Clean Carbohydrates: simple and complex

Carbohydrates are a key part of my diet. They are one of my main sources of energy so I always try to pick “clean” sources of simple and complex carbohydrates. I try to eat foods that aren’t processed or are minimally processed. Complex carbs examples: oatmeal, yams, sweet potatoes, barley, 100% whole grain bread, 100% whole grain pasta, beans, lentils, …

Fresh Fruit vs. Dried Fruit

The problem with dried fruit is a serving size is never really enough! I can (accidentally) eat 8 dried apricots (160 calories), no problem. It’s a lot harder for me to accidentally eat 8 fresh apricots. Due to their shrunken size, it can be challenging to remember what a true serving size looks like. While dried fruit can be a quick …

Not all Carbs are Created Equal

Not all carbohydrates are created equal so it’s important to focus on macro & micro (nutritional value) of foods. When people cut carbs they often restrict bread but continue to eatย ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ. FRUITS ARE CARBS and there is nothing wrong with that. A lot of fruit actually contain more carbs than foods deemed “bad” ๐Ÿšซย like bread. I’m not saying to cut …

Could My Fitness Pal be interfering with your progress?

The My Fitness Pal (MFP) app is amazing for tracking your macros/calories. However, because users have the ability to add foods themselves, search results can often have errors (see above image). If you’ve ever used MFP you have have come across those pesky food items with macros that seem too good to be true or have 0 grams of  fat, …

Custom Meal Plans

No one likes diets! Eating healthy needs to be a habit and a lifestyle not a temporary way of life. Weight loss done in a slow and healthy way will be much easier to sustain than restrictive diets and juice cleanses. Based on my own experiences I know that progress is greatly affected by what you eat. Training 6 days …