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What is a low-carb diet?

Diet fads come and diet fads go, but the low-carb diet has been around for some time. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to low-carb diets. When taken to extremes, they can be more detrimental to your health than beneficial. Here are some answers to common questions about low-carb diets. Continue reading

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The truth about the low fat diet craze

Low fat diets have been around for some time. By the 90s, eating fat became taboo because it was dubbed that eating fat makes you fat. A couple decades later, and we’re realizing just how wrong we were. Let’s just get this straight: Fat does not make you fat. Eating excess calories makes you fat. So why exactly did the “fat makes you fat” fad come around? And why is it still immersed in our food culture that we should be eating low fat meals? Continue reading

If there’s “clean” eating is there also “dirty” eating?

Clean eating is the trend of the moment. But what is it, really? Does clean eating mean you have to give up your favorite foods until you’re only eating spinach and cucumbers? Or does eating protein bars and store-bought “health food” also count? Does it mean that if you aren’t following a certain clean eating diet plan that you’re somehow eating dirty? Continue reading