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If you don't already know how to eat to build muscle, what it takes to burn fat, or how many calories to cut to lose weight, well, you're not alone. Every one of us is on that same quest, and you can always find exactly what you're looking for in Bodybuilding.com nutrition articles.

Written by both athletes and experts, and backed by the latest research and data, these articles discuss the latest performance diets, explain the science behind building muscle or losing weight, and help you decide which approach will work best for you. No matter your fitness goals, nutrition articles can help you understand what you need to do to achieve them.

Here are the top nutrition articles for 2018:

Winner: Ketogenic Diet: Your Complete Meal Plan and Supplement Guide

Ketogenic Diet: Your Complete Meal Plan and Supplement Guide

More people than ever are embracing some form of low-carb diet. And it's no secret why: If you can successfully maneuver your way through the first few weeks of very, very low carbs and high fat, then keto diehards swear this diet will make you leaner, healthier, and more focused than ever. But, for many who've tried this diet for a couple of days and quit, that's a very big if.

What makes this article rise to the top of our list is it's not just an explanation of what the ketogenic diet is, it's a step-by-step guide to help you successfully get over that keto hump to reach the metabolic nirvana that is full ketosis. Put simply, this article gives you everything you need to achieve all the benefits the keto diet has to offer.

With lists of your must-have (and must-not-have) keto foods, a complete keto meal plan for beginners (with different meal options), and a built-in calculator to help you hit the right macros, this article is essentially a plan for success to help you do keto right. Since keto is one of the most popular diets of 2018, it's no wonder this article tops the list as this year's best.

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50 Best Protein Shake and Smoothie Recipes

50 best protein shakes and smoothie recipes

This isn't just an article about protein powders, it's about how to transform your favorite protein powder into a delicious shake that still has all the nutrition you need to fuel your goals. From quick-start breakfast smoothies to indulgent desserts, refreshing protein coladas, and rich gainer shakes, this list has you covered.

The 40 Best High Protein Foods

40 best high protein foods

There's that word again: protein. All our fitness hopes and dreams seem to hinge on this one macronutrient. No matter what your goals are—lose weight, build muscle, get fit, improve athletic performance—you're going to need protein to do it. Regardless of which performance diet you choose—paleo, keto, IIFYM, vegan—you're going to need protein. Which is why we compiled this list of the top 40 high-protein foods, and why this article remains one of the most popular on the entire site.

20 Best Healthy Protein Pancake Recipes

20 best healthy protein pancake recipes

Protein pancakes are more than just a fitness fad—they've become a standard-issue breakfast for the fit community. Whether you're trying to find a healthier, low-carb alternative to standard breakfast foods or just trying to cram extra protein into the most important meal of the day, this list of the 20 highest-rated and best-tasting protein pancake recipes will fit your needs.

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