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If you search the internet for diets, nutrition advice, and the like, you will find an absolutely overwhelming amount of information. From celebrity diets to the newest weight loss secret, everyone seems to have their thoughts on nutrition and the best way to eat for the results you want.

Not this article… If you hate diets, this article is for you. In fact, this article is meant to serve as nutrition basics for anyone who wants to get in better shape for the purpose of being a better hunter and living a healthier, well-rounded lifestyle. If you want a beach body diet, you can find one anywhere online; if you want to be healthier and hunt better, there are only a few things you need to understand about nutrition.
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Photo Credit: Saveur.com

It is the most wonderful time of the year! No… Not holiday season. Hunting Season.

While most everyone else is thinking about buying gifts and making desserts, you are thinking about checking trail cams, getting into the woods for the whitetail rut, or training for your late season elk hunt. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying the holiday season, one way that most people “enjoy” the holidays is by eating copious amounts of dessert and treats over the course of two months. I once gained almost 20 lbs in one holiday season… It took me 9 months to lose it. Not exactly a good cost-benefit ratio if you ask me. If you aren’t careful, you could make things harder on yourself by gaining useless weight before your next hunt.

So what are some steps you can take to ensure that you do not undo all of your hunting prep by gaining a bunch of non-functional weight¬†while still enjoying the delicious foods that come out this time of year? Continue Reading…

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Photo Credit: Muscle for Life

Dieting can really be terrible sometimes. You’re trying to lose weight, adjusting your eating habits to promote fat loss, and all the while it seems like everything you love to eat is off limits. Over a long period of time, your ability to resist those little temptations will fade and all too often you will end up giving in and eating something that you know you shouldn’t eat. When this happens you get frustrated that you couldn’t resist temptation and you give up your diet, thinking that it is just too difficult and hopeless.

This is not an uncommon story. This is the story of the vast majority of people who diet.

Why? Why is it so difficult to stay disciplined when dieting and why is it so easy to give up at the slightest slip up? How are you supposed to stay on track with your nutrition plan if it is so difficult sometimes? Continue Reading…