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Eating for Energy

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2018 5:01:40 PM / by Alex Olson posted in Diet & Eating, Healthy eating 3 min read time

When trying to burn fat and add lean muscle, it can be difficult to know what to eat. I hear people draw a quick conclusion that 'healthy' foods are boring and taste bland. What these people do not know is they are forgetting a very import ingredient; spice. Adding spices (and herbs, too) to your food gives your meals an 'upgrade' in more ways than one. The first obvious way is extra flavor enhancement and complexity that only natural spices can bring without adding calories. Another upgrade is spices and herbs are proven to help reduce weight because they contain antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and unique medicinal properties. For most people, burning fat is very challenging; but by incorporating these items into your diet, it will help to make the process easier. 



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What is all the buzz on the Keto Diet?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2018 12:58:15 PM / by Kev MacDonald 4 min read time

The ketogenic or “keto” diet is a low carb, moderate protein, and high fat diet that puts the body into a metabolic state known as ketosis. The keto diet is unique in the fact that it does not rely on counting calories, decreasing portion sizes, or extreme exercise. The diet is however, a major lifestyle change. It takes approximately 3 weeks of dedication to the diet for the body to reach a state of ketosis. The keto diet is advertised and widely talked about for being an effective way to lose weight, improve mental performance, and even regulate blood pressure.

With that being said, is it right for you? Below are 5 considerations to be aware of...



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6 Benefits of Dark Chocolate for your Valentine

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2018 3:53:45 PM / by Nicole Urban posted in Diet & Eating 4 min read time

Valentines Day is right around the corner and every grocery store is stocked with endless amounts of chocolate. If you are trying to watch your weight, this might make you cringe. But, what if I told you that chocolate is actually considered a super food? There are many different types of chocolate but Dark Chocolate is the ultimate form that will increase your overall health and satisfy your taste buds. This Valentine's Day enjoy some of the six awesome health benefits of dark chocolate.

 


 



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Top 8 Nutrition Tips for Athletes and the rest of us...

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2018 12:47:45 PM / by Alex Olson 3 min read time

For athletes, one of the most important parts of training and recovering is nutrition. Whether you are playing on a high school sports team, playing sports competitively in college, playing sports professionally... or just playing for fun, your nutrition advice is going to be similar. Utilizing these eight tips can be sometimes difficult, but it should help to improve your performance and overall health.



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Part 2: How to Eat Based on Your Genes: 65% C, 15% P, 20% F

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2018 1:28:18 PM / by Sharon Brack posted in Diet & Eating, Healthy eating 5 min read time

As part of the blog series 'How to Eat Based on Your Genes' that introduced the beginnings of how to 'match your wheel to your meal', this blog defines the Genetic Dietary Profile for 65% Carbs, 15% Proteins, and 20% Fats. If this is your pie chart, read on to understand how to organize your daily nutrition meal plan.



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