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The Importance of Food Timing

We all know food timing can be overwhelming and confusing but it doesn't have to be.  Food timing is important for feeling your best and fueling your workouts. The timing component comes down to your schedule and preferences when eating. A lot of it based off of how you feel throughout the day and may need to be adjusted over time.  For us, we like to keep it simple.  1. We always stick to breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some people prefer smaller meals throughout the day, but make sure you at least eat the three main meals. This will help you create...

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But how am I supposed to hit these protein numbers?!

Often times people come to us struggling to hit their protein numbers. Of course, no one usually struggles with their fat and carbohydrate numbers because those are the delicious macronutrient’s. Believe it or not, hitting protein numbers can easily be done by doing one or some of the following things…  Increase your protein portions at each meal: This is usually the first thing we suggest. For reference, one ounce of lean meat equals six grams of protein. If you add an ounce of meat to four meals, you have already added 24 grams of protein for the day! Do you...

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Stop Complaining About Meal Prep

Yes, we know... meal prepping every week is annoying and can be exhausting! But there are ways to knock out your weekly meal prep within a few hours.  Meal prepping doesn't have to be difficult and doesn't have to be fancy. Just make a plan and keep it simple.  Some tips for a faster meal prep: 1. Bake in bulk: pick two proteins, two veggies and a carbohydrate you would like for the week. Arrange them on a large baking sheet and pop everything in the oven! If you have a grill, this is also an option. You can quickly...

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Let's Not Forget Micronutrients!

Typically, in the world of nutrition you will hear people talk a lot about macronutrients, which as we have discussed in previous posts are your proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Every once in a while, someone will mention micronutrients.  So, what are these micronutrients and why don’t we track them like we do macronutrients?  Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to be healthy. They do not provide us with energy like macronutrients, but they help assist in all metabolic processes to help transfer energy, repair and build our bodies, immune systems, etc. Vitamins include but are not limited...

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