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The Smart Guide to Travel Sustenance

January 20, 2016
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We’ve all experienced the perils of plane food. That dreaded moment when the trays of dehydrated bland blobs accompanied by unidentifiable desserts (so bright that they’d certainly be deemed deadly to any species in the jungle) land in our laps masked in tinfoil to momentarily disguise the misery that lies beneath. (Click here if you need a recap.) It’s a debilitating experience, peeling back that silver paper – but worse still is the aftermath of the stodgy, sugary assault on the senses. Your sugar levels suddenly sore only to plummet lower than before soon after leaving you feeling sluggish as your digestion goes into overdrive. … Continue reading...
Fitness, FitShakes, Juices, Snacks

Nutrition on The Run

November 25, 2015
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We all know that exercising on a full stomach is not a good idea. Too much solid food consumption will divert blood from working muscles to the digestive process. This, along with the amount of digestive enzymes, fluids and time required to break down the food can cause bloating, nausea, stitches and/or lethargy. Additionally, some of the calories ingested from solid foods are used to simply break down and digest them; meaning these calories are wasted. So what to do when you want to squeeze in a workout first thing or later in the day in-between lunch and dinner and you need some fuel to get you going?… Continue reading...
Health, Snacks

Why I ate every 4 hours doing my Victoria’s Secret Training

July 4, 2015
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Throughout my Victoria’s Secret training, I always made sure I went no longer than four hours without food. It may seem counterintuitive but skipping meals might actually cause you to put on weight. If you skip breakfast, lunch or dinner it could increase your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease – researchers from Ohio State University have found. Why? When insulin signals fail, the liver does not know it needs to stop producing glucose. The extra sugar in the blood is then stored as fat, causing the individual to put on weight around the belly and belly fat is linked to an increased risk of heart disease.… Continue reading...