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    Are Protein Shakes and Bars Worth It?

    Protein shakes have become synonymous with the idea of gaining muscle and body building. You’ll find protein powder in just about every supermarket, frat house, gym, etc. these days. Is protein powder a magical concoction which jump-starts your results, or snake oil sold by good marketers? I’m actually curious about this topic. This is my […]

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    Experiment: Make Beef Jerky (in an oven)

    I like beef jerky a lot – especially as a travel food. It lasts a long time, does not take up much space and it is extremely rich in lean protein (so it keeps you satiated).   There are problems, though. A standard bag of beef jerky is about 3.25 oz (or 92 g) and […]

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  • Experiment: Cook Like the French

    Long before the first chemist ever burned his eyebrows off, there were chefs.  No skill lends itself to experimentation quite like cooking (I always wonder about the first person to say “I wonder if I can eat that?“).  You’re already eating two or more times per day… why not take advantage of it?   Two […]

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