Nutrition Quickie: Macronutrients and Micronutrients

So some have asked me what the difference between macronutrients and micronutrients are. MacronutrientsMacronutrients, also know as macros, are your big three. The three things that you need in your diet to survive. 1)carbohydrates2)fat3)proteinThere are general recommendations for regular population but also recommendations for athletes as well. For carbohydrates, it is recommended that the general …

Good VS Bad Carbohydrates

Why are some Carbohydrates good and some are bad?Good carbohydrates (or complex carbohydrates) are:High in fiberNatural in sugarsLow glycemic countSlower digestion which means prolonged energy levelsKeeps you fuller longerHelps with weight lossBad carbohydrates (or simple carbohydrates) are: Low in fiberRefined and processedFaster to digest so energy levels slump quicker and hunger comes back quickerAdded sugarsCause …

Nutrient Density

So what makes a difference in ones health is not only intaking healthy foods, but nutrient density. I will be explaining the differences in nutrient density.High Nutrient Density (Good) - Non-starchy vegetables (raw leafy green vegetables > solid green vegetables > all other non-starchy vegetables- beans- fresh fruitsMedium Nutrient Density- starchy vegetables- whole grains- raw …

Path Reset

This was written after some inspiration from my loving husband. This may sound like it more pertains to people like my husband who have had Bariatric surgery but it pertains to anyone who has fallen off their path and need a reset. In my time I have been running a Bariatric fitness group with Derrick, …