How to Measure Protein

If you want to connect the dots between what you’re ‘really’ eating, how you’re feeling & the results you’re getting, food logging is highly recommend. One key is knowing how to log properly. Understanding how to log protein is a common issue. The actual weight of the protein source isn’t the actual protein in that … Continued

Here’s What 25g of Protein Looks Like

Looking for a magic bullet for weight loss? Protein is as close as you’ll get. Protein helps to keep you full longer & helps to repair & build lean muscle. It helps manage energy levels by reducing insulin spikes when eaten with carbs. Aim to get some protein with every meal & snack (at least … Continued

How to Create Your Own Meal Plan

Meal plans don’t work. More often than not you ate half the food in the plan. Then, if you can’t follow the plan, what’s the point? The best diet is the one who are currently on with a few tweaks. To create your own meal plan here’s what you do: 1. Choose two healthy breakfasts … Continued

Your Calorie Tracker is WRONG

It doesn’t matter how many calories your tracker says you’ve burned. Calorie trackers are wrong – they OVER estimate calorie burn. Here’s what’s needed if weight loss is your goal: 1. Track your calories to understand your intake. 2. Stay active – you’ll actually burn MORE calories through out the day when you do things … Continued

4 Self Care Tips to Handle Tough Times

Are you going thru a rough patch? It happens to all of us from time to time. Currently I’m employing these 4 tips as I navigate a time of family loss & business changes: 1. Protect your sleep – You can handle all ‘the things’ better when well rested. 2. Move – Gentle movement, like … Continued

3 Tips to Starting Something New

Starting something new for fitness? It can be scary (even for seasoned fitness veterans). Here are 3 tips to make it easier: 1. Check out the facility, find when it’s not busy & try to go during those times. 2. Go with a plan! 3. Do it scared, after the first few times, it will … Continued

Weight Loss Plateau?

There are a variety of reasons your weight may have hit a plateau. Know that now matter what, you’re still making progress. Your body needs time to get accustomed to a new set point. Any time you can drop weight & maintain it, is time to celebrate, so don’t be discouraged. If you’re struggling with … Continued

Are You Being ‘Skinny Shamed’?

It’s tough to be a smaller person with body composition goals. Some people get ‘skinny shamed’ & if that’s you, you feel like your goals aren’t important. The fact is, YOU are the authority of you & whether you want to lose 5, 15 or 50lbs, your goals are legitimate. Kudos to you for wanting … Continued

Don’t Trust Your Calorie Tracker

Calorie trackers are inaccurate. They don’t account for EPOCH – or energy burned AFTER exercise – which is the big benefit of resistance training. Your workout should be FUN anyways, not just a source of calorie burning. Your workout should be focused on fun and/or skill or strength development. It’s only a small part of … Continued

Easy or Hard Decisions for an Easy Life?

What decisions are you making? Easy decisions lead to a hard life…And hard decisions tend to lead to an easy life. Take a look at nutrition for example. If you’re making the easy decision to have: —processed foods -excessive sugar -excessive alcohol -sedentary lifestyle You’re going to experience health issues & have a harder life … Continued