Why Your Cleanse Could Be Making You More Toxic

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  Your best friend just bought a one-week detox kit from Whole Foods, your sister raves about this lemon-juice-and-pepper cleanse, and your mom swears by a “colonic purging” she gets at her neighborhood spa. Break the news to them gently. They’re all doing potentially irreversible damage with these programs that are heavy in price but […]

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5 Reasons Eating Chocolate can Help You Stay Lean and Healthy

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  You can hardly open a health magazine these days without finding an article touting dark chocolate’s health benefits. Whereas once it mostly existed as a health-food store staple, dark chocolate today resides in drugstores and grocery aisles alongside milk chocolate and all sorts of other candy concoctions. Dark chocolate’s benefits come from flavonoids, the […]

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Top 3 Fat Loss Exercises + Bodyweight to Dumbbell Progression

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by Dr. Kareem F. Samhouri, CSCS, HFS Neuro Metabolic Fat Loss & Fitness Expert People want to know the fastest way to get in shape.
  They want shortcuts… the easy way out.  Those people…Just kidding… are you serious?  Who wouldn’t want results 
as fast as humanly possible? Isn’t that the point of working
 out anyway. […]

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A Calorie is A Calorie… Or is It?

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Remember that professor who lost 27 pounds on the “Twinkie Diet” and argued it didn’t matter how you lost weight if you just reduced your calories? A recent study from Harvard University knocks that bogus theory on its poorly supported head. The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, followed 120,877 men and […]

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Workout Technology (TM) – The Evolution Of Fitness

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  by Dr. Kareem F. Samhouri, CSCS, HFS Neuro Metabolic Fat Loss & Fitness Expert Workout Technology has advanced so much in the last several years: At-home aerobics (outdated) Power walking (outdated) Machine-based circuits (outdated) Cardio, cardio, cardio (outdated) Interval-based weight training (Alive & Well) But the principles remain the same… Build cardiovascular endurance Burn […]

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Could These 5 Habits Be Stalling Your Fat Loss & Fast Metabolism?

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  You start your day with a low-sugar, plant-based protein shake. You diligently eat lean protein, leafy green veggies, high-fiber starches, and good fats at every meal. You’ve pinpointed and eliminated food intolerances. You even hired a coach to hold you accountable for everything you’re writing in your food journal.   Yet for the past […]

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The Health Benefits of Drinking Beer

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  Yep, you read that headline right. I’ll admit it, the Hound has always enjoyed kicking back with a nice cold one! I recently had the pleasure of touring a local brew pub, and got an inside look at what really goes into making this golden beverage: hops, malted barley, yeast — all natural and […]

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5 Reasons Snacking Can Stall Fat Loss & Fast Metabolism

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  People who attain and sustain fat loss and fast metabolism stick to protein shakes and meals consisting of lean protein, healthy fats, lots of leafy greens and cruciferous veggies, and high-fiber starches like legumes. Most lean people I know rarely snack. They have a 400 – 600 calorie protein shake for breakfast and then […]

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Pain Relief That Lasts: 3 Top Pain Relief Strategies

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by Dr. Kareem F. Samhouri, CSCS, HFS Neuro Metabolic Fat Loss & Fitness Expert There are 3 main types of pain, and each one has a slightly different pain-relief process: Acute pain – recent onset (last 72 hours) Residual pain – between 72 hours and 6 months Chronic pain – 6 months or more Let’s […]

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My Secret Weapon for Fat Loss & Fast Metabolism

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  Want my number-one fat burner? It’s not sexy, your favorite magazine probably won’t be touting it as the weight loss “miracle” de jour, and I guarantee it won’t be the hot topic at your next dinner party.   But for fat loss and fast metabolism, it works.   Yes, fiber keeps you regular. You […]

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