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The Lean It UP Clean Eating Manifesto — 17 Nutrition Tactics To Eat Cleaner, Live Leaner, And Build The Ultimate Body

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Diet It UP, Featured Article, Food Lists, Nutrition 101, Nutrition Lists, Nutrition Science

It’s time to overhaul your backwards, incredibly ineffective, fat-as-hell American diet. Use our 17-rule clean eating blueprint to build a lean, muscular physique.

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The Six Pack Abs Shopping List

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Diet It UP, Featured Article, Food Lists, Tools

Every journey requires the right set of tools to be successful. In the case of stellar six pack abs, that rendezvous starts and ends with one simple thing – the food you stuff down your esophagus day-in and day-out. Use this abs-inspired shopping list – broken down into fat, protein, carbs, and drinks/condiments/spices – as a blueprint to stock your fridge and populate your pantry.

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[Review] Mountain Dew Assaults Breakfast With Kickstart, Its Formaldehyde-Esque AM Energy Potion

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Diet It UP, Featured Article, Product Reviews, Supplement Reviews

What’s the deal with Kickstart, Mountain Dew’s new chromatic, energizing breakfast concoction.

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[Study] Diet Soda Causes 60% Increase In Diabetes Risk Over Regular Soda

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Diet It UP, Featured Article, Nutrition Science, Study

Stop messing around — if you haven’t already, cut diet soda out of your life completely. New research found that diet soda drinkers were up to 60% more likely to develop type-II diabetes than those who drank an equal amount of regular soda.

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The Great Big List Of Halloween Candy Nutrition — Calories, Sat. Fat, Trans Fat, & Sugar

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Diet It UP, Featured Article

In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of over 60 popular Halloween candies broken down by calories, sat. fat, trans fat, sugar, and ingredients.

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[Part 1] The Cereal Fatness Index — The 50 Most Fattening Cereals

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Burn It UP, Diet It UP, Featured Article, Food Rankings

The 50 Most Fattening Cereals is part 1 of 3 in our Lean It UP Cereal Fatness Index series, which scores and ranks 275 brands of cereal based on their propensity to MAKE YOU FAT! In part 1 we count down the 50 absolute worst cereals that lace supermarket shelves today.

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Nutrition Simplified — 16 Dietary Truths To Live By

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Diet It UP, Featured Article

Diet and nutrition are officially WAY over complicated and rich with misconceptions. I’ve distilled nutrition science down to 17 simple, absolute truths to live by. Follow these rules and I guarantee that you’ll build a powerful, healthy, sexy physique in no time.

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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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