In this blog post, I am sharing various protein sources that are ~30 grams of protein from chicken to plant-based options. 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 🤯 💥, that’s 120 grams right there. If you need more, you have plenty … Read More
What the heck are 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?
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 or when should you take a diet break? For how long? Let’s start with… What is a diet break? Taking a break from dieting and eating at a maintenance calorie … Read More
💥6 STRONG Habits that Pack a Punch 🥊 👊🏾💥
In this IGTV situation, I break down 6 STRONG Habits that will move you forward on your strength and nutrition journey! 1️⃣ 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. 2️⃣ Practice eating to your about 80% full! 3️⃣ Instead … Read More
5 Things to Steer Clear of When it comes to your 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
10 Year Challenge – A Reverse Transformation!
I jumped on the 10 Year Challenge… Here’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 I’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 colleagues 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
5 Tips for Improving Performance, Emotional Well Being, & Enjoying Your Food!
I wanted to share a personal story and some insights that I have learned along the way on my own fitness and nutrition journey. As you know, I always post about carbs not being the enemy, and that they don’t make you fat. They really don’t! I know what it’s like to go with little to no carbs during … 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
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
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