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Healthy Hydration: Keeping Kids Hydrated Throughout the School Day

Nicole Burbank

As kids head back to school, ensuring they stay hydrated throughout the day is crucial for their overall health and academic performance. Proper hydration helps maintain energy levels, supports cognitive function, and keeps the body functioning optimally.   However, getting kids to drink enough water can be a challenge. Today we wanted to share tips and ideas for ensuring kids stay hydrated, including fun and nutritious drink options.  The Importance of Hydration for Kids  Hydration is vital for children's health and well-being. Water plays a key role in regulating body temperature, transporting nutrients, and removing waste products. Proper hydration is also...

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Stress-Free Weeknight Dinners: Quick and Healthy Meals with fit-flavors

Nicole Burbank

Managing busy weeknights can be challenging for all of us, especially when it comes to preparing healthy dinners. fit-flavors understands this struggle and offers a variety of quick and healthy meal options to simplify your evenings.   In this blog, we’ll share some easy dinner recipes using fit-flavors products that can help you create stress-free, nutritious meals for your family.  The Importance of Healthy Weeknight Dinners  A healthy dinner is essential for maintaining energy levels, supporting overall health, and fostering good eating habits. However, busy schedules often lead to grabbing fast food or skipping meals altogether. fit-flavors provides convenient, healthy...

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Navigating Dining Out: Tips for Making Healthy Choices in Any Setting

Nicole Burbank

Dining out is a delightful experience that brings joy and social connection. However, it can also pose challenges for those striving to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With tempting menus and oversized portions, it’s easy to stray from your nutrition goals. But fear not! With a few strategies, you can enjoy eating out while staying on track.

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Understanding Your Body's Signals for Nutrient Deficiency

Nicole Burbank

Cravings can often feel like a mysterious force driving us to indulge in certain foods. Whether it's a sudden desire for chocolate, a hankering for salty snacks, or a persistent need for something crunchy, cravings can be powerful and seemingly uncontrollable. However, these urges are more than just random whims; they are your body's way of signaling a potential nutrient deficiency or imbalance. By understanding the science behind cravings, you can interpret these signals and make healthier choices to address your body's needs.  What are cravings anyway? We all have them from time to time, but cravings are intense desires...

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Simplify Your Life with Batch Cooking and Planning

Nicole Burbank

Meal prep has become a game-changer for busy individuals striving to maintain a nutritious diet without sacrificing time or flavor. The secrets to successful meal prep lie in batch cooking and strategic planning, allowing you to save time and effort while ensuring your meals are both delicious and healthy.

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Fueling Your Body for Optimal Performance

Nicole Burbank

Balancing macronutrients is a key aspect of fueling your body for optimal performance and overall health. Macronutrients, which include carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, play essential roles in providing energy, building and repairing tissues, and regulating various bodily functions. How can you find a balance that fuels optimal performance?

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Portion Control 101: The Key to Healthy Eating Habits

Nicole Burbank

In the realm of healthy eating, few concepts are as impactful and transformative as portion control. Whether you're aiming to shed a few pounds, maintain your current weight, or simply adopt healthier eating habits, mastering portion control can revolutionize your approach to food and pave the way for long-term success. 

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Indulge Without Guilt: Embracing the 20% in the 80/20 Lifestyle

Nicole Burbank

Amidst the myriad advice on health and wellness, there's one principle that shines through as a beacon of balance, the 80/20 rule has become a guiding principle for finding balance between nourishment and indulgence. While the focus is typically on nourishing your body with wholesome foods 80% of the time, it's equally important to embrace the remaining 20% – allowing yourself the freedom to indulge in your favorite treats without guilt.

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Mastering the 80/20 Lifestyle: Finding Balance in Your Plate

Nicole Burbank

In the pursuit of balanced and sustainable nutrition, many wonder: "How do I find harmony in my eating habits?" The 80/20 lifestyle emerges as a beacon of guidance to this inquiry. Read more to find out how to implement the 80/20 mindset into your life.

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The Gut-Brain Connection: How Your Gut Health Impacts Mood and Food Choices

Nicole Burbank

In recent years, scientific research has shed light on the fascinating connection between our gut health and mental well-being. Far beyond its role in digestion, the gut has emerged as a crucial player in regulating our emotions, mood, and even our food choices.

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Meet the fit-fam: Dave and the Fearsome Project

Joseph Thompson

As a locally-owned St. Louis company, fit-flavors values the importance of giving back to our community. Read along to learn how Dave Tilden, our Grill Cook, embodies these values through his work with an organization named Fearsome.

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Optimize Your Morning Routine With the 90-Minute Rule

Joseph Thompson

Morning routines are sacred - so why should you consider changing yours? Changing the way you consume your morning caffeine could lead to more energy, better performance, and better sleep - all while keeping that beloved coffee in your diet.

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5 Ways Protein Leads To Weight Loss

Joseph Thompson

While protein is commonly viewed as a muscle building macronutrient, its true value is derived from numerous other physiological benefits.  How can increasing your protein intake improve your health?

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5 Common Misconceptions in Health & Fitness

Joseph Thompson

In the age of social media, the amount of information regarding health and fitness is massive.  Every influencer has the perfect diet, workout, and supplements. How do we know what's true?

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Why Reverse “Dieting” Might Be Right For You

Joseph Thompson

In the world of fitness, we often think cutting calories is the key to weight loss. But what if there was an approach that proved to be more sustainable, effective, and enjoyable?

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Building Healthy Habits Together

Julia Barber

Juggling demanding work schedules and daily responsibilities, it becomes all too common to overlook the significance of prioritizing our well-being. However, involving your family in your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle can make the journey more enjoyable, sustainable, and meaningful.

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Nutrition Essentials: Your Shield Against Cold and Flu This Season

Julia Barber

As the cold and flu season approaches, boosting your immune system becomes paramount in warding off illnesses. One of the most effective ways to strengthen your body's defenses is through a well-balanced and nutrient-rich diet. 

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Sodium: Understanding Your Daily Intake

Julia Barber

Sodium is a crucial element in our diet, playing a vital role in various bodily functions. However, it's essential to have balance when consuming sodium to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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How to Stay Active and Energized in Colder Weather

Julia Barber

As the temperature drops and the days grow shorter, it can be tempting to hibernate indoors and put your fitness routine on hold. However, staying active in colder weather is not only possible but also incredibly invigorating.

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The Power of Planning Ahead with The Winning Week

Julia Barber

Imagine your week as a blank canvas, waiting for you to paint it with vibrant and nutritious meals. Planning ahead isn't just about knowing what you'll eat; it's about ensuring that your body receives the right nutrients at the right time. By planning your meals, you gain control over your diet, making it easier to make healthier choices.

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