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With a prize money in excess of $600,000 it is no wonder that the New York City Marathon draws more than 100,000 applicants. However, the substantial prize money isn’t always the primary impetus for participating.

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Everyone knows that in order to build muscle, one needs to consume a lot of protein. But what about the millions of people who are lactose intolerant and must avoid whey? 

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The say, hunger is the handmaid of genius and when you are broke, the cost of food is priority numero uno, but take into account the nutritional value as well before putting the item into your shopping cart — or mouth. Here’s how I turned $16 into lunch and dinner for a week:

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Having no time to eat could mean eating food fast, but this does not mean you must always eat fast food. With some astute thinking and careful planning, you can quickly map your way through the food maze when you need food-to-go:

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Weight loss and everything associated with it does not come without misrepresentation. False beliefs, ideas and notions and even phenomenon, all contribute to the confusion that baffle on what it takes to lose weight. 

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Did you know, if you lose 35 pounds, if you’re a male, you are gaining one inch of penis length? Dr. Oz said this on Oprah! And as the women, in the audience, giggled and Oprah blushed, I wondered how many women fell in love with Dr. Oz that day, and how many more wondered how much weight their husband was capable of losing.

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5-hour ENERGY® claims that their key ingredients are “also available in every day foods – like broccoli, avocados, bananas and apples – or already in you.” If this is true, why is 5-hour ENERGY better than “every day foods” and how does the liquid in this diminutive bottle provide energy — for five hours?

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Sometimes, when I write an article that has to do with what I eat, I show what I eat on Facebook (ok, most times). The article on The Men’s Health Abs Diet generated questions pertaining to which brand of protein powder I prefer and what about women? Well, what about women? 

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It seems the color purple in a new breed of sweet potato is a likely culprit in reducing cancer risk. Researchers at Kansas State University are studying the purple sweet potato for its remarkable anti-cancer components.

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Proper weight loss management or just a radical approach using a quick-fix elixir? With often unbelievable assertions of extreme weight loss, liquid diets are fads, maintaining their timeless appeal.

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If your intention, or resolution, on January 1st was (or is) to lose weight by summer and you have yet to join a gym — or go, then that New Year’s Resolution was, or will be, a mere desire.

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Did you know, if your urine looks like strong-brewed iced tea, you’re dehydrated and dehydration can dramatically affect the effectiveness of your workout?

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Testosterone plays a large part when building muscle, but did you know that a diet low in fat will help you to not only lose weight, but also reduce your testosterone levels?

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A reader wrote on Facebook that she was on a diet and was feeling depressed. Although she admits to losing weight, she felt that her mornings were no longer met with enthusiasm and wondered if it could be her new food choices.

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Pervasively popular, soy milk is made by soaking dry soybeans in water. The milk “white” color and pleasantly surprising non-bean-like taste is certainly not natural — nor necessarily organic.

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The name alone is revolting, “fish oil.” Yet, like all things healthy, it’s not the taste, it’s the benefits: heart health, reducing inflammation and even warding off depression. But what really is fish oil, and with our raging, polluted oceans and so much talk of mercury content in our fish, is fish oil really that beneficial? 

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True independence relies on not depending on another. Achieving a goal of losing weight and keeping it off, could easily fall by the wayside, especially at celebrations where the whole point is to eat, eat, eat — just like everyone else.

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Convenience and impatience may convince you that spontaneously drinking protein shakes will pack on muscle, giving you big(ger) biceps; a wide chest and huge, bodybuilder-like legs. Fact is, unless you push your chest, legs and bicep muscles to their maximum capacity – breaking them down at a cellular level — all of your protein consumption will be converted to energy in the form of calories. And, if you aren’t burning those calories, guess what? Those spontaneous protein shakes will not only not build muscle, they will make you fat.

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Although the FDA sets specific and explicit guidelines (down to the typeface and font size to be used) on the Nutrition Facts label, there remains room for ambiguity. The Nutrition Facts label is meant to serve as a guide to a specific product’s ingredients based on an average 2,000 calorie a day diet.

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People don’t spend time on Google, they spend time on Facebook. After all, the goal of Google is to have people leave “as quickly as possible.” And believe it or not, when people aren’t searching, they’re poking – an “average of four hours and 39 minutes per month,” according to Mashable.

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More common during times of over indulgences and substance abuse, a detox is often synonymous with eliminating the body of toxins. A toxic body could lead to a weakened immune system and weight gain. Dr. Cheryle Hart, an obstetrician /gynecologist and author of The Feel Good Diet, A Weight-Loss Plan to Stop Yo-yo Dieting, shares her knowledge on the benefits and effectiveness of detox diets.

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Responses to a recent National Restaurant Association survey of more than 1,800 professional chefs have revealed that locally grown produce and locally sourced meats are among the top trends among the nation’s restaurants for 2010.

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We do things out of desire and unfortunately moreso necessity. And these days, more than ever, necessity is another word for time and money.

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Twitter provides instant matches in the form of tags used by other users’ who, like you, are seeking to follow their weight loss goals.

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The Nutrition Facts label explains what is in the foods that we eat. It was designed to serve as the sole nutritional guide for most, if not every, pre-package food item sold in the United States. Unfortunately, understanding how to properly interpret the actual values are sometimes overlooked or often completely misunderstood.

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Most men who are unconcerned with losing weight, work out to get bigger. Men want bigger biceps, a bigger chest, bigger calves and — big or small — men will settle for abs that are simply visible. Let’s be honest, all men want bigger muscles.

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Six pack abs, six pack abs diet, six pack abs workout, six pack abs exercises. Undeniably six pack abs are popular. The satisfaction of having six pack abs are the proverbial peacock feathers coveted by most men and alluring to most women.

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With torrents of misgivings surrounding pandemics, luxury purchases and environmental pollution, who knew that the mere act of drinking water (sometimes no longer automatic or even free at restaurants) could be so complicated?

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