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protein.

Anna Smither-Semon

Tags fitness, food, foodlabels, health, macronutrients, macros, protein, wellness, workout

protein.

protein. this is the most important macro when it comes to building and repairing your muscles. if you don’t get adequate amounts of protein, your muscles will take longer to heal, may not heal completely, and it will be a lot harder to build upon your existing muscles. it is made up of building blocks called amino acids. some amino acids can be produced in the body and some need to be eaten in food. however, just like any other macro, protein has to be consumed in the appropriate amounts to avoid excessive weight gain. protein is 4 calories per...


carbs.

Anna Smither-Semon

Tags 200grams, calories, carbohydrates, carbs, energy, food, macros

carbs.

Carbohydrates. It seems like everyone has an opinion about whether carbs are good or bad for you. Regardless of how you feel about them, they are essential to your health! You need carbohydrates to survive. This is a fact and eliminating carbs from your diet is incredibly dangerous. Simply put, carbohydrates provide energy. Carbs are used for energy, which includes everything from cell creation, metabolism, and all your basic body functions. That means you need some form of carbohydrates to help facilitate muscle repair and growth, along with energy just to have a good workout. Quick energy carbs come from...


find your balance in food.

Anna Smither-Semon

Tags alcohol, alkalinefoods, allergies, balance, balancedmeals, bloodsugar, caffeine, calories, carbs, food, mood

find your balance in food.

ever wonder why you feel so fantastic on a cleanse? once you get over the sugar, caffeine, and alcohol withdrawals, you feel as if you hit the reset button with your body: light, cheery and renewed. so what can we do to maintain that open, uplifted, energized, and balanced feeling we achieve through our eating habits?   It is no secret that what we eat affects the way that we feel day to day. A vibrant variety of fruits and vegetables, nuts + seeds, and appropriate sizes of proteins + fats will offer us ample energy and vitality. these foods...


macros + food labels.

macros + food labels.

Ever wondered how to count macros or what should my macros be? It can be a tad confusing but no worries, I will explain everything in the next few minutes.   First things first: what are macros? Macros is short for macronutrients. There are three, which are carbohydrates, proteins and fats. They are what determine the calorie content in the foods you eat.   Calculating your personal macro goals can be done in a variety of ways and everyone does it differently. This first calculation should be a starting point for you in your journey to figure out what ratio...


nutritiously fueling your body properly.

Anna Smither-Semon

nutritiously fueling your body properly.

No matter what fitness level you are at, fueling your body properly prior to and after a workout is crucial for optimal performance and muscle recovery. Whether you train hard every day, are just starting your own fitness journey, or are somewhere in the middle, learning to keep your body fueled properly will help you to reach your health + fitness goals. _________________________________ Whether you are an avid gym goer, squeezing in a workout, or even going on a walk for your lunch break - fueling your body prior to a workout is necessary to ensure that you perform at...