Nutrition

Articles and tips related to nutrition related from celebrity fitness trainer, Lucas James, located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

10 Healthy Carb Swaps

10 Healthy Carb Swaps

When it comes to nutrition, there are many fallacies and generalizations that create and abundance of confusion which is further perpetuated by fitness professionals and individuals who work out of their scope of practice. Carbohydrates have been given a bad rap over the last few years due to the popularity of low-carb and ketogenic diets, […]

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Pre and Post-Workout Nutrition for Every Type of Exercise

Pre and Post-Workout Nutrition for Every Type of Exercise

Every workout needs the proper nutrition to fuel it correctly, but each mode of exercise requires a different approach to maximize performance because of the body’s several metabolic pathways that utilize different fuel sources. While nutrient timing may not mean everything, it can give you that single percentage advantage that can add to an extra […]

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6 Easy Meal Prep Tips

6 Easy Meal Prep Tips

Let’s face it—meal prep is no easy task. Adhering to a nutritional program takes quite a bit of planning and often times hours of work, and some people just don’t have time to make happen. Rather than prepare and store meals throughout the week, countless people decide to choose the drive through instead, which leads […]

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5 High Protein Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

5 High Protein Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast has been long known as the most important meal of the day, and all though this may be a controversial topic, having a high protein intake to start the day will have several benefits such as inducing muscle protein synthesis, increased thermic effect of protein, increased satiety, and decreased cravings later on in the […]

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Top 4 Healthy Grocery Stories in Phoenix

Top 4 Healthy Grocery Stories in Phoenix

Eating and cooking healthy can be a difficult task for many people for a variety of reasons—lack of time, lack of knowledge and lack of availability of healthy food options. Fortunately, Phoenix and the entire valley area is a hub for healthy grocery stores and places to find organic, non-GMO, and free range food options. […]

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Back to School Nutrition Tips for Parents

Back to School Nutrition Tips for Parents

As back to school season begins, it’s important for parents to monitor what their children will be eating throughout the day. While you may not be able to control every aspect of what foods your child is exposed to, these tips from Scottsdale nutritionist Lucas James can help you monitor your child’s nutrition and dietary […]

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How To Hydrate Before, During and After a Workout

How To Hydrate Before, During and After a Workout

Water is the building block of life and is arguably the most essential component of the human body. It regulates body temperature and blood pressure, protects vital organs, and deals with aging and is absolutely necessary for the physiological function of the human body. Other ways to stop aging in the human body can be […]

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The Top 5 Anti-Bloat Foods

The Top 5 Anti-Bloat Foods

It’s finally summer and the pool season is here in Scottsdale, unfortunately there is a chance that as you put on that bathing suit you’ve encountered an uncomfortable experience – bloating. We all will experience bloating from time to time. Often caused by natural processes during digestion, bloating is typically triggered by the accumulation of fluid or […]

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5 Quick and Easy Protein-Packed Snacks

5 Quick and Easy Protein-Packed Snacks

Protein is the building block of the musculoskeletal system and is essential for optimal training recovery and promotion of lean muscle mass. Most people who are engaged in strength training or high-intensity exercise will have increased needs for protein, but it can often become a chore to try and get the protein you need since […]

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Top 12 Foods for Weight Loss

Top 12 Foods for Weight Loss

No, consuming large amounts of certain foods will most likely not make you lose weight. It is true that certain foods have a high thermogenic effect that may minimally raise your basal metabolic rate, but eating massive amount of hot peppers will likely just give you an upset stomach. So how can certain foods make […]

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