Category: Health + Fitness

Balancing Your Plate

by Christine Lusita | | Easy Meals, Health + Fitness, Lifestyle

When it comes to putting meals together, I have just three words: Balance, balance, bal- ance. And I mean that literally: Three times a day, you’re going to balance your intake of carbs, proteins, fats, fruits, and veggies. Here’s why. Different types of foods have different effects on your blood sugar. Blood sugar instability is[…]

Portion Control!

by Christine Lusita | | Health + Fitness

How much to eat: This gets interesting! It turns out that a serving of protein is not a Quarter-Pounder with Cheese or a Cracker Barrel buttermilk-fried half-chicken. WTF?! Here are some basic guidelines to help you navigate in this crazy diet centric world! Protein Servings: Red Meat: 3 ounces. Lean Turkey/Chicken 4-5 oz Dairy: 1⁄2[…]

Plate Prepping 101

by Christine Lusita | | Health + Fitness, Lifestyle

“Meat and two sides” seems to be a concept that’s been around since cavemen days. (Mammoth steak with wild onions and a wheatgrass garnish? I can see that.) The fact is, it’s not a bad concept! Combining protein with carbohydrates and fat gives both quick energy and a sustaining sense of fullness. But before you[…]