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Know Your (Healthy) Weight Loss Calorie Intake

I have been asked many times, “How much (calories) should I be eating?” Great question! First of all, get it out of your head that all calories are “bad. We need calories! They are energy, an important source of fuel your body cannot live without. What’s important is that you get the right calories–nutritious ones […]

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Nutrition 101: The truth about calories…

Nutrition 101: CaloriesBy Elle Penner, M.P.H., R.D. One of the first things I was asked to do as the MyFitnessPal Dietitian was put together a Nutrition 101 presentation for our staff. The team enjoyed it so much we decided we had to share it with you all – and what better way to do that than in […]

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What Your Body Wants – How to Fuel Your Workout

What we eat before and after workouts has a tremendous impact on how we feel both during and after our exercise session, and on how well our bodies recover. The goal is to maximize our workouts and give our bodies the important nutrients necessary for optimal recovery. The last thing we want is to feel […]

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How Many Calories Should You Cut to Lose Weight?

I am often asked, “How much (calories) should I cut in order to lost weight?”   Great question!   First of all, get it out of your head that all calories are “bad.” We need calories! They are energy, an important source of fuel your body cannot live without. What’s important is that you get […]

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Lose it Quick or Lose it for Good?

I was reading an article recently that listed the top 10 “the-faster-the-better” health and fitness trends we should FORGET.   The trends for weight loss were the ones that specifically caught my attention.   Most of us remember (or have tried) the juice fast or eating gluten-free for weight loss. And then there was Sensa—the flavored […]

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