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Version YOU.0: 50 Tips for Tackling 2014

Hit 2014 with your best! Here are 50 practical tips to help you level up and be better than ever.


 

11) Go Nuts for Almonds
Some guys avoid them because they are so calorically dense—140 calories for 20
almonds—but the monounsaturated fats in these nuts are great for heart health. “Per serving, they also have about three grams of fiber and six grams of protein,” says Jessica Crandall, R.D.

12) Take Digestive Enzymes
Packing on muscle means eating more food, which leaves you more prone to bloating, gas, and other digestive problems. Supplemental enzymes can help you break down the extra food and absorb nutrients better. Look for ones that include protease, amylase, lipase, and lactase.

13) Train With Like-Minded People
Working out in a gym with an intense atmosphere, surrounded by people who are equally as passionate about achieving their goals as you are, will push you further and do more for your progress than any other factor.

15) Add Spice to Burn Fat
Capsaicin, a compound found in spicy foods like cayenne, may help you burn more
fat, according to research from the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Human Nutrition. Classified as a thermogenic, capsaicin literally raises the body’s temperature and helps it burn more calories.

[See 7 Spices with Surprising Health Benefits]

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