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7 Strategies to Break Your Bad Nutrition Habits

We eat the way we do for a myriad of underlying reasons, and many of these factors weren’t necessarily in our control when our behavior development around food started. Some human eating behaviors even come from our remote ancestors and instinctual survival needs!

With habits being so deeply rooted, they can be tough to break; but there are some tried-and-true strategies you can implement to make breaking unhealthy habits more manageable.

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Ask the MD: Do Calories Really Matter?

Calories are the foundation of nutrition. They are units of energy we consume and burn off all day, every day. They are listed at the top of every nutrition label, and they are the notorious defining variable of several diets.

But how important are calories to your success? 

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How Bad is Sugar, Really?

Too much sugar in our diets can be one of the biggest threats to modern health. Yet, in the year of 2020 when stress, anxiety and isolation is high, it’s fair to guess the average intake of 156 pounds of sugar a year, will be higher.

Being educated on the sweet danger of sugar can be the fuel we need to create change.

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5 Unconventional Tips for a Healthy Metabolism

This article isn’t about magic pills or 7 day detoxes. We’re going to focus on action items that will improve multiple aspects of your health. Some of these tips may be new to you and as the title suggests – you will probably consider them unconventional.

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Biohacking Blood Sugar: CGM for the Non-Diabetic

Are Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) the tech device of the future?

In short, yes, and perhaps it is only a matter of time before glucose tracking becomes as widely available as activity trackers.

A CGM is a beneficial tool to collect data to personalize a diet, lifestyle and quality of life.

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Sleep: The Ultimate Performance Enhancer

The days of wearing the “I only need 4 hours of sleep” like a productivity badge of honor needs to be over. Burning the candle at both ends only leads to poor health, bad decision making and burnout.

Seven to eight hours of sleep seems to be the minimum per night that we should aim for. Deep, uninterrupted sleep is the goal. It’s not good enough to just be in bed — we must minimize the tossing and turning, trips to the bathroom and mind racing.

Sleep is the ultimate performance enhancer.

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Carb Cycling for Women

Carb cycling is an excellent strategy for women who want to optimize their body composition while maintaining their exercise performance.

However, the typical approach of alternating almost daily doesn’t match with female hormone cycling. The ideal approach for women is to plan for 2-week cycles of high and low carb diet combined with appropriate workouts for each phase.

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4 Mobility Exercises to Get You Back in the Gym

As some gyms across the US are reopening, it’s tempting to jump right back into your former workout routine.

But be mindful – your body needs time to transition back into those higher intensity training sessions. These four mobility exercises can give you a new “functional” range of motion that you will definitely feel as you ease back into your fitness routine.

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