Posts in Food
Quality or Quantity

What do you think is most important when it comes to what you’re eating and trying to become healthier or lose weight? Is it the amount (quantity) of food you’re eating? Or is it the type (quality) of food you consume?

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Nutrition Challenge Results

If you follow me on social media, you know that I recently finished up a nutrition challenge at The Pursuit in Frankenmuth.

Some of the participants gave me permission to share their individual results and some shared words related to their experience. I have been posting these on my social media weekly, but here is a compilation of all of those results!

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Are You a Coffee Drinker?

For those of you that know me, you know that I could never tell you to not drink coffee, because, well, I drink too much of it myself and that’s just not fair. I can, however, let you in on a few tips to help make your coffee consumption a healthier habit. Find out more in today’s post.

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Your Calorie Needs Can Change!

So last time I talked about calorie intake I said you need to make sure you’re eating enough, now I’m telling you that you may need to eat less?! I swear I’m not trying to confuse you, just hear me out on this one and why I’m bringing it up. I’ll explain a bit about why your calorie needs decrease and how that plays into yo-yo dieting and weight loss struggles.

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Simple and Complex Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are a macronutrient that have a bad reputation in some nutrition circles. I can’t deny that for some people following a ketogenic diet, they’re seeing weight loss results, but there are a number of factors that are at play including sustainability, micronutrient consumption, and even physical activity. I’m here to say that I don’t believe carbohydrates are the devil and they can be part of a completely healthy lifestyle. (I mean, hello, vegetables are carbohydrates!)

Today I’ll provide a breakdown of the difference between simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates and why each is needed in the diet. Have no idea what I’m talking about? Perfect, you’ll learn something today!

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Are you eating enough?

Calories In vs. Calories Out

The basic idea of weight loss is that in order to lose weight you must consume less calories than you expend. For those of you that are not familiar with this, calories are the energy that we get from food as well as the energy our body uses to live. So, we need to be giving our body energy as we use it. However, if we want to lose weight, we can eat a few less calories and/or burn a few more with activity, forcing our body to use what it already has stored (usually fat).

Most of the time, this basic equation works for weight loss. But, sometimes, it doesn’t…

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