Posts tagged nutrition
Diets Are Overrated [And Why This Dietitian Thinks You Should Avoid Them in 2019]

It’s time to ditch the diet! And when I say diet I don’t mean restrictions that are necessary for religious/moral beliefs or medical conditions. I mean the mentality that certain foods should be labeled as “bad” and vehemently avoided. This is the year to make peace with your body and not purse weight loss.

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"No Meat Athlete" - Is It Right For Me?

With more and more people adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet, it leaves us wondering, “Is this right for me?” Various athletes, even up to the elite level, are implementing these routines while still excelling in their respective sports. For example, ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek has embraced a vegan lifestyle, and recently set a world record for running all 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 46 days, eight hours, and seven minutes. Yikes.

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Here's the scoop (pun intended) on Picky Oats

If you workout in the morning, you know the importance of fueling after a tough session. Whether you're lifting weights, taking Zumba, running or cycling, our body needs nutrients to help recover and make it through the work day. Besides avocado toast (don't judge me), my favorite go-to breakfast is oatmeal. I usually load it up with peanut-butter, cinnamon, apples and whatever else I have on hand to make it more filling.

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7 Food Blogs To Upgrade What's On Your Plate

Hello there. My name is Kiera and I am a wannabe Chef. I blame Instagram. Anywho, there are times when I'm inspired to make an over the top meal and then there are times when I just order out. There is no real middle ground yet. So, in order to get me (and you) motivated to make more creative meals, we're sharing some of our favorite food blogs. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, cheers to upgrading what's on our plates. 

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Avocado based smoothie? Yes, please!

By Veronica Shah

A key part of staying fit is ensuring that your diet is in check. Fruits and vegetable should make up a large part of what you eat, and nutritionists recommend that you get at least 5 servings per day. However despite your best efforts, it might not always be possible to consume enough.

This is where smoothies come in! Not only do they taste great, they are also very easy to prepare, are digested easily and help to increase your overall intake of natural foods.

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How To Skip The Grocery Store (and still eat healthy meals at home)

Everyone knows that healthy living starts in the kitchen. Unfortunately, we all struggle with figuring out what food is considered healthy, how meals should be portioned, and how to find time to grocery shop, meal plan and cook.  

It can get pretty overwhelming. What if we told you that you never have to visit the grocery store again? What if we told you that you even have the option to skip meal planning altogether? 

In this post, we cover three grocery delivery services that allow you to pick out your groceries from the comfort of your couch and six meal prep services that help you cook healthy meals for you and your family without the stress of measuring ingredients. 

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If You Suffer From Emotional Eating, You're Not Alone

By Kiera Smalls 

Emotional eating is looking to food for comfort, stress relief, or as a reward. It's believing that you need this or that in order to feel better. You feel powerless over food cravings and when the desire to eat hits, it’s all you can think about. Nothing else matters. Not your goals. Not your instincts that tell you that you're making a bad decision. Nothing.

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How to Fuel for the Long Run

When you run a 5k, 10k or even a half marathon, you may be able to get through the entire run by simply hydrating. When you jump to training and running longer distances, like the marathon and further, you will need to bring a more solid fuel. 

Discovering why, how, when, and what to fuel with is a process that often varies from person to person. Here’s what you need to know about fueling on the run so you can get that PR!

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Where to find cold-pressed juice in your city

While a juice-cleanse may not be in your future, adding cold-pressed juice and smoothies to your diet is a win-win. Grab a juice for post-workout fuel or chug a protein shake after your long run with our city-guide to cold-pressed juice. 

Keep reading to find cold-pressed juice in Boston, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C.

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Do you spend too much money on fitness?

Have you ever took time to calculate how much you spend to stay fit and eat healthy? Adding up your workout classes, juices, healthy eats, race entries, and gear will make you want to throw your calculator at a wall. The reality is, we spend thousands of dollars to look and feel good and sometimes we don’t even realize it until you're staring at your bank statements at the end of the month. Let’s have an honest conversation about our “healthy” spending and how we can hack the system.

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What to Eat After a Run or Workout

Ever wonder what you should eat after a run or workout? Well you're not alone. With so much information floating around the web, it's hard to figure out what you should be snacking on after logging a long run or intense workout session.

Not only is it confusing to figure out what to eat, it's confusing to figure out when to eat too. We compiled this post to help you figure out where your next post-workout nutrients should come from.

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What are probiotics and why are they good for you? [Sponsored]

Have you avoided getting a cold this winter? If so, you might have probiotics to thank! Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that live in our bodies and are good for our health.

Hopefully you didn’t cringe when you heard the word bacteria… often when we hear this word we think of disease, but your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad, and probiotics are the "good bacteria”!

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Should I Use Gels To Fuel My Long Runs?

Do you spend your Saturday or Sunday mornings logging long runs? If you're training for a long-distance race, you've probably come across energy gels at least once during your training. If you've found yourself losing energy during your long run, you may have even wondered if you should be using gels to fuel your long runs.

We know that the sports nutrition section at your running store can be a little intimidating so we wrote this post to give you a head start on creating your long distance nutrition plan. 

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Recipe: Nutty Chocolate Chip ‘Nola Bars (w/ Instructions!)

Raise your hand if you enjoy dessert (raises both hands). Thanks to City Fit Girls' Jackie McQuiston, we have a sweet treat for you to try at home. Have a dairy or gluten allergy? No worries, Jackie includes substitute ingredients at the bottom of this post. After you try out the delicious recipe, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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