What the heck are macros?

macros

You’d be surprised at the number of people that don’t know what macronutrients are! So, let’s dive in! What are macros?  The abbreviation is short for macronutrients.  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?

diet break

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

Moderation does work

  Moderation is the avoidance of extremism. Extremism is pushing it to the limit: – the quality or state of being extreme – not eating a loved food such as ice cream forever. Eating nothing but junk food is also extreme. Extremism sounds like a diet and smells like a diet. Extremism has a short expiration date, whereas moderation does … Read More

4 Tips Everyone Should Use While Traveling!

While traveling, I utilize my #AMEN Protocol and I make do with what is available. I can wholeheartedly say, I can eat anywhere while traveling, and you can too.  Whether that’s McDonalds, a rest stop, or Panera – like I did the other day, I can make it work and here’s how: Always prioritize PROTEIN – protein with every meal, … Read More

5 Fitness Friday Favorites – Battle Of The Protein Bars

Hey guys! I’m back with Five Fitness Friday Favorites – Battle of the Protein Bars! I love me a good protein bar! Like many, Quest is one of my favorite brands – particularly the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor followed by the Cookies and Creme one! Mmm good! This week, I want to review 5 different bands of bars for … Read More

How To Eat Without Counting Calories

  Tired of counting calories or macros but afraid that if you stop counting you will gain weight or that you won’t be able to maintain.  Here are some ways to eat without counting calories. There is a time and a place to keep track of the numbers but we can’t always be counting or in fat loss mode. In … Read More

5 factors that will help you adhere to a healthy lifestyle! #MotivationMonday!

What is Motivation exactly? Motivation is the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way, or the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.   Everyone is self motivated to some degree. Whether it’s a little or a lot, positively, or negatively it depends on where it comes from. “Motivation is a much … Read More

3 Quick Tips To Begin Living Your Life To The Fullest!

Are you living life to the fullest? I can say some days I am, and some days I’m not. I know we all have had the days of just going through the motions. Came across this Facebook status today: Enjoy work. Enjoy eating. Enjoy drinking. Enjoy exercise. Enjoy being alive today. Jesus wants you to enjoy the gift of life … Read More

Taco Tuesday

So who doesn’t love a good taco? I love tacos. I could probably eat them everyday. There are so many ways to make tacos. I’m not a big cooker and when I do I look for simple and easy recipes. I’m trying to get better but it’s like pulling teeth and nails. I’ll take it one meal at time. This … Read More

Have your Cookie and Eat It Too!

Cheat Meals….cheat days…..treat meals or whatever you call them! I don’t know where that dang term came from, or where it started. I used to say it too. It didn’t really enter my vocabulary until I started prepping for physique competitions. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even get one cheat meal or a cheat day during my first few … Read More