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Quick fact. Ready?
Working at different intensities of exercise determines whether one is burning more carbohydrates or fats as fuel. Higher intensities use mainly carbs, while lower and more prolonged intensity training makes use of fats.

Quick fact. Ready?
Brown fat actually helps you burn fat!
Unlike the well known white adipose tissue, brown adipose is actually metabolically active, helping to shuttle and use fats as fuel as supposed to being stored in the body.
Weird, huh.

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Hey y'all, I’m back from my honeymoon! Getting back into a post-vacation keto routine definitely requires good vibes and a crazy straw.
I made a rocket fuel latte for brunch, then made a delicious broccoli and bacon salad for dinner, with chicken, cheese, sunflower seeds, and Tessemae’s creamy ranch 😍

I’ll try to post some honeymoon pics soon - we had quite the adventure!

I am going to experiment

With my food intake.    For years I have tracked my intake on MFP,  I have followed the boards and they always recommended that you set your Physical activity to Sedentary.   With my Height of 5′2  and my weight, it sets me at 1200 calories.    I went with that a long time.  I did lose about 13 or 14 pounds using this method…  

So in the beginning I was only considering being skinny.  I didn’t think of anything else, I just wanted to be thin.

Now I am obsessed about being lean and strong.

I am upping my calories to over 1400 Calories.   Trying to figure out how to eat more of healthier foods and protein.

So sitting here on call trying to make out my own meal plan for myself…

What is some of your go to staples?  Looking for some new food ideas, I get so bored so quickly! 

This week I started tracking macros. It’s really helping me to think of the food I eat in a different way.

I added tuna back into my diet temporarily just to get my protein up, and plan to try out seitan when I have the money to get it. (I think I have to hit a Whole Foods for that one.)

It’s nurses’ week, and that means endless ice cream, cake, donuts, and probably pizza for the staff. It’s always a super hard week to stay on track, so here’s hoping I do it.