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Here’s the quick and dirty on Fat: ******Disclaimer******Same as before. Not going to argue for a “diet” just going to present some info on Fat. Here’s what to know: Basically: there are 3 types of Fat SaturatedMonounsaturatedPolyunsaturated They all have a place in our daily nutrition. Here’s a description of each, some sources and some more info. 1.) Saturated. This one has the worst rep, but some modern studies are contesting older info that’s out there. A saturated fat is a type of fat, in which the fatty acids all have single bonds. So, there’s some science. Where does saturated...

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Carbs……Uh oh…..the “C” word. Well maybe they aren’t as bad as we’ve been led to believe. Maybe we need to know a bit more about carbsand then do a little bit of math to make sure we’re getting the right amount. So, here we go: 1.) What is “Carbohydrate”? For our purposes, it’s a source of energy. Often a quick one–your body can convert carbs to energy quickly–this can be good but it can be bad too, so remember this: “Carbs are quick(er) energy”.2.) Types of carbs? Simple and complex. Complex carbs tend to burn a bit slower. 3.)  What are “good” carbs? Knowing that there are...

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“Cup of motivation”; aka coffee. There is a simply reason why coffee gives you this motivation: meet our good friend caffeine. Caffeine is a natural stimulant that arouses your brain and central nervous system, making more focused and less fatigued. Teas, chocolate, and coffee naturally contain this; while it is mostly added into beverages including sodas, energy drinks, and other supplements. Regardless of which source we choose to consume, caffeine has been there to give us that extra boost to complete the day. But careful, too much of a good thing could also be a bad thing. Here are a...

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Protein–can be tough to get enough. What do you do when you’re trying to get more protein into your body? Here’s a few snacks that are easy and have anywhere from 5-10 grams of protein per serving. These are portable, and can be packed up in snack bags and taken with you wherever you go: 1.) Hard Boiled Eggs (2) . (12 Grams of Protein)Cook up a few at a time and keep ’em in the fridge. Peel ’em and take ’em with you.2.) Mixed Nuts (5 Grams)1/4 cup of mixed nuts is 170 cals, has healthy fat and will keep you full...

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Water. Your body needs it.  Yes, you can absorb water through the food you eat and by drinking other beverages like coffee, tea and etc. But, water is what your body is mostly composed of and what your body really likes to drink is good ol’ fashioned H2O. Need to more motivation to drink more water?  Here’s five quick  reasons: 1.) Drinking water can help you lose weight. Yep.  Sometimes mild dehydration can be confused with hunger.  Additionally, water can act as an appetite suppressant. 2.) Rid the body of waste. The waste your body produces is flushed out as...

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