Meal Prep Hacks From the InsideTracker Team

In a productivity-centric world, it can be hard to relinquish working hours to fit in time for things we know are good for us – like home-cooking! So hard, in fact, that Americans recently began spending more on restaurant and fast food than on meals they make at home – a first in US history. In other words, we're buying our meals, rather than cooking them, more than ever before. Why does this matter? Well, research shows that restaurant food is higher in unhealthy nutrients like saturated fat ...

The Alkaline Diet: Friend or pHoe?

  As a consumer in our health-conscious world, you may have come across a current fad: the alkaline diet (which may also be referred to using a combination of the terms acid or ash). Fancy name, but what does it mean? The alkaline diet holds the assumption that, if we only eat optimal pH foods, the pH level of the fluids in our bodies will optimize in response, thereby protecting our organs and systems from damage and disease and improving our general health.4 But how realistic can that be?  Is ...

The Benefits of Oatmeal for Lowering Glucose

Ok, we know we talk about oatmeal around here quite a bit, but it's for good reason! Not only is oatmeal one of the best ways to start your day, aside from having someone else make breakfast for you, it's also among the easiest. Here, we'll share yet another health benefit of starting your day with a delicious bowl of oatmeal, lowering your cholesterol levels one spoonful at a time.

Shop Local: A Fresh Take on Healthy Spring Produce

Don’t get us wrong, after this long New England winter, we're definitely ready for longer days and warmer temps. But our favorite part of spring? The re-opening of local farmers markets that showcase all of the season’s juicy and crisp produce ripe for fresh, healthy meals. This guide will help you navigate your neighborhood market and showcase some new staples of your springtime menu. As an added bonus, these top choices are from a study done in 2014 that ranked the top 41 “powerhouse fruits ...

A Healthy Dose of Comfort Food [Downloadable Recipes]

Ready or not, fall is here. Perhaps more notably, however, are the increasingly colder temperatures that come with it. And on those especially brisk days, even the puffiest of coats can’t cure those bone-deep chills. Our favorite cure? Warming up from the inside out with good old-fashioned comfort food. Unfortunately, hearty homemade recipes don’t always go hand-in-hand with training goals. So, to smooth out that wrinkle, we’ve put a healthy twist on some of our favorite fall foods. But don’t ...

Four Fantastic Recipes For Your Fourth of July

The 4th of July ranks pretty high on our list of fun holidays here at InsideTracker; friends, fireworks, and most importantly, food! Since our aim is to help you eat for your biomarkers and achieve your goals, we figured, what better way to celebrate one of our favorite holidays than by sharing 4 healthy additions to take your 4th cookout to the next level? Trust us when we say that your friends and family will thank you for these recipes… and for improving their biomarkers!

Running the Road to Recovery: From an Eating Disorder to a Healthy Body [VIDEO]

Over the past few weeks, our blog has been chock full of food tips and biomarker-friendly recipes for National Nutrition Month. This week, I thought it was important to shift our focus to a nutrition-related topic that probably doesn't get the attention it should, especially in the world of endurance sports: eating disorders – specifically, the challenges to performance they present, and of course, recovery from them. In this video interview, I'm joined by the amazing Sarah Canney. She's a ...

Trick Your Body Into Thinking It's Having a Treat

Trick or treat! Halloween marks the beginning of a long season in which to eat, drink, and be merry. For many of us, this means indulging a bit more than we normally would, skipping a workout here and there, and maybe foregoing a salad for a bowl of soul-warming pasta. Add that to falling temperatures and a desire to curl up under the covers, and you have a recipe for diet disaster on your hands. The dreaded winter weight-gain can creep up quickly, but so can subsequent springtime weather, when ...
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