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WHAT IS METABOLIC FLEXIBILITY?

WHAT IS METABOLIC FLEXIBILITY?

Why We Need Metabolic Flexibility There are many good reasons to want more metabolic flexibility: It allows us to safely and effectively utilize a wider variety of nutrients. If we enjoy metabolic flexibility, we can eat a purple sweet potato and a grass-fed ribeye....
ORGANIC VS NON ORGANIC

ORGANIC VS NON ORGANIC

ORGANIC VS NON-ORGANIC In a perfect world, all of our food sources would be organic. Our meat, fruit, nuts, seeds and vegetables would all be sourced would be sourced locally, seasonally, and without human intervention. Obviously this in not possible for most of us...
EMOTIONAL EATING

EMOTIONAL EATING

Emotional eating (or stress eating) is using food to make yourself feel better—eating to satisfy emotional needs, rather than to satisfy physical hunger. You might reach for a pint of ice cream when you’re feeling down, order a pizza if you’re bored or lonely, or...
MINDLESS EATING

MINDLESS EATING

Most of us don’t overeat because we’re hungry. We overeat because of family and friends, packages and plates, names and numbers, labels and lights, colors and candles, shapes and smells, distractions and distances, cupboards and containers. Studies show that the...
DIETARY & SPORT SUPPLEMENTS EXPLAINED

DIETARY & SPORT SUPPLEMENTS EXPLAINED

Dietary and sports supplements are intended to supplement the diet. They’re products that may include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, herbs, or botanicals (plants). These products are generally available over the counter without a prescription. If you don’t...
MINERALS

MINERALS

Your body cannot create minerals, so it’s essential you get them all from your food. Minerals are classified as micronutrients, because you don’t need too much of them. However, that doesn’t negate their importance. Like vitamins, minerals don’t contain any calories...
VITAMINS

VITAMINS

Vitamins are organic compounds that are needed to sustain life. Most vitamins need to come from food because the human body either does not produce enough of them, or it does not produce any at all. The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a...
CARBOHYDRATES EXPLAINED

CARBOHYDRATES EXPLAINED

Let’s talk carbs! Carbohydrates seem to have a bad reputation for themselves and often many commercial diets will be “low carb” or try eliminate carbs all together. Often people mistake carbs to just be in bread, pasta, potatoes but are unaware that carbs are...
FATS EXPLAINED

FATS EXPLAINED

FATS! When we think of fats we often think of pizza, hamburgers, fries, cakes…… and all the bad (but tasty) meals. However, fats are an essential part of our diet and is important for good health. There are different types of fats, with some being healthier than...
PROTEIN EXPLAINED

PROTEIN EXPLAINED

Protein is often overlooked as some “mystery nutrient” which has magical properties at growing muscle in teenage boys. This is clearly a result of a few decades of embellished marketing, and it will serve you well as a “fit & conscious...
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