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Often times, when we hear the term diet, we think of a weight loss program or some type of food restrictions. Very rarely do we associate the term “diet” with “nutrition.” As a result, we find ourselves on one or a combination of these 3 diets listed below without considering nutritional quality, quantity, balance, long […]
Sugar is in everything. Natural sugars can be found in milk, fruits, vegetables, and grains. Added sugars can be found in just about everything else. From your favorite cookies, ice cream, juices, and sodas, you will find these products have been refined and contained a lot of added sugars. What are added sugars? Added sugars […]
“…Summer, summer, summertime…Here it is the groove slightly transformed…Just a bit of a break from the norm…Just a little somethin’ to break the monotony…” When you hear this jam, you KNOW it’s SUMMER TIME! The weather is beautiful BUT it’s getting hot. In anticipation of record temperatures & increased activity outside, it’s important to make […]
Everyone has body fat. Some have more than others, but nevertheless, we all have some percentage of body fat. Truth is, the body needs a certain body fat % for survival purposes. “Fat is known to have two main purposes, says Susan Fried, PhD, director of the Boston Obesity and Nutrition Research Center at Boston […]
We ALL love to eat! That’s not the problem. The problem is that we all love to eat too much of the foods that don’t really love us back. Insert cholesterol. High cholesterol and heart disease are serious concerns for many people, and as much as we’d love to continue eating anything and everything in sight, […]
How do you know if you are getting enough protein? This can be a tricky question to answer. There are so many lifestyle factors that affect your daily intake. Various things like activity level, age, height, & weight influence where your daily consumption should fall. Diet is also something to consider. If you are a […]
Did you know there are three (3) main types of carbs in food? They are simple carbs (sugar), complex carbs (starch), & fibrous (fiber) carbs. 1. Simple Carbs (Sugar): Simple carbohydrates are digested quickly. They have a ‘simple’ molecular structure and are made up of 1-2 sugar molecules. The simplest form of carbohydrate is glucose. […]