What to Eat & What to Avoid: Carbs, Fats, & MICRO-nutrients

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MACRO-nutrients: Everyone needs three macronutrients in order to survive: Proteins, Fats, and Carbohydrates. We’ve already taught you how to figure out your appropriate daily caloric intake. We’ve even taught you about protein, and how much you should be eating every day. … [Read more...]

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

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Protein : Protein breaks down into amino acids, the building blocks of your entire body. Protein is the most essential macronutrient for those who lead an active lifestyle because of the crucial role it plays in muscular growth (hypertrophy) and muscular repair. It’s essential … [Read more...]

Are You Under-eating? Overeating? How Many Calories Do You Really Need?

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Figuring out how many calories one needs to eat each day really isn’t as hard as it should be. Honestly, we’ve made it harder on ourselves by screwing up our diets and our training. Once you screw up your metabolism from dieting, or perhaps you slow it down from too much sitting, … [Read more...]

Food Prep for Macro Counters

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In my 12+ year quest for the ultimate nutrition plan, I realized... there is no set "ultimate" nutrition plan that works for everyone. Some people really enjoy ketogenic diets, some love Paleo nutrition, some advocate for the Zone block program, and some--like me--really … [Read more...]

Enjoy Summer’s Awesome Food and Still be Sort of Healthy

It was a messy process but the finish was totally worth it. Erik and I both loved the refreshing sweetness of the juice, and for fun we mixed it with a little acai sparkletini. So fun, so yum.

Hello June...summer is finally here! Erik has one more week of teaching left, the pool across the street just opened this weekend, and my maxi dresses are ready for humid evenings on outdoor patios. Some of my favorite things about summer include being outside, grilling good … [Read more...]