Nutrition Blog — lifestyle

Fall Produce: The Freshest and Tastiest This Season

Julia Barber

Not only do these seasonal foods taste better, but they're also cheaper and have higher nutritional value. Plus, eating what's in season is more environmentally friendly. 

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Why cooking at home is so important for a healthy lifestyle

Jillian Tedesco

Being able to cook or quickly prepare meals and snacks at home is important in building a long-term healthy lifestyle. Otherwise, you will be consuming processed foods or eating out for all your meals. You might think, "How will I make room for cooking with my schedule"? Or "I have enough money to spend on going out, it’s not that big of a deal."

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Why You Should Be Exercising

Julia Barber

Did you know that exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health? It's true! Exercise provides a multitude of health benefits. No matter what your age is, exercise is something you should be doing regularly to improve your overall health and well-being.

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5 Key Vitamins for Seniors

Julia Barber

As you age, your body begins to need fewer calories. This can sometimes lead to a lack of important vitamins in your diet. Seniors are especially prone to deficiencies in Vitamin C, Vitamin D, B Vitamins, Calcium, and Fiber. 

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5 Tips For Eating Healthy On a Budget

Julia Barber

There are plenty of reasons to eat healthy, even if you're on a budget. Eating healthy can help you maintain a healthy weight, feel more energetic, and avoid diseases. Eating healthy on a budget may seem impossible sometimes but it is totally possible and does not have to be hard. 

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Why Fast Food is Not Convenient

Julia Barber

Many fast food restaurants are focused more on producing a product quickly and less on producing a product with healthy quality ingredients. 

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How to Properly Store Your Produce

Julia Barber

Improper storage of fruits and vegetables is not only frustrating, but it is one of the top 3 reasons for the crazy amount of food waste in the US. Learning how to properly store your produce is a game changer because it can actually double the life of your fresh fruits and veggies. 

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Time, Variety, and Knowledge

Jillian Tedesco

There are probably 3 things you crave from your food…  Time (to make good food) Variety Knowledge (of what tastes good) Maybe you’ve never thought about it this way, but typically the biggest hurdle keeping you from consistently eating healthy are these three things. Maybe you’re a busy mom like me or maybe cooking intimidates you and you don’t have the desire to learn how to really cook.   When I’m creating a new menu for fit-flavors I’m always thinking about these 3 things (and a million others). I want to break them down a bit for you and give you that "behind...

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Algebra before Calculus in Nutrition

Jillian Tedesco

We all remember that school started with basic math, then algebra, then geometry, then algebra 2, then calculus. We needed the foundation before we could take our basics and apply them to complex math equations. Nutrition is exactly like that. 

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Food For Any Lifestyle

Julia Barber

Did you know that you can use fit-flavors as a tool for any nutrition plan that you are following?  We want to be your first resource in healthy eating no matter where you are in your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Breakfast

Julia Barber

What does breakfast look like for you? Eggs? A muffin or protein bar on the go? Or maybe non existent? While breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day, only about 44% of people eat breakfast every day.

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How to Stay on Top of Your Goals

Julia Barber

Happy New Year! New year, new goals! While any moment can be a fresh start, what better time to focus on new goals or refocus on old goals than the new year? 

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5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter

Julia Barber

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends, however, things have been a little different lately. Chances are you or someone you know has been sick this Winter, it’s spreading like wildfire! While cold and flu season is at an all time high right now, there are things you can do to try to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

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Vitamin A

Julia Barber

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is naturally present in both plant and animal foods. Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient that is important for healthy vision, may lower your risk of certain cancers, supports a healthy immune system, supports bone health, and promotes healthy growth and reproduction. 

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Mitigate Seasonal Depression With These Tips

Julia Barber

While the Fall and Winter seasons bring happiness to some, it is not uncommon for others to feel down in the dumps. The shorter days and colder weather can trigger a chemical change in the brain leading to depression symptoms. This feeling is known as seasonal depression. 

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Protein 101

Julia Barber

Protein, along with carbohydrates and fat, make up our macronutrients. Macronutrients are the nutrients that our bodies need in higher quantities for energy. 

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Combat Your Sweet Tooth With These Tips

Julia Barber

The Holiday season is here! Time for trips to the pumpkin patch, scary movies, fun costumes, and sweets, lots and lots of sweets. This time of year it can be hard to curb your sweet tooth when all of your favorite stores display Halloween candy, candy apples, and pumpkin pies front and center. 

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5 Antioxidant Rich Foods

Julia Barber

You’ve probably heard of antioxidants and how they are healthy for you. But do you really know what they are and how they work? Antioxidants are molecules that are naturally produced in your body and found in some foods. 

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Vitamin D

Julia Barber

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is crucial to your health. It helps your body absorb calcium which is important for strong bones and helps to prevent osteoporosis. Vitamin D also supports your immune system, brain, nervous system, lung function, and cardiovascular health. 

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PCOS Awareness

Julia Barber

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month! It’s important to bring awareness to various diseases and syndromes such as this one so that we can rally together to share information and show support. 

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