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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Coconut Water

Dubbed “Mother Nature’s sports drink” by savvy marketers, coconut water is filling store shelves, and I’m seeing it in the gym and at yoga class. Some people swear by it, like it’s magical; even some pro athletes credit their success to this beverage. Coconut water is a

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Can Precision Nutrition and The Paleo Diet Work Together?

A while back, I did a comparison of two popular diet and nutrition plans – the Precision Nutrition system, popular with many athletes in various disciplines (cyclists, runners, cross-country ski racers, martial artists, football players, and more), and the Paleo Diet, extremely popular among CrossFitters, some ultra-endurance

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to the HCG Diet

If you thought the Paleo diet was restricting, the Dukan diet too complicated, Jenny Craig too expensive, and the Get Shredded Diet was insane, well, prepare to have your mind blown. We’re talking about the HCG diet, where you eat a scant 500 calories per day, only

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What You Need to Know About Precision Nutrition’s Lean Eating Program (Before You Sign Up)

Have you been trying your best, but can’t do it alone? The books aren’t enough? You need more support and guidance, someone there with you in the trenches? Yeah, it’s hard to diet alone. And it sucks. That’s why Precision Nutrition runs the Lean Eating coaching program.

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5 Juices That Can (Arguably) Burn Fat, Extend Your Endurance, and Make You Invincible

Whether it’s orange juice for breakfast, lemon juice for a cleanse, grapefruit juice for your entire diet, juicing at home, or the juicing among professional athletes, we can’t get enough. Even with the negative headlines saying juice is less healthy than diet soda, the stuff is flying

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Green Coffee Bean Extract

I thoroughly enjoy the brown coffee beans I use when brewing my morning coffee. I’m also a huge fan of chocolate-covered coffee beans (which are still brown.) I was content with brown coffee beans for years! But when I heard of this miracle fat loss cure known

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The Top 5 Must-Have Supplements for Endurance Athletes

While I don’t like to see supplements used to make up for a bad diet, I know there are many situations that call for supplementation. The life of an endurance athlete just happens to be one of them! With the beatings we put on our bodies, and

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Proper Hydration Techniques for Endurance Sports (Understanding the “Drink Before You’re Thirsty” Rule)

The most important aspect to sports nutrition would have to be proper hydration. Poor food choices can get you in trouble, but inadequate hydration can get you killed!

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The 10 Sneakiest Tricks Most Food Manufacturers Play On Us (And How to Outsmart Them!)

It is not easy to be a food producer these days. Consumers know they want healthy ingredients, but those are expensive. So instead of giving in, the manufacturers play tricks on us, making us think we are getting healthy food. Here is how to spot these dubious tricks…

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11 Ways To Get Electrolytes Besides Gatorade

A common belief amongst endurance athletes is that we must constantly replenish our electrolyte stores while riding. If we run low on electrolytes, we might face problems such as cramping and hyponatremia. So check out these pills and tablets…

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5 Foods You Should Eliminate From Your Diet Completely!

Dieting is tough, especially with the availability of unhealthy processed foods. But if you just eliminate these foods from your diet, you’ll be on your way to health, happiness, and a flat stomach…

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The Top 10 Healthiest Pizza Toppings

Pizza could very well be the country’s favorite food, but believe it or not, it can be one of the healthiest foods out there. Your typical Meat Lovers Pizza from Pizza Hut isn’t what I’m talking about, though. While you might not find something like this in your typical pizza joint, a whole-wheat crust with a little cheese and a lot of veggies is great for your health.

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Coach Levi Takes on The Taco Cleanse Diet (Definitely The Best Cleanse Around!)

We are well into the new year (and summer swimsuit season is fast approaching). Are you totally sick of your diet yet? Sick of your juice cleanse? Well then, I have the answer! It’s called The Taco Cleanse. This succeeds where other cleanses fail. A little known

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Why I Got The Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification (And Why It Might Be Right For You)

This past December, I completed my Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification. I’ve since had a few questions about it, so let’s talk about that today. I’ll share my experience taking the course, explain why I decided to do it in the first place, and answer questions like

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Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, and Insulin Index – Explained!

Once low carb diets got popular, and everyone waged war on sugar, they needed more ways to state that certain foods were to be avoided. Looking at the amount of carbs and sugar in a certain food was too easy. That’s when we started seeing frequent references

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Hi, I'm Coach Levi. I'm a USA Cycling Certified Level 3 Coach as well as Level 1 Certified with Precision Nutrition. Want to feel better, ride faster, and look great? Let's work together!

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