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If your fitness enthusiast, or just want the facts on good nutrition so you can make heathy choices, you can read all about the latest in nutrition news here. ACE Fit offers nutritional research, recipes, diet tips, and many other ways to help you eat healthy. And you can can read about it all in one place!

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The Power of Protein

posted: 11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Andrea Metcalf

Protein is a powerful macronutrient and without it, you might have more difficulty maintaining both your weight and consistent energy throughout the day. Here are six key benefits to eating more high-quality protein.

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How to Manage Holiday Junk Food

posted: 11/18/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Katie Ferraro

While the holidays are supposed to be a time of celebration, it can also be a stressful time for those who are trying to maintain their health and fitness. If you’re contemplating skipping all celebrations this year, here are some coping mechanisms for keeping your healthy eating plans in check.

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Delicious Water Infusions

posted: 11/14/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

Did you know that as little as 2% dehydration can have a significantly harmful impact on exercise performance? If you have a hard time drinking enough water each day, water infusions are a great way to help you drink more. Easy to make, these water-infusion recipes are both delicious and nutritious.

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What You Can Eat on Halloween

posted: 10/26/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

As adults, we can still enjoy the fun nature of Halloween without falling victim to the never-ending cauldron of candy. Yes, you can have candy, but what is the best choice? And how many pieces is a reasonable amount? Learn why it’s important to give yourself permission to enjoy some Halloween candy, while also placing healthy limits on how much you eat.

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Pumpkin Protein Power: 3 Great Recipes for Fall

posted: 10/25/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Kelley Vargo

Whether it’s before or after a workout, or for a special treat, be sure to add a little pumpkin spice in your life this fall. Give one or all of three of these pumpkin protein-packed recipes a try.

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Are Sugar Substitutes Better?

posted: 10/24/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

Sugar has become the Big Bad Wolf of the nutrition and health world. Associated with increased systemic inflammation, high insulin levels, diabetes, obesity, tooth decay and cavities, and cancer, it’s no wonder store shelves are teeming with all sorts of sugar substitutes, each purported to allow you to have your cake and eat it, too. Learn the pros, cons and specific uses of each one.

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Is Your Thyroid Causing Your Weight Gain?

posted: 9/28/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

An estimated 27 million Americans suffer from thyroid disease and 13 million people are currently undiagnosed. Learn about the risks of developing thyroid problems and how you can help keep your thyroid functioning optimally by adopting healthy lifestyle habits.

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5 Insanely Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas

posted: 9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Katie Ferraro

After a long day of work or hanging with your kids, the thought of putting dinner on the table can be daunting. If your weeknight dinner routine is in need of a reboot, check out these insanely easy ways to put some sizzle in your supper.

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3 Healthy Power Breakfasts to Keep You Fueled

posted: 9/20/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

What’s the secret to breakfast satisfaction? Energy-revving carbohydrates that contain fiber (to keep you feeling full for longer and blood sugar stable), along with adequate protein, which takes longer to digest and prevents blood sugar from crashing. Here are three easy-to-make, delicious breakfasts that feature this winning formula.

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Healthier Labor Day Recipe Swap

posted: 8/29/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Tiffani Bachus

Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer. The kids are heading back to school and that easy, breezy, summer feeling starts to fade. So let’s end summer by enjoying those last warm weather get-togethers with family and friends.

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Back to School Lunchbox Swaps

posted: 8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Beverly Hosford

Planning is the name of the game as the school season gets rolling. Change is already in the air, so it’s a perfect time to integrate new, healthy eating habits into your household.

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6 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Shoestring Budget

posted: 8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

Eating healthfully doesn’t have to break the bank. The Nutrition Twins offer up six easy ways to purchase wholesome foods while also drastically cutting your grocery budget.

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How to Eat Out Without Ditching Your Diet

posted: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Katie Ferraro

Keeping your restaurant encounters to a minimum is one surefire way to ensure that when you go out, you make the most of your meals.

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The One Food You Should Be Eating

posted: 8/3/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

Wondering which foods should be a part of a healthy, clean diet? Numerous foods make the grade, but some foods, such as dairy, pulses, nuts and seeds, can be considered “triple threats,” as they contain a mix of protein, carbohydrates and fats, making them well balanced from a macronutrient standpoint. Learn why flax seeds are at the top of this list and why adding them to your diet offers numerous health benefits.

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Foods to Help Recover From a Hangover

posted: 7/15/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: The Nutrition Twins

When drinking alcohol, just as with eating, at times you may overindulge despite your best intentions. And if you do, it’s quite likely you’ll end up with a hangover, which will make you crave unhealthy foods to soothe it. This spells a disaster for your waistline and your next workout. If you find yourself with a hangover, the Nutrition Twins have the advice you need to get over it quickly and back to your usual workouts.

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5 Foods to Bypass at the Grocery Store

posted: 7/8/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Katie Ferraro

When it comes to grocery shopping, it’s a good idea to stick to the perimeter of the store. That’s where you’ll find the healthiest, freshest foods. You can certainly find healthy options in a store’s interior as well—just make sure you read the labels so you know what you’re putting into your body.

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4 Super-fueled Road Trip Snacks

posted: 6/22/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Katie Ferraro

It can be challenging to eat healthy on vacation, especially if your adventure includes a lot of time spent on the road. But with a little pre-planning and some mindfulness, you can eat healthier on your trip, even when your choices are limited!

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Delicious High-Protein Dinner Recipes

posted: 6/14/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

Eating enough protein is essential for both maintaining and losing weight, as well as for helping muscles repair after workouts. But exactly how much protein do you need? Learn why you may be underestimating your protein needs and how you can get more protein in your diet. Plus, check out these high-protein dinner recipes that are both delicious and easy to make.

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6 Diet and Nutrition Myths Debunked

posted: 6/6/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: Elizabeth Kovar

“Carbohydrates make you gain weight.” This is one of the many diet myths that abound these days, fueled by food marketing and the diet industry. But what’s really behind these myths? The simplest explanation is usually closest to the truth, and this applies to nutrition, too. When it comes to healthful eating, the key to success is to eat fresh, whole foods and well-balanced meals.

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Diet Tips for Gaining Weight

posted: 6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM   by: U Rock Girl!

If gaining weight is your goal, it’s important to do so in a mindful way, paying close attention to both what you eat and how much you eat.

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