What the heck are macros?

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You’d be surprised at the number of people that don’t know what macronutrients are! So, let’s dive in! What are macros?Ā  The abbreviation is short for macronutrients.Ā  Macros are protein, fat, and carbs. All foods are made up of one or a combo of the three macronutrients. Understanding what you eat is imperative, and it helps us understand our own … Read More

When is it time to take a diet break?

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Hey, STRONG friends, popping in with a Beauty of Strength fam bam question that came through on my weekly Weight Room Wednesday Q&A. So, a STRONG friend asked, “How often/when should you take a break? For how long? Let’s start with… What is a diet break? Taking a break from dieting and eating at a maintenance calorie level for a … Read More

How to increase your metabolism!

I know, I have talked about this many, many times, but it keeps coming up. I have lost count of how many times women have asked me about boosting their metabolism. Specifically, what can they take for their metabolism? I get it. We are bombarded with so many messages about how to lose weight. Lose weight in 20 days, eat … Read More

No, you don’t have to earn your food!

The other day, I was watching one of my favorite Morning TV Shows – Hoda and Kathie Lee. They had a segment on called Burn it Off – How those holiday snacks can add up – and ways to burn them off! I was appalled. While Iā€™m not surprised, this is the norm for stuff on TV when it comes … Read More

Get this right first!

Nutrition has become so complicated these days! It really doesn’t have to be this way. We really don’t know which way to turn, which way to go, or what to eat. It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. Keto is all the rage these days. Everywhere you go, you can catch people talking about how much weight they have lost … Read More

Trainer Tip Tuesday: How to Make Kale Taste Better, dare I say Delicious!

How to Make Kale Taste Better, dare I say Delicious! I’ve been on a KALE kick lately. I’ve been eating it as the primary base in my salads, whereas b4 I had to have it mixed in with other greens. Kale is usually bitter and tastes like dirt when you eat it alone. Am I right?!šŸ˜‚šŸ™…šŸ¾ā€ā™€ļø Nobody wants to eat … Read More

The 3 M’s of Fat Loss

Weight loss and fat loss are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Weight loss, for example, is the loss of fat-free mass (muscle) and fat mass, fluids (water), etc. The primary focus here is to get the scale weight to go down; nothing else matters, even if you lose your soul doing it. Gaining fat and … Read More

Five Principles of Fat Loss

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Potions, pills, teas, quick fixes, wraps, {Insert Any Diet} are a short-term solution with long-term consequences. I repeat you do not have to ban foods or go on any particular diet to have lasting, sustainable fat loss. We have this misconception that we have to suffer through the process. That we can’t eat foods that bring us enjoyment. This is … Read More

Carbs are not the enemy plus 4 Ways to Make them work for you!

Carbs are always the ones to get the boot when it comes to trying to lose weight! You don’t have to eliminate whole food groups to get results! Ugh, carbs are not the enemy. Really, ladies, they are not the enemy. They are your friends or can be your friend. If you kicked them to the curb a while ago, … Read More

10 Ways to Un – Diet

  Let’s start this un – diet process! Are you ready?! It will take work, but I know you can do this because many women like yourself have! I know deep down inside, you’ve had it. You are tired of the ups and the downs, tired of not being able to lose the pounds, tired of feeling lethargic and just … Read More