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Nutrition 101: Reading Labels

Nutrition Label Blog

Are you one of the many people who have a love-hate relationship with grocery stores? They are wonderful, because they are stocked full of the foods that can keep our bodies alive and healthy. On the contrary, there are endless options that can damage our bodies without us realizing it. It can be frustrating when you’re excited to start practicing healthy eating habits, only to be bombarded by options on the shelves making a multitude of ambiguous claims. …all natural, gluten free, whole grain… Suddenly, you enter panic mode and grab what looks like the healthiest option or just end up filling your cart with what you are used to. No wonder many of us are confused what we should eat! Below are a few tips to help you develop confidence in your ability to make smart choices at the grocery store by understanding how to read labels.
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Clear the Haze: Key Components of a Good Diet

Healthy Meal

Nutrition is a vital component of health and fitness. They, truly go hand in hand. Much like fitness, there is no one size-fits-all meal plan that can fit the needs of everyone. Inevitably, most people will start rummaging through the abyss of google for a diet to meet their needs. Seeking answers from multiple sources often seems like a good idea at first, but it usually takes a turn for the worse when everyone claims to have the answers, and yet each suggestion conflicts with the next. … Intermittent Fasting, No wait, eat every 3 hours… Eat whole grain, unless you follow Paleo then don’t eat grains at all… Diet is extremely individual. Moments of success can lend clues to lead you in the right direction. Your body weight, energy level, and performance can all be indicators of your diet is working. Check out our guide to test your nutrition.
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3-Steps to Pick the Right Oil For Cooking

Whether your goal is to be healthier, lose weight, or to gain weight, including healthy fats in your diet is essential for satiation and also a positive hormonal profile. However, most fats come in liquid form, making them convenient to use, but they’re often used precipitously mainly due to the misconception that because they’re healthy they’re innocuous. Now, too much of anything is bad for you (let’s get that cliché out of the way now), and a little, when it comes to oils and fats, goes a long way.
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5 Tips to Make Sure Your Nutrition is On Point

Vegetables

When evaluating nutrition, many of us look into countless diet plans searching the golden, end all be all diet. … Keto diet, Whole 30, Dash Diet, Atkins, Weight-Watchers … Unfortunately, these diets may not be conducive to your specific needs, nor is there a one-size-fits-all meal plan. Using the following 5 questions can help you evaluate your current nutrition plan and help cue you to make necessary changes:
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Metabolic Conditioning

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The calories in vs calories out equation will always stand true. However, what many of us don’t consider is the variability of our metabolism. Our basal metabolic rate is a measure of how many calories our bodies need at rest. If you were to lay in bed or sit on the couch all day long, how many calories does your body physiologically need to sustain itself? Our basal metabolic rate can be effected by a number of factors: lean body mass, activity level, and nutrition habits. By conditioning our metabolism through the strategies discussed below, we can use our body’s natural ability to adapt while supporting our weight management goals.
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3 Tips to Create Better Eating Habits

Healthy Salad

We have all heard it time and time again… eat this, not that… don’t eat before you go to bed… greens first, entrée later. Countless tips of what we should be doing, but why is it that many of us fail to stick to our meal plan and achieve our goals? The answer lies within each of us! There is no one-size-fits-all diet, exercise regimen, or super food that can get your ripped abs, breaking PRs or losing those last 5 stubborn pounds.
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