Pain and Gain: What Offensive Linemen Have to Do to Add, Maintain, and Lose Weight 

Michael Weinstein

Being an offensive lineman doesn’t just require athletes to be muscular; it mandates that they are bigger than their bodies want to be. To maintain the size and weight required by the position, prospects and veterans alike are driven to adopt extreme eating habits. But once their careers are over, it’s not always easy to return to a healthy lifestyle.

During the NFL combine in February, there was a lot of buzz surrounding an offensive lineman named Ben Bartch. Media outlets all over the world did stories about him. It was an unusual amount of attention for any offensive lineman—a position group that tends to get overlooked or outright ignored when the cameras are on and the microphones are out—and particularly for one who went to Division III St. John’s in tiny Collegeville, Minnesota. read more

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What’s Your Take On Keto Sweeteners?

What’s your take on erythritol and other sugar-free sweeteners?

I don’t have any issues with any of the low carb sweeteners myself, but I know we’re all different. I can even tolerate maltitol, like in sugar free Russel Stover candy – as long as I stick to a serving and don’t eat the whole bag. 🤣

But if I do eat let’s say two servings (or more), then it’s like: 😳 lol.

I don’t have problems with maltodextrin in ANY amount. I’ve tested that repeatedly. Although I’ve heard others say it DOES spike their blood sugar, so it’s definitely about bio individuality read more

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The most popular home styles of 2019, according to Google

 farmhouse Aliyev Alexei Sergeevich/Getty Images

Google simply exposed its yearly “ Year in Search ” patterns for 2019, a breakdown of the leading searches from users for the year broken down into classifications, such as style or news.Among the classifications was “Home Style searches.”.The leading 10 browsed terms for house designs on Google in 2019 consist of popular aesthetic appeals like “ farmhouse design,” “ Art Deco design,” and “ modern-day design houses.”.Some of the leading terms were more particular and unexpected, like “Cape Cod home design” and “Prairie design houses.”. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories .” Farmhouse design” architecture and design was the top browsed pattern in 2019. Aliyev Alexei Sergeevich/Getty Images. read more

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Photo Tour of My Low Carb Life This Week

If you’re participating in the Summer Low Carb Challenge it’s time for the Week 8 Weigh-In in our private Facebook group, or leave a comment here on this post with your total pounds lost since June 25th.

Keto SnacksI tried a few new low carb foods this week, most of which did NOT wow me.

I’ll share my feedback on those things with you, plus the other meals I’ve been eating – to give you some ideas for keeping it simple on the go & at home.

Also, today I was featured on the Atkins instagram channel. 🙂 You can check it out here. There are 4 posts from/about me there. read more

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