Fat vs. carbs. What's the best to cut if you're trying to lose weight? The answer might surprise you.. but if you're trying to lose weight, cutting fat is the best way to go. Let me tell you why. Weight loss all comes down to being in a calorie deficit. Fat has 9 calories/gram and… Continue reading Fats vs. Carbs- Which Has More Calories?
Added sugar is a component of the carbohydrate macronutrient. And honestly, I don't really care about how much added sugar my students are consuming while trying to lose weight. Let me explain why. I calculate calorie & macro goals for my students to ensure they are in a gentle calorie deficit. I encourage them to… Continue reading Why I Don’t Really Care About Added Sugar While Losing Weight
We all have cravings for foods, and for me, sweets are on top of my daily list. Most of the time I'm able to satisfy a craving for something sweet with a portion of the food. For many, a portion never feels enough. The second these individuals allow themselves to enjoy something sweet, they feel… Continue reading How To Manage Sugar Cravings In A Calorie Deficit
We need to take a second today to talk about fruit because as much as I wish we were past this, it’s still an issue. A lot of people are scared to eat fruit because it has “too much sugar”. Let’s take things a step back for a second. Sugar is a component of the… Continue reading “Fruit Has Too Much Sugar.”
In last week's post, we talked about 5 reasons why you might be feeling bloated. One of the causes could be sugar alcohols. There's a good chance you're consuming sugar alcohols, so let's talk about them and if they're good or bad for you. First of all, what are they? Sugar alcohols are a type… Continue reading Why “Sugar-Free” Is Not Always The Best Option
So my plan was to get into this really awesome and informative post about simple vs. complex carbohydrates. But the more I researched it, the more confusing it became, even for me! And I hate when nutrition is confusing and not to the point. A lot of people know there's a difference in the type… Continue reading Simple vs. Complex Carbs, Who Seriously Cares?
Let’s talk all things artificial sugar today! So much to know, let’s break it down from the beginning. First off, what are artificial sugars/sweeteners? An artificial sugar is just one type of sugar substitute. They are known as intense sweeteners because they can be anywhere from 200 to 13,000 times sweeter than regular sugar! Whaaat?!… Continue reading Artificial sugar. Good or bad for you?