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Don’t Ever Stretch Your Hamstrings! (Unless You Read This)

Guest post by Jason Parsons Every time I see someone bent over doing a hamstring stretch, a tiny tear forms in the corner of my eye.  No, it isn’t because my allergies are acting up again or because I just chopped up some onions.  You see, this tiny tear was born from the following: Sadness, because I

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  • The Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training

    Editor’s note: Article by Guest blogger Justin Zipprich __ High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a method of exercise in which an individual quickly alternates between short and intense anaerobic exercise and much calmer recovery periods. Studies have shown that individuals who train using intervals have lost weight, and have also improved their metabolism and vastly improved their

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  • Hacking Meal Prep: Tips, Tricks & Recipes!

    We can plan to win or plan to fail! Here is a summary of the information I shared in my meal prep 101 video YouTube so you can stay on track to achieve your goals.   PART 1 What is meal prep? Preparing some or all of your meals in advance. Why is meal prep important?

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  • FREE Super Bowl Snack Guide e-Book

    Here is a FREE e-Book with 6 of my favorite quick snacks from my book No Cheats Needed + 1 bonus recipe of “Buffalo Cauliflower Wings,” as well as 6 tips to help you make healthy choices.  Download NOW!  Descarga la version en español aquí.

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  • Become a Grocery Store Ninja! Tips, Hints & Food Labels

    Here is a quick overview of the important info covered in the video with helpful links to get you started: Make a list First thing you should do to stay on track.  This not only helps you stay on track with your goals, but also helps you budget, which is extremely important if you are on

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  • How to Build a Meal Plan – Tips & Hints

    For your convenience, here is a breakdown of the material covered in the video.  Remember to join the site (FitMenCook.com) so you can ask questions and add your tips as well.   3 FITMENCOOK RULES OF MEALS Here are some healthy tips and guidelines that I practice when approaching making meals. Experimentation in the kitchen

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  • Kitchen Essentials – Getting Started with your Healthy Eating Plan

    Below is the information I covered in the video with links to some of the products I really enjoy. This will be a living page so that I can add new ideas and tips from all of us! So… Be sure to register on FitMenCook.com to post comments and ideas! Fridge TIP: Clean and organize your fridge to

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  • 5 Favorite Healthy & Viral Recipes of 2014

    It has been an incredible year in healthy eating! Here are 5 of my favorite healthy recipes from 2014.   Hi-Protein White Mac & Cheese Microwave Recipes: 4 Ways to Hack Your College Dorm 6 Fit Snack Recipes Chicken Avocado Pasta .. Zucchini Lasagna Meal Prep in Jars

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  • Story of FitMenCook Sweet Potato Sliders

    Here’s the story behind my sweet potato sliders! Huge thanks to American Express for allowing me to share this story. The same energy and excitement I feel when exercising is matched every time I step into the kitchen to try a new recipe. In both places I “train” hard and look for creative ways to

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  • First time doing meal prep! Inspired by Fitmencook’s $75 program

    Grocery List: tomato paste (16oz) 10 instant oatmeal packets smooth peanut butter (500g) box of pasta wheat shells 12 large eggs mozzarella cheese shredded (340g) frozen mixed veg (750g) 3 red delicious apples green zucchini bundle asparagus 1 red onion 2 avocado 3 red tomatoes 3 bell peppers 1 kg sweet potato 3 lb chicken

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  • Tilapia Stuffed Avocado

    I recreated this fitmencook recipe and it turned out great.  These are extremely filling!  I will definitely be making these again soon!  Try it out! https://fitmencook.com/tilapia-stuffed-avocado-with-black-beans-corn/ My Instagram Profile: http://instagram.com/eyoungfit

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  • BBQ Bison & Sweet Potato Sliders

    I recreated the recipe below using lean ground bison.  These are extremely tasty and easy to make!  No more buns! Washed them down with some homemade strawberry lemonade (Blended half a cup of lemonade and 6 large strawberries). https://fitmencook.com/bbq-turkey-sweet-potato-sliders-with-spinach/ My Instagram Profile: http://instagram.com/eyoungfit

