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    What Are Complex Carbs? | Talking With Clients about Complex Carbs as a Nutrition Coach

    “Complex carbs are always healthier than simple carbs, right?” Imagine if your client asked you this question.

    How would you respond as acertified nutritionist?

    While you know the answer isn't a straightforward "yes," you'll likely struggle to explain to your client why complex carbs aren't always synonymous with healthy carbs.

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    5 Healthy Thanksgiving Food Ideas Everyone at the Table Can Enjoy

    With the holidays right around the corner, there is always one thing on everyone's mind: savory dishes and holiday-inspired cocktails. That's right, the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, come with temptation - but your clients don't have to go cold turkey just to stay on track with their nutrition goals. 

    With turkey, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, cranberries and leafy greens at the heart of the dinner table, your clients (and even you) can stay on track even during the hustle-and-bustle of the holiday season. So feel free to pull up a chair and indulge! Thanksgiving doesn't always have to lead to a food coma and the notorious "morning after" hangover - instead, use it as a jumping-off point for a savory and healthy holiday season!

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    A Balanced Diet Plan that Even Your Pickiest Clients will Love

    Whether your clients are logging hours on the treadmill, or they're focusing on toning up in the weight room, a well-balanced diet can make or break their fitness performance. If your client isn't concerned about their diet, or they simply just don't want to sacrifice the foods they love for healthy alternatives, you're likely going to have to work extra hard to get them to embrace a well-balanced diet plan.  

    Fortunately, with our three day step-by-step meal plan your clients won't have to sacrifice those savory tastes they love, for an improved lifestyle. After a week or two, your clients will start to see a difference in their performance, energy levels and their appearance.

    We have listed a variety of different vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes below - if your client is vegetarian or vegan, have them swap out one of the non-vegetarian options for a healthy dish they can enjoy, guilt free.

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    Gluten-Free Lifestyle: Is It Here To Stay?

    One buzzword that keeps popping up in grocery stores, restaurants and even churches is gluten-free.

    Gluten, a protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye, is difficult for some people's bodies to process, resulting in an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the small intestine

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