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Portioning Macronutrients: Carbohydrates

Portioning Macronutrients: Carbohydrates

Written on April 27, 2015 by

  The critical importance of portioning macronutrients for overall health Macronutrients – or “macros” for short – are the three critical energy sources in our food: carbohydrates, fat, and proteins. These three energy sources are digested and expended differently in our bodies, and understanding how to leverage the proper portions of these nutrients is critical […]

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Put Your Body to Work

Put Your Body to Work

Written on April 13, 2015 by

Using your body as a food portioning aid. Imagine you’re out for the day running errands. A friend calls and asks if you want to meet him or her for lunch while you’re out. You respond and say that you will, but upon arriving at your destination you have a terrifying realization: you haven’t brought […]

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Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

Written on March 23, 2015 by

Tackling your health goals this year. Now that spring is officially starting to come into bloom in most areas of the country, the inevitable nerves that set in as you anticipate shedding layers and baring more skin in the coming months may come knocking again. So many people try crash dieting or fads and trends […]

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Go Healthy Travel Pack Microwave Friendly

Go Healthy Travel Pack Microwave Friendly

Written on March 19, 2015 by

It can be a real challenge exercising proper portion control at the office, in the schoolyard or on the road. That’s a big issue, because we spend most of us spend the majority of our time in one or more of these places. If you’re managing your weight, blood sugar or metabolism, you know that […]

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The Traffic Sign Method to Portion Control [Holiday Edition]

The Traffic Sign Method to Portion Control [Holiday Edition]

Written on November 21, 2014 by

Need a little help with portion control this holiday? Here’s a very simple way to keep up with your portion control guidelines. All you have to remember is your traffic light signs. 1.Green Light: Get 2 servings of a non-starchy vegetable.  Examples of Non-starchy vegetables Broccoli Cucumber Okra Carrots 2. Yellow Light: Get 1 serving of a […]

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June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month

Written on June 27, 2014 by

Stopping to ask directions, avoiding dentist and doctor appointments… While these general stereotypes of men are known across the country, the clichés remain for a reason. Most often men are generally more apt to take care of others and their families as opposed to keeping tabs on their overall health maintenance. June is Men’s Health […]

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Step It Up for National Fitness Month!

Step It Up for National Fitness Month!

Written on May 21, 2014 by

STEP IT UP FOR HEALTH- May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month             Did you know that in the United States the average adult takes approximately 5,117 steps per day? That may sound like quite a few steps, but according to the American College of Sports Medicine, in order to fall into the physically active […]

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High Blood Pressure and You

High Blood Pressure and You

Written on May 21, 2014 by

We all know that our heart is a vital organ we need to care for. What we don’t see in front of us everyday is a silent threat beating beneath chests, jeopardizing our very existence. Precise Portions has discussed heart health in the past, and we a committed to helping a nation that is in […]

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March National Health Month

March National Health Month

Written on March 27, 2014 by

March National Health Month   This month has been a busy month for health awareness. As March is National Healthy Month, we have seen events such as the recently attended Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) Summit in Washington D.C. featuring the First Lady, Michelle Obama and several other keynote speakers. If you happened to […]

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20 Ways to Help You Eat Well – On the Go

20 Ways to Help You Eat Well – On the Go

Written on February 21, 2014 by

Most of us travel long distances at one point or another in our lives. While on the go, you should remember to eat well and avoid stress so as to enjoy your trip. Though being away from your home can be enough excuse to indulge in unhealthy foods; however, it’s still possible to stay healthy […]

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