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186-Pound Weight Transformation: It All Started With a Bet

Angel Diaz can’t recall a time in his life when he was an average size. The 32-year-old Texan has always been big, but after getting married and having two children, his diet took a downward turn, causing him to hit his heaviest weight of 405 pounds. But thanks to a push from friends, Diaz achieved an 186-pound weight loss transformation in little more than a year—and he’s not looking back. Read more at www.CharlesMensProducts.com

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How to Roast a Big Hunk of Meat

It’s very, very easy to get overwhelmed when hosting a party. Every food website under the sun is yelling about Duck a l’Orange and Malbec-braised lamb and who knows what else. Don’t overthink it! All you need to make your people happy is a starch, some sort of vegetable, and a big hunk of roasted meat. And dessert! But you can buy the dessert from somewhere. And, okay, a big hunk of meat can be intimidating, sure. But it’s really not that complicated: Roasting is basically three steps. Season, roast, rest. Are there fancier ways to do this? Yes. Are there entire books written on the subject roasting meat? Sure. But if you just want to get it done so...

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Surprising Health Benefits of Turkey: It's Not Just for Thanksgiving

The original article is from Muscle & Fitness (https://www.muscleandfitness.com/nutrition/healthy-recipes/5-surprising-health-benefits-turkey). The author is M&F Editors. Turkey is always the main course on everybody’s mind over the holidays, but did you know that in 2017, the National Turkey FederationOpens a New Window. (yes, it's a real organization) estimated that 44 million turkeys were consumed on ThanksgivingOpens a New Window.? The consumption of turkey—a bird that Benjamin Franklin once referred toOpens a New Window. as "respectable" and a "Bird of Courage"—has actually doubled in the United States over the past 25 years. So if you indulge (or overindulge) this year, know that you're not alone.  But while the holiday season may feel like one giant cheat day, it doesn’t have to. Here are the surprising health benefits of the...

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Nutrition Has a Greater Impact on Bone Strength than Exercise

The original author is from Science Daily (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181017080802.htm). The original author / source is the University of Michigan. One question that scientists and fitness experts alike would love to answer is whether exercise or nutrition has a bigger positive impact on bone strength. University of Michigan researchers looked at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, and found surprising results -- nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. Further, even after the exercise training stopped, the mice retained bone strength gains as long as they ate a mineral-supplemented diet. "The longer-term mineral-supplemented diet leads to not only increases in bone mass and strength, but the ability to maintain those increases even after detraining," said David Kohn,...

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