Should You Skip Breakfast?

To breakfast or not to breakfast: as a dietitian, it’s a question I get asked a lot. A new study shows that eating breakfast causes weight gain. Here's what you need to know (and whether breakfast is best for you). Read More

What is Beta-Alanine? (And Does it Cause Tingling?)

Beta-alanine is a natural amino acid that plays an essential role in fighting fatigue and helping you get more out of every workout. Read More

How to Get Back on Track After A Diet Splurge

A blowout meal or two doesn’t have to derail your fitness or weight-loss goals. Here are 3 simple tricks to keep you on track without complete diet restriction. Read More

The 4 Best Muscle Building Supplements

Science shows that you can add -- on average -- half a pound of muscle per week. Want to maximize your gains? Here how to optimize your muscle-building goals. Read More

Why Carbs Are So Important For Hydration

If you're active, the last thing you need to worry about it carbs. They play a key role in performance and recovery. Here's how much your body needs. Read More

11 Reasons Why Protein is Essential for Muscle Recovery

If you think protein is just good for building muscle, then think again. Protein is underrated when it comes to muscle recovery, and has many benefits ranging from boosting endurance to reducing soreness and increasing strength. Read More

Why The Health Benefits of Coffee Are Better Than You Thought

Many people consider coffee a guilty vice -- but the guilt isn’t earned. Coffee is considered one of the true “super foods,” as it is linked to many positive health outcomes, such as fighting against cancer, protecting your arteries, improving brain health, and helping exercise performance. Despite once being considered a health threat, in 2016 the World Health Organization removed coffee from its list of dangerous (carcinogenic food) and -- at the same time -- designated coffee as protective against liver and uterine cancer. Read More

Are Fat Loss Pills Worthless?

If you want to lose weight -- and keep it off -- taking fat loss pills is the least effective approach. That said, if you’re looking for a small boost to help your body burn fat, there are a few ingredients that might help. In particular, caffeine, Coleus Forskholii, and Yohimbine, have evidence that supports their ability to assist with how your body burns fat -- just don’t expect those ingredients alone to create change.

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A Day-in-the-Life of Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan

Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan is considered one of the leaders in sports nutrition and was honored as Nutrition Researcher of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). These are her tips for living a healthier, more nutritious life. Read More

Why Take Probiotics? Here are the Best Reasons

If you’re interested in high performance, gut health, or improved health, probiotics might have some very valuable benefits. But, you need to make sure you are taking the right strain. Read More

Why You Should Never Buy A Supplement Again (Unless It Has This Label)

The supplement industry — one that has estimated global sales of nearly 100 billion — just had its dirtiest secret uncovered (yet again) in the most dramatic of ways. Here's how you can stay protected and safe.  Read More

4 Ways To Make Your Diet More Effective

What if you never had to diet, count calories, or obsess over the foods you ate?

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Decoding the Diet: The Truth About Lectins

In a world where almost any food is capable of presenting a health concern, there is a new movement that suggests something that seems almost impossible to be true: are compounds found in fruits and vegetables making you sick and fat?

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How to Keep Your Mind Right and Boost Willpower (In and Out of the Gym)

If you're having trouble with any behavioral change -- whether it's losing weight or stopping smoking -- oftentimes, the problem is not planning Read More

The Small Meals Myth: Why 3 Meals a Day Works for Fat Loss

You won’t burn more fat by eating more often. You can achieve weight loss through small meals or larger meals. Here's how to determine what's right for you.

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Eating Late Doesn't Cause Weight Gain. Here's the Real Problem

Late-night snacks are fine. So are evening meals. Your body doesn't really care about time of day. Here’s why eating at night is actually better for some. Read More

What's The Beef With The Carnivore Diet?

What does a dietitian think of the "Carnivore Diet?" Here's an inside look at how it works, and what it can actually do for your health. Read More

What is Prop 65? (And What You Need To Look For)

California’s Proposition 65 requires warnings labels on products that may contain chemicals known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive issues.  Read More

How to Make Caffeine More Effective

Are you taking too much caffeine? If you drink coffee or use pre-workout supplements, it's an often overlooked question that you'll want to consider. Read More

Brown Rice vs. Pea Protein: What’s Better?

Brown rice and pea protein are vegan, plant-based protein sources that are alternatives to whey and casein. Each has benefits and drawbacks. Read More

Whey Vs. Plant Protein: Is One Healthier Than The Other?

If you’re going to supplement with protein, make sure you're fueling with high-quality protein powder. Whether you're looking for the best muscle building supplements, or just need a good meal replacement, here's the difference between whey and plant protein. Read More

How to Choose the Best Vegan Protein Powder: 5 Things to Look For

Should you go with pea protein, soy protein, rice protein, or something else? Here are the 5 things you want to see when you choose a plant protein powder. Read More