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Back to School: 3 Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Both Kids and Adults

You might be planning delicious lunch boxed meals for your kid, but when it comes to your own lunch, you’re likely letting the prep slide and picking up something around the office instead. And without a set...

Best Sources of Protein for the Meatless Among Us

Getting enough protein in the day is so important, but if you don’t eat meat or are trying to cut back on your meat intake, it can be tricky to get that fill. Animal protein has more readily available protei...

Back to School: How to Pack Your Kid's Lunch Like a Dietitian

Whether you’re the parent of a toddler, preschooler, middle schooler or high schooler; whether you pack your child’s lunch every day or just occasionally, all moms or dads face the challenge at some point. C...

5 Things That Happen When You Don't Get Enough Carbs

Low-carb and keto diets are all the rage right now, but let's get one thing straight: Carbs aren't the garbage macros they're often made out to be—they're actually an important part of most diets! Let's not ...

Best Carbs to Eat Pre- and Post-Workout

If you’re hitting a workout, it’s important to fuel up prior to exercise and to repair muscle damage afterward. Without the right nutrition, you might find yourself feeling weak and fatigued, where you won’t...

How to Make it Through a Caffeine Detox Alive

For some of us, quitting caffeine—and specifically quitting coffee—would be like deciding to quit water: it’s a life source, a necessity, a daily ritual that if taken away would prove to be absolutely detrim...

Telltale Signs You Need More Electrolytes in Your Day

Getting in enough electrolytes is essential, especially when temperatures are high or you’ve been sweating during a workout. Put simply, they're minerals in your body that have an electric charge and help yo...

Why Whey? The Benefits of Eating Whey Protein

If you’re a regular reader of our Daily Dose of Joy blog, you might know by now that a high-protein diet is beneficial not only for bodybuilders but for anyone trying to stay fit, lose weight, improve the qu...

If You're Over 50, Here's Why You Should Be Eating More Protein

Did you recently turn 50 and notice changes in your body composition? Say, less muscle and more body fat? Or maybe you’re in your 60s, 70s or 80s and remember when you first started noticing these changes. A...