Nutrition Blog — lifestyle

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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5 Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

Julia Barber

What does the word “healthy” mean to you? Is it a better diet? More time for yourself? Successfully making it to the gym 5 days a week? Better mental health?The definition of healthy or what a healthy lifestyle means is going to vary from person to person, but overall, a healthy lifestyle makes you happy and makes you feel good. It puts you in a state of mental, physical, and social well being.

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Postpartum Nutrition

Julia Barber

Congratulations mama, your baby is finally here! Your body just spent 9 to 10 months growing a human or maybe two, that's a big deal! Regardless of how your baby entered the world, labor and birth put a tremendous amount of stress on your body. While shedding the baby weight might be your top priority, recovering and nourishing your body with quality food after giving birth is way more important. 

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Julia Barber

If you or somebody that you know suffers from Crohn’s, it's helpful to have a support system that understands the disease and what you may go through on a daily basis. Below are some facts to explain what is Crohn’s Disease;

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Vitamins for Summer

Julia Barber

Summer is here! It’s time to lay around the pool, head to the beach, barbecue with friends and family, and just enjoy the beautiful weather. Is your body ready for all this excitement? We’re not talking about getting beach body ready, we’re talking about your health. 

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