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)
Meal Prep 101 (Healthy Eating Guide, Part 3)
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).
Setting Up Your Plate for Healthy Eating (Healthy Eating Guide, Part 2)
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)
Healthy Eating Guide Part 1: Metabolism and Calories
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.