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Monday Meals Recap

If you follow me on Instagram then you probably saw my Monday Meals posts on Instastories. I thought I would post a quick recap of what I ate and why. Yesterday wasn’t exactly a “normal” meal day for me since I just got back from a 10 day trip to Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Hilton Head Island to visit family. I arrived home late Sunday afternoon and delayed grocery shopping until Monday. I also usually teach the 7:15 am class at Shred415 South Loop on Monday mornings but this week I swapped classes with another instructor and will teach the 7:15 am class on Wednesday instead. Anyway, that’s the background and now here is what I ate.




Macronutrients: Carbohydrates – Part 2 –

Hello again! This is a question I hear all the time and here is my second blog post focused solely on carbohydrates. This time we are delving into the world of complex carbohydrates. To start, complex carbohydrates are also known as polysaccharides and are long chains of glucose that form glycogen, starch, and most fibers.




Macronutrients: Carbohydrates – Part 1 –

Nutrition science can be super confusing since there is so much conflicting advice out there on the internet, so I wanted to start out simple. For many of you, this may be review but I can’t tell you how many times during one-on-one sessions with clients that I get to the end of a session and realize that there is still some confusion about the three macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Originally, when I set out to write this blog post I thought I would write about all three macronutrients. Turns out, this is much too difficult to do in just one post. What better place to start than with simple carbohydrates.




My Nutrition Journey

Hi! I am so excited to introduce my healthy lifestyle, food, and nutrition blog. It has been quite the journey that has led me to this point. I wanted to use my first blog post as a chance to introduce myself and to let you know what you can expect as a follower of this blog. First things first, here is a little bit more about me.