So what are macros anyways? “Macros” is short for macronutrients which are carbohydrates, protein, and fat. These macronutrients are the foundation of the “If It Fits Your Macros” diet. What is IIFYM? If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) is a diet plan with focus of helping individuals reach their health goals while tracking their macros […]
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When it comes to physical activities like sports, hiking, backpacking, long walks, or working out– it’s important to stay fueled appropriately. In particular, carbohydrates and protein are important for sustaining physical activity and promoting recovery. Don’t settle for unhealthy, convenience store items–plan ahead with these 8 smart, healthy snacks to fuel your activity of choice. […]
“I want to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.” Whenever I tell people about this career goal, they often recognize it has something to do with helping people with food and nutrition. However, most people don’t quite understand all of the details that go into getting this credential or the variety of career options available to […]
What is the No Added Sugar Diet? Eliminating sugar from the diet for a week, month, or even a year has been a popular diet form recently. The focus of these diets is to eliminate added sugars which are not naturally occurring sugars in fruit, vegetables, and milk. Added sugars including: anhydrous dextrose brown sugar […]
We live in a nation obsessed with physical appearance, weight loss, and dieting. $33 billion dollars are spent on dieting products each year, yet over two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. These dieting patterns are a huge issue because they are typically unsuccessful, physically and emotionally damaging, and ultimately promote unhealthy eating behaviors. […]
Instead of a new diet (see my other recent blog posts where I tried out different trending diets), this week I focused on trying a way of life for some individuals. Since May 2018, nearly 40,000 Americans participant in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the new name for food stamps. What is the SNAP […]