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ITG Article - Meal Planning On The Go

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ITG Article - Meal Planning On The Go

Meal Planning on the Go by Joseph Packo   Would you ever go on vacation without planning which airline you would take to your destination? Which hotel you will be staying at? What restaurants and attractions are nearby? Unless you don’t mind a potentially disastrous trip, of course not! So when it comes to starting or maintaining your diet, why not plan ahead? Without a little roadmap to help you with meal planning each week, you may be headed for disaster. Meal planning is the easiest way to set yourself up for success and takes just a short amount time...

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Article - What's the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, Sparkling, and Tonic Water?

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Article - What's the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, Sparkling, and Tonic Water?

What's the difference between Club Soda, Seltzer, Sparkling water and Tonic Waters? Quite a bit actually. I found a great article below! One thing to remember, is no matter what, we do not want to waste sugars and carbohydrates during the day on tonic's and such! Instead you can try the ones listed below!     Check Out Laurel's Lounge on the ITG Website for fun Step 3 Alcoholic Beverages with an ITG twist here: Laurel's Lounge (itgdiet.com)   What's the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, Sparkling, and Tonic Water? Written by Ryan Raman, MS, RD on March 17, 2020 — Medically reviewed by Atli Arnarson...

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Article - Canola Oil vs. Olive Oil

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Article - Canola Oil vs. Olive Oil

Another question I get asked is the differences between healthy oils! I typically steer people towards Olive oil, vegetable oil, coconut oil and even sesame and grape see oil! when looking at oils, you want to make sure you're getting as much good and as little "bad" oils as possible on our diet. Even afterwards, sticking to these simple healthy oils are so very good for heart health and digestion! Make sure you are picking the best type for your body!   Canola Oil vs. Olive Oil: Which One Is Better for Your Health? By Dr. Victor Marchione, MD - December 10, 2015...

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Step 3 Help - Butter vs Margarine

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Step 3 Help - Butter vs Margarine

I get asked this question all the time in Step 3 of the ITG Diet. "Should I go back to butter or, should I use margarine?". The simple answer is YES! You should always try to limit your "fats" intake but, this diet should teach you that our bodies CAN have small portions of dairy or butter and still be successful with maintain your weight! Margarine has always been viewed as an alternative form of butter but, just like artificial sugars, doesn't mean it's a good thing.  I found a great article below that simplifies things!  Butter vs. Margarine January...

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Step 3 Help - Should You Have Fruit or Fruit Juice?

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Step 3 Help - Should You Have Fruit or Fruit Juice?

This is such a common question that I decide to post about. When you are comparing if you should have fruit or the whole fruit, the answer every time is, the whole fruit. When you eat the flesh of the fruit, this is the nutrional part of the fruit. The flesh has all the fiber, mineral and vitamins in it! When things are juiced or you drink fruit juices, you are simply extracting nothing but SUGAR from the fruit itself. Of course they can fortify the juice with added fiber and such but, when it comes down to it, your...

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