All posts by Melissa McAllister

Before You Try the New Diet Coke Flavors, Read This

new diet coke flavors

Last Month, we tackled a bunch of the lesser-known evils of soda pop, but are you still wondering how the new Diet Coke flavors taste? Marketing is a powerful thing. When a multi-billion-dollar corporation that’s embedded its name deep into our psyche says, hey, we’ve got some new products…with a pretty candy-paint, shiny aluminum disguise…everyone […]

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Melissa’s Ultimate Guide to High Fat Eating – Let’s Get Started!

ultimate guide to high fat eating

My ultimate guide to high fat eating… Frustrated, Confused, Nervous? I don’t blame you one bit because our trusted government has pushed a low-fat diet on society for 40 years now. Our Western diet promotes a high amount of carbohydrates with very little fat. You can’t go anywhere past your front door without seeing that […]

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What’s Your Muscle Building Workout Plan of Attack?

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Do you have a muscle building workout plan? It’s an intimidating question, for sure, but it might make you realize that you really aren’t sure where to start getting those gains… A HFLC diet will give you more than enough protein to build muscle, but what exactly is protein, and how does it build muscle? […]

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Want to Have More Energy? No Carbs Necessary!

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Doing a stair climb or a triathlon? You need to have more energy to make it through! Many athletes load up on carbs before a big game or event, because they mistakenly think it’s the only way to have enough energy the whole time. And it’s true, you have more quick fuel if you eat […]

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Is Fasting Healthy? Hurry Up and Fast!

is fasting healthy

“Is fasting healthy and safe?” You’re probably familiar with the concept of fasting, and perhaps you’ve heard about dietary fasting for health benefits as well. Some people fast for religious reasons, or for medical ones (e.g. fasting before bloodwork or surgery). But what is an intermittent fasting diet? Is it safe? Is it effective? Basically, intermittent […]

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Stop Working So Hard! Why You’ve Gotta Take a Break

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We’re toiling away in modern society, and there’s nobody to tell us to stop working so hard. Not only our bosses, but everyone else has bought into the virtue of working hard above all else, even mental health. The idea of taking a break, resting, and relaxing are oddly controversial. If you stop working so […]

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So Done with Soda… Why You Need To Breakup

so done with soda

For the most part, soda has gone the way of tobacco  — meaning, consumers are under no illusions about the ill effects, but for some, it’s just too hard to quit. But you soon should be so done with soda… Soda addiction is a real thing. The caffeine and the sugar rush/crash cycle work together […]

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Turn Your Body Into an Endorphin Factory (It May Become Addictive!)

Turn Your Body Into an Endorphin Factory

Why you’ll want to turn your body into an endorphin factory… You’ve probably heard the phrase, “exercise is good for your mind, body, and soul” before, and not thought much of it. The “body and soul” part makes sense – exercise increases your metabolism, decreases your risk for several diseases, stimulates muscle growth, and boosts […]

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Is It The Flu or Is It You?

is it the flu or is it you?

Is it the flu or is it you? Are we getting sicker, or just not taking optimal care of ourselves? People tend to believe that bad things won’t happen to them and that they are less susceptible to mishaps than the average person. Psychologists call this “it won’t happen to me” thinking “optimism bias.” Usually, […]

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Is A Lack Of Sleep Making Me Fat?

Lack of Sleep

Could a lack of sleep be detrimental to my health? I’ve mentioned how important sleep is for your overall wellbeing before; I know how grumpy I feel if I haven’t had a good night’s sleep! But did you know that a lack of sleep can also have a knock on effect for how the rest […]

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