February 28, 2018

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Key Points:

  • The relationship between calories consumed and calories used is called

    energy balance.

  • Energy used relies on the size of our body, the types of food we eat, and

    our a...

February 26, 2018

Fat is the final macronutrient that we are going to discuss in our Nutrition Basics series. Like protein and carbohydrate, fat has calories. Unlike protein and carbohydrate, however, which have 4 kcal per gram, fat is more energy dense and contains 9 kcal per gram on a...

February 21, 2018

Carbohydrates are the next macronutrient on our list. Like protein, carbohydrate provides 4kcal per gram. Carbs, as they are colloquially called, are comprised of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. More specifically, they are made up of CH2O, or hydrates of carbon. Carbon h...

February 19, 2018

As mentioned in the previous post, Protein is a macronutrient and that means that we measure its consumption by the gram. Protein provides us with 4 kcal per gram. Usually when someone is speaking about protein they will say that it “has 4 Calories per gram.” Just reme...

February 16, 2018

Macronutrients are the components of food from which we get energy: protein, carbohydrate, and fat. They are called that because we consume them in relatively large quantities, grams, tens of grams, and sometimes hundreds of grams a day. Alcohol also provides calories,...

February 14, 2018

In the next series of posts we are going to go over some of the basics of nutrition as science and finish with some practical application. At The Strength Network – AHP, we believe that it is easier to act and adhere to a program when we know WHY we are doing what we a...

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