The Truth About Juice Cleansing

This post was written by Dennis Buckley, Master of Science in Nutrition, and was originally posted on the SaladPower blog. Cleanses of all kinds have been in vogue for as long as anyone can...

5 Reasons you Need an Air Fryer in Your Life

What in the world is an Air Fryer?! Well for starters, it's just about the most life changing christmas gift I've ever received. Essentially, it's a mini oven that uses a patented dual fan convection syst...

Upgrade Your Coffee by Going Bulletproof

We've all heard the term "bulletproof coffee" thrown around and, most likely, we've all wondered what the heck it could mean. Uh, yeah, coffee makes me feel bulletproof, but that's only after approximately...
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What Does A Marathoner Eat For Breakfast?

5 days until the Boston Marathon. It's no secret that every good workout is fueled by a good meal. Perhaps you've heard the metaphor before...you body is a car, your food is the gas. Put crappy, low ...

Vanilla Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl You NEED to Try

If you're anything like me, when you want a smoothie bowl, you NEED a smoothie bowl. I love my usual chocolate or banana berry combinations, but the other day I decided I wanted to switch it up and try to find ...

Why I’ll Never Buy Powdered Peanut Butter

Powdered peanut butter has drawn consumers in with tantalizing nutritional claims: 85% less fat than regular peanut butter, with two tablespoons at only 45 calories! 85% less fat? Sounds more like 85% l...
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Micronutrients: The Human Body’s Unsung Heroes

Enough about your macros..how about those micronutrients? The fitness world is awash with different ways to track your progress, goals, and health. Many people track their intake of macronutrients to make...

Spice Up Your Life With Turmeric

Turmeric is the latest superfood to hit the wellness world - and Instagram. Many foodie accounts are showing off recipes with that distinctive deep yellow color. Ever wonder why so many people ha...
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Which Rice is the Best for You?

Rice is such a staple. You can eat it with everything from sushi to burritos, curry to stir fry. Basically, it's tasty, cheap, and ultra versatile. But between brown, white, wild, and black, there are so m...

A Nutrition Student’s 7 Tips for Healthier Eating

As a college student, eating healthy is hard. Even as a student studying nutrition, I’ll be the first one to admit that. It’s easy to get caught up in a busy schedule. I mean, between classes, working out, ...

How to Make the Perfect Smoothie Bowl

Did someone say smoothie bowl? I admit it, I am in love with the delicious and nutritious acai bowl trend.  Tasty and delicious, I could eat them for every meal, but these bowls are often pricey and har...

Easy Travel Snacks to Keep You From Getting Hangry

For people with allergies or those who follow specific diets, traveling can sometimes be stressful. Especially with long itineraries, you might not always know what kind of food can be available. Airp...

Improve Your Workouts With Dark Chocolate

I've got some great news for all you chocolate lovers out there: consuming one serving of dark chocolate daily can improve your athletic performance.   Yes, you read that right, eating chocolate is...

How to Drink Your Healthiest Happy Hour

If you enjoy a nice Friday evening happy hour as much as I do, but don't want to sacrifice your health goals this article is for you. Not that the act of "happy hour-ing" is necessarily a health-improving...

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 26th - March 4th the National Eating Disorders Association will launch it's 27th annual #NEDAwareness week. NEDAwareness Week is about improving public understanding of the severity of eating disorder...
Getting the Scoop On Protein Powders

Get the Scoop On Protein Powder

Shake it 'till you make it. I'll be the first to admit that the word protein tends to get thrown around and misused. I mean, am I wrong? Every time I see something that says "with protein" on the box...

Why I’m In Love With My Food Scale

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m a scientist.     I even have a white lab coat.   When I was in high school, my mom bought our first food scale.  At the time it seemed like just anot...

Habits to Pick Up During this Heart Healthy Month

February is American Heart Healthy Month. Is it a coincidence that it's the month with Valentine's Day? I think not. Over half of college students/young adults have at least one coronary heart disease ris...
Here's the Scoop on Dairy

Here’s the Scoop on Going Dairy-Free

Recently, Khloe Kardashian came out with her secret to weight loss: completely cutting dairy out of her diet. She claimed doing so without changing anything else in her lifestyle made her lose 11 pounds within ...

Why You Need To Do Your Research

The very beginning of my interest in fitness and nutrition came from the same place as so many others: I remember wanting a skinny body, and I would have done anything to achieve that.  Of course I went...

4 Foods to Fuel Your Brain

Now that the lazy days of winter break are over and it's back to the grind of being a busy student, it's also time to fuel your brain for your demanding school schedule. However, onc...

