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Salads are a great nutritious filler for meals, and compliment just about any dish You will need / 800g of pumpkin (raw weight) 1 bag of baby spinach 2 Table spoons roasted pine nutes 150g sprinkle of Feta cheese (reduced salt optional) Salad dressing, optional Wash the pumpkin and spinach, (remove the skin of the…

Guide to Macros

Macronutrient is a bucket term for the three types of nutrients that make up the bulk of what we eat: carbohydrates, fat and protein. Our bodies require ample amounts of each to function properly. On the other hand, alcohol also provides calories (7 calories per gram), but it’s not considered a macronutrient because we don’t…

Guide to fat

Are you afraid of fat? Don’t be. In addition to making food taste good, fat plays an important role in a healthy, balanced diet. Here we cover the basics about fat and how it affects health goals. FAT BASICS At 9 calories per gram, fat is the most calorie-dense of the macronutrients (carbs and protein…

Guide to Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are controversial among people trying to lose weight. Because individual carbohydrate needs aren’t one-size-fits-all, we’ve put together an informational guide to help you optimize your carbohydrate consumption and choose healthier options, whether you’re trying to lose weight, train for your first half-marathon or anything in between. CARBOHYDRATE BASICS Carbohydrates are found in almost all…

Guide to Protein

Protein is necessary for many things. Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, recover from a tough workout, feel more satiated at mealtime or simply maintain good health, it’s important to get adequate amounts of healthy protein. PROTEIN BASICS Protein is a crucial component of every cell in our bodies. It’s used to build…