The insulin reaction

If you’ve heard of the Glycemic Index, then you probably know that certain foods, primarily carbs, promote insulin production more than others. Without getting all technical, insulin has a big role to play in fat storage, so you want to keep itfrom spiking. Ever feel drowsy after a big meal? Ever get hyped up on […]

Creating your shopping list

This is the foundation for being able to plan ahead for your meals. Follow the tips below and go grocery shopping on your day off. Take a shopping listWhether it is typed into the notes on your smartphone or on a sticky note, having a list will help you stay on track with what it is […]

Your first nutrition action steps

There are four things you can start doing today to ensure you are on the right track nutritionally. They are simple and easy to remember.

Meal Frequency

How many meals should you eat per day? The answer is a minimum of 3 times but up to 6 times if possible. They should be spaced fairly evenly over your day and basically divided by the number of calories you need into six equal parts. The thing you are trying to achieve here is […]

Creating your meal plan

Now that we know all of the important fundamentals of nutrition the next step is to createyour meal plan. You meal plan should fall within the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range(AMDR) outlined by The Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, as referencedin the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). This is a fancy way of saying they […]