Hot Chocolate That Will Keep You Warm and Healthy

The weather outside is frightful, but this hot chocolate is soooo delightful. Winter is in full swing, and you're probably starting to feel the affects of the cold weather. Freezing fingers and toes, ru...
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Super Herb Lemongrass Soup

Super herb, super healing, super yummy lemongrass soup.  It is the middle of the cold, wet winter, and everyone is getting sick. It is also the new year, and people are making resolutions to get healthi...
Buy a Rotisserie Chicken Now & Thank me Later

Buy a Rotisserie Chicken Now And Thank Me Later

Chicken. It’s lean, simple, and is used SO MANY different genres of foods. However, if you’re like me, sometimes the simple act of cooking chicken in a healthy way is intimidating. I struggle with cooking ...
Meal Prepping 101: How To Do It and Stay Inspired

Meal Prepping 101: How to Do It and Stay Inspired

Let's talk for a minute about my one true love: food! Alright, now that I've got your attention, let's get serious. What even is meal prepping? Quite simply, it's exactly what it sounds like: ...

5 Protein Rich Foods That Aren’t Meat

As a self-proclaimed flexitarian, I like to make a conscious effort to eat less meat. The undeniable health benefits of limiting meat consumption include reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, ...

I Tried Butter in My Coffee and This is What I Thought

I am the type of person that's always pretty skeptical of new health and fitness trends (as one should be), but being an avid coffee drinker, I couldn't pass this up. Recently, there has been this trend of putt...

A Guide to Healthy Meal Prep Anyone Can Follow

At the end of a long, busy day, who wants to come home and cook a meal that is not premade or frozen? It's hard to keep up with wholesome, nutritious meals when you barely have time to breathe be...

10 Ingredients to Avoid in Processed Foods

Most of us have become all too familiar with processed foods, but how much do we really know about what's in them? In order to make processed foods both palatable and long-lasting, companies put these foods&n...
Superfoods are a myth, and here's why

Superfoods Are A Myth, And Here’s Why

You've seen it before. "Cacao nibs boost energy and burn fat!" (But how does consuming food/calories burn calories?) "Tiger nuts have amazing weight loss benefits!" (It may claim that these can ...

Chunky Monkey Nice Cream

For when even cold weather can't keep away Ben & Jerry's cravings.   Satisfy your sweet-tooth with this healthy knock-off of their famous Chunky Monkey recipe. Total time: 10 minutes to prep* ...

Why You Should Eat What You Want on Thanksgiving

I’m going to assume that most people readying this eat healthy, for the most part, all year long. Eating healthy is an important part of a fit lifestyle.  So, you're probably wondering: what do I e...
4 Vegetarian Proteins That Aren't Tofu or Tempeh

4 Vegetarian Proteins That Aren’t Tofu or Tempeh

When people think of vegetarian proteins, the first things that come to mind are tempeh, tofu, and other various fake-meat and soy products. While these choices can be satisfying and in many cases helpful for p...

How to Make A Bowl of Cereal that Doesn’t Suck

Ah, cereal. The breakfast of all breakfast, the childhood go-to, the easiest meal to throw together in less than a minute.  But there's something about America that drives me crazy: we're doing cereal a...

How to Make Bone Broth and Why It’s Good For You

Fall is great, I love fall! The leaves change to pretty colors, and pumpkin spice everything is everywhere. Fall is also when the temperatures change and stress usually increases due to midterms, which m...

Try These 5 Healthier Pumpkin Spice Treats

Fall is here! And so is pumpkin spice.  Here at Fit U, we are all about #balance. This definitely includes enoying pumpkin anything and everything. 😋  Some products are great to eat all the ...

Everything You Missed at This Year’s FNCE

My press pass! Kate Farrell, @ChasingDreams3830 here with your review of FNCE (The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2016 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo). This year's conference was rece...
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5 Healthy Swaps to Try When You’re Craving…

We all get cravings. And we all indulge them - sometimes we go right to the source and have that huge plate of nachos at the bar (and nothing ever tasted so good). But we can't indulge them all the time and kee...
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Why I Refuse to Drink Shakes

No, not milkshakes (how else do I bring boys to the yard?), but supplement shakes like protein shakes, meal replacement shakes, slimming or weight-loss shakes, or anything related to “health” companies like Sha...

How to Grocery Shop (the Healthy Way)

Your guide to healthy grocery shopping. I am a fitstagrammer (@healthycait). Yes, I'm one of those annoying people that posts pictures of every bite I put in my mouth. I post pictures of my healthi...
The Truth About My Paleo Diet Experience.

The Truth About My Paleo Diet Experience

Let me first start by saying that for those with various medical concerns, especially autoimmune conditions, eating a Paleo diet can drastically improve their health and circumstances. For others, eating in a s...

Are You Undereating? How to Know – and Stop

You’re doing all the “right” things. You have your lifting split down, you run a few days a week, you eat ALL the veggies, and you actually make an effort to sleep for 7 or 8 hours a night. But instead of feeli...