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Protein snacks | Get Gritty Nutrition

13 grab-and-go, protein-packed snack ideas

Consuming enough protein is essential to a healthy, balanced diet – you can read more about that here! As a realistic person, I know there isn’t always time to sit down and eat a full, balanced meal. That’s why it’s important to keep convenient, protein-filled snacks around the house. This will help to ensure that […]

How to track alcohol accurately in MyFitnessPal | Get Gritty Nutrition

How to track alcohol accurately in MyFitnessPal

If you are tracking macros in MyFitnessPal, you will find that tracking alcoholic beverages can get a little difficult. I recommend using this calculator and my tutorial below. *Note: The “Quick Add” function in MyFitnessPal that allows you to log carbs, fat and protein (not just calories) is only available in the Premium version of […]

Bags of snack food | Get Gritty Nutrition

You can eat “junk” food and still lose weight

Did you know you can eat “junk” food and still hit your weight loss goals? First off, let me debunk something: There is no such thing as “good” and “bad” foods, and in my opinion, we need to stop labeling foods as such. Here’s an example… granola is considered “good” or “healthy” food, right? Let’s […]

Four desserts in a collage | Get Gritty Nutrition

Macro-friendly recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

This week, I wanted to highlight a few macro-friendly recipes I have made recently. What makes these sweet treats macro friendly, you ask? It’s the ratio of carbs, fat and protein. Most desserts and sweets typically contain a fair amount of carbs and fat and little protein. But these desserts have a healthy dose of […]

Nutrition client successes Woman before and after pictures | Get Gritty Nutrition

Grit Squad client successes: August-September 2020

My latest six-week Grit Squad nutrition group just came to a close, and I am feeling truly inspired. Several members broke through weight-loss plateaus that they didn’t think were possible, gained more confidence with their food choices and experienced many scale and non-scale victories. I know they will use the tools they learned and will […]

Veggie bowl | Get Gritty Nutrition

Hungry? Eat higher volume meals!

There are many reasons why you may feel hungry even when eating an adequate amount of calories to maintain body weight or while eating at a calorie deficit. Hunger could be due to lack of hydration, eating too few calories for your activity level or not consuming enough protein. But today, I’m going to focus […]

Fad diets are bad | Get Gritty Nutrition

Why diet trends don’t work long term

You know trends I’m talking about. They promise fast results via extreme restriction. These include juice cleanses,  very low carb or fat, super low calorie, clean eating, meal replacement shakes, doing cardio every single day and the list goes on. You may successfully lose the weight, but can you keep this lifestyle going? Nah. You’ll […]

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