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By Melissa Short
As I bit into my first juicy, satisfying  meat-free soy burger I knew that this vegan experiment was going to be ok. As an omnivore I have always been fascinated by vegans and the things they go without-like macaroni and cheese.

I spent a few weeks eating nothing containing meat or animal products to find out what vegans eat, the creative ways they make meals, and what health benefits they might enjoy. I ate delicious meals, mediocre meals, and a whole lot of bread.

This blog is about a college student trying to eat vegan in a town known for burgers and Call Hall ice cream. There are recipe ideas, local restaurant guides, and honest opinions about each dish. Follow my journey from dairy-free cookies to veggie sandwiches and so much more.

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By Brady Brewer


In the 1960s bodybuilding went mainstream with guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbo, and Lou Ferrigno. Mass monsters, as they were, took the stage and amazed onlookers with their gargantuan superhuman physiques.

Today, competitors are still gargantuan but bodybuilding appeals less to the general public and more to a specialized underground sub-culture.

Gym rats and meatheads everywhere have familiarized themselves with the sport, and some have taken their physique to stage. However, not all can, or are willing to compete against the possible steroid usage in non drug-tested organizations.

In the 1980s the North American Natural Bodybuilding Association was formed and opened the doors to drug-tested competition. In 1994 the NANBA was re-vamped and became the North American Natural Bodybuilding Federation. This marked the beginning of a drug-free movement in the world of bodybuilding.  With the help of the NANBF’s promoters the word is out on natural bodybuilding, and the sport is growing with each passing year.

Fred Rowlett is the president of the North American Natural Bodybuilding Federation, the top Kansas promoter, and a fixture in health and fitness for the passed two decades.

Parrillo trained since 1997.  He works with people of all shapes and sizes, but holds a special place in his heart for competitive bodybuilders, according to ParilloPerformance.

The diet is bodybuilding. The cardio is bodybuilding. No matter who you are, or what your goals are, be prepared to take your body to the max, and beyond.

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