When I started competing I thought I had to eat every few hours. This was something that I had read about, but more importantly (at the time) it was something that I saw over and over again in practice online. For me, every few hours meant every three hours. I was on a cycle of … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Snacking intentionally
One of my clients and I were talking about oats the other day. She said she had to eat steel cut oats, and I asked, “why do they HAVE to be steel cut?” She said well they’re healthier for you. I told her that wasn’t necessarily true. So, let’s talk oats – what’s the difference … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Steel Cut Oats v. Rolled Oats
We've talked about fats and carbohydrates (part 1 and part 2) already, but what about protein? Like the other macronutrients, protein can be misunderstood. Like dietary fat, I've heard from people including trainers that protein can make you fat if you consume too much. Let's be clear - too many calories can lead to fat … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Protein and Amino Acids
It's been about a month since I've written on here, but let's be honest, that was a recipe - that's not real writing. I've said it before on Facebook more recently, but here as well - I write when I feel compelled. I write when I feel it's the most beneficial to me. I feel … Continue reading Catching Up
#MotivationMonday If you want the bagel bad enough you will make it fit.
This post is to help those who have questions about flexible dieting and nutrition in general. Recently, more specifically since I started my reverse, which is going swimmingly by the way, I have had a lot of questions regarding the foods I consume. I've talked about how flexible dieting works for me in my life. … Continue reading I don’t even think the FDA knows what that means…
To celebrate the ending of prep, I went to brunch on Sunday with my boyfriend and got the most amazing pancakes ever - Blueberry Pecan and Mascarpone. I went with a large stack because YOLO and I ate the whole stack - no regrets! I did get egg whites on the side because protein is … Continue reading One week out/first week of reverse dieting
Saturday I got the shock of being a size 4. While most people would probably say "be happy, be excited, or who cares" mentally for me it was a lot. I'm officially smaller than I was when I started my freshman year of college. I also weigh more and as we all know, the more … Continue reading Transitioning from cutting to maintaining…
I saw this video the other day that really made me think about how I talk to myself and about myself. The video, created by Dove, asked women to write down what they say to themselves when they are mean to themselves. They then took the journal entries and asked two actresses to act them … Continue reading Why are we so mean to ourselves?
I was going through the news feed this morning and I saw a post that mentioned Larabar. I've heard about these before, but I'm also against bars usually. Most have processed sugar and chemicals you can't pronounce, but I checked out their Web site and they look pretty clean. The flavors look pretty awesome too. … Continue reading What have you heard: Larabars