Weight Loss & Nutrition

Simple Summer Meal Planning

It's finally summertime!  Change of work schedules, upcoming vacations and beach days, triple digit temps, and the kids are home more! Sounds like a fun summer right?! When temperatures hit the triple digits nobody wants to cook inside.  Let me tell you, my AC unit is TERRIBLE.  My house gets so hot in the summer… Continue reading Simple Summer Meal Planning

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Fitness Training, Weight Loss & Nutrition

Eating Within The “Anabolic Window” Just Brocabulary or BroScience?

The post-workout period is often considered to be the most critical part of nutrient timing. Just how much refueling is needed immediately post-workout and what makes or breaks your results? The anabolic window (also known as the metabolic window) is a strength training term (aka the BROcabulary) for the 30-minutes (give or take) period after exercise. … Continue reading Eating Within The “Anabolic Window” Just Brocabulary or BroScience?

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Healthy Eating Habits To Change Your Life

The infamous "D-word" nobody wants to hear!  DIET! I personally hate using the word diet because usually, the word diet has a very negative connotation.  Usually "dieting" or restricting yourself from specific foods can lead to weight fluctuation which brings a host of related side effected that can harm your physical health. We all know… Continue reading Healthy Eating Habits To Change Your Life

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Lean Protein: Is It Just A Throw Back Term?

I was recently getting ready for work when I was listening to the Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel's podcast on "Is Lean Protein Really Better For you."  It got me thinking!  As a bikini competitor and somebody who goes through the life "cut" phases to lean out, I obviously chose to eat really lean meats.  However,… Continue reading Lean Protein: Is It Just A Throw Back Term?

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

One of the most powerful tools to fight inflammation won't be found at the pharmacy.  Your local grocery store will carry exactly what you need to fit inflammation.  Some foods and beverages may actually have more anti-inflammatory effects what you get at the pharmacy. Inflammation can be good and bad!  Inflammation can help your body defend… Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Weight Loss & Nutrition

My Truth About Keto

I have tons of friends on keto right now, so I'm sure I'll get a few eye rolls from friends.  Rest assured, I do not judge, this is my own thoughts, experiences, and research of my OWN opinion.  Anyone willing to make a change in their nutrition to better their life is HUGE and I… Continue reading My Truth About Keto

Bikini Competition, Weight Loss & Nutrition

Kid Friendly Meal Prep

I love meal prepping!  Meal prep might seem like it takes a lot of time but in actuality it saves so much time in the long run.  I get a lot of comments from friends that they can't meal prep because their family won't eat the foods they eat, or it's not kid friendly.  I'm… Continue reading Kid Friendly Meal Prep