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Calculating Calories (dos and don’ts)

Calorie Deficit, Why Does it Matter? A calorie deficit occurs when the number of calories you eat is less than the number of calories you burn. Creating a calorie deficit over time leads to weight loss.  Calculating Calorie Needs  Individual calorie needs are based on a variety of factors including age, sex, general health, body size, height, activity levels, body composition, and health goals. You can use prediction equations to

Good Fats vs Bad Fats

Fast Fat Facts  What are Less Healthy Fats  Saturated Fats Potential Negative Effects of Saturated Fat  Trans Fats Negative Effects “Healthy” Fats Monounsaturated Fat Polyunsaturated Fat Bottom Line Healthier fats are an important part of your diet, but moderate consumption is best! Trans fats are harmful to your health, however, saturated fats are not linked with an increased chance of heart disease. It is also important to include some level

FlexIt: Ask a Trainer – Kristen Halleran Offers Her Take on Intermittent Fasting

Kristen Halleran is a nutrition and lifestyle professional passionate about helping others achieve their goals in a realistic way. Halleran’s expertise is in weight loss, peak performance, autoimmune, digestive health, and many more. Kristen understands the world of nutrition can be challenging. There is so much information out there and the truth is not always the same for each individual. With that understanding in mind, Kristen offers her take on

Supplements vs Food: What’s the Verdict?

Did you know that over 90% of Americans don’t meet their dietary recommendations for nutritional intake? 🤔Many people lack critical dietary nutrients despite how healthy they may believe their diet to be. As a result, some turn to dietary supplements and multivitamins to reach their daily nutritional needs, but is this truly an effective way to aid your diet?  Let’s dive deeper into supplements and their benefits and shortcomings.  Benefits

Marissa Meshulam (MS, RD, CDN) Series: Black & White Thinking

Marissa Meshulam MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist who offers a wide range of services including individual nutrition coaching, group therapy, corporate wellness events, and brand consulting through her brand MPM Nutrition. Marissa is also an active personality who co-hosts The Wellness Wake-Up podcast. In this four-week content series, Marissa shares helpful tips to share some benefits of working with a registered dietician with the FlexIt audience.  In