Category Wellness

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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Proper Proportions For Your Meals

Wellness is 80% diet and 20% exercise. That wasn’t the first time you heard me say that, and it won’t be the last. What you put into your body is more important than what sort of exertion you get out of your body.

Even if you are eating a healthy about of calories with healthy portion sizes, things can still be skewered if the sizes of each meal portion are out of wack. If your plate consists of 50% mac ‘n’ cheese, 40% steak, and 10% kale…you are doing it wrong. “A” for effort, but still wrong.

Your meals should be made up of three categories: proteins, veggies, and carbs. Veggies are self-explanatory...

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Ayyyy, It’s National “Hug A Newsperson Day”!!

All over the world, journalists are dedicated to providing you with accurate and timely news to inform you of the happenings of where you live, the next state over, or across the world. Journalists work hard, often long and varying hours to get the news to your lap (or text for your phone). Today is the day where we nationally recognize newspeople for all that they do…

It’s National Hug A Newsperson Day!

Are you a journalist? Give your team a hug! Do you work solo? Give yourself a hug! Hug, hug, hug!

There are thousands of journalists nationwide who cover everything and anything. Between the local newsperson giving you information about the events happening in your town, or the national correspondent keeping up with the White House and everyone in between, they’re all important...

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