Allulose is a low-calorie sugar with the same sweet taste that you’d expect from sugar. This sugar is a very new ingredient found in figs, raisins, maple syrup, and brown sugar, and is becoming increasingly popular in keto snacks. Allulose is considered amonosaccharide, or simple sugar, and is absorbed by the body, but not metabolized so it is nearly calorie-free!
Interested in starting the keto diet or looking for some brand new keto-friendly recipes to implement into your routine? You’re in luck! Keto is a growing, trendy diet that replaces carbs with fats and protein and is said to quickly burn fat, aid in weight loss, and to help certain medical conditions such as epilepsy. It is actually very easy to make common recipes keto-friendly, and what better meal to start with than the most important meal of the day: breakfast!
Foods like meat, eggs, and cheese contain most of the protein that you will eat on the keto diet. However, various nuts and keto nut butter are a great, quick source of healthy fat that is imperative for this diet. Who doesn’t love a diet where nut butter is on the menu?! Some keto-friendly nuts include almonds, hazelnuts, and cashews. All of these nuts can be made into keto nut butter.
Over the last year or two, the word “keto” has popped up everywhere you look. Grocery stores, doctors' offices, gyms, and especially on the internet. What’s the deal?! The term keto refers to the ketogenic diet: a low-carb, high-fat diet similar to theAtkins diet. Keto limits your carbohydrate intake to less than 50 grams a day. After 3-4 days, your body will likely be in a state ofketosis, a metabolic state that uses fat as the main source of fuel.
Now that summer has officially come to an end, many athletes are headed indoors to begin putting on weight and muscle. This time of year is known as the“bulking season.”There are many reasons why athletes choose to bulk up during fall and winter.
Whether you’re new to bulking or haven’t done it in a few years, it can be quite confusing. To help you get started, we have developed a list of our top 5 tips on how to effectively bulk during this fall and winter season.
So, what weather IS good for running?! Between the two options left, Fall and Spring, we find Fall to be just a little bit better. The weather tends to be slightly more reliable during Fall as compared to Spring (at least near us on the East coast). Fall also boasts beautiful views if you’re running in an area with plenty of trees, which really makes a huge difference in the enjoyment of running. Now that you knowthe best season for running, it’s time to make sure you have all of the necessary Fall-time running gear!
Having enough energy to push yourself during a workout is essential for progress. Often times, we are too busy during the day to eat a proper meal that will energize us for our afternoon or evening workout. It’s hard to pick the right energy-boosting snacks to eat before your workout, but we’ve come up with this list to help you decide. Here is what to eat right before a workout.
Picture this: You wake up late for your 8 A.M. class and quickly run out of your dorm without time for breakfast. You have classes back-to-back until 3 P.M. and don’t have enough time to stop for lunch on campus (plus, let’s face it, most campus dining options are pretty pricey). You go all day on an empty stomach and just wish you had some energy boosting snacks in your backpack to tide you over.
We’re sure you see it while scrolling through your Instagram feed, but thesummer music festival season is upon us. There are plenty of incredible festivals this summer including Lollapoloza (8/1-8/4),Outside Lands (8/9-8/11) and Woodstock 50 (8/16-8/18) just to name a few. Take our advice, you will enjoy the festival so much more if you plan meals and set a few goals. Here are our 6 tips on how to stay energized at a summer music festival.
Food is undoubtedly one of the pillars of good health, and ignoring not just the amount of food you eat, but the quality, can affect you both physically and mentally. Indeed, the Society of Neuroscience confirms that food has a direct effect on how the brain functions, as what you have for breakfast can affect your thoughts and performance throughout the day. Eating junk food all the time can take away from your capacity to think clearly and critically, making certain tasks just a little bit harder.
Unfortunately, winter’s not over yet, even though our friend Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring. While we wait for the snow to melt and our hands to warm up, there’s no denying that we’re dreaming of sunnier days, blooming flowers, and getting back outside. We recently posted a blog about the best snacks to eat while hiking, so it’s only fair that we fill you in on the best East Coast hiking trails for spring. Grab your pack and we’ll meet you on the trail!
There are two types of people who hike: those who actually enjoy hiking and those who are doing it for the ‘gram. Whether you’ve got your trailblazing gear on hand or you’re taking it leisurely, snacks are of the utmost importance during, well, let’s face it - any kind of activity. But just any old snack won’t cut it. Hiking snacks should be protein-packed and give you the burst of energy you’ll need to make it back to civilization. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of nourishing treats to keep on hand. Grab your water bottle, slather on some sunscreen, and let’s get snacking.