Clean Eating 101
Clean eating is simply eating foods as close to their natural state as possible. Foods that are highly processed or contain highly processed ingredients are not considered “clean” foods. There are certain aspects of “clean eating” that vary from person to person, however that is the basic explanation of it! Read on to find out more about eating for a lean, healthy body!
Not Seeing Results? Your Diet Could Be the Culprit!
It’s a pretty common mindset… “I worked out… now I can eat whatever I want!” Unless you want to undo all of your hard work, this isn’t the case! Ever heard the saying “abs are made in the kitchen”? Well it’s true! Results are 80% nutrition. If you aren’t eating to meet your goals, you’re wasting the hard work you put forth in the gym!
Healthy Eating Grocery List
Ever heard the saying “abs are made in the kitchen”? Well nothing could be closer to the truth. In order to shed the stubborn belly fat that hides all the hard work we put in at the gym, a clean diet is a MUST. Besides that, the obviously more important aspect of eating well is maintaining a healthy, well-functioning body. Eating wholesome, natural foods is one of the best ways to do that! Follow the link above to see my grocery shopping tips and list of healthy foods!
Juicing vs Blending
The great debate…. which is best, juicing or blending!? Both have their pros and cons. The good news is, none of the “cons” are all that bad. I mean, it’s pretty hard to go wrong when you’re filling your body with nutrient dense fruits, veggies and other fresh fare!
How to Find a Good Protein Powder
I’m asked literally everyday what protein powder to buy. Instead of simply recommending a particular powder, I’d like to explain to you guys the basics of what to look for so you can make that decision yourself, based on your own goals and health needs!
Gluten-Free, Healthy Recipes
After a lot of pestering and nagging, I finally convinced my mom to start a recipe blog! Her website is entirely gluten-free and also has vegan and vegetarian recipes! They’re DE-licious!
How to Get Abs
My tips for getting abs! Made simple of course!
How to Eat Clean on a Budget
Believe me when I say, there are plenty of broke college students, and struggling fitness models and competitors who are still able to eat well despite the odds! It just takes a little extra planning and perhaps some saving.. but making it a priority in your budget will help. If your health isn’t a priority in your life.. it should be! You DESERVE to be healthy! Read on for my clean-eating-on-a-budget tips!
How to Eat Healthy at College
So you find yourself surrounded by booze, dorm food and lack of kitchen… what to do? Not to fear… plenty of others have been in your shoes and achieved their goal physiques. It’s all about planning ahead and getting creative…
7 Step Meal Prep to Save Time
“If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail”. Prepping my food ahead of time leaves me absolutely NO excuse to turn to a vending machine or the golden arches. If healthy food is there, I won’t eat the junk! Follow these 7 simple steps to set yourself up for healthy eating success! Easy, simple and stress-free! Two times a week, I take an hour out of my day (that’s 4% of my day) and cook my meals for half the week. Unfortunately, just as everyone else, I’m only given 24 hours to get done what needs to be gotten done. It really comes down to time-management! I make my health a priority by planning for it!
Lose Weight with Whey
A lot of women believe the myth that protein powder will make them “bulky” or gain weight. This could not be further from the truth! Whey can actually help you LOSE weight. Most whey protein powders have about 110 calories per serving… the same as a medium banana… however many women who believe this myth would choose the fruit thinking they are going to avoid gaining weight…
How to Eat Healthy at Restaurants
Got a hot date? Having a special night out with the girls? You can still stick to your diet and achieve your fitness and weight loss goals if you follow these easy tips!
8 Great Protein Sources for Vegans
Some people claim that vegans and vegetarians cannot consume enough protein per day to gain muscle or even support a healthy body. I beg to differ! If you’re new to being a vegan or vegetarian or are considering going vegan or vegetarian, there are a variety of protein options out there for you! And they don’t have to be boring!
How to Stay Healthy on Vacation!
