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Do You Have a Sugar Addiction?

by GameChanger Strength & Nutrition Coach Rob Riccobono Are sugary treats your downfall when it comes to nutrition? Some people attribute this to a sugar addiction- they crave it constantly, and when they taste a little, they can’t stop eating it. Is your love for sugar so strong that it’s beyond your control, and you […]

7 Factors (other than food) that Make-or-Break Your Diet

by GameChanger Strength & Nutrition Coach Rob Riccobono Eating a healthy diet is dependent on much more than the food you eat. There are social, environmental, and emotional components that affect your nutrition. 1- Kitchen Makeup Do you have quality cooking equipment and appliances to make healthy and tasty meals? Do you have reliable pots […]

The Truth of Artificial Sweeteners: Part II- Can They Affect Your Weight?

by GameChanger Strength and Nutrition Coach Rob Riccobono In Part 1 of the Truth of Sweeteners we examined possible effects of artificial sweeteners and aspartame on cancer and brain disorders. There was little evidence to show any link. Now we’ll search for answers regarding these sweeteners and weight gain, along with diabetes. Can Zero Calorie Sweeteners […]

The Truth of Artificial Sweeteners: Part I- Are They Safe?

One of the most controversial nutrition debates is the safety and effects of artificial sweeteners, particularly the common sweetener aspartame. Artificial sweeteners are added to foods and beverages to give flavor, often without calories. The debate usually encompasses two questions: 1) Are they harmful? 2) Are they really calorie free? In part I of this […]

Do This ONE Thing And Lose Weight

by GameChanger Strength and Nutrition Coach Rob Riccobono There’s no real secret to losing body fat. Just eat less and move more, right? But what else can you do to aid the process? There is one game changing tactic that you are probably familiar with but aren’t using: log your food intake. Learn Your Excesses Logging your […]

Strength Training is Necessary For Your Best Life

by GameChanger Strength and Nutrition Coach Rob Riccobono You may think strength training is only beneficial for improving your strength, physical appearance, and athleticism. The truth is strength training is crucial for improving your overall health and your quality of life. Live Longer and Move Better Strength training is correlated with an increased lifespan. That’s […]

Burn More Calories WHILE You Eat

by Game Changer Strength and Nutrition Coach Rob Riccobono Did you know you can actually eat the same total calories, but BURN more of them off by changing some of your food choices? You don’t always need to eat LESS to take in fewer calories. How is This Possible? Enter the thermic effect of food. The thermic […]

The Key To Your Success….

Having clear concise goals is the key to your success. Without knowing what you want , how will you know where you’re going? “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” – Earl Nightingale.  When planned properly, your goals will provide the roadmap you need to get you from where you are now to where […]

3 Reasons Your Past Diets Failed

If you clicked on this article, chances are you’ve had failed diets. Maybe you stuck to a diet and lost weight but put it back on over time, or the diet failed outright. Understanding why these diets didn’t work can help you avoid these missteps in the future. Here are three common flaws with popular […]

Four Surefire Ways To Prevent Injuries

Injury Prevention Tip # 1 – Take Time Off From Throwing Parents often ask me, “What are the best exercises to prevent arm injuries?” My advice always is to take time off from throwing during certain times of the year and to play a second sport. This is not something that baseball parents often want […]

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