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  • BBQ Salmon Pizza on Naan

    I recreated the fitmencook recipe blow and it’s by far on of my new favorite things to make. I’d recommend this recipe for all! https://fitmencook.com/bbq-salmon-pizza/ My Instagram Profile: http://instagram.com/eyoungfit

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  • Coconut Curry Chicken

    I recreated the below fitmencook recipe and it turned out amazing.  Definitely worth a try! http://instagram.com/p/ppfVEYlDfF/ My Instagram Profile: http://instagram.com/eyoungfit

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  • Quinoa & Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

    This is my recreation of the recipe below.  It turned out great so I suggest you try it! https://fitmencook.com/quinoa-chicken-stuffed-bell-peppers/ My Instagram Profile: http://instagram.com/eyoungfit

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  • 5 FitMenCook Drinking Tips to Consider

    Every now and then you may want to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Just as with the food you eat, make wise choices, drink in moderation and consume alcohol responsibly. Here are 5 Tips to Consider When Drinking: Try to avoid drinking if: a) you have aggressive or strict weight loss goals, b) binge drinking is or

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  • Avoiding #StruggleChicken: How to Cook Moist Chicken Breast

    Chicken breast is one of the best lean, muscle-building protein sources out there.  But I understand that it can be kinda tricky to cook if you happen to find it dry and rubbery. That’s called #StruggleChicken and there’s no place for it in your life. It can make even the most health-conscious person want to

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  • 5-Day Smoothie Challenge: Street Fighter Edition

    On Monday, July 7, 2014, I’m kicking off a 5-day ​Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition. As a kid (and young adult), I  loved this video game. So, why not find a fun way to combine two of my interests? Healthy eating & Video games. To get us all consuming more raw veggies & fruits every day, #TeamFMC (@fitmencook,

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  • 5 Tips on Making a Great Salad

    Confession: I rarely order salads at restaurants. Give me bland, raw veggies any day! Why? The thought of trying to choke down a block of iceberg lettuce topped with 2 tomato slices and dry carrot shavings makes me gag. If I was a competitive eater, mounds of iceberg lettuce would be great training! But, sadly I’m not.

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  • When Without? BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato

    Since I have been traveling more lately, I find it challenging – yet doable – to stay disciplined and follow a diet that complements my fitness goals. However, I gotta admit that when I finally am able to return home, sometimes the last thing on my mind is grocery shopping. To ensure I do not ransack the

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  • Bison Omelette Rollup

    Bison stuffed omelette roll-up with veggies and mozzarella, blueberries and a orange juice with Organic Burst Maca to start the day. I prepped this last night and merely warmed it up in the microwave this morning to save time.  You can eat as a wrap or cut into slices.  Great start  to the day! Comment

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  • Are you really hungry? Or just thirsty?

    I was telling a friend how drinking more water (or non-sugary drinks) really helped curb my appetite. I was trying to politely suggest that she try drinking a glass of water before automatically assuming that she was hungry. Well, she nearly took my head off and assured me she knew her body and that she

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  • Low-Carb Chicken Pasta

    Let’s face it – “low carb” days (where you are not eating many carbohydrates) can be not so fun… BUT you can still eat BIG while enjoying a delicious, nutritious and very filling meal. I’m eating grilled chicken & zucchini pesto pasta with cherry tomatoes (and little bit of avocado because I like to live dangerously). Click here

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  • Nordic Ware Silver Dollar Pancake Waffle Pan

    The Nordic Ware pancake waffle pan is not a must have, but it definitely is a “nice-to-have” if you’re looking to find new ways to make and eat waffles.  It is great for brunches, creating snacks, practicing portion control (by limiting yourself to only a certain number of mini waffles) and making epic waffle sandwiches like this

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  • GEFU Spirelli Spiral Slicer

    Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite tools to use in the kitchen. Before, I found it difficult to find creative, appetizing ways to eat raw veggies beyond just making salads. GEFU spiralizer makes it easy to make pasta out of raw vegetables. Of course, one of my favorites is zucchini, which I have made

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