The idea of meal prepping can be completely overwhelming and daunting…I get it! Sometimes even just the thought of it can be exhausting! So I want to help make it as easy as possible for you! Maybe you’re reading this because you want try meal prepping for the very first time. Or maybe you’ve been prepping for a while and want to find out ways to make it more efficient. Either way, keep reading! I’m about to share with you all of my meal prep tips & tricks that I’ve learned over the last 5 years of prepping! If you’re a completely newbie, I recommendRead More →

One of the biggest struggles that most people face today is a hectic schedule. We’re so busy that it makes eating healthy a real challenge. Quick and convenient foods end up taking the place of healthy, nourishing food when we’re on the go, go, go all the time.  These less-than-ideal food choices put us on the hamster wheel of experiencing low energy, weight gain, and potential health problems. So I’m here to break that cycle! Let me show you how to eat healthy on the go… Eating Healthy When You’re Not Home There are plenty of circumstances that will take you away from home, andRead More →

These days most people know that protein is an important macronutrient. It helps us to build and repair tissues, aids in digestion, provides the structure for hair, blood, and muscle, helps transport nutrients, and more. There are different brands of protein powders all over the stores, and I’m sure at some point you wondered if you should buy it. So do you need to use a protein powder? Or is it only for serious athletes? Let’s find out! Protein in your Diet First, start off by taking a look at your diet. Protein is found in things such as meat, seafood, dairy, tofu, nuts, andRead More →

Most people associate eating too much with many negative side effects like weight gain, blood sugar issues, and poor digestion. But did you also know that not eating enough can also be bad? Here are 6 signs that you might not be eating enough: 1. Fatigue Did you know that food gives us energy? It’s true! Without food our bodies wouldn’t function. So if you’re not eating enough you’re most likely going to feel sluggish and tired most of the day. Try adding in a healthy snack during your typical “afternoon slump”. 2. Rapid Weight Loss This one is usually obvious, but most of theRead More →

You know by now that sugar is something you can always do with less of. So you’re checking the ingredient labels on your favorite packaged foods. That’s smart. But beware; ingredient lists can be far from forthcoming with the actual ingredient. Just because SUGAR isn’t at the top of the list—and it likely won’t be—doesn’t mean whatever food or beverage you’re perusing isn’t packed with it. Sugar’s Many Shapes Sugar comes in many different forms, and in many different levels of unhealthy. You may be surprised to find huge amounts of it in foods specifically labeled as “healthy” or “low fat” or “sugar free” likeRead More →

After writing a post about the benefits of stretching the other week, I wanted to explain to you guys another way of improving your mobility. Foam rolling (also called “self-myofascial release”) is a tool widely used in the physical therapy and