30 Ways to Get 30 Grams of Protein

In this blog post, I am sharing various protein sources that are ~30 grams of protein from chicken to plant-based options.โฃ The macros (short for macronutrients) that are listed are for the cooked versions of the protein sources. Pick four items from the list, and BOOM ๐Ÿคฏ ๐Ÿ’ฅ, thatโ€™s 120 grams right there. If you need more, you have plenty … Read More

What will you BUILD in 2022?

Writing down goals and habits

What will you BUILD in 2022? Will it be things that build you up or tear you down? Will you build sustainable habits or will you do more quick fixes that are unsustainable? Will it be… Unsustainable health changes More fear of food More obsessive fitness regimens More discorded eating patterns More banned food groups More dieting. More quick fixes … Read More

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?ย  The abbreviation is short for macronutrients.ย  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

๐Ÿ’ฅ6 STRONG Habits that Pack a Punch ย ๐ŸฅŠย ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ฅ

healthy habits

  In this IGTV situation, I break down 6 STRONG Habits that will move you forward on your strength and nutrition journey! 1๏ธโƒฃย Eat undistracted – get away from your desk, put the phone down so that you can actually enjoy your meal, and to know when you are satisfied and not stuffed. 2๏ธโƒฃย Practice eating to your about 80% full! 3๏ธโƒฃย Instead … Read More

5 Things to Steer Clear of When it comes to your nutrition, health, and fitness!

5 things to avoid when it comes to nutrition, health, and fitness!

Quick fixes will kill your progress & your health! Avoid these 5 things that I talk about in this IGTV episode while you’re navigating your fitness, health, & nutrition journey! Changing everything all at once. Slashing your calories too low! Cutting whole food groups out, specifically carbs. Messing around with quick fixes, ya know those voodoo quackery things such as … Read More

5 Signs you’re doing too much cardio!

too much cardio

Hey STRONG friend! I often get asked how much cardio should I do, or how much is too much cardio – well, my friend, it depends. Each person is different. In today’s post, I am sharing some signs that will give you the answers to the above questions, if you are listening to your bodyโ€™s biofeedback. Our bodies are always … 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

10 Year Challenge – A Reverse Transformation!

I jumped on the 10 Year Challenge… Hereโ€™s a different transformation of sorts, a Reverse Transformation. You’re probably looking at the photo on the left, saying you look so good! No ma’am, nope. Now Iโ€™m in a great place on the right, both physically and mentally. 2009: 27 years young: Dieting Mentality! – Scale weight: Lighter, probably around 150 – … Read More

Where’s the meat?!

Dang it, there’s no “Where’s the Meat?!” GIF, lol! Before we jump into the blog today, let me tell you how the “Where’s the Meat?!” quote came to be. Some friends and colleaguesย of mine were on a biz trip, and one of the girls suggested we go to this one restaurant that they found in Venice Beach. They said that … Read More