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Where Should I Be Getting My Meal Plans

With social media and online social networks being extremely popular the exchange of all sorts of information has become easier than ever, nutrition information included. Social media influencers have become a source of information for example. Their followers will go to them to gain more knowledge on whatever it is that they may be marketing. Strong is the new sexy, …

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Veggie of the week: Bok Choy

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “eat your leafy greens?” The average person may associate leafy greens with kale, spinach or broccoli, but there are so many other fantastic green vegetables that offer the same (if not more) benefits.  Bok Choy, also known as Pakchoi or Chinese cabbage, is a popular food in Southeast Asia. It is …

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Fighting Inflammation with Ginger

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to outside threats such as stress, infection or toxic chemicals. Over time however, immune cells may start to overreact and inflammation may work against us rather than with us. Too much inflammation can harm the gut, joints, heart, lungs, gums and skin. It can interfere with your sleep schedule, lead to depression, and increase …

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Food for Fuel

Tracking calories is nothing new. But have you ever tried to track your macros? Many experts support tracking macronutrients which is the ratio of protein, fats, and carbohydrates in your diet. Some people even focus on the ratio of macronutrients in single meals or snack, rather than the day as a whole. Instead of reaching mindlessly for a bag of …

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Eat Out the Smart Way

Going out to eat is something that everyone loves to do. Across the country however, portion sizes have become out of control and are contributing to the quickly rising rates of obesity. It is easy to over indulge without even realizing it. Learning how to decrease portion sizes is one of the easiest and most helpful tricks to aid in …

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Healthy While On The Go

Living in the north east, three words that can describe most of the population are “on the go” and “in a rush”. The lifestyles that a lot of people live can come in the way of reaching fitness and nutrition goals. Here are three tips to remember when you will be on the go all day and need to avoid …

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Intuitive Eating 101

We’ve all heard the term “follow your intuition”. Growing up, my mom used to always tell me to trust my gut. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Maybe you’ve been told something similar. But did you know that your intuition can also guide your eating habits? Story time: I used to follow the “If It Fits Your Macros” …

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Plant Based Proteins: Not Just for Vegetarians Anymore!

I’ve recently had two of my friends transition to eating a plant-based diet. I’ve gotta give them major props – I don’t think I’d ever be able to give up meat or dairy! I eat so much grilled chicken that I’m afraid one morning I’ll wake-up sporting white feathers. No joke. However, there are a ton of benefits that come from …

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Your Healthy Eating Guide to Summer Barbecues

Summertime is finally in full swing! And you know what that means: it’s time barbecues and cookouts! Unfortunately, for anyone is trying to manage their weight, barbecues aren’t the best place to be. There are so many yummy (yet n0-so-nutritious) temptations to choose from! However, that’s no reason to avoid the summer fun! You can mingle at family barbecues while …

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Nuts for Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is a low-carb, gluten free baking substitute for refined flour. Its’ light, fluffy texture makes it satisfying and perfect for creating baked goods. It’s high in fiber, protein, healthy fats and free of wheat. Coconut flour is not actually a typical flour, rather it consists of 100% pure coconut meat and absolutely no grains. Nutritional Value A 30 …

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