Paleo and Flexible Eating: What’s The Difference?

I am sure most of us are familiar with the paleo diet, or have at least heard of it at some point. After all, it’s one of the most popular weight loss diets out there. But as with anything in life, there are some good and bad things about this diet. That’s why many people opt for flexible eating or If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) instead.

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Vacation Like a Boss | Tracking Whilst Traveling

We have been on vacation in Hawaii for nearly two weeks. Check out how we have been doing so far, how we have stayed on top of our nutrition and fitness plus some tips and tricks for saving money when you’re on vacation.

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Vacation Mode – 10 tips & tricks for a healthy holiday

There’s no doubt that the biggest challenge for our clients and for us too, is when we’re thrown out of our typical routine. Whether that be a long vacation or a short weekend trip away, continuing to make progress or at least avoid undoing progress is no easy feat. Jason and I have both been on vacations in the past where we would do nothing but enjoy indulgence after indulgence. It’s fun when you’re doing it but the guilt and self-loathing when you get back from vacation and discover you’ve gained in excess of 10 lbs., well that’s more than just a little bit miserable!

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6 Active Date Ideas

As a self-proclaimed foodie, I get A LOT of enjoyment from trying new foods and cuisines. But sometimes it seems like people have nothing better to do than going out to eat! Whether you’re going on a date or just hanging out with your friends, collaborating in something active together has been shown to make a much more lasting impression.  Some of you may dread the idea of breaking a sweat on a date, but research shows that working out with a partner not only helps to boost your mood, it strengthens your bond.

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9 Ways to Maintain your Fitness Motivation

Feeling healthy all year round takes more than a fleeting commitment to get fit on January 1st. Sure, the initial motivation to “do something” along with the discount gym pass might propel you forwards for a few weeks, but what do you do when that motivation starts to wane? When your kids are sick, or you’re pulling all-nighters at work? When your alarm clock obnoxiously beeps in your ear at some hideous hour and its pouring outside, or your friends spontaneously decide to get drinks after work.

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Why Intensity Matters

Intensity is a buzz word…this was intense, that was intense.  Really?  Was it?  Was your 2 mile stroll around the neighborhood intense because it was sunny out?  Or was it just hot?

Intensity should not be used just because you sweat, got your heart rate elevated, or became tired.

Let’s dive deeper.

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What is Fitness?

Fitness for so many of us is a buzz word, we work out simply because we think we are supposed to.

But why?

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Boost serotonin and enhance your sleep with these simple practices

If you’ve already mastered your sleep ritual but you’re still not getting good quality sleep, you may be suffering from low levels of serotonin. By making some simple adjustments to your nutrition & lifestyle you can naturally elevate serotonin to help regulate your body’s sleep cycle and and achieve a restful night’s 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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