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)
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 heard this quote at my local box, and it really moved me. "I'm not a CrossFitter, I just go to a CrossFit gym." Let me tell you why it moved me, and why I think it applies beyond the CrossFit gym. Here is some context, to help: I'm a very competitive person by nature, … Continue reading Lessons in Failure
Pink Dumbbell Syndrome. It all boils down to this single, oft-heard phrase:
"I like to exercise, but I don't like to lift heavy weights because I don't want to get too big/bulky/manly/hefty/muscular."