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
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
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
Five Fitness Friday Favorites: 5 Eats I’m Loving Right Now
Five Fitness Friday Favorites!! Five things I’m loving! 1. Pero Family Farms Fresh Green Beans 2. Pero Family Farms Sweet Peppers 3. Ready to Drink Protein Shake – Premier Protein – I really enjoy the Carmel and Strawberry ones! 4. Think Thin Oatmeal Cups and Kodiak Cakes Flapjacks On The Go – I really enjoyed the Cinnamon and Maple one … 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
I first wrote this post over on my Beauty of Strength Facebook page; it got great traction. I was stocked! Several people shared my post. So, I thought I post here on my blog too! Facebook Post Full disclosure, I’ve had it. There may be a bit of swearing in the post ahead. Not your thing? Don’t like it… #bye! … 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