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No BS Guide to the Best Supplements for Fighters (Muay Thai, MMA, Boxing)

Welcome to our detailed supplement guide, intended to be a master, up-to-date resource for athletes looking to sort through the bullshit supplement claims and actually spend money on stuff that has some real evidence it helps. This instantly cuts out about 95% of the supplements out there. I keep this article updated through the year. As of now, this article is updated for the end of 2016. So Why Are Supplements Popular Everyone loves to pop pills and drink shakes, probably in no small part due to the marketing prowess of what amounts to a 61 billion dollar industry...

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The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

What if I told you it’s possible to easily lose weight and maintain your muscular frame without feeling like you are actually on a diet? What if you could lose weight without having to ninny pick your meals and (always) avoid lovely treats like ice cream, cheesecake, and those $.10c buffalo wings? Not possible right? We’ve all heard those infomercial scams on late night TV (or on some website promoting quick and effortless results for the low cost of $19.99). …But what if these claims are actually true. Welcome to the wonderful world of Intermittent Fasting (also known as...

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20 Healthy Restaurant Thai Food Dishes that are Paleo

If you plan to travel to Thailand and want to eat healthy while at sit-in restaurants, read this article… It’s an urban myth that Thai food is inherently healthy for you. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people talk about how healthy Thai food dishes are just because quite a few of them have fresh vegetables. Yes, the emphasis on Thai food is to use fresh ingredients. Yes, there’s often a lot of vegetables used in the dishes and an assortment of salads. But many Thai dishes are absolutely loaded with processed sugars, MSG, heavy doses of...

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The 10 Healthiest Paleo Thai Street Food Dishes

Eating healthy can be difficult if you live in Thailand, especially if you want to eat street food, which is the cheapest and arguably the most popular way to eat Thai food while in Thailand. But much of the street food is loaded with salts,  processed sugars, and artificial flavors and additives. Not exactly healthy fare by any means.  If you are following a Paleo diet, which mandates you avoid all starchy carbs, dairy, and processed foods, Thailand can be a bit of a nightmare. Yes, a number of the dishes are vegetable based (like the salads) but often...

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How to (Really) Lose Weight and Transform Your Body

Losing weight is easy — at least according to every “easy” weight loss program, TV infomercial, and weight loss gadget you see marketed online. The truth is that losing weight isn’t easy. And if you for one instant think that you can simply pop some magic pill or cut back on a meal here or there and see real weight loss results, dream on – you won’t see tangible results. Changing your body takes a great deal of effort on your part. In fact, losing weight (and keeping it off) requires a radical change in your lifestyle. You can starve yourself and lose weight, but you’ll almost be guaranteed to put the weight back on given time. Losing weight and keeping it off requires a complete mindset change about what you eat, how you eat, and your general approach to fitness. The bottom line: if you are not willing to make some serious lifestyle adjustments, then you won’t see tangible and lasting results. Pep talk done, now let’s get down to the business of losing weight. There are a number of important factors that all impact your ability to lose weight: Caloric Balance Meal Composition / Nutrient Macro Profiles Meal Timing Metabolic/Hormonal Changes By far the most important factor is your Caloric Balance when it comes to losing weight. STEP ONE: CALCULATE YOUR CALORIES FOR WEIGHT LOSS You will...

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