A common example of this for me is when I catch a glimpse of the homemade goodies my dear momma often mails to me. An easy way to address that is by simply asking yourself, “Am I hungry?” before you open the fridge, walk into the pantry, or reach your hand into the cookie jar.Read More
…eating in response to an emotion has much more detrimental effects on our health than just a few extra pounds over time. When we choose to attempt to soothe or manage our emotions with unhealthy food/drinks, we’re reinforcing a deep cycle of self-disrespect.Read More
This is exactly what I do as a health and lifestyle coach, because I think everyone can and should understand what it takes to live a life they love in a body they love, too. I could be another mechanic-shop-style coach. I could listen to your chief complaints, let you describe the noise to me and show me the lights that are on that aren’t normally there, and I could say, “Yep, this is what’s going on. Here’s a 6 week workout plan & some general nutrition guidelines. Good luck!”Read More
Either by reading the container of oats or looking in MFP, you should see the serving size (usually 40g.) Next, place a bowl on top of your scale and make sure it reads "0 g" before you begin pouring the oats in the bowl. Measure out the appropriate serving and voila. You can use the barcode scanner to scan your yogurt, and just like that, breakfast is inputted.Read More
You can totally eat "healthy" foods without counting or tracking, but will you see the results you want to see? Maybe. And what's actually time consuming, frustrating, obsessive and stressful is staying right where you are any our weight or overall health because you aren't willing to do what it takes on the front end to get to where you want to be.Read More
I decided that dipping my toe in the vegan waters would not only kickstart some healthier habits for me, but also give me a healthy dose of awareness and mindfulness in the food world. Here's what I learned:Read More
The truth is, there are a million and one approaches because there are a million and one body types and preferences. Everyone is different, not just from what they eat but also how they eat, and so the diet that's guaranteed to work for YOU is the one that fits YOUR body type and preferences.Read More
Is that the only effective protein source? By far, NO.
Is it quick, tasty and effective? Totally.
Generally speaking, protein shakes are a low carb, low calorie, high protein source (depending on what kind you buy) making them excellent post-workout meals or snacks during the day.Read More
It’s a common road block for all of us. We know vegetables are healthy. We know we need protein. We’ve heard and read that processed foods make us fat, blah blah blah, but we don’t quite understand how to put it all together into a day’s worth of eating!For that reason, I’m walking you through a full day of eating for me personally, complete with macros, calories, meal times and my activity levels.Read More
I believed these things were true, but I wished they weren't. And that was when I decided to do my own research, in hopes to find out the truth and get back to eating things I enjoyed.Read More
oday, so many foods and products are labeled “low fat,” “high protein,” and even “low carb.” On one hand, it’s nice the food industry has shifted a bit from strictly caloric measures to macronutrient measures, but on the other hand, if you don’t have any basis of what a regular amount of each of those macronutrient numbers should/could be for you specifically, how can you possibly understand what “low” and “high” even mean?Read More
I once heard a guy in a podcast say, “Basically, if it tastes good, it’s bad for you,” and I wanted to scream. This is SO not true, but it’s unfortunately the way so many of us think in regards to healthy eating, and it’s detrimental to not only our physical progression, but our mindset towards health and fitness.Read More
That being said, meal prepping is something I find enjoyable (to a certain extent) because of the creativity and mental vigor it gives me towards chasing my fitness goals. However, it can be pretty overwhelming to just start out of nowhere, which is why I want to help you!Read More
It can be tempting after a nice sweat sesh to reach for a cookie or “treat yourself” to something sweet. I mean, you did just put in work, right? You deserve this!