Your Calorie Needs Can Change!

So last time I talked about calorie intake I said you need to make sure you’re eating enough, now I’m telling you that you may need to eat less?! I swear I’m not trying to confuse you, just hear me out on this one and why I’m bringing it up. I’ll explain a bit about why your calorie needs decrease and how that plays into yo-yo dieting and weight loss struggles.

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Is Your Path Finite?

I listened to a podcast this week that really got my attention and it was just too good not to share. Ben Bergeron is a well-known coach in the CrossFit community and works with some of the greatest athletes in the world. However, this podcast is applicable to every single person, whether you’re into fitness and CrossFit or not.

The name of this podcast is Chasing Excellence and the title of the episode I’m sharing is “Embrace the Chase.” While I won’t give away all of the good stuff because I want you to listen, I’ll give you some of the general ideas.

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Simple and Complex Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are a macronutrient that have a bad reputation in some nutrition circles. I can’t deny that for some people following a ketogenic diet, they’re seeing weight loss results, but there are a number of factors that are at play including sustainability, micronutrient consumption, and even physical activity. I’m here to say that I don’t believe carbohydrates are the devil and they can be part of a completely healthy lifestyle. (I mean, hello, vegetables are carbohydrates!)

Today I’ll provide a breakdown of the difference between simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates and why each is needed in the diet. Have no idea what I’m talking about? Perfect, you’ll learn something today!

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