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Everything is good. Nothing is good

By Ben Supik

As a nutritionist, I’m often asked “Is this a good food for weight loss?”. And the answer is always “Compared to what?” How good (or useful) a food is to a particular goal is all relative to what you might be eating if you weren’t eating that particular food?

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Have we been wasting food THIS ENTIRE TIME?!?

By Ben Supik

Growing up, I was a card-carrying member of The Clean Plate Club. My parents insisted. In my house, we did not waste food. Ever. And as an adult, this mindset remained etched into my ethical code. It feels horribly wrong to throw away perfectly good food left on my plate. I’d sooner just eat it, even if I’m not really that hungry for it.

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When Your Goal Prevents Your Goal From Happening

By Ben Supik

Whatever your fitness goal, it’s going to require some degree of sacrifice and patience. No shocker there. But what if you didn’t have to sacrifice so much for such a long consecutive period of time? You don’t. Consider, instead, eating this weight-loss-elephant one bite at a time.

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Weight loss is like a bright red Ferrari

By Ben Supik

There’s a big difference between wanting to lose weight, and feeling like weight loss should be a priority in your life. The distinction can play a big role in your long term success. Consider weight loss to be like purchasing something extravagant

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BCAAs: Recovery and Strength

By Ben Supik

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and branch chain amino acids are a specific combination of Leucine, Glutamine, Isoleucine and Valine

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