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Life takes us many places. Maybe you head to the beach for a vacation. Maybe a work trip takes you to a big city. Maybe you have a youth baseball tournament at a park all weekend. Or maybe you're going hiking in the woods. These aren't easy places to stick to low carb diet. In this video, Richmond health coach Michael Stroud offers some helpful solutions to staying low carb in inconvenient situations. 

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Moving toward a lower-carb diet can help your waistline, decrease your blood sugar, and give you more energy. But transitioning away from the common carbohydrates we all grew up with (think: pasta, potatoes, or bread as a part of every dinnertime meal), can be challenging for both novice and experienced cooks alike. On July 22, 2020, PartnerMD Health Coach Lindsey Patton was joined by guest host Megan McGhee for a Zoom event on how to cook a delicious, low-carb keto meal — buffalo chicken zucchini boats. 

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What does sodium intake have to do with a healthy low-carb or keto diet? Richmond health coach Michael Stroud shares what he learned when he embraced a low-carb lifestyle. Find out how simply adding more sodium increased the energy he had in daily life along, with helping his workouts.

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Many food products these days are labeled as low calorie. Some make it obvious that they are just 100 calories.  But that doesn't mean they are healthy. As Owings Mills health coach Yvonne Bull explains, not all calories are created equal, and that 100 calorie snack might not be as harmless as you think. Watch the video below for more info.

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Elevated triglycerides and glucose numbers are common. And many people have questions about how to bring those numbers down. In this video, Greenville health coach Caiti Nascarella offers a few tips on what you can do to improve these parts of your lab results. Watch the full video below and read on for a recap. 

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A low-carb diet is a popular, and effective, way to lose weight. In this video, Midlothian health coach Jaime Monsen provides an introduction to low-carb diets, what your goal should be, and how you can get started. Watch the video below and read on for a full recap. 

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Twenty years ago, the trend in nutrition was to cut fats. What that inspired food manufacturers to do is increase sodium and sugar in our foods. Now, we know that it wasn't the fats leading to obesity and diabetes, it's the sugar.

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A healthy diet and regular, consistent exercise are the critical components to any weight loss plan. But how can you ensure you're getting enough energy from your food to make it through your workouts? In this video, Richmond health coach Michael Stroud explains what you should be trying to do with your pre- and post-workout nutrition plans to continue losing weight. Watch the video below and read on for a recap.