In the fitness industry, you will hear the word “macros” a lot. Specifically, “If It Fits Your Macros”, which is a popular diet based around the percentages of macros you consume. There are a lot of books and websites dedicated to teaching you how to create entire meal plans around your macros, but first – what exactly are macros?
Dieting is hard! Like really hard. It hard being hungry and not knowing if you are eating the right things. Then trying to figure out how to make a new found diet a lifestyle that doesn’t seem so depriving, is even harder. I’ve done all the 21 day fixes, smoothie cleanses and weight loss gimmicks.aaa
Some days simply having too many thoughts and too many things on my to-do list paralyzes me. You’ve probably seen the meme, “I’ve got 99 problems but I’m going to take a nap and ignore them all.” Yep, this is me more times than I’d like to admit, simply because I just don’t know what my next step should be.
Do not let the title scare you! I am not here to tell you to do 100 crunches until your motivation kicks back in. Instead, I want to talk to you about what to do when you lose your motivation to workout and eat healthy; and I want to share you with you some tools that I use that help keep me going during the rough patches.
When it comes to weight loss, weight gain, and weight maintenance, your metabolism is everything. It absolutely runs the show behind the curtains and is ultimately responsible for your successes… and your failures. Your metabolism is your body’s way of surviving when life gets tough. Think back in the day when cavemen had to liveaaa
As a Registered Dietitian and dad working in the sports performance industry, I meet parents all the time that ask me what I feed my kids to keep them healthy and thriving. It’s a very valid question since we live in a world where both parents and kids have fully packed calendars. So, how doaaa
You’ve just been handed the keys to a brand new Ferrari. It’s yours- no payments, no strings attached, but if it breaks down, you have to fix it. So how are you going to care for this new prize? You’re probably going to get the oil changed regularly, fill it with premium gasoline to keepaaa
While eating home cooked meals 7 days a week is pretty ideal for someone being health conscious, the reality is that’s not always possible. There will always be times when you have a birthday dinner, wedding, or simply want to enjoy a date night—and that’s perfectly fine! Here are a few tips for enjoying eatingaaa
So, you wanna start eating “clean” eh? Well, you have come to the right place! However, before we begin, let me ask you this: what is your definition of clean, anyway? If I were to go around in a room filled with 20 people and ask them this very same question, I am sure allaaa
The holidays have come and gone. New years goals are in full force – or are they? Getting back into your healthy life style might be harder then you thought. Time after time we have an indulgence meal… or 2. Many of us find it hard to get back on track after so much time being “off track.” Also, many feel like the have mentally and physically set their selves back a month. Well first off it takes 3500 calories to gain 1 lb. So if you gained 4 lbs. over night it’s just water retaining from the sodium and carbs. Unless you parked at McDonalds and ate there all day -then you may have a problem.