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What’s More Important For Weight Loss: Diet or Exercise?

So you want to lose weight, but all of your previous attempts have gotten you nowhere. Or you may have succeeded in losing some weight quickly, only to regain it just as fast. Maybe you’ve tried both exercise and dieting, but aren’t sure which is more effective.While both diet and exercise are important contributors to weight loss, cutting calories promotes weight loss more effectively than increasing exercise. It's generally easier to lower your calorie intake than it is to burn more calories through increased exercise. Importance of Diet Weight loss is generally 80% diet and 20% exercise, and the science seems to...

How To Count Macros: A Beginner’s Guide To IIFYM

“Counting macros,” also known as IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) is a dieting technique that tracks macronutrients rather than focusing on calories. This allows for more flexibility as there are no restrictions on what foods can be consumed--as long as they fit into your macros for the day.Following the IIFYM diet is pretty simple, and only requires a few steps:Calculating your macros: Calculations based on your age, weight, etc., determine how much of protein, carbs and fat you need in your diet each day. Meeting your macros: Once you know your tailored macros, you just need to stay...

5 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving (Plus Recipes!)

Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce. These are just a few reasons to look forward to Thanksgiving! But did you know that the average Thanksgiving meal is approximately 3,000 calories? And that’s not including any drinks, snacks, or additional food you may consume throughout the day. 3,500 calories is equal to 1 pound in gained weight.Gaining one pound over Thanksgiving may not seem like a ton, but also take into consideration any office Thanksgiving parties, get-togethers with friends, or other festivities in addition to the main event.Your personal fitness journey is just that: a journey. Thanksgiving is typically just...

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Healthy Snacks To Help You Thrive At Work

Do you find yourself often feeling tired and sluggish at work? Your office snacks might be what’s to blame!Food that is high in sugar and simple carbohydrates will cause your body to have constant blood sugar spikes followed by sharp crashes over the course of the day. This will cause you to feel tired, have low energy, and lose ability to fully concentrate on the task at hand. It also leaves you craving even MORE sugar, which will only repeat the cycle!To stay more active and productive throughout the day, you should keep your blood sugar levels steady. This can be...