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Let’s Chew the Fat about Dietary Fat

Let’s look into the different types of dietary fats and their impacts on the body for this third post in the Macronutrients series. While some fats are considered unhealthy and can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity, others are essential for brain function and can even help reduce inflammation in the body. Learn how to incorporate healthy fats into your diet to support overall health and weight loss goals.

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protein and fat loss

Protein and Fat Loss: Prioritizing Protein for Weight Loss

If you’re looking to lose fat, protein should be your new best friend. Protein and fat loss go hand in hand. Protein is essential for preventing muscle loss, and keeping your metabolism revved up. It’s also more filling than carbs or fats, helping you feel satisfied and less likely to overeat. So, whether you’re opting for plant-based proteins or lean meats like poultry, pork, or fish. Let’s learn more about the different protein sources and how they can help you lose weight and feel your best.

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Balancing Macros

Beyond the Calorie Deficit: Balancing Macros

Balancing your macros is an important part of an effective fat loss program. Learn why a calorie deficit and a balanced ratio of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats are key, along with tips for finding the right macro balance to support your goals. Read more for a healthy, sustainable approach to fat loss.

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VOG-Volcanic venting from Kilauea

Hanging out in the VOG

And here’s a tale of a voggy afternoon at Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island Of Hawai’i at the tail end of the November 2022 Kilauea eruption.

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The Blind Photographer

Most people who meet me or see my web site and social media posts don’t realize I’m blind. As the blind photographer I take such awesome pictures people think I see just fine. I don’t. Blind, in the legal definition is anyone with a corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less and/or a field of view of 20 degrees or less.

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Getting Real With Fat Loss

When this picture was taken, I was thinking: “I’m going to slide down, then hop up at the bottom and go trotting off to the next thing.”

I slid down the slide, missed the timing of planting my feet, landed on my ass and whacked the back of my head against the slide. This is the kind of thing that happens with misaligned realities.

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Lava Beach Ocean View HI

Off The Beaten In Ocean View

Ocean View Hawai’i is where we stayed for the two weeks spent on the big island. It was off the beaten path, which means not touristy because it was an hour plus from anywhere those folks want to be.

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Understanding the Energy Balance

Weight Loss is about calorie deficit. It isn’t about carbs or fat, it is about calories. Eat more than your body burns… you gain weight. Eat less than your body burns, you lose weight.

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Kamaʻāina (The People of the Land)

Kama’aina is the Hawaiian word meaning “The people of the Land.” The term applies to both the original people who migrated here in double-hulled canoes and those who migrated here recently because the place just captured them in a way you can only experience to know.

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Rowdy Creek Ranch Vinyards

Rowdy Creek Ranch Vineyards is part of the new generation of ranch-turned-winery that is beginning to define Texas as a quality wine region with a great tasting shed with food-truck fare revolving around brisket, glamping and more.

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Healthy Eats
Blueberry Superfood Glue
Blueberry Glue is a great quick power breakfast that is nutritionally balanced with 22 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber from yogurt, blueberries and superfood goodness.
Hiking Trails
Upper Hop River Trail
Which doesn't go by the Hop River. That's on the other side. Heavily Trafficked rail trail running from Manchester to Willimantic.
Valley Falls Town Park
Valley Falls Vernon CT
Valley Falls is a municipal park in Vernon Connecticut with great hiking trails along both sides of a river.
Wildflowers of Buckingham Reservoir
Buckingham Reservoir
This hike was an exploration of wildflowers at Buckingham Reservoir in South Glastonbury Connecticut in June of 2017. Numerous species of flowers could be seen.
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