Is Sleep Affecting your Weight Loss?

Would you like to lose weight, have more energy, improve your memory, reduce your appetite, and improve your athletic performance? One simple change can help you to do all these things; getting more sleep.

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Sugar Doesn’t Make You Fat – Separating Food Fact from Fiction

Sugar, somewhat unfairly, has a bit of a bad rep. But it’s not too surprising why. With little redeeming nutritional value (other than providing us with energy) it’s the perfect dietary villain. But just because a food group isn’t abundant in micronutrients & minerals does not necessarily make it bad. Sugar actually makes up the backbone of our DNA; it powers our cells, stores energy for later and feeds our good bacteria. We can’t blame one chemical or food for all the health problems we have, and yet that’s exactly what we’ve done.

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Net Carbs vs Total Carbs with Macros

What are Net Carbs?

When you eat foods that contain carbs, your body’s enzymes break them down into individual sugar molecules to then be used as energy by the body. Net carbs, or digestible carbs as they’re also known, refers to all carbs that are absorbed by the body.

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How Excess Sodium Affects Your Health and Weight

Sodium is a mineral that plays an important role in our health. In fact, even minor fluctuations can have a major impact on our bodies, so concentrations of sodium are tightly regulated by the body.

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Hydration & Weight Loss – Is water the key to losing weight?

There’s one really essential component of nutrition & health that often goes overlooked. Any ideas? It’s what most of us are not drinking enough of. WATER! Reports suggest that up to 75% of the American population fall short of their daily hydration requirement so we’ll hazard a guess and say that you’re probably not drinking enough either. Don’t worry, we weren’t drinking nearly enough in the beginning either!

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The 800 gram Challenge in a Nutshell

What is the 800 gram challenge? Well unlike most macro coaches out there, we strive to teach people practical nutrition habits that they can use to maintain their health and body composition, even when they’re not able to weigh & measure or track.  If you’ve read our last few blog posts, you’ll know that we’ve been focusing on balancing the notion that “you can eat anything you want,” with ensuring that your body still gets all the essential vitamins & minerals it needs.

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Dietary Fiber – What is it and why should we care?

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is not readily digestible by the body. Though most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules, fiber is mostly kept in-tact and so it doesn’t increase the amount of sugar molecules in your blood. In fact, fiber helps to regulate the body’s use of sugars as it slows down digestion so that sugar molecules are released slowly into the blood stream, helping to keep hunger and insulin production in check.

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What is Fiber? – OYE Podcast – EP 34

What is Fiber?  How much do I need?

In this week’s episode Jason and Roz break it all down for you – pun totally intended! Here’s a quick summary of what we discuss:

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Jerry’s Transformation – From rehab to the gym. How Jerry lost over 100lbs.

Jerry’s transformation is particularly special to me because we have known each other for over 20 years now. We met freshmen year of college playing Rugby together and then pledged the same fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon. We were great friends sharing a bond over partying hard, watching wrestling, and hitting the weight room. For me, the partying ended upon graduation in 2000, but for Jerry it kept going. Ultimately in 2017 he checked into rehab (not his first time) for the last time. When I saw him at our seminar he could barely walk up a flight of stairs. Recently he trained for and finished a 5k run! This is Jerry’s story of how he lost 100 lbs. with Own Your Eating.

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