March 27, 2017

Client Spotlight: Kim Minsky

I had my first baby in October and was looking for a plan to help me lose the baby weight. Even though I was pretty active throughout my pregnancy (4-5 CrossFit classes a week), I didn’t always fuel my body with the best foods. Ok, ok I basically ate everything in sight…candy, cake, bagels, chips…you name it! I ended up gaining 60 pounds, and it was no surprise that it would be a struggle to lose the weight, post-baby. I met Tina and Kerrie years ago at CrossFit 781 and was extremely excited to see that they started their own custom meal planning business. Four weeks postpartum and after a couple of talks with Tina, I decided to sign up for the […]
March 20, 2017

Breastfeeding Nutrition

If you are currently breastfeeding or have breastfeed before, you know that breastfeeding hunger is a thing!  In addition to your own needs, every nutrient that your baby needs to thrive for the first 4-6 months of life is coming from you. Knowing if you are getting too much or not enough can be confusing. Here are some simple tips to help both mom and baby reach their nutrition needs. Eat enough calories. Most moderately active, women should eat between 1800-2200 calories per day in order to maintain weight. Breastfeeding women should add an additional 200-400 calories per day for a total of 2000-2600 calories. Refuel after exercise. Women that are breastfeeding and exercising should add additional calories to their […]
March 13, 2017

Pre and Post Workout Nutrition Tips

Knowing what and when to eat around a workout are important factors in fueling and recovering from activity. A few simple tips can help you get the most out of your exercise routine. Before: eat simple carbs before exercise Simple carbohydrates give your body instant energy. Your muscles depend on this energy to fuel you through your workouts. A great plan is snacking on a piece of fruit 15-30 minutes before. Protein and fats are less important pre-workout since they do not provide instant energy. If you will be working out for over an hour and a half, try to eat a more complex carb 1.5 – 2 hours before then the fruit right before. After: protein + carbs within […]
March 7, 2017

Breaking Down Macros

What are macronutrients (macros), what do they do, and why they are important? Carbohydrates, protein, and fat are the cornerstones of nutrition and they each serve important roles. Finding the right balance of all three is important for maintaining, gaining, or losing weight and muscle mass. Carbohydrates Simply put, carbohydrates provide energy.  They fuel our brains, muscle, and organs. Some forms of carbs immediately become usable energy—they are quickly absorbed and increase the glucose levels in our blood. Others digest more slowly allowing for a gradual release of energy. Both have important roles in a healthy diet. Quick energy carbs, usually called simple carbs, come from fruits, candy, sports drinks, and processed starches like white bread, cookies, and crackers. They […]
February 28, 2017

Why You Need a Nutrition Coach

Are you thinking about joining Designed to Fit Nutrition? Whether you want to lose weight and get in the best shape of your life or improve your athletic performance by boosting your food choices, we’re here to help you achieve your goals with our custom plans and one-on-one nutrition coaching. And, with National Nutrition Month kicking off tomorrow, we figured it’s the perfect time to share why we think you need a nutrition coach in your life! You have no idea what to eat. You’re high on healthy eating motivation, so you head to the grocery store to buy all the fresh produce, lean protein, and whole grains. Maybe you grill up some chicken breast and make a colorful salad or two. […]
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