Posts in Nutrition
Micronutrients: They're Important Too!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I track my macronutrients to ensure my body is getting enough protein, carbs, and fat. These are the nutrients our bodies need for energy and to build and repair muscle. I like to think that I’m pretty consistent in reaching these macro goals, but a couple of days ago I took a look at my food diary and was amazed at how little iron I was getting in my diet! Though I had been doing well in hitting my macro goals, as I looked deeper I noticed I was struggling to meet many of my micronutrient goals - another important aspect to consider when striving to fuel my body well!

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Protein for Women

Hi, friends! Do you eat enough protein day to day? Take a look at your diet. As women, we need at least 100 grams of protein each day.  If you’re not reaching this target, it may be time to take a look at your diet and add in a few extra servings here and there! Protein is the main building block of our bodies. It is used to build muscles and enzymes, regulate hormones, and it keeps us full! Without protein, a body cannot function efficiently.

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Intermittent Fasting and Autoimmune Disorders

Intermittent fasting is one of my favorite parts of the lifestyle I choose to live. It gives me the flexibility to eat within a certain time frame that works for my schedule, allow my body to heal and thrive, and I am able to focus upon hydration first and foremost during the day. However, starting out with a 16/8 intermittent fasting protocol  may not be for everyone - especially if you have an autoimmune disease.

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Mindset Around Fasting

In the health and wellness industry, fasting has become a popular term in which many are trying out for themselves. In my previous blog post, I discussed some of the benefits and when (and when not) to do it. However, it is SO important to address mindset before implementing a fast into your routine. Fasting is not meant to punish or to be a quick fix. It is meant to reward your body with time to heal and repair itself.

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Get Those Greens In

It’s no secret that greens are good for you. However, how often do we make sure we are getting enough of them each day? If you’re like me they always end up in the grocery cart, but the real challenge begins when you arrive home and have to remind yourself to incorporate them into your meals! Today, I’d like to share a few tips of how to get those greens into your diet.

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Tips to Stay Focused on Your Nutrition

You’ll hear me say it time and time again: nutrition is key! When we are fueling our bodies efficiently, they are more likely to work efficiency. It’s a balancing act. Around this time of year with Spring Break and warmer weather it can be difficult to think about focusing in on our nutrition and sticking to it, but trust me - your bodies will thank you if you do! Today I’d like to share some tips that help me stay focused on my nutrition.

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The Truth About Processed Foods

We’ve all heard it again and again - avoid processed foods. When we’re on the go, it can be difficult to do so. After all, it’s much easier to grab a granola bar out of the pantry than it is to cut up fruit and veggies before running out of the door. Trust me, I get it! However, you should know the truth about the processed foods you are ingesting and the effects that they have on your body. Today, I’d like to dive into a few of them that became evident when I began really looking at the food labels in my kitchen.

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Balancing Your Macros

Whether you’re just starting your health and fitness journey or you’ve been living a healthy lifestyle for some time, you know how important it is to ensure you are getting a balanced diet of the appropriate macronutrients. Our bodies need protein, fat, and carbs to thrive - and making sure you’re finding the correct balance daily is detrimental to energy levels, fitness, and day to day tasks. Today I’d like to share five tips that you can try today and increase your success!

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Shred For Summer Tips

Though it seems like 90% of the country is in the middle of an annoying late winter cold snap, I like to set my mind on warmer days ahead!  I’m sure most of you have spent a minute or two dreaming about the upcoming spring and summer months so today let’s talk a little bit about how to get that pre-summer shred on!

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5 Ways to Find your Abs During the Holidays

Summer is a season where the weather is hot, salads are a cool treat, and it’s easy to want to be out and about. Flashforward to winter where many of us seek to stay indoors, enjoy warm comfort food, and our activity levels tend to drop. In turn, we may lose sight of our goals and our abs.

What if this holiday season, this didn’t happen? Today I’d like to share 5 ways to help you not only find your abs, but keep them!

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Let me Help you Stay on Track Through the Holidays!

It’s almost November, which means holidays are coming full speed ahead. With the FASTer Way to Fat Loss lifestyle, I have no doubt that myself and my clients will be still be able to reach goals and find the flexibility to still enjoy events and parties that lie ahead. Whether you’re just beginning this lifestyle or have been following it for a while, here’s why you can continue to do so through these holiday months!

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Do you Love Yourself Enough not to Binge Through the Holidays?

Every holiday season, I find my countertops filled with sweets. Whether it be cookies, candies, or sweet bread, temptation lies at my fingertips - especially when the temperature drops and I find myself wanting to stay inside to avoid the breezy air! It’s so easy to fall into the bad habit of binging through the holidays, but this year, I encourage you to think, “Do I love myself enough not to?”

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How to Stay on Track With the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® When Traveling

When on vacation, it is easy to lose track of our goals. We’re in a new place, with friends and family, and ready to enjoy ourselves - I get it! I’m traveling as I’m writing this on a business trip.  However, this does not mean we have to feed our bodies food that does not fit our goals. Today, I’d like to share a few tips that I use when traveling that not only helps me stay on track during vacation and traveling, but get right back at it with my FASTer Way to Fat Loss routine when I return.

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Lifestyle, NutritionJenny Mire
Can you Carb Cycle Long Term?

Carb Cycling is simply alternating between higher and lower carb days that promotes fat loss and muscle building. It is the approach that all of my clients use when working with me, whether their goal is to lose fat, gain muscle, or maintain their current state. With that said, can you carb cycle long term? Absolutely! Why?

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Healthy Living, NutritionJenny Mire