Author: Lydia Martinez, Founder Metabolic Method Academy

Lydia Martinez, AKA “Coach Lydia” is a highly sought-after corporate trainer, speaker and health coach. Her track record of success extends beyond the traditional corporate sales & marketing training. She has also personally recruited, trained, and managed direct sales organizations that have included thousands of independent distributors.

Why Vegan Muscle Building Is Possible

“You cannot build muscle on a vegetarian or vegan diet.” Have you heard this before? Unfortunately, it is one of the most widely believed and often spoken untruths that meat-eating athletes utter all the time. The problem with perception about a vegan diet comes from the fact that meat delivers more protein than fruits and […]

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Why Some Wines and Beers Are Not Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

Basically beer and wine are made from a grain and grapes, respectively, and fermented by yeast either naturally or cultured. So what is the issue that vegetarians or vegans can’t drink certain types of them? While both wine and beer are processed almost the same, but with some differences, let’s start with wine first. Once […]

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Why Not All Fruit & Vegetables Are Good for You

We mentioned in the last section that juices made with fruits and vegetables containing sugar are not healthy for you. That brings to light the difference between healthy and unhealthy vegetables and fruits. If you coat your veggies in processed, enriched flour and deep-fry them, you are not creating a nutritious meal. You should also […]

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Why Fruit & Vegetables Are So Important

The way the human body processes food has not changed for thousands of years. However, our predominant food supply has. With the advent of modern agricultural and food processing methods we have seen a lock-and-step increase in heart disease, cancer and other dangerous and deadly conditions. That is because modern-day food is unfortunately highly processed. […]

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Why Don’t We Crave Healthy Foods?

Actually, human beings used to crave nothing but healthy foods. That is because there were no unhealthy foods to eat! Humans were hunter gatherers. They ate naturally healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts and berries found in nature. They ate animal meat when they could. However, their meat was not processed, injected with dozens of […]

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Where to Get Your Protein

We have mentioned several times that plant based foods do not usually deliver as much protein as meat. And in a lot of cases, that is true. Across-the-board plants and vegetables offer incredibly beneficial nutrients and enzymes, but not as much protein. However, there are a few non-meat food sources which are protein-dense, delivering more […]

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What’s the Difference Between An Eating Problem and an Eating Disorder?

Do you recognize unhealthy eating habits in your own life? Maybe you are concerned that a friend or family member may have an eating disorder? Getting down to brass tacks, just what is the difference between abnormal eating and developing a full-blown disorder? These are all great questions, and you may think a long, drawn-out […]

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What is the Paleo Diet?

  Have you heard about the caveman diet? It is also known as the Paleo diet, because it mimics the foods that humans ate during the Paleolithic era. Contrary to popular belief, the Paleo Diet is not totally plant based. Yes, humans during this prehistory did eat whatever plants, fruits and vegetables were available to […]

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What Foods Are Allowed on the Paleo Diet?

Research shows us that approximately 73% of the American diet consists of processed foods. Guess what? Those are not allowed on the caveman diet. Just think about what was available to primitive man before the invention of pizza, cheeseburgers, chocolate cake and anything covered with gravy. The Stone Age diet allows you to eat the […]

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