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Every Diet And Exercise Calendar You Could Need To Plan Your Routine

It’s not hard to develop a basic diet and exercise plan the you can stick to over the years, but fine-tuning your progress offers a different set of challenges — often in the form of maths. BodyBuilding.com put together a series of calculators to do the hard work for you so you can figure out exactly what you need to do to meet your health and fitness goals.


How Much Protein You Really Need In Your Diet

Getting enough protein is important, regardless of whether you want healthy skin and nails, to lose weight, or get bulging biceps. But “enough” could be the difference between eating a few extra eggs and washing down your steak with protein shakes. Here’s how to find out.


Why Fad Diets Don't Work, And How To Spot Them

Fad diets come in many different forms. Some are straight up weird, and some are less crazy than others, but pretty much all of them share a few key characteristics. This video shows you how to spot health industry snake oil from a mile away.


Why Calorie Counting Will Always Be Flawed [Infographic]

You can meticulously count every single Jelly Bean or lick of peanut butter you’ve had, then calculate the number of calories you’ve burned to offset them. But this actually hurts your weight loss efforts (and sanity) more than it helps. Here’s why you shouldn’t rely on “calories in” and “calories out”.


FindMyMacros Finds Nearby Restaurants That Fit Your Eating Plan

iOS/Android: Pancakes, burrito bowls and pizza sound good after a tiring workout, but it can be a challenge to eat out without blowing up your eating plan. FindMyMacros is a mobile app that helps you stay on track by figuring out which foods to eat based on your calorie and macronutrient goals.


Eat This Much Brings Automatic Meal Planning To Android

Android: Eat This Much, the previously mentioned meal planning app that automatically generates menus and shopping lists for you, used to be iOS only. Now it’s available for Android too, and it’s brought some useful new features along for the ride.


For Accurate Kilojoule Counts, Don't Track Your Activities

Diet and exercise are both important parts of a weight loss plan, but kilojoule or calorie counting apps are only good at tracking half of the equation: diet. Logging your activities can skew your sense of how many kilojoules you should be eating.


Ask LH: Are Meal Replacement Shakes Healthy And/Or Useful?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a coworker who swears by meal replacement shakes. I was shocked to see that her brand of choice cost over $150 per container! Is there any reason to believe these shakes are actually helping her? Better yet, are there other options I could convince her to use instead? I’m worried she’s drinking the Kool-Aid of a very expensive fad.


'You Lose Weight In The Kitchen, You Gain Health In The Gym'

You can’t eat total crap and then bust your butt exercising to magically erase those kilojoules: It’s not that simple. If you want to make longer lasting, healthier changes, what and how much you eat is far more important than how much you exercise.


This Video Explains Which Types Of Beer And Cocktails Can Ruin Your Diet

You probably know that drinking alcohol adds calories to your diet, but some drinks are less worth splurging on than others. This video explains which drinks give you a decent alcohol per kilojoule ratio, and which drinks you should always avoid if you’re watching your intake.


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