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Month: October 2018

Best Ingredients to Meal Prep: 9 Key Things to Make in Advance

Best Ingredients to Meal Prep: 9 Key Things to Make in Advance

Meal prep doesn’t always involve cooking entire meals to store for later. Sometimes it’s simply about preparing key ingredients you can use to toss together a work lunch or weeknight meal in no time. Once you nail down the best ingredients to meal prep, you’ll […]

Recipe Adjustments for High Altitude: How to Cook and Bake Anything

Recipe Adjustments for High Altitude: How to Cook and Bake Anything

It may not be fair to our friends in the Denver or Mexico City, but it’s true: Most recipes are designed for cooking at sea level. Once you hit 3,000 feet of altitude or above, you’ll need to make some adjustments to compensate for the […]

PlateJoy Partners with uBiome, the Leader in Microbial Genomics, to Assess the Connection between Weight and Gut Health

PlateJoy Partners with uBiome, the Leader in Microbial Genomics, to Assess the Connection between Weight and Gut Health

At PlateJoy, we know weight is personal–and not in the “let’s not talk about it” way. Our genes, our environment, our family: they all contribute to how we lose weight and keep it off.

That’s why we’re so excited to be partnering with uBiome, to advance research on the relationship between weight loss and the microbiome in a new study launching this week.

70% of Americans are overweight or obese, making them more likely to be diagnosed with other chronic conditions like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. New research have begun to assess how the microbiome, the army of microbes that live in the gut, contribute to these conditions.

By combining uBiome’s analysis of microbiome diversity and composition with PlateJoy’s weight loss and prevention program, we’ll be able to give hundreds of participants access to their microbiome data and  develop a better understanding of how the microbiome plays a part in obesity. Even better, we’ll be able to explore how weight changes, in turn, impact gut health.

As part of this study, participants will also receive access to PlateJoy’s new 16-week weight loss program, to track their progress over time, and gain insight into the correlations with changes in their gut health.

If you’re interested in joining the study, visit platejoy.com/ubiome to see if you’re eligible.

We’re thrilled to launch this new partnership to promote cutting-edge research and continue to help people take charge of their health.

9 Easy Keto Appetizers for Entertaining

9 Easy Keto Appetizers for Entertaining

Entertaining doesn’t have to be hard just because you’re on a keto diet. The traditional finger sandwiches, pigs-in-a-blanket, and puff pastry bites may be out, but you can still whip up some crowd pleasers that are low-carb, moderate protein, and high fat to align with […]