This is a question so often laughed at among vegans, but it is an honest inquiry among non-vegans and one I don’t blame non-vegans for asking. In fact, I once wondered the same thing. We are taught by family, by advertisements, by teachers, by news that meat, dairy, and eggs are the best and, presumably, only sources for protein. However that is not the case. Not by a long shot.
Over the last decade the term gluten-free has gone from an obscure diet that few knew anything about, to a “buzz” phrase that’s been endorsed by celebrities and plastered over products, cookbooks and magazines. While the term is certainly more popular now than it was ten years ago, the truth is there’s still a lot of confusion around gluten, what it is, how it affects your body and who should avoid it. So, if you’re looking for an easy to digest (no pun intended) breakdown, keep reading, this one’s for you.
Vegetarians have faced a dilemma for ages — how to get a complete, plant based protein that is equivalent in value to that of an animal protein. In an effort to solve this dilemma and offer vegetarians an optimal protein that is plant based, MRM teamed up with the University of Tampa and scientist Jacobaaa
While I was home for the holidays, I did a ton of cooking for my family. My cooking style has drastically changed since the last time I was home, as I switched to a primarily plant-based diet at the end of August 2015. The good news was, my family loved my recipes, and couldn’t believe several of them were meat and dairy-free. The only complaint I received was they frequently felt uncomfortably bloated after their meals. This is a result of the high fiber content of the many vegetables, grains and legumes they were now consuming. While I love to encourage people to switch to a plant-based diet because it will make them feel great, I don’t want people being deterred by the early on bloating the diet can cause. Of course, after some time, your digestive system will adapt to this style of eating and process the food with more ease, but in the mean time, here are some plant based ways to improve your digestion.
I often have friends or family members tell me that they really want to start eating healthier and getting back in shape, but they aren’t sure where to start, or that it all seems so overwhelming. I can always understand where they are coming from because that is exactly how I felt when I first got started! Although I had been an athlete for most of my life, after I had my first son and gained over 60lbs, and I felt so lost on where to even start. I thought I would share with you guys the exact same tips I would give to my friends or family when I get asked this question.
Ladies, if you are not doing push-ups then you really should learn! Push-ups are an amazing way to build upper body strength while targeting large muscle groups.
Various muscles in the upper body work together during a push-up. The main muscles targeted are:
• Pectoralis major
• Triceps brachii
• Serratus anterior
• Abdominal muscles
It seems like yesterday when I was staring into my mirror daily and constantly pointing out what was wrong with me:
“My thighs are too fat.”
“I hate my jiggle.”
“I wish I were a size 0”
These are some of the thoughts that ran through my mind as I stood there critiquing my body. In my teens, I struggled with an eating disorder, but overcame it after almost a year of binging and purging. I did not like what I was doing to my body or my self esteem. I never felt beautiful until I was skinny enough until I saw a certain number on the scale. Eventually, I moved past that, put some weight back on and just dealt with it.
I wanted to say what an honor it is to be a part of MRM. First – I will start off by introducing myself, and how I became introduced to MRM. My name is Tiffany Marie Boydston (now Vespo). I am an IFBB Pro Bikini competitor, health and wellness coach, certified life coach, crossfit Level 1 CFT, certified nutritionist and sports nutritionist. I specialize in internal and external health. I truly believe what you put in your body is the outcome of what your exterior will be.
Weekends are most peoples arch nemesis when it comes to staying on track with your diet. Between parties, weddings, BBQ’s and brunches it can be hard to stay the course, but there are a few things you can do to avoid setting yourself back.
functioning body, but it’s not always easy to drink as much as we should. Though there is conflicting information about just how much is enough, we do know anywhere from 2-4 liters is the sweet spot depending on a number of factors such as outside temperature, physical activity, etc. Here are 5 quick tips for making sure you reach your personal water intake goals: