One of the only downsides to officially ushering in the holiday season (a.k.a. the day after halloween), is the end of daylight savings. It’s the worst. Not only is it starting to get dark earlier anyway, we are now losing an additional hour of precious evening light.
5:30pm now feels like midnight. Awesome.
Despite the early onset darkness that now plagues our country, the cure to lifting your spirits might be easier (and tastier) than you think. Make some brownies! But not just any brownies (because let’s save those calories for grandmas pie at thanksgiving), we’re talking about chocolate sea salt protein brownies!
The best part?
They don’t actually require any baking… (we know, this just made your day. Us too!)Read More
Sticking to a consistent gym routine can seem about as mystical as unicorns and comfortable bras. There are periods when finding the time and motivation to work out feels easy, but then there are others where it feels impossible.
Well let’s first acknowledge why it’s hard to stick to in the first place.
Taking care of kids and family.
No energy because of a long day at work.
You don't know what to do at the gym and can never make a class.
It's uncomfortable, especially at first (being sore sucks, let's be real).Read More
Most of us know by now that protein is important. It plays a vital role not only in weight loss and maintaining your desired body composition, but also in achieving optimal (or even basic) levels of health and wellness.
The official daily recommended intake is between 10-35% of total calories, or 0.8 grams per kilogram of body-weight. If that feels unhelpful, we agree. An easier formula is to take 0.36 x your body-weight in pounds. Or you can use this calculator.
But keep in mind this recommendation is only what is needed to prevent deficiency, not to thrive. This baseline also assumes a sedentary lifestyle, not exactly something to strive for either.Read More
I really enjoy a good cocktail or great glass of wine. I just do. Sometimes I wish I was one of those people who naturally "didn't like" alcohol (I mean, it's kinda hard to argue that it's healthy), but that's just not me. I'm a fan.
Which is why you will never hear me tell you that you have to give it up completely in order to be healthy.
(Quick caveat, there are times where I recommend taking a break from alcohol. As I said, it's hard to argue that it's "healthy", so if your fat loss progress is stalled, or you can't remember the last time you went 24 hours without alcohol in your system, I recommend taking a few weeks off to see how your body reacts.)Read More