Posts tagged dinner
Brown Rice Pasta FTW

Healthy eating is simple in theory. Just eat real food. That's pretty much it. No matter the diet, paleo, vegan, pegan, vegetarian, etc (we could go on forever), the reason they all get results is because they all emphasize and prioritize eating real food. 

So why is it so hard?? 

Because real food requires real food prep... and food prep requires time and energy, something that can feel very scarce at the end of a long day. (Or in the morning while getting ready for work) 

Even though I'm no longer rushing out to an office job, I still find myself short on time and energy when it comes to lunch and dinner and what to eat. Which is how I began my love affair with brown rice pasta. 

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How to Build a Better Meal Using Math

I'm one of those weirdos who loves math, numbers, and excel. If you don't believe me, ask to see my ridiculous personal finances spreadsheet, it's pretty next level nerd (I swear I'm fun at parties...). 

But you know why I love numbers? They don't lie. There is always a right and wrong answer, and it's not arbitrary or subject to any creative license. This is actually why I pursued finance in college, I liked the black and white nature of the numbers. 

When I first dove into the health and fitness world, I was excited about new numbers and technical jargon. I loved learning about the digestion system, how to get stronger using percentages of 1 rep max, and what an optimal macro breakdown might look like. 

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Easy 15 Minute Sprouted Grain Pizza

Over the last 6+ years, I've experimented with every diet from vegan to paleo. My Mom (being the saint that she is) even got in the habit of calling before I'd come to visit to find out what my latest dietary restrictions were because she could never keep up. 

(thanks Mom for always accommodating with a smile!)

My obsession with learning more about food and how it impacts health is actually what lead me to become a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. I remember sitting at (yet another) health and wellness talk, and when it was over I thought, "hmm, I didn't learn anything... I already knew all of this!" And that's what gave me the courage to quit my cushy Wall Street job and dive into the health and fitness world. 

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