I am often asked how to stay on track with diet and exercise while traveling, so I thought I’d write up some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the past year of serious training and clean eating! Eating clean can be tricky when on-the-road, but depending on where you’re going and your mode of travel, there are numerous ways you can keep your diet healthy!
How to Deal with Cravings
CRAVINGS….. We all have them, and sometimes they can be pretty overwhelming. While some studies suggest cravings may come from deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals.. others point to lack of variety or a very restricted diet. No matter what the reason may be, here are a few ways to beat the craving!
5 Diet Rules You SHOULD Break
A lot of diet “rules” are just plain old-fashioned and downright FALSE! Find out which ones you SHOULD break for weight loss success!
Bulking vs Cutting
I’ve gotten a lot of questions regarding the difference between bulking vs cutting. I explain the difference between those two in this article!
Mouth surgery can be rough… especially the whole mush-diet part afterward! However there are plenty of foods you can eat until your mouth heals that are both nutritious and delicious! Many doctors will recommend things like sorbet, jell-o and other unhealthy, soft, junk food. Unfortunately, these foods will do more harm than good. It’s important to continue to eat healthy and feed your body the nutrients it needs to function well and heal during your recovery! Here are my tips how!
How to Make Sushi Night Healthier!
While sushi could be considered a healthy option compared to most other popular “night out” choices (think pizza, nachos and hot dogs… ick!), there are still ways to make it an even healthier night out! Here are my tips for making sushi-night completely guilt-free!
7 Things That Can Wreck Fat Loss
“I’ve tried eating right and working out, but I’m not losing weight! What am I doing wrong? Please help!” I get this question almost every day from girls who are frustrated with their slow or complete lack of progress. Unfortunately, it’s basically impossible for me to determine what is off in regard to your diet and exercise because I cannot SEE what you’re doing. Try doing your own evaluation with this checklist!
Clean-Eats for Busy-Bees
I have yet to hear a single good excuse why healthy food cannot be eaten in a busy day. There are plenty of quick, easy, non-perishable things you can carry with you at all times to ensure you won’t turn to the “Golden Arches” or a vending machine!
Beginner’s Guide to Fitness
I often get asked by girls who have never eaten healthy or worked out before.. where to start! I totally get how overwhelming it can be! Here are some basic tips I have for those JUST starting out on a health and fitness journey!
5 Tips for Succeeding at Your Healthy Goals!
We all make mistakes. We stumble, we fall, we slip-up now and then. Guess what…. we’re human and that is perfectly NORMAL. What’s not normal, is expecting to be perfect, all day, everyday. While it’s great to hold ourselves to high standards, expecting ourselves to be perfect is a great way to set ourselves up for disappointment. Set yourself up for a successful transition to a healthy lifestyle by implementing the following tips!
Protein for Vegetarians
I was a vegetarian for 21 years, so I know what it’s like! It’s important to consume enough protein each day to maintain and/or build lean muscle. Remember, the more lean muscle you have on your frame, the faster your metabolism will be. Here are some great choices for my fellow veggies! 😉
6 Tips to Stop Compulsive Eating
It’s important to understand the difference between compulsive overeating and other eating disorders. Compulsive overeaters don’t attempt to atone for their bingeing with actions such as purging, fasting, diet pills or laxatives. Compulsive overeating typically leads to weight gain and obesity. Keep in mind that not everyone who is obese is also a compulsive overeater. People who appear to be of normal or average weight can also be affected by these behaviors.
My Beef with the Word “Toned”
Don’t fall victim to clever marketing gimmicks. Read on to find out exactly what “tone” really is and how you can achieve it!
Nature’s Remedy to Overcoming Fatique
There are many overlooked vitamins and minerals that can keep your energy going all day long. This is a natural way to help keep you healthy both mentally and physically, and it won’t have the negative effects associated with quick fixes. This article will underline some greatvitamins and minerals for good health, well-being and energy that can be obtained through foods or dietary supplements.
Spicy Stir-Fried Asparagus and a Little Asparagus History
Everything you would ever want to know about asparagus… plus a delicious recipe to try!