I hear it all the time, “carbs are bad”. Or, “I know I should quit carbs because they’re bad”. Or, “I don’t eat carbs because they’re bad.” Or, “are carbs really bad?” Well, it depends; depends on you: your goals, your genes, your activities, and your preferences, to name a few. And it depends on what you actually mean when you say carbs. Because I’m guessing you don’t mean lettuce or strawberries, which are carbs. Yup. So what is a “carb” and are they “bad”? You’ve probably already guessed the blanket answer is no. But let’s explore.

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Saw a vegan version of this salad at what you’ve probably realized by now is one of my favorite dining places (Whole Foods). I modified theirs a bit, obviously. Besides replacing the Beyond Meat Chicken with real chicken, I took out the raisins, chutney, sugar, and oils.  Served on a bed of greens, it made for delicious and easy to pack lunches this week.

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This post is for those times when you have no equipment and, or little time; maybe you’re traveling or your day is filled with back-to-back meetings. The days you want to get a workout in, but feel like you can’t do a number on you mentally. That’s why it’s great to know some bodyweight movements and ways to combine them, so you can fit a workout in anywhere.  Read More