https://youtu.be/qpuftN8QJoA “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell Do you find yourself having trouble planning meals from day to day? Do you ever scramble at the last minute to get food, only to grab something that isn't optimally nutritious just for the … Continue reading Nutrition: Meal Prep Tips
https://youtu.be/w4-NojZYJy4 Last week I promised I would share with you some simple, easy, balanced breakfast ideas. Well, here we are! In planning any of your meals, you want to have a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. A good general rule of thumb is 50% of calories of the meal coming from carbs, … Continue reading Nutrition: Balanced Breakfast Ideas
https://youtu.be/w8g7oWGC9u4 You've likely heard that breakfast is good for you. Why, specifically? When you wake up in the morning, your body is in a fasted state and your blood sugar level can be low. Your blood sugar level helps fuel your brain and all of your other muscles. Breakfast helps to replenish it. It gives you a chance to … Continue reading What’s the Big Deal About Breakfast?
You've likely heard a bit of the buzz around probiotics lately. They've become increasingly popular since the mid-1990's, with more and more people trying them today. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are commonly known as friendly, good, or healthy bacteria. These are the good bacteria that we hear about - the kind that … Continue reading Probiotics for Your [Gut] Health
Most of us want to show up to the best of our abilities in everything we do. Even to the point of beating ourselves up if we perform at a level less than we thought we should or wish we would. The reality is, our "A-Game" varies from day to day. Some days, we feel … Continue reading What if you Don’t Have your A-Game?
If you've ever had a hard time saying "no" to that less-than-optimally nutritionally sound food (pasta, cookies, and other savory and/or baked goods), you might be pleasantly surprised to learn of the equally tasty but definitely healthier options available to us today. "Healthy" eating doesn't mean that you must only eat naked grilled chicken breast and … Continue reading Food Substitutions that Satisfy
Happy Fall to you! Have you realized that we are only 8 weeks away from Thanksgiving, and that there are only 12 weeks until Christmas? That means: cooler to colder weather, shorter days, and comfort food galore. What does this time of year typically look like to you, in regards to your fitness and … Continue reading Planning for the Holidays