Category Nutrition

Scallion Stories

One of the most versatile ingredients that enhances many a meal is scallions. Also known as green onions or shallots, these little babies are available for pretty low a price in most supermarkets.

Making a soup? Add scallions. Cooking some meat? Add scallions. Eggs? Scallions. Pancakes? Scallions. Hell, take your Easy Mac and throw in some scallions for a while new kick!

The best thing about scallions is that they are cheaper than cheap. They can be made available in your own home for FREE.

You don’t need a full garden. You don’t even need a green thumb. You need a bundle of scallions from the supermarket, a cup, some water, and some sunlight.

  1. Grab a bundle of scallions from the supermarket.
  2. Cut 1-2 inches ...
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Calculating Your Macros

In order to properly calculate your macros for weight loss, weight gain, or weight maintenance, you need to know how many calories you’re currently eating.

There are ways to estimate this, but people get the best results when tracking their calorie intake for a consecutive seven days. It is extremely important to make sure that you track an average week and weekend (i.e. no special events that alter your diet).

I recommend downloading the free app Carb Manager for iOS and Android to track your macros. Carb Manager is advertised as an app for keto diets, but it has functionality for all macro choices! When you install the app, it will have you create an account and select how you want to balance your macros...

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What’s In A Macro?

Knowing your macros is one of the keys to success with any health endeavour. “Macros” stands for macronutrients which are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. They make up the calories in our food. Most foods are made up of multiple macronutrients.

By knowing the macronutrient breakdown of food, you also know how many calories it has!

For example: If something has 20 grams of carbs, it will have 80 calories because 20g x 4cal/gram = 80 calories

Tracking my macros helped me to understand that there are truly no good foods or bad foods. While it’s certainly beneficial for most of your calories to come from whole foods, there is most certainly still room for treasures in your life like FroYo and waffles 🙂

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Eating Healthy While Traveling

Vacations are often the kryptonite to a healthy diet. You’re doing good, sticking to your meal plan, counting your calories, and…bam! You go on a trip away from home. Meals consist of grease and deep-fried everything, and you head home bloated and five-pounds heavier just in time to do a 3-day vegan cleanse to repent for your travel sins. Get food and travel guidance from Liveyouraloha.com

I know this feeling all too well, and I know how disgusting I feel even midway through my trips if this is what my diet has become.

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Even though “calories don’t count” while on vacation (or on holidays, or on your birthday, or on your friends’ birthdays, etc...

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Easily De-Seed Vegetables: Chile Peppers, Zucchini, and Cucumbers

Many yummy meals are made with fresh vegetables. These meals are not only delicious, but they are healthy for you, too! Nobody likes having pesky seeds in their food, but it can be aggravating to de-seed some of today’s most popular veggies.

We’ve noticed that many recipes call for chile peppers, zucchinis, and cucumbers. Here are the easiest ways to de-seed these three vegetables to get them onto your dinner plate faster than ever:

Chile Peppers

While bell peppers and banana peppers contain no true danger, handling hot peppers—such as chile peppers—can be a daunting task. Soaking your hands in their juices leads to a painful experience. As such, the safest way to de-seed a chile pepper is to first slice off its top.

Slide a teaspoon down into the chile pepper, and rotate it...

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