{Weekly Roundup!} Volume 27

IN VOLUME 27: TO MACRO OR NOT: SHOULD YOU TRACK YOUR MACRONUTRIENT INTAKE? // CONTROLLED CHEATING: 6 STRATEGIES FOR INTELLIGENT INDULGENCE // THE MIND-BOGGLING BULLSHIT OF HEALTH AND FITNESS // WHAT'S THE VALUE OF EXERCISE? $2,500 // 7 WAYS TO BE A HAPPIER MOM

 

NUTRITION

TO MACRO OR NOT: SHOULD YOU TRACK YOUR MACRONUTRIENT INTAKE?

"For some of us, calculating macronutrients is a no-brainer. For others, it's unthinkable. If you're on the fence, hear the case from both sides! To macro, or not to macro? That is the question I pose... So should you do it? It depends." -Sohee Lee

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ANCHO CHILE & CINNAMON BRINED BONE-IN PORK CHOPS

"A quick brine does wonders for pork chops…anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours. It yields a super juicy chop. The key is not to over-brine. My dad says that if you go too long on chops they start to taste hammy (which doesn’t sound appetizing at all). My last brining and cooking experiment turned out so well that I had to share the recipe with you." -Jen DeCurtins
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CONTROLLED CHEATING: 6 STRATEGIES FOR INTELLIGENT INDULGENCE

"We’re discussing how we manage to stay satisfied, while also not blowing up. And though we laugh about loving pepperonis, Dubliner cheese and red wine, it’s not the actual wine and meat that helps us stay lean (obviously). But it’s the idea that because we don’t ever feel deprived, we never feel the need to OVERindulge." -Jill Coleman
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PALEO ALMOND ZUCCHINI BREAD

"This paleo almond zucchini bread is slightly crunchy on the outside and super moist on the inside. It’s the perfect way to use up summer zucchini... Pretty much everyone makes zucchini bread around this time of year. " -Gina, Running to the Kitchen
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TRAINING

HOW EXERCISE AFFECTS WOMEN'S METABOLISM DIFFERENTLY FROM MEN'S

"How exercise affects a women's physique is one of the most misunderstood areas of physiology. Sure, more and more coaches and scientists are spreading the facts about the effects of  different types of training on female metabolism, but stereotypes and misconceptions are still the norm." -Poliquin Group Editorial Staff
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WHAT'S THE VALUE OF EXERCISE? $2,500

"The findings come from an analysis of 26,239 men and women, published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from a number of universities and hospitals around the country, including Baptist Health South Florida, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Emory and Baylor, decided to see if they could determine what being active or inactive costs each of us annually in health care spending." -Gretchen Reynolds

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THE FIVE SILLIEST "EXERCISES" PEOPLE STILL THINK REALLY WORK 

"When it comes to exercising, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. We watch other people, we assume they know what they’re doing, we copy them … and then we wonder why it doesn’t work. So, it pays to remember that just because it feels like exercise, and it looks like exercise, doesn’t mean it really is exercise." -Bryce Hastings
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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY VS. PHYSICAL FITNESS

"Since the earliest studies performed over a half-century ago, we’ve known that regular physical activity decreases the risk of premature death from a number of causes... This poses an interesting and important question: In terms of health, which is more important, physical activity or cardiorespiratory fitness? " -Steve Farrell
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LIFESTYLE

7 WAYS TO BE A HAPPIER MOM

"I've been reflecting back on this summer and I've learned a few things over the last few months. I've been working through this list for a few weeks as I've thought about the summer, and I wanted to share. These are 7 ways that have helped me be a happier mom." -Merrick White
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STRESS: THE MOST MISJUDGED THREAT TO YOUR HEALTH

"Are you having massive difficulties losing fat, gaining muscle, improving energy or sleeping again? Then, you might want to listen up. Yes, stress surrounds us daily—you can’t avoid it. But way too many of us are fighting an uphill battle with protecting our health, and chronic stress is sabotaging our lives." -Jade Teta
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THE MIND-BOGGLING BULLSHIT OF HEALTH AND FITNESS

"If there’s an industry plagued with profuse amounts of bullshit, it’s health and fitness. Know what it is so you can avoid it and spend your time doing what actually works. While there’s more bullshit than I can list here, these are some of the most common culprits." -Nia Shanks
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