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Meal Timing for When to Eat Carbs, Fat, and Protein

Posted on August 09, 2019 by Sam Edwards | 0 comments

Nutrient partitioning, also called nutrient timing or meal timing, is the careful scheduling of macronutrient intake to boost weight loss, fat loss, or bodybuilding effects. If you are an athlete who uses this dietary strategy, you plan exactly when to eat carbs, protein, and fat so that you take full advantage of the unique nutritional advantages of each food type.

Dieters may use meal timing strategies to help them stick to their eating plan, too. But not all experts agree on the value of nutrient timing for weight loss or weight gain, and the research has provided mixed results.

Nutrient Timing and Exercise

If you are a regular gym-goer, chances are good that you've seen guys in the weight room grab for a protein shake within minutes of finishing their session. Many times the shakes include nutrient partitioning supplements (usually herbal compounds) or other ingredients to boost macronutrient partitioning.

The word "partitioning" is used to describe this food timing practice because by scheduling your intake of protein and carbs you may be able to influence where the nutrients are used or "partitioned" in the body.

Nutrient Timing vs. Nutrient Balance

Carefully monitoring when and what you eat can take a lot of work. For many of us, simply eating a balanced diet is hard. So is it really necessary to practice nutrient timing, as well? The best answer for you may depend on your goals. Many experts say that getting the proper balance of nutrients is more important than specific (and sometimes tedious) food timing practices.

Meal Timing for Weight Loss and Weight Management

When you're trying to lose weight and you're following a calorie-controlled diet, timing your food intake may provide benefits. In fact, research has suggested that scheduling your food intake so that you eat more in the morning may provide a small boost.

 A Word From Crave Healthy Food

Specific nutrient timing is a practice that may provide benefits for weight loss and athletic performance, but it is important to remember that the benefits are likely to be minimal.

If your goal is weight loss, eating certain foods at certain times won't compensate for a diet that is unbalanced or too high in calories. If your goal is improved athletic performance, nutrient partitioning can't take the place of a consistent, well-designed training program. In short, food timing helps you fine-tune good nutrition, but it doesn't take the place of balanced eating for exercise or weight loss.


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- Healthy Tips to Improve Your Digestion -

Posted on August 08, 2019 by Sam Edwards | 0 comments


We believe that good digestion is the foundation to a healthy body and above all – a happy life. Frequently feeling tired, nauseous or bloated after meals may indicate that you are suffering from digestive problems.

Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and some gluten free whole grains. How you prepare your food is an important consideration as it will depend on the cause of your digestive problems. 

When we are hungry we often eat food faster than what we should which can cause over eating and bloating. Chewing your food well releases digestive enzymes in the stomach that help break down food so your body can convert it to energy.

70% of the human body is made up of water which plays an important role in proper functioning of the body. Drinking water helps to flush out toxins from your system and aids with the absorption of essential nutrients. The many benefits of drinking water first thing in the morning include an increased rate of muscle and blood cell production and purification of the colon which improves the absorption of nutrients.

Often, people suffering from inflammatory problems are also intolerant to dairy. Try nut milks such as almond milk. You can make your own or you can buy from a health food store or supermarket but be sure to get unsweetened where possible.

Many processed foods we eat contain processed sugar, so ideally we should avoid these foods as much as possible. Processed sugar is inflammatory to your digestive system as it feeds harmful bacteria and parasites.

For people who are gluten intolerant, natural grains such as quinoa, brown rice, buckwheat and amaranth are great gluten free alternatives. A so called ‘ancient grain’, quinoa is not only a complete protein but also very nutritional with high levels of potassium to help control blood pressure and notable Vitamin E content.

Fermented foods break down protein, fats and carbohydrates to create micro flora a friendly bacteria beneficial for the gastrointestinal system. Try foods such as kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, tempeh and kombucha tea.

When we get stressed it activates the “flight or fight” response in the central nervous system. In this response our digestion shuts down and can make you feel nauseous, cause inflammation of the gastrointestinal system and stress like symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation. To help avoid stress and digestive problems, try yoga and exercise more.

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Spring Market in Discovery Bay

Posted on May 19, 2013 by Sam Edwards | 0 comments

Crave Healthy Food was for the first time at the DB market in April 2014. We had a great interest from people looking at a new tasty way of eating Healthy Food and looking for a program combining Healthy Food, Fitness and Coaching.

Meet us again at DB market on the 11th of May !

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