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When It Comes to Health and Fitness, Tracking Is Knowing

The Taking Control of Your Health series thus far, in case you missed earlier posts: The First Step Towards Better Health: Bloodwork as Your State of the Union Understanding What ‘Real Food’ Is, Part I Understanding Food: What Are Fats Besides a Bad Word? Understanding Food: Proteins Understanding Food: Carbohydrates Controlling Stress: The Part of

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Understanding Food: Carbohydrates

Ah, carbohydrates. The new bad guy, right? The one who makes you decline those buttery dinner rolls and carrot cake? Well, yes. Bad guys. Sort of. Not all the time. Depends on you, your metabolism and activity level. First, let’s explain what carbs are. In essence, they’re sugars, and sugars have the effect of raising

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Understanding Food: Proteins

Last week, I gave a layman’s breakdown of dietary fat — that perennial bogeyman — and what types are out there and what you should and should not eat. Up this week: protein. I will first say this: if you eat meat and some occasional legumes, you’re probably getting adequate protein levels for a sedentary

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Understanding Food: What Are Fats Besides a Bad Word?

For the past three (four?) decades, the macronutrient we were most often told to avoid is fat. Fat is joined by protein and carbohydrates to form the triumvirate of macronutrients you hear bandied about the media so often. Fat, a short form of ‘fatty acids’, is thought to make you fat, predicated on the fact that fat

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Casual Friday: Taking Control of Your Health and Fitness

Welcome back. I hope everyone had some relaxing time over the holidays. A ferocious number people head up their new year resolution lists with one thing: get in shape. For most, this means losing weight. This goal is atop resolution lists every year, and it’s also one of the least-achieved goals a person can set.

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