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Activate Your Fat-Burning Hormones

If you have struggled to lose weight or keep it off, your hormones might be the culprit. Microscopic as they are, hormones hold extraordinary power, as they control every aspect of weight loss, including your metabolism, where you store your fat, your appetite, and even your cravings!
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Is your Avocado worth it?

By Lisa Audy, ClubSport Fremont Nutrition Expert


Good. Fat.


Just a few years ago, putting those two words together would have been an oxymoron. But after decades of following the FDA’s recommendation to keep fat consumption to a minimum, science and research have recently turned the fat-free paradigm on its ear. “Good” — or healthy — fats actually help your body function optimally.


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Nasty or Nutritional? Edible Weeds That Support Your Health

By Doug Jaser, Nutritionist at Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek


Eating weeds is probably one of the last things on your mind. In fact, they are, by most accounts, undesirable. Consider this dreary definition: “A valueless plant growing wild.” But the dictionary isn’t always correct, and in this case, something we detest may actually be more precious to us than we think.


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Ghee vs. Butter - Know the Difference

By Elizabeth Parsen, Nutritionist at ClubSport San Jose


Ghee, like butter, has been pleasing the palates of human mouths for thousands of years. However, it wasn’t until recently that a focus on fats has created confusion about the differences and similarities between the two and their role in human health.


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Pre and Post Workout Meal Tips

By Bill Daniels, Elite Personal Trainer at Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek


Pre Workout Meal Tips


The 1-2 hours before you work out is a great time to get your body geared up for the physical stress you're about to put it through. Pre-workout meals are an often overlooked and underutilized method to get the best results from your workout.


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Collagen isn’t just for Saggy Skin

By Lisa Audy, ClubSport Fremont Nutrition Expert


Is there a fountain of youth? A secret potion to everlasting health and vitality? Feeling young, and looking even younger, is obviously an obsession most cultures in the modern world have in common. And while a mythical fountain or a magical elixir that turn back the effects of Father Time may not exist, collagen, a protein found in our skin and through our entire body, may hold the key to youthful-looking skin and healthier joint mobility.


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