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Do YOU need supplements?

One question I get repeatedly is what supplements can I take to improve my physique or perform better? And my answer is always- Is your nutrition on point? Do you drink enough water? Do you get enough sleep? Is your lifestyle truly in line with you goals or are you looking for a shortcut?  The point I’m trying to make is that supplements are SUPPLEMENTAL to all of the other lifestyle factors being in place. Without everything else listed above being dialed in supplements are a waste of money! So let's say you’ve got your nutrition spot on, you drink...

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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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Steak Anyone?

Protein is one of the 3 macronutrients that we have discussed in previous blogs.  Most people understand why we need carbohydrates and fats in our diet, but what about the protein?  Today we are going to delve into the reasons why getting the proper amount of protein is important in your nutrition plan. Satiety- Satiety is how full or satisfied you feel after eating. Protein is the best macronutrient at increasing this feeling. Additionally, it will help you feel full for longer so you aren’t tempted to sneak in some snacks later in the day! TEF- Thermic Effect of Feeding- The thermic...

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