ditch the diet

The Great Carb Controversy Part 2

 ~Ditch The Diet~ Always keep in mind, everyone’s body is different! We do not all have the same dietary requirements. Just because a diet low in carbs works for one person doesn’t mean that it is right for someone else. Life isn’t a sprint it is a marathon. Personally, I choose long-term health over short-term… Continue reading The Great Carb Controversy Part 2

ditch the diet

The Great Carb Controversy Part 1

 ~Ditch The Diet~ Let’s REALLY talk about carbs, yup I am going THERE… No other nutrient has caused so much confusion or controversy. Keep in mind that what you do to lose the weight is what you will have to do to maintain it. Let me say that again: What you DO to LOSE the… Continue reading The Great Carb Controversy Part 1

ditch the diet

High Five for Fiber!

Fiber refers to certain types of carbohydrates that our body cannot digest. These carbohydrates pass through the intestinal tract intact and help to move waste out of the body. Diets that are low in fiber have been shown to cause problems such as constipation and hemorrhoids and to increase the risk for certain types of… Continue reading High Five for Fiber!

ditch the diet · Uncategorized

What I Eat In A Day Weekend Edition

~Ditch The Diet~ As you may remember, I follow a model of eating called 80/20 which means 80% of what I eat is clean/healthy foods and 20% is “splurge” foods.  I also eat intuitively.  Meaning if I am hungry I eat until I am satisfied, and if I am not hungry, I don’t eat.  Sounds… Continue reading What I Eat In A Day Weekend Edition

ditch the diet

Carb Confusion

~Ditch the Diet~ Today we are going to be talking about the most controversial of macronutrients – carbohydrates. As we have been discussing recently, there are three macronutrients: Carbohydrate, Fat, Protein.  Macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories (or energy) for our bodies. No other nutrient causes so much confusion or controversy as carbs. Carbohydrates are… Continue reading Carb Confusion

ditch the diet

What I Eat In A Day

~Dith The Diet~ I follow a model of eating called 80/20 which means 80% of what I eat is clean/healthy foods and 20% is “splurge” foods.  We can get more into the details of 80/20 in a future post. I also follow intuitive eating.  This basically means if I am hungry I eat until I… Continue reading What I Eat In A Day

ditch the diet

The Skinny On Fat

~Ditch the Diet~ Guess what…fats don’t make you fat.  Big shocker I know! As I mentioned in a previous post,  macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories (or energy) for our bodies. There are three macronutrients:  Fat, Protein, Carbohydrate. (Fat provides 9 calories per gram.) Fat might get a bad wrap, but it is actually essential… Continue reading The Skinny On Fat