It was Nov. 25, 2020 when I first started drafting this post. At that point, I'd deactivated my Facebook account a couple of days before. This wasn't the first time I'd done this, but I had the feeling it was going to be the last.
Last week we covered two common ways to meal prep: traditional meal prep and "mini" meal preps. I think these are fantastic options for when you want to watch your spending and also want to adhere more closely to macro requirements. But this week, I want to address the elephant in the room: that meal … Continue reading Meal Prep Tips When You Suck at Meal Prep (Healthy Eating Guide, Part 4)
Based on trial and error (thanks to articles on the internet) and some interviews with my athlete friends and nutrition experts, I've learned that there are 4 general approaches to meal-prepping. Each approach has its pro's and con's, and some meal-prepping styles are better suited to some folks than others. I created this comprehensive guide so that you can have a one-stop shop for considering your meal-prepping strategy (rather than digging through dozens of articles, like I did).
If it exists as a fad diet, there's a high likelihood I've tried it, between my own obsession with "leaning out" over the last 10 years and my mother's own dieting history. Between the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, juice cleanses, Atkins, South Beach, Paleo, Zone, Keto, Whole30, Intermittent Fasting, and even vegetarian for … Continue reading Setting Up Your Plate for Healthy Eating (Healthy Eating Guide, Part 2)
The problem with most diets and weight loss plans is that people set unrealistic expectations of themselves and their body's performance. So, before you go chasing waterfalls *cue trumpet sound from the TLC song* and setting yourself up for a goal that's unobtainable, you need to have a solid foundation in how the body gains and loses weight. In part 1 of this series, we will talk about how metabolism works.
I have done many a rebrand over the years, with each rebrand reflecting a new passion, a new perspective, or a new stage of life. To put it bluntly, I'm fickle as hell. That said, there is a singular strand of truth that runs through everything I care about, which is why I've decided to rebrand this blog. To better explain this change, let's take a trip down memory lane and reflect on some of my previous blog names over the last 15 years...
I recently saw an ad campaign by a certain furniture/home décor company. In the ad, a family is around what is presumably a Thanksgiving dinner table, and a lady in her 20s-30s gave a smug and pretentious grin at her "mother-in-law" who was apparently impressed with her dinnerware. The punchline went something along the lines … Continue reading To Hell With Your Matching Mugs
Some pro's and con's of positive and negative mindsets (and my proposed alternative to both)
Prompts and inspiration for logging your training and tracking your wellbeing
Weightlifting vs. Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding (and where CrossFit/HIIT falls in all of this)