Physical Activity Energy Expenditure. What?

A few posts back, I began a series on nutrition and specifically energy expenditure. Today will continue that thought process in sharing what I am learning about physical activity energy expenditure (read about it here). More importantly, how this relates to resting energy expenditure. Let’s dig in. More To Energy Expenditure Than Pasta As an athlete (I use that term loosely at this point), I … Continue reading Physical Activity Energy Expenditure. What?

Talking About Resting Energy Expenditure

In a previous post (Energy Balance With Three Eye Opening Examples), I delved into the idea of energy balance with a little bit of science. As I have become more in-tune with my body through this training, I am rethinking my energy requirements due mostly to the results of research into the subject. And now that the need for energy balance has been established, it’s … Continue reading Talking About Resting Energy Expenditure

Energy Balance With Three Eye Opening Examples

In reading about nutrition and health over the past few weeks, I have been intrigued by what nutritionists call “energy balance.” After converting to a whole food plant based diet over four years ago, I never gave the idea of calorie intake that much of a thought. Now that I am seriously training, it has become much more of a focus. Especially on days that … Continue reading Energy Balance With Three Eye Opening Examples

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Struggling To Plan Weekly Meals

Something we really struggle with in our family is food. There are multiple reasons why this is an issue, of which a few follow. But like finances and exercise, it’s the planning and preparation that remains the daunting factor in our weekly meals. The Issues Begin The first issue is that I am training for a triathlon. This extra tweaking for eating for training may seem easy … Continue reading Struggling To Plan Weekly Meals