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New PureFit Snack Options

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After months of research and recipe development, our chefs have perfected three new snack options for PureFit customers. We are excited to offer Blueberry Crisp Bars, Turkey & Bacon Jerky, and BBQ Beef Jerky.

The Blueberry Crisp Bars are made from scratch using oats, almonds, dried blueberries, pistachio nuts, flax seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds, agave, and maple syrup. Each bag contains 2 servings. Each serving is 260 calories, and contains 6 grams of fat, 23 grams of protein, and 28 grams of carbs.

Our Turkey & Bacon Jerky contains lean, Missouri-raised turkey, bacon, maple syrup, sage, fennel seeds, thyme, and garlic. There are 2 servings per bag with 106 calories per serving. Each serving contains 5 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein, and 8 grams of carbs.

The BBQ Beef Jerky contains lean, Missouri-raised beef, garlic, chili powder, crushed red peppers, cloves, bay seasoning, and soy sauce. There are also 2 servings per bag, and only 72 calories per serving. The Turkey & Bacon Jerky contains 1g of fat, 7 grams of protein, and only 11 carbs.

Staying on track is easier than ever with our new snack line and PureFit Meals. We’ve taken the guesswork out of every meal, so that you can stress less, and eat real food for real results. Be sure to add them to your next PureFit order.

 

 

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Energy & Earned Carbohydrates

For most, to define the word valuable is simple. We have an understanding of this word because we have encountered multiple things in our lives that we instantly or grew to value.

The dictionary defines valuable for us as “a thing that is of great worth.” Where value tends to get more complex in our lives is when we are asked to list the things that are valuable to us. For some this list is easy, we start to think of members of our family, fitness, our job, hobbies, functionality, our friends, money, time, vacation…etc. This list could look a number of ways depending on who you ask.

Everyone’s personal values require energy. Energy is required to utilize and enjoy things that are valuable to us. In order to make the best use of time with my family and my friends I need the energy to care for them, listen to them and interact with them. A day at the park or simply helping my child with their homework requires me to be alert and focused.

To perform at my best in my career or within my hobbies, I need to feel refreshed and capable and know that I can think clearly. If I want to get the most out of my workout and be able to have my body function properly throughout the entire day. I need to feel my best in order to give my best.

So, when I have a long list of things that I value and want to enjoy each day, how do I find the necessary amount of energy to be active and successful in all those areas?

We know that food is fuel but what we often don’t realize is the importance of our carbohydrate intake to give us that push to make it through that list. Carbohydrates are earned. The more active that you are the more necessary they are to your day. It’s a common misconception to fear carbohydrates while we are trying to lose weight; and to calm any fear, it’s important to learn about that fear.

img_8334PureFit meals offer 20-30% of their calories from carbohydrates meaning that anyone who chooses a PureFit meal is choosing an efficient source of energy for their lifestyle and for their needs.

Carbohydrates will allow you to push farther in a workout allowing you to get more out of it. They can sharpen your thinking skills and help you stay more focused at work. Also they can give you that extra motivation to enjoy a nice bike ride or walk with your friends and family at the end of the day.

Overall calorie consumption is the number one factor to consider when pursuing any type of body composition goal. But the macronutrient makeup, or amount of calories coming from protein, carbohydrates, and fat is important to understand when identifying what your body wants to help you live your best life.

A trip through the typical drive thru can leave your energy and macronutrient needs imbalanced and cause you to feel a significant energy drop making you feel sluggish throughout the rest of your day. The benefit of simply meeting your energy needs is just another thing that can be added to the list of things that you value.

PureFit Meals eating real food video

Video: Real Food Means Real Results

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMoOzhnIHVQ

I see anywhere from 30-50 people a week who are trying to improve health, lose weight, and/or improve fitness. Most people I see are starving themselves from proper nutrients and overeating worthless calories, which are foods and drinks that have calories but no nutritional benefit (soda, for example).

With every single one of these individuals, I start with a basic nutritional intervention. This nutritional overhaul centers around a real food list (pictured below).

PureFit Meals Columbia Strength and Conditioning Food List

 

All of the foods listed are single-ingredient, “found in nature” foods. The advantage of these foods is that they are very nutrient-dense and, for the most part, not very calorically dense. For example: if you ate a bag of potato chips, it would take 6 lbs of chicken, 3 tbsp of real butter, and 10 cups of broccoli to eat that same amount of calories. More importantly, you get the right nutrients from the latter so you can fuel the body to run efficiently.

Introducing people to real food — no counting calories, nothing fancy — produces great changes in people. Just real food.

One week of clients eating real food and I can see fat loss, improved mood, and better digestion.

My disclaimer: It is extremely rare for clients to come back after one week of real foods and say that they did it 100%. This is a big change for many people and a process that might take a few weeks to get it down.

 

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