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Posts tagged "protein" within Fit Life

How can I make sure I meet my fitness and nutrition New Year's resolutions?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Are you excited about setting your New Year's resolutions, but tired of always failing to meet your goals? ACE Fitness Expert & Exercise Physiologist, Jessica Matthews, provides practical tips on how to revolutionize your resolutions — so you can meet your fitness and nutrition goals this year.

Do bodybuilding supplements work?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

To succeed and thrive as a bodybuilder, it takes more than overwhelming muscular strength or athletic prowess. Judges select bodybuilding champions based on muscle mass, definition, proportion, symmetry, and an athlete’s stage presence. Given the criteria, it is no surprise that most serious bodybuilders consider supplementation to be an essential component of their training regimen. But are they safe and do they work?

Will Eating More Protein Help Me Get Stronger?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

From athletes to dieters, high protein diets and their promises of muscle gain, weight loss and improved health appeal to a wide diversity of people. But how much and what kind of protein is best, and does the macronutrient fulfill its promises?

Are there health risks concerning eating too much protein?

By Jessica Matthews on Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The human body is unable to store extra protein. Protein consumed in excess of the body's needs is not used to build muscle; rather, it is used for non-protein bodily functions. If individuals consume protein in excess of their caloric and protein needs, the extra protein will not be stored as protein. Unfortunately such extra protein is converted to and stored as fat.

I’m looking to gain weight and add muscle to my frame- should I be consuming extra protein?

By Jessica Matthews on Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The old saying is true- it is possible to have too much of a good thing.