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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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