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Rhodiola: A Popular Dietary Supplement

Rhodiola: A Popular Dietary Supplement

Rhodiola is a type of plant that has become increasingly popular as a dietary supplement, used to naturally increase energy levels. It’s been used as a folk remedy in many countries for centuries, and has in recent years become available for purchase almost anywhere that supplements, vitamins, and medication are sold. WHAT DOES IT DO? Rhodiola […]


The Skinny on Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners have become a popular solution for many people looking to cut calories and sugar from their diets, without sacrificing the flavor of sweet foods and beverages they enjoy. But there’s also a lot of suspicion about the health effects of consuming artificial sweeteners, especially over a long-term period. What’s the truth?  Are these […]


Eating Too Much or Too Little: Serving Size

Here’s a true story that happened to me recently.  I was doing some grocery shopping and decided to treat myself to an individual pizza for “one”. I found a nice-looking one in the freezer, and pulled it out to check its nutritional content.  Sure enough, the calories, sodium, and fat were all reasonable, so I […]


More Fast Food Strategies

We got a lot of great feedback on our first fast food strategies post, so we wanted to do a more in depth look at fast food strategies. If you like a post and want more on the same topic, SHARE it and leave a comment about what you liked about it. Let’s face it–very […]


How Much Protein is Right For You?

It’s common knowledge that protein is one of the more essential nutrients you need. It’s used by the body to create and/or repair almost all kinds of tissue. It’s especially valuable for people who are attempting to build muscle. But how much do you really need? RECOMMENDED DAILY INTAKE Let’s say you’re not an unusually […]


Are You Getting Enough Fluids Daily?

It’s not a surprise that the average American doesn’t drink enough water each day. With such a wide array of conveniently available flavored beverages to choose from–fruit juices, coffee drinks, sodas, and many more–many people just don’t make room for their daily allotment of water, because they’ve already drank their fill of other things. And […]


Unique Workout Habits: The F.I.T.T. Principle

The F.I.T.T. Principle is a concept used by our personal trainers at NLF as a means to keep workouts unique and varied. This concept, and the variations it provides, has several purposes: Helps to lower the risk of injury Lowers the likelihood of hitting plateaus (where further development becomes difficult) Helps keep workouts fresh and […]


Pre and Post Workout Meals

Do you ever get nauseous during a workout? Do you ever get light-headed in the middle of performing an exercise? Ever feel the need to take a heavy-duty nap right after you workout? The problem might be simple—you aren’t giving your body enough fuel to last the duration of your workout session. Luckily, the solution […]


The Importance of Stretching

All too often, individuals who are looking to improve the shape they are in are too quick to jump into advanced workouts without properly warming up. They’re physically capable of lifting weights and performing basic exercise movements, so they think this is all they need to do—and then, they injure themselves doing anything complex, or […]


Downright Awesome Vegetarian Options

This is my list of great vegetarian recipes for simple weight loss plans. Dieting is not easy for most people so let’s make this diet easy for you. Choose one recipe from each of the Meal Categories (ie: Breakfast, snacks, lunches and dinners) and implement it into your meal plan. You should have 5-6 meals […]