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Ask JJ: How Do I Build Muscle Without Bulking Up?

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

Beyond exercise, you want to make sure what you're sending your body the message to build muscle, burn fat, and maintain strong bones. Here are six ways to do that:

What To Eat: Science vs. Swagger

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Hardly a day, or at most a week, goes by without a new headline advising one eating pattern or another. In a world where heart disease, obesity, diabe...

Your One-Stop Nutritionist Guide To Protein

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

There is a lot of buzz about protein in the nutrition world these days. It's an important part of any healthy diet and essential whether you are tryin...

Don't Fight Meatless Mondays, Fight The Pro-Animal Protein PR Machine

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

Meat. In America, the suggestion that our health and the Earth's might benefit from our eating less of it is almost as hot-button a topic as religion or politics.

14 High-Protein Snacks Under 200 Calories

SELF | Posted 06.30.2016 | Taste

Power up with these nourishing treats. For SELF, by Audrey Bruno. Photo: Dana and John Shultz via When you come down with a sna...

10 High-Protein Dinners You Can Make In 20 Minutes Or Less

SELF | Posted 06.28.2016 | Taste

Coming home after a long day is when all of the Veruca Salt vibes happen. Dinner? Yeah, we want it and we want it now. Sure, a slow-cooked stew or an elaborate chicken dish sounds totally amazing, but sometimes you just don't have the time to throw it all together.

Meat Hunger Is Real For Some People, But You're Probably Not One Of Them

Marta Zaraska | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Marta Zaraska

Is your craving for a steak or for a rasher of crisply fried bacon a real physiological need? Not exactly. There is one thing that many animals such as cockroaches, minks, cats and humans have in common -- and that thing is an innate craving for protein.

21 High-Protein Breakfasts To Start Your Day

Spoon University | Posted 05.04.2016 | Taste
Spoon University

Photo by Kelly Redfield We're constantly told about the importance of eating breakfast as it's known to boost metabolism, decrease our risk of cert...

4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Start Drinking Protein Shakes

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Protein is a nutrient that plays an important role in maintaining, building, and repairing tissues in our body. While protein is essential for muscle growth, consuming too much will not result in an above average physique.

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Eat Red Meat -- and 8 Reasons Why You Should

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.28.2016 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Does red meat deserve the scorn that processed meats have received over the past few years? Most people have heard that processed meats are bad for y...

You May Want to Reconsider This Popular Supplement | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living

The occasional scoop of protein powder may help you recover after an long and intense workout, especially when you need something fast and portable. But as a general rule of thumb, you're always better off relying on real foods for your nutrients.

Protein Series Part IV: Perfection and Practicality

Joe Klemczewski | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Joe Klemczewski

With meal minimums and maximums met, you can train confidently, knowing you're giving your body optimal levels of growth and recovery potential, and probably a little more for good measure. That's my kind of groove.

Can Hummus Help You Lose Weight?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

There are many reasons to add pulses to your meals. They are tasty, versatile, inexpensive, and sustainable. If they can help with weight maintenance this would be the cherry on top.

Have we Been Hooked on Micronutrients in our Search for the Solution to Stunting?

Dr. Klaus Kraemer | Posted 04.01.2016 | Science
Dr. Klaus Kraemer

Co-author Richard D. Semba, Johns Hopkins University Today, some 160 million children under five years of age don't get the food and nutrients that t...

Protein Series Part III: What Kind?

Joe Klemczewski | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Joe Klemczewski

There are substantial quality implications when linking protein to cellular communication and well-being. Protein is critical for... everything!

Protein Series Part II: Strategic Timing

Joe Klemczewski | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Joe Klemczewski

Once you're confident in the amount of protein you'll consume, the next step is meal planning. How many meals; will they each contain protein; how much protein per meal? I think most of us are still influenced by the eat-every-three-hours mantra with protein as the centerpiece.

37 Energizing, High-Protein Foods That Aren't Meat | Emma Haak | Posted 03.14.2016 | OWN

Trying to picture a high protein meal or snack probably brings to mind a plate with a hefty portion of chicken, beef, or pork. But whether you’re a ...

How Much Protein Should I Eat?

Joe Klemczewski | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Joe Klemczewski

Is there a conspiracy? Why would their recommendations -- the highest I could find supported by research -- be so moderate? I'll explore that in my next blog as we dive into the physiology of protein assimilation. Go bake 10 pounds of chicken breast and meet me back here next week!

Is It Important to Consume Protein Right After Working Out?

Melissa Edmonds | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Edmonds

Unless you're an elite endurance athlete, don't feel like you need to rush home and down a shake or meal immediately following your workout. Focus on consuming an adequate amount of protein throughout the day and your muscle-building efforts won't be thwarted.

5 Very Good Reasons to STOP Counting Calories

Mike Sheridan | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

If they spent any time reading outside of their government-approved formal education, they'd understand pretty quickly that all calories are not created equal. It's the composition of those calories that determines whether we burn and lose, or store and gain.

Chickpea Flour Pancakes With Chilli Beet and Coriander Chutney

Mira Manek | Posted 02.09.2016 | Taste
Mira Manek

For years, I'd forgotten all about these chickpea flour pancakes my grandmother makes called pudlas, not realizing they were so easy to make and were super healthy. A few years ago, my friend who moved to Bombay made me rediscover them.

11 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make In 15 Minutes Or Less

SELF | Posted 02.08.2016 | Taste

Power up in the morning with these flavorful recipes. By Alexa Tucker, SELF The A.M. hours are notorious for leaving you tight on time and it's al...

5 Protein-Rich Breakfasts For People Who Hate Eggs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Taste

By Beth Lipton Protein: it's the secret weapon that gives your breakfast staying power, and helps keep you energized all morning long. For most peo...

9 Ways to Make A Delicious High Protein Breakfast

Rachel Hollis | Posted 01.18.2016 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

I feel like I've tried every diet under the sun, but hands down, the easiest one for me to maintain (and get the best results) is to focus on high pro...

Meatless Monday: Veganuary Is the New January

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You may not know Matthew Glover and Jane Land (yet), but they're here to make 2016 your best year ever.