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carbs.

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carbs.

Carbohydrates. It seems like everyone has an opinion about whether carbs are good or bad for you. Regardless of how you feel about them, they are essential to your health! You need carbohydrates to survive. This is a fact and eliminating carbs from your diet is incredibly dangerous. Simply put, carbohydrates provide energy. Carbs are used for energy, which includes everything from cell creation, metabolism, and all your basic body functions. That means you need some form of carbohydrates to help facilitate muscle repair and growth, along with energy just to have a good workout. Quick energy carbs come from...

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find your balance in food.

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find your balance in food.

ever wonder why you feel so fantastic on a cleanse? once you get over the sugar, caffeine, and alcohol withdrawals, you feel as if you hit the reset button with your body: light, cheery and renewed. so what can we do to maintain that open, uplifted, energized, and balanced feeling we achieve through our eating habits?   It is no secret that what we eat affects the way that we feel day to day. A vibrant variety of fruits and vegetables, nuts + seeds, and appropriate sizes of proteins + fats will offer us ample energy and vitality. these foods...

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macros + food labels.

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macros + food labels.

Ever wondered how to count macros or what should my macros be? It can be a tad confusing but no worries, I will explain everything in the next few minutes.   First things first: what are macros? Macros is short for macronutrients. There are three, which are carbohydrates, proteins and fats. They are what determine the calorie content in the foods you eat.   Calculating your personal macro goals can be done in a variety of ways and everyone does it differently. This first calculation should be a starting point for you in your journey to figure out what ratio...

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