Researchers from London studied young adults, vitamin C, and fat burning. They found that “plasma vitamin C concentrations were inversely related to protein energy expenditure…and directly related to fat energy expenditure…” This suggests that when vitamin C concentrations are high, fat is utilized more readily for energy production. In addition, the amount of energy provided from…

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I have something super-serious to talk about today: cheat meals. So let’s define the “cheat meal.” A cheat meal is any food eaten every once in a while that you KNOW doesn’t move you towards better health. In fact, it may be downright terrible for you. The idea of a cheat meal is to eat…

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Here are some suggestions for foods that are good sources of healthy fats. As with all our suggestions, think of it like a buffet: Take what you like, and leave the rest. Plant-based -Avocado and avocado oil -Cacao (dark chocolate) -Cold-pressed nut and seed oils -Fresh coconut and coconut oil -Nuts and seeds -Nut and…

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This is an extensive list of high-protein foods. As with all our suggestions, think of it like a buffet: Take what you like, and leave the rest. Notice that these are relatively lean protein sources. So, bacon and pork skins didn’t make the list. These, and foods like them, are higher in fat than protein.…

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Here are some suggestions for foods that are good sources of healthy carbs. As with all our suggestions, think of it like a buffet: Take what you like, and leave the rest. Whole grains -Whole, intact grains such as brown or wild rice, amaranth,                                               barley, buckwheat, millet, oat groats, quinoa, teff, wheat berries -Whole or…

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Hand-Size Portion Guide Using hands to measure portions is a good approach for most clients who don’t need specific amounts of foods or macronutrients. Hands are portable. They come with you to work lunches, restaurants, social gatherings, etc. Hands are a consistent size, providing a consistent reference. Hands scale with the individual. Bigger people need…

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