Food & Nutrition

Healthy Trader Joe's foods for easy cooking

I hate cooking. Okay, as the Plain White T’s say, “Hate is a strong word.” So let’s just say I really really really don’t like cooking. I’m not that great at it, I tend to eat the same foods over and over again, and if a recipe is going to take me longer than 30 minutes, forget about it. Fortunately, I do enjoy grocery shopping. (Ironic for someone who doesn’t like cooking, right?) Trader Joe’s is my happy place, and my favorite part of Saturday morning errands is going to Trader Joe’s.

Looking For the Perfect Jalapeño Marg? Try This Low-Sugar Recipe That's Only 200 Calories

I love a good spicy jalapeño margarita when I'm out, but I don't love all the sugar and simple syrup it tends to get made with. Even store-bought mixers aren't ideal; one popular jalapeño margarita mixer has 20 grams of sugar and 90 calories per serving, and that's before you add the tequila. As someone with PCOS, I need to be careful about my sugar intake since people with PCOS are more prone to insulin resistance.

How to Track Macros for Weight Loss

If you've spent any time eavesdropping on people at the gym recently (who hasn't?), then you've probably heard the phrase "tracking your macros." Or, more accurately, "That doesn't fit in my macros, bro." It sounds complicated, and something only jacked, roided-out fitness bros have the secret info on. But like counting reps and stacking weight plates on a barbell, tracking macros is just basic math disguised as an overhyped fitness concept.
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