Category: Nutrition

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Don’t Let Go of the Past(a)

Unfortunately, pasta has gained a bad rep in some groups. Carbs are often accused of causing weight gain, heart disease, and various other problems — just as fat once was. While avoiding carbs can be helpful for some people, this does not mean that all carbs are unhealthy. It’s true that refined carbs have been associated with an increased…

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Healthy Baking Ingredient Alternatives

Did having an exorbitant amount of free time at home during quarantine inspire you to start baking for an army? It sure did for me! I started baking bread, cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookies, brownies, cakes… you name it. One of the biggest moments of panic I had was when all the stores ran out of…

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Natural Sugar Substitutes

Sugar is one of the most talked-about topics in the world of nutrition and weight loss. Added sugar has been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many other serious health issues. What happens when you eat too much sugar? Eating too much sugar has numerous negative effects on your body. It can interfere with…

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Why is Individualized Nutrition So Important?

Individualized Nutrition What’s the ideal diet? Keto, fasting, high carb? The most common question asked by clients is “What diet protocol is best for me?” The answer, as frustrating as it may be, depends.  Most importantly, what is sustainable for the individual? What can they do consistently over time? What type of foods do they…

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Where do all the calories go?

We know that weight loss and long-term health is more than calories in vs. calories out. Your hormones, sleep, macronutrient breakdown, and stress levels all contribute and have an effect on your body weight/composition and longevity. However, it is important to have a sense of how many calories you are consuming as well as how…

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Plant-Based Sources of Protein

If you have ever made the decision to eat vegan, vegetarian, or simply aimed to eat more plant-based, you’ve probably been asked, “But where will you get your protein?” The common belief that we must be reliant on meat, eggs, or dairy to fuel our bodies with an adequate amount of protein is simply untrue,…

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

We’re in an interesting time. With life changing daily, we do not know the full effect these concerns will have on our life and business. What we can do right now is lean into our health, fitness, and nutrition.  Whether your income is affected or you are just looking to decreasing costs, this article will…

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Boosting your Immune System

With various colds, flus and viruses, it is important to keep your immune system strong. Normally, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails and a germ invades and makes you sick. For your immune system to function optimally, it requires balance and harmony. Living a…

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Energy Balance

The energy balance equation is a lot more complex than how many calories we eat and how many calories we burn. Just saying “eat less and workout more” is an over simplification to how our bodies actually work. Let’s take a deeper dive. First let’s look at the factors that influence calories coming in (what…

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Macros Explained

Macronutrients is a term used for the three nutrients that make up where calories come from — protein, fat and carbohydrates. These macronutrients create energy for our bodies.  Alcohol also contributes to calories (7 calories per gram), but it adds no nutritional value to your body. Macronutrients are supported by micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). Both…

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