How I Quit Drinking Soda

To release my soda addiction I had to start with the root. I had to understand when and why I was drinking it to begin with. It was never a huge thing in my household growing up. I even went years where I would have maybe one or 2 but I never had an addiction….

Why I Stopped Drinking Soda

Sitting at a desk job all day, I found myself craving soda’s constantly. I began to notice I only drank soda when I was bored. Coke preferably. Being at my desk, my cravings were ravenous. I went from never drinking carbonated drinks to needing one every day. Then I started to eat a ton of…

Understanding Carbs 2

I previously went over simple carbs in our first part of Understand Carbs. Let’s dive into complex carbs. Complex carbs are glucose polymers that are identified by their structure as the polysaccharide group of sugars. They are not easily absorbed into the bloodstream and must be broken down into single unit glucose molecules before they…

Understanding Carbs

We’ve reviewed proteins and fats as energy sources. The final energy source seems to be the most controversial; carbohydrates. While some athletes load up on them, other fitness experts try to avoid them all together. Of course everyone is different and how you consume them should be in relation to your goals. In this post…

Lipids: Part 2

In part 1 of our lipids series, we discussed triglycerides. In part 2 we will talk about the other types of lipids starting with phospholipids. Phospholipids Assist in the cellular membrane and distributing fats throughout the blood stream. They play a major structural role in the nervous system. [1] Types of Phospholipids: Choline Involved in…

Lipids: Part 1

What if I told you that you needed to consume more fats to stay at a healthy weight. Initially I did not believe it but after learning about the different types of fats it all makes sense. Let’s review the different types of fats, their benefits and how to consume them. Triglycerides Before we continue,…

Minerals for the Body Part 2

The next form of minerals are micro minerals otherwise known as trace minerals. Trace (Micro) Minerals are needed to be consumed in smaller amounts from 1-100mg/day. One unique quality of trace minerals is that they cannot be destroyed by cooking or heat. Boron: Good for bones, cells, the regulation of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, brain…

Minerals for the Body Part 1

Just as your body needs vitamins, minerals are also essential to maintain health. Often times we confuse minerals with rock and crystals but there are minerals that the body needs to consume. These minerals are divided into Macro minerals and trace minerals. Let’s begin with macro minerals. Macro minerals are required in large amounts to…

All About Proteins

What are Proteins? To get into the science of it Proteins are complex macromolecules that are needed for the proper functioning of the body and are required for every chemical reaction that takes place in the body’s cells and tissues. They are the body’s foundation and responsible for the structure , growth, development, and regulation…