As a trainer I get the protein powder question A LOT.
Do I like it? What brands do I recommend? When is the BEST time to consume it? Thoughts on using it as a meal replacement? Should I be baking with it? Mix with water or almond milk or both? Does it help with fat loss? Will it make me bulky?Read More
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
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
Healthy snacks are a big challenge, and they are usually the thing that derails an otherwise healthy eating day. Unfortunately, over-doing it on snacks in-between meals is all it takes to halt (or even reverse) weight and fat loss progress.
The struggle is especially real when you work long hours, or are constantly on-the-go balancing errands, soccer practice and after school pickups.
So basically, if you are a human in today’s day and age, snacks are likely a struggle.
For most of us, the challenge is not having enough time to cook or chop something healthy. Not to mention the fact that even if you in theory had time, who is actually near a kitchen around 3pm?!Read More
Ok, ok, Meghan Markle didn't ACTUALLY approve this recipe, but it was inspired by her so that counts for something right?
Just in case you've been living under a rock, Megan Markle is an American actress who is getting married to Prince Harry on Saturday. It's a big deal because the couple is breaking with traditions all over the place (such as the fact that she's American and divorced, very edgy).
Last week I was listening to a short podcast about royal wedding traditions (for some reason I'm fascinated by the whole process), and I learned that traditionally the cake served at the reception is a fruit cake. Yep, you read that right, of all the delicious baked confections that the royal family has at their disposal, they decided to go with the world's worst option.Read More
Love brownies but love handles? Same here. I also don't love the hassle that baking can be after a long day, too many dishes, too many steps, hence the birth of this 5-minute brownie. Sometimes you just really want something chocolate or sweet in the afternoon or after dinner. This is perfect for either occasion. You can even eat it as a quick meal replacement if pushRead More