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Food Hacks — Lean Up Your Morning, Shed Pounds, & Boost Your Health With Cinnamon Spiced Coffee

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Diet It UP, Nutrition 101, Nutrition Science

UPGRADE YOUR COFFEE. Go brown and spice things up with a little fresh cinnamon. You’ll slash cals and sugar, kickstart weight loss, and boost your health along the way. BADABOOM.

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[Study] The One INSANE Health Benefit Of The Tequila Plant That You Knew Nothing About

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Diet It UP, News, Nutrition Science, Study

For many people, tequila has had a promising effect on liquid courage. Now, researchers say the plant used to create it may unlock a number of health benefits, help with weight loss, and even assist the more than 26.2 million type 2 diabetics in America.

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Good Carbs Vs. Bad Carbs — How To Tell The Difference [Infographic]

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in Diet It UP, Featured Article, Infographics

Understanding different types of carbs is the golden ticket to weight loss. Here’s the comprehensive visual guide to good carbs vs. bad carbs, the glycemic index, and how it all impacts weight-loss.

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19 Ways To Reduce Hunger And Eat Less

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012 in Burn It UP, Diet It UP, Food Lists

Dieting and weight-loss are a big, fat, frustrating pain in the butt. Unfortunately, eating less is a just a little bit important when it comes to shedding body fat. That’s why hunger control and appetite are HUGELY important. Here are 20 tips that can have a MAJOR positive impact on hunger levels.

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Uberfood: Oatmeal

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Diet It UP, Recipes, Uberfoods

Oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Really…oatmeal!? Yup, it’s up there with other health powerhouses like salmon, acai, almonds, quinoa, flax, chia, and kale–just to name a few. In its natural form (not with added sugar or preservatives, I’m talking about 100% natural Quaker oats/steel-cut oats) oatmeal is as healthy as it gets, and it’s perfect for weight-loss. Here are a few of the reasons why oatmeal shoots to the top of health food kingdom.

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Supercharge Your Day With Orange Juice for Breakfast

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Diet It UP, Nutrition Science

Have you ever wondered why orange juice is a staple in the American breakfast? Besides the fact that OJ is delicious and refreshing, there’s surprising scientific rationale to back up the ancient tradition (in America anyway)…

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Uberfood: Cinnamon

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Diet It UP, Health It UP, Uberfoods

No doubt cinnamon tastes absolutely phenomenal when paired with sweet, fatty, sugary deliciousness, but on its own cinnamon is one of the healthiest substances on earth. It’s pretty incredible that a little sprinkle of brown, aromatic, heart-warming ground cinnamon can pack a multitude of health benefits. Here’s to cinnamon and recreating its image as a health food.

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A Picture of HFCS and Obesity…or Two [Infographics]

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Diet It UP, Health It UP, Nutrition Science

Bryan DiSanto

Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

When I'm not working on my abs (or somebody else’s), whipping up avocado roses and avocado toast, or running a Tough Mudder, I'm probably yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

Come be friends with me on Snapchat (BRYDISANTO).
Bryan DiSanto
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is nasty…cut it out. Although the rise in obesity can’t solely be attributed to increased high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) consumption, there’s no doubt that HFCS has been one of the major factors. You can find the full story explaining how insulin, carbs, and HFCS impact weight loss here, but I’ll quickly recap why HFCS is so bad for the body. The HFCS Story: There are many different types of sugar, a few include: lactose, which is found in dairy products; fructose, which is found in fruits; and glucose, which is a product of carbohydrate breakdown. These sugars are not chemically identical and have much different effects on the body’s blood sugar levels. Most fruits have a relatively low glycemic index value (low glycemic index foods raise blood sugar levels at a slower rate). Even though they’re high in sugar,...

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