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

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

What to do after Thanksgiving?

Whelp, we just wrapped Thanksgiving! I hope you had a beautiful day yesterday. Enjoyed the food without shame or guilt for what you ate. Today, I want you to simply move on. Pick up right where you left off. Check out this short video on What to do after Thanksgiving?     Donโ€™t you dare….. Do any punishing workouts – … 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

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

Five reasons why you are struggling to lose weight

losing weight

Itโ€™s that time of year where you will be bombarded with l00’s, if not millions, of quick-fix schemes – these things are some of the reasons why you are struggling to lose weight. Diets, detoxes, cleanses, you name it. Programs that are promising “X” number of pounds lost in a month or less. We are getting close to January 1st, … Read More