Diet & Nutrition

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The Panel: Holiday Eating

Bodybuilders are arguably one the most rigid athletes around. The attention to detail needed to become successful results in a monotonous and repetitive life. But what happens over the holidays? Are they supposed to forget what they're doing and go off the rails, or do they just completely avoid social gatherings? We got the Animals together to discuss what they do and do not do when it comes to holiday eating.

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Reverse Dieting 101

We diet hard for many weeks in an attempt to bring a fat free physique on stage. Afterwards, many of us rebound hard. We gain an excessive amount of fluid and fat, which can not only ruin months of hard work but can also be detrimental to our health. A proper reverse diet, however, can help us exit contest prep in a healthy and effective manner. Click the link to read John Jewett's guide to creating a proper reverse diet.

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Big On a Budget

In the latest episode of "Big on a Budget," Chris Tuttle takes to Marrazzo's grocery store to put together a full week of clean eating for under $50. It can be done. Learn how to bodybuild while on a fixed income.

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How to Simplify Your Diet for Maximum Results

When people hear "diet," they often think of some intricate meal plan that is difficult to follow but will yield good results. Truth be told, it doesn't need to be complicated and you can simplify things to fit your lifestyle. In the latest Animal article, Chris Tuttle shares some great tips to keep your meal prepping on track and help you achieve maximum results.

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Rescue Strategy for Meals

Your diet won’t always be perfect—things come up, obstacles present themselves, and you have to roll with the punches. Rather than throwing in the towel and grabbing a cheeseburger, John Jewett explains how you can rescue a diet when you're in a bind with his latest article.

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The Dairy Conundrum

When we were children, we drank milk. But in the bodybuilding world, milk catches a bad rep. How and why did this change in opinion happen? IFBB Pro and Registered Dietitian John Jewett dives into the topic in his latest article “The Dairy Conundrum.”

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Cheat Meals the Pro Bodybuilder Way

Cheat meals got your head messed up? Don't know if you should have one or if you’re taking too many? Read John Jewett's latest article, "Cheat Meals the Pro Bodybuilder Way,” and find out when you should or should not implement a cheat meal.

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More Than a Market

One flight over the pond brings Animal athletes Vincenzo Masone and Evan Centopani to Birmingham, England for the BodyPower Expo. Sights were seen, weights were lifted, and food was consumed. See it all go down in the latest video "More Than a Market."

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The Balanced Macro Diet

Getting started in any endeavor is oftentimes the hardest part. This certainly holds true in bodybuilding. New bodybuilders are almost always more confused than they are confident. Even with the overabundance of information available on various websites and on social media, most beginners will walk away with more questions than answers, especially regarding nutrition.

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Nutrition Basics: Setting Up Macronutrients

John Jewett has always been a "thinking man's bodybuilder.” Every movement he performs and every morsel of food he puts in his mouth has a purpose and function. His knowledge is vast and his approach is intelligent. Listen in as he covers some of the nutrition basics that are the pillars of his plan.