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Kids Need Protein To Thrive

Protein is a macronutrient that plays an essential role in thousands of functions within the human body. The building blocks that protein delivers, known as amino acids, are a requirement for normal and healthy development.

This means because amino acids are located in muscle, bone, ligaments, skin, hair, blood…effectively every tissue, kids need protein to thrive.

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10 Tips to Get Your Protein At Every Meal

Once you’ve figured out how to EAT REAL FOOD FIRST you can start working through the rest of the Eat By Design steps, beginning with number two! Here are 10 tips to get your protein at every meal.

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Meal Planning For Beginners

Meal planning for beginner’s is the perfect place to start if you’re new to the world of “dieting” or like most, you’ve been immersed unsuccessfully for far too long to remember.

It’s time to get back to basics.

No matter what diet you’re following or attempting to follow – Eat By Design, Paleo, Vegetarian, Standard North American, Mediterranean – the only way for sustainable success is to plan your meals in advance.

While one week is a good starting point, “in advance” could just be the day before or morning of at the start of this new habit.

What it can’t be (assuming success is the goal) is right now, in the moment.

Only someone with exceptional dietary habits, who has been eating the same way for years and has thousands of meals “under their belt” can get away with this strategy, for everyone else, it’s meal planning for beginner’s!

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5 Tips to Kick Your Sugar Habit

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1. Understand where the cravings come from.

The way that sugar impacts your brain is no different than other addictive drugs like cocaine, heroin, tobacco, alcohol: sugar targets the same receptors in the brain and release the same brain chemicals. And those brain chemicals gives us a short term sensation of pleasure, happiness, satisfaction – a lift! But its short-lived and just like any other drug, you are quickly waiting for the next hit.

2. Know why you are doing this.

It’s gonna suck, at some point… it’s going to get hard and you’re going to want to cave to the cravings… and that’s where your purpose needs to shine through. Why are you doing this? for me its freedom… freedom from the need of this drug called sugar.

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