Category: Nutrition

Carbohydrates

The problem with carbs is not because they are bad for you, the problem is they taste so darn good! If you eat more than your body needs, you’ll gain weight. 45-65 percent of daily calories should be carbs – 4 calories/gram of carbs. Women should aim for 800-1200(200-300g) calories of carbs and men should […]

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Calories

Calorie Counting? You should know about the Harris-Benedict equation. This equation is what we use because it takes into account a person’s sex, age, height, weight, and level of physical activity. When it comes to weight loss, a calorie is a calorie. Think about your calories as a budget. Increase your calorie budget with exercise, […]

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Work-Life Balance

Overworked Americans: 86% of males and 67% of females work more than 40 hours per week. If you love your work or are on that grind, you must savor your time away from work. Plan your day, budget time for meals, friends, family and yourself. Chronic stress affects a person’s mental health and can correlate […]

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Bad Fats and Good Fats

Bad Fats: Some Saturated fats and trans-fat – both are labeled in most nutrition facts. Saturated Fats: Bad because they increase blood cholesterol levels. Also, raise low-density lipoprotein levels which can lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Some foods include fatty cuts of beef, pork, lamb, poultry skin. Dairy such as whole milk, butter, […]

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Meal Prepping is a Logical Decision

20 is the percentage of food the average American buys but is never eaten. As a country, we waste 35 million tons of food a year. Buying just enough to eat is not what Americans do. The salad that’s wilted in the fridge or the bruised apple that goes into the trash can is a true […]

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