Macronutrients vs Micronutrients: What’s the Difference?

Today I want to discuss the difference between macro- and micronutrients. I know that it's easy to get the two confused, so I'm hoping a quick post will help clear it up for anyone who is interested! Both macronutrients and micronutrients are essential for human health, but what are their individual roles within the body? …

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Why Severely Restricting Calories Won’t Help You Lose Weight

While we would all like to think that the key to weight loss is simply "calories in vs. calories out," in reality, it's much more complicated than that. Restrictive fad diets and modalities would like us to believe otherwise with their overly simplistic, black-and-white rules. But the truth is, successful weight loss cannot be done …

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Warning Signs of a Fad Diet

Oh fad diets... The bane of every dietitian's existence. These diets are usually the ones making ridiculous and unrealistic claims. Yet many people are still drawn to them, which is what they are designed to do. One of the main reasons I started blogging as a nutrition student was to dispel false diet advice. And …

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Why I Don’t Want an Apple Watch

Over the past year or so, Apple Watches have completely blown up. Everyone and their mother seems to have one. Because of their growing popularity, I thought about whether or not it was something that I might want to invest in for myself. It didn't take me long to come to the conclusion that it …

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Why No Calorie Counting May Be the Best Calorie Counting

We've all been there at one point or another. An insecure teenager willing to do just about anything for the approval of others. In my case, I was a young sophomore in high school when I discovered the magical idea of calorie counting. Upon first hearing about it, and hearing the success stories of people who …

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