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Do you know what you’re consuming every day? Often, people greatly underestimate the calories they’re taking in on a daily basis, which can lead to unintended weight gain. Logging food for weight loss is one tactic you can add to your overall fitness regimen that can have measurable results. You have to eat to fuel your body and to support your fitness programming. If you’re working with a qualified trainer, like those at Loyalty Fitness, adding food logging to your routine can be a game changer when it comes to losing weight and building muscle. Our trainers can even work with you to review your logs, provide insight, and let you know where you’re either falling short or can improve your intake.
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Everybody is different and that means that everyone’s fitness and nutrition needs aren’t exactly the same. Fine-tuning a custom nutrition and workout plan with a personal fitness and nutrition coach can allow you to give your unique body exactly what it needs to be healthy and succeed!  Because each body is unique, the amount of calories and type of nutrition that each needs to perform optimally is different. Finding out what works best for your body, including calorie intake and output and how genetics play a role, is key into leading a healthy lifestyle. The caloric intake of an elite athlete differs drastically from a casual fitness enthusiast because the demand on their bodies is unique. By working with a nutrition specialist, you’ll be able to determine what works for you!
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If you’ve started on your journey to a fitter lifestyle and are wondering how to properly fuel your body, macro-based nutrition should be at the top of your list. Macros, or macronutrients, are in each bite of food that you eat. They are the molecules that our body uses to create energy and function. Macros are broken down into three groups: protein, fats, and carbs. Each of these is important to the proper function and output of your body’s systems. When you begin a training program, like super-slow strength training at Loyalty Fitness, you want to maximize your success through how you fuel your body. One easy way to do that is through balancing and monitoring the macros that you consume.
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Whether you follow a specific diet, or just try to eat as heathy as possible, it’s likely one of your main goals is to consume fresh foods as opposed to those that are processed. Food that has been changed from its original form before you consume it is considered to be a processed food. While not all foods that are processed are bad, there are many that are, and we should steer clear off or keep them very limited.

So, what makes particular processed foods unhealthy?
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New year, new you? Many people jump on the fitness bandwagon this time of year and that’s great! However, often people start their journey to fitness with a new diet. Guess what? Fad diets don’t work! There are lots of popular ones in the lexicon today – keto, paleo, zone, and so on. But have you ever wondered why diets don’t work? Often, diets are hard to stick to for success. That’s not how life works.
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What Carbs Are and Why You Should Control Them

If you’ve been trying to focus on your health and fitness, it’s likely you’ve heard of carbs and how they’re evil. But do you know exactly what “carbs” are and what they do to and for your body? Carbs or carbohydrates, are an important component of any diet but the type and amount that you consume is where you can get in trouble with your health. Your body typically needs carbs to function. Carbs are simply the sugars, starches and fibers found in a variety of foods. They are macronutrients, one of three main types that the body uses for fuel. Carbs, protein, and fats make up the trifecta of macronutrients that your body uses to function. All macronutrients are gained through a balanced diet and your body can’t make them on their own, but they are crucial to survival. The breakdown of how many “macros” of each category you need varies based on your activity level, goals, and overall health.
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