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

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

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

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 I’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

The 5 Best Foods to keep you Feeling Fuller Longer!

I toyed around with calling this blog “The Best Fat Loss Foods”, but there are no best fat loss foods. There are, on the other hand, foods that will help you on your fat loss journey that you should eat plenty of. Fat loss foods, hmph, no such thing! That’s some Dr. Oz phony baloney shit. Or as I always … Read More

You Ate it But You Don’t Need to Negate it!

What to do after you Overindulge? You ate it, but you don’t need to negate it ever! You don’t actually have to do nothing. I hope you enjoyed every bite and really ate the candy that you love. You don’t have to earn food. Nor punish yourself with restriction or extra exercise. Enjoy the treats without shame, guilt, or stress. … 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