yourself, “THIS is going to be the year I [fill in the blank]”.   “Get healthy” “Lose […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Ketogenic Diet

Get the facts about the ketogenic diet and find out if it’s right for you. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a massive increase in popularity surrounding the ketogenic diet. In this post I’m going to discuss:   1. What the ketogenic (keto) diet is 2. What it means for the body to experience […]

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Carb Cycling: Is It Right for You?

My ultimate guide for everything you ever wanted to know about carb cycling   Carb cycling originally got its popularity in the world of bodybuilding and endurance training. However, more and more people are discovering the benefits associated with carb cycling.   In this article I’m going to talk about:   1. What carb cycling […]

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Latest Fitness

3 Post-Workout Mistakes that Will KILL Your Results

We all want to get the most out of our workouts. We put in the time and effort exercising and we expect to see results.   The problem is that we are so focused on the act of working out that we overlook certain seemingly simple things we do post-workout that can ultimately hinder our […]

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HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training): Short Workouts, Fast Results

  HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is one of the most time efficient ways to exercise. It’s also incredibly effective at improving cardiovascular health, speeding up metabolism, and burning fat.   If you’re not familiar with HIIT, that’s OK. In this post, I’m going to explain what HIIT is, how it works, why it’s good for […]

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How to do Metabolic Testing & Body Composition Analysis – Dan Dodd, PhD.

BSL Nutrition co-founder and CEO Ben Brown interviews Dexafit owner Dr. Dan Dodd about: – The value of Dexa scans for body composition assessment – RMR testing and determining caloric needs – VO2 max testing for both athletes and general population – Substrate utilization or determining how much carbs, fat and protein someone needs during […]

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Latest Supplementation

How to Choose a Protein Bar

Protein Bars 101   You know the drill. You’re on the go, in between meetings, just finished a workout, waiting at the airport for a flight, or just searching for a quick, affordable, and “healthy” snack to satisfy you in between meals.   And let’s be honest, you want something that tastes good too.   […]

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The Pros and Cons of Whey Protein

Whey protein is a very popular dietary supplement, especially among bodybuilders and athletes.   In this post I’m going to talk about:   1. What whey is 2. The different forms of whey protein supplementation 3. Major benefits of supplementing with whey as opposed to other types of protein 4. Some drawbacks of whey protein […]

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3 Overlooked Ingredients Every Pre-Workout MUST Have

The nutrients that you consume pre-workout can make a big difference on your exercise performance, recovery, and fat loss.   If you have plenty of time before hitting the gym you could opt for a pre-workout meal. However, many of us are pressed for time and therefore the easier option is a pre-workout drink.   […]

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Latest Podcasts

Combining the Science and Art of Habit-Based Nutrition Change

Combining the Science and Art of Habit-Based Nutrition Change [Podcast Episode #52].   Let’s face it, weight loss is hard.   Actually, let me reframe that: long-term weight loss is hard.   The science is very clear that simply creating a caloric deficit is the main needle driver when it comes to weight loss. But […]

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Kids Cook Real Food with Katie Kimball

How Do I Help My Kids Make Healthy Food Choices? [Podcast Episode #51] Have you found yourself struggling to eat healthy without going crazy?   If so, you’re definitely not alone.   Today’s guest, Katie Kimball, creator of Kids Cook Real Food program, joins us to discuss how to empower our kids (and ourselves) to […]

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Eat to Perform with Brad Dieter, PhD

If you’re interested in learning how to lose weight in the most effective and sustainable way possible, then definitely check out my podcast with Brad Dieter, Ph.D.   Brad is a trained exercise physiologist, molecular biologist, and biostatistician. He received his B.A. from Washington State University and a Masters of Science in biomechanics and Ph.D. […]

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