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Why 'Processed Foods' Aren't Always an Enemy to Athletes

All processed foods are bad for you. It's a myth I've heard since the start of my fitness career. Many people think that almost everything "process...

How Poor Nutrition Habits Wreck Your Strength Gains

Ever wonder why you're not making gains? Usually the first change will be sets, reps, exercises, or intensity of a workout. But should it be your...

How to Identify and Avoid Highly Processed Foods

You've heard of processed foods, but you still might have questions about them. STACK talked to sports dietician Leslie Bonci to learn more about pr...

4 Simple Nutrition Rules for Better Sports Performance and General Health

"What diet should I be doing, Justin?" I have been asked that question hundreds of time by dozens of different people. The answer has never changed. "It...

This App Boils a Food's Nutrition Down to a Single Number. Can it Help You Eat Healthier?

Nutrition is all about numbers. Carbs, calories, fats, micros, macros, daily values, serving sizes—every food carries a dizzying amount of data a...

These 5 Alarming Stats Show Just How Bad the Average American Eats

It's an appropriate coincidence that the acronym for the Standard American Diet is SAD. Also known as the Western pattern diet, the SAD uses av...

The Diet Change That Could Propel Swimmer Elizabeth Beisel to Olympic Gold

Much has changed for Elizabeth Beisel since her first Olympic Games. In 2008, she was a 15-year-old high school student who narrowly missed earning...

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