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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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Rethinking Optimal Protein Intake

Athletes are always interested in the topic of protein. How much should we take? What is too much? Too little? John Jewett breaks it down for us in his latest article on optimal protein intake.

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Improving Digestion on Contest Prep and Cutting Phases

There is a saying, "You are what you eat". However, better verbiage would be "You are what you are able to digest". Poor digestion can be a result of a host of issues which can and will limit fat loss and overall progress. Your body function will be limited even if you were 100% dedicated. John Jewett highlights the various issues that can cause GI distress and poor digestive capability in his latest article and offers remedies that can help you alleviate some of these side effects and keep your body moving forward.

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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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Gain the Most Muscle Possible In the Off-Season

With the winter months approaching and grow season in mind, I want to tackle some productive things you can be doing to maximize muscle growth in the off-season. I know most people think to bust out the sweat pants and welcome the cheat days, but this is not the season for fat gain. We want to add some solid lean muscle tissue. There are several ways that you can make the most of the off-season and not let it go to waste.

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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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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.

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Understanding Macro and Micronutrients

When constructing a proper diet, you need to consider more than just caloric intake and protein, carbs, and fat. Nutrition also includes vitamins and minerals. Derek Lunsford explains his approach to nutrition in his newest article, “Understanding Macronutrients and Micronutrients.”

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Animal Meal: Key Ingredients

The idea behind Animal Meal is pretty simple. Animal and I created Animal Meal to be a highly digestible meal replacement powder with just a few natural, high quality ingredients. Animal Meal contains macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats) sourced from the following seven basic foods: beef, egg, peas, sweet potatoes, oats, cassava root (yuca), and olive oil. Animal Meal also provides a close approximation of what I deem as the ideal ratio of those macronutrients – 1:1:1. Working closely with Animal, I just wanted in create a meal replacement powder that could serve as a meal “replacement” for me and anyone interested in proper nutrition. I truly hope I’ve succeeded.

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Animal Meal Questions & Answers With Evan Centopani

Who would benefit from taking Animal Meal? Anyone looking for a balanced, extremely easy to digest, and high-quality source of macronutrients can benefit from the regular use of Animal Meal. You don’t have to be an elite athlete or bodybuilder like me to benefit from Animal Meal use either.