Whole30 is not the answer!

[Source] My Thoughts on Whole 30! You may not know, but now you know- I am anti –diet to the Core! Been there and done plenty of diets and I always end back at square one – dare I say un healthy and more overweight than when I started! Ya feels me?   You don’t need any diet; you know … Read More

Five Fitness Friday Favorites- 5 Helpful Travel Tips

  Today, I’m sharing some Travel Fitness Tips. First I want to cover nutrition in the airport. I hear it all the time- it’s hard to eat healthy at the airport. Im gonna have to disagree with you on this one. You have choices- you have to decide to find something healthier if that is what you want. Your normal … Read More

3 Tips for Built in Calorie Control!

  1. Satiety- mindfulness. Be aware of how much you’re eating. Slow down – sometime we eat so fast we don’t give the brain the signal that we are actually full. Eat to about 80% full. One tool that I use is how my belly is feeling. The pressure the stomach feels once you reach fullness. There is no denying … Read More

The best time to eat? There is no magic time to eat!

When you’re hungry, that’s the best time to eat, for crying out loud! Or when it works best for your schedule. I came across this chart for when the best times to eat are. These things get me fired up because I fell into these fear mongering tactics myself. Don’t eat carbs after 12, don’t eat after 5, eat every … Read More

Create Healthy Habits, Not Restrictions!

Diets call for rules and restrictions – no this, no that – no bread, no fruit, don’t eat after 5, etc… Learning how to eat for YOU takes some investigating- some detective work. Dieting is easy and a short term solution with an expiration date. A long term solution is changing habits, that will last a lifetime – changing one … Read More

Lunch Made Simple – Like How You Eat!

[Lunch made simple!] Like how you eat! Simple, satisfying, sensible, enjoyable, tasty, and nourishing! Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated! I use my own ‪#‎AMEN‬ protocol to navigate my daily nutritional goals. This photo includes a few of my go to staples for nutrition. Protein, veggies, fruits, and carbs. I adjust my carbs according to my activity level. Higher carbs, … Read More

4 Tips Everyone Should Use While Traveling!

While traveling, I utilize my #AMEN Protocol and I make do with what is available. I can wholeheartedly say, I can eat anywhere while traveling, and you can too.  Whether that’s McDonalds, a rest stop, or Panera – like I did the other day, I can make it work and here’s how: Always prioritize PROTEIN – protein with every meal, … Read More

How to shed that belly fat without killing yourself!

belly fat

A few belly fat facts: Many times, belly fat is linked to stress and high levels of cortisol. What is cortisol? Cortisol is a hormone made by the adrenal glands. Cortisol levels go up when the pituitary gland releases another hormone called adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). Cortisol has many functions. It helps the body use sugar (glucose) and fat for energy (metabolism), and it helps the … Read More

5 Fitness Friday Favorites – Battle Of The Protein Bars

Hey guys! I’m back with Five Fitness Friday Favorites – Battle of the Protein Bars! I love me a good protein bar! Like many, Quest is one of my favorite brands – particularly the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor followed by the Cookies and Creme one! Mmm good! This week, I want to review 5 different bands of bars for … Read More

How To Eat Without Counting Calories

  Tired of counting calories or macros but afraid that if you stop counting you will gain weight or that you won’t be able to maintain.  Here are some ways to eat without counting calories. There is a time and a place to keep track of the numbers but we can’t always be counting or in fat loss mode. In … Read More