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Erika Volk
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Erika is a certified personal trainer, Nutrition Coach, and fitness writer. She holds certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), TRX Suspension Training Systems, Precision Nutrition. She specializes in creating gym-free workouts.
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Can Diet Soda Make Me Gain Weight?

Is diet soda a weight-loss friend or foe? There’s no conclusive evidence identifying diet soda as a direct cause of weight-gain. But there’s a growing amount of evidence to suggest that it’s not an ideal beverage for weight loss.

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8 Fall Health Boosters

From back-to-school activities to holiday preparations, fall can keep your schedule absolutely packed. And the stress of a busy day can do a number on your health.

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Foods to Refuel: What to Eat After a ...

When you exercise vigorously, your body uses its energy stores (fats, carbs and protein) for fuel. Later, these energy stores help your body recover from the stress of the workout.

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5 Healthy Winter Soups

Eating soup throughout winter doesn’t just warm you up and satisfy you psychologically. It can actually reduce your hunger levels throughout the day.

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Crazy for Quinoa: The Skinny on the ...

We aren’t the first people to consider quinoa a superfood. The ancient Incas were using quinoa 3,000 to 4,000 years ago, and they knew they had something special. They called it the “mother of all grains.”

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Is Liquid Breakfast Healthy?

Weekday mornings can be an absolute blur! Many of us rush out the door without giving our nutrition goals a second thought. Some health-conscious folks have turned to liquid breakfast as a solution to their early morning nutrition needs.

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20 Vegan Cupcake Recipes

Just because you pass on animal products does not mean you need to skip dessert. Vegan baking is alive and well! If you’re a vegan with a sweet tooth, we’ve got a treat for you! Here are 20 of the best vegan cupcake recipes the web has to offer!

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Five Flat Belly Chicken Dishes

Whether you want to look sleek in your cocktail dress at a holiday party or look svelte in your swimsuit for your tropical winter getaway, a flat belly is a must!

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7 Top Burger Styles in America

The average American eats three hamburgers a week for a grand total of 40 billion burgers annually! Our love of burgers is famous throughout the world for good reason!