Free Diet, Nutrition And Exercise Articles

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Weight Control

Calorie Counting - A Guide to Calories & Weight Control
A complete, easy-to-understand guide to calorie counting and weight control. Learn how to lose weight, how to gain weight, how to maintain weight, and how to figure out how many calories you need to eat to make your body do exactly what you want it to do.

The Ultimate Weight Loss Guide
This is it, folks. This is the first, last and only weight loss article you will EVER need to read. Every helpful tip, every useful fact... it's all here, compiled in one place, just for you.

Diet vs Life: How to Stick to Your Diet When Life Gets in the Way
Having trouble sticking to your diet when eating out or on special occasions? Here's how to win the diet vs life battle.

Healthy Eating & Nutrition

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Diet
Explains what healthy eating really means and describes 8 steps you can take to ensure that you are indeed eating a healthy diet.

The Beginner's Guide To Diet, Nutrition & Healthy Eating
An easy-to-understand guide to diet creation and healthy eating. From calories, protein, carbs and fat to sodium, fiber and cholesterol. Learn how to set up your own healthy diet.

Reading Food Labels - Nutrition Facts Explained
Takes a look at each nutrition fact most commonly found on a food label to explain what they mean. Find out which nutrients you should avoid, which you should purposely eat, and more.

Diet, Nutrition and Food Myths
Lists some of the most known and unknown diet and nutrition myths along with an explanation for why each is just a myth, or, in some cases, a flat out lie.

Food Comparisons

Fast Food Restaurants & Nutrition Facts Compared
A side-by-side comparison of the most popular foods from over 20 fast food restaurants to show how each restaurant's version of the same food stacks up against the others.

Breakfast Cereal Compared - Cereals from Post, Kellogg's & General Mills
A side-by-side comparison of over 50 popular breakfast cereals to show how they all stack up in terms of their nutrition facts and ingredients. See which are the most and least healthy.

Candy & Chocolate Bars Compared - Hershey's, Nestle, Mars Nutrition Facts
A side-by-side comparison of almost 70 popular types of candy and chocolate bars to see how they all stack up in terms of their nutrition facts (calories, fat, sugar) and ingredients (trans fat).


Fast Food Items Highest In Trans Fat
I looked over the nutrition facts of literally every single item from the menus of McDonald's, Burger King, KFC, and over 15 other fast food restaurants to put together a list/ranking of the 88 fast food items which contained the most trans fat.

The 272 Fast Food Items Highest In Calories
I looked over the nutrition facts of the foods from 25 fast food restaurants to put together a list/ranking of the 272 items highest in calories.

10 Surprising Foods That Contain Trans Fat
After looking through a whole lot of ingredients, I put together a list of 10 very common foods that all contain trans fat even though their labels say they don't.

Exercise & Weight Training

The Ultimate Guide To Building Muscle
An insanely comprehensive guide to building muscle. From weight training, to your diet, to supplements, to literally every single thing in between. Everything you need to know in order to build muscle is right here.

8 Reasons Your Weight Training Results Suck
If you've been doing any weight training and are getting less than stellar results, I can almost guarantee that one or more of the reasons on this list is the cause. Read them, understand them, and avoid them.


6 Reasons Your Body Isn't Doing What You Want It To Do
Are you trying to improve your body in some way (lose fat, build muscle, both) and it's just not working? Here's what I think are the 6 most common reasons for why you are failing to reach your diet and fitness related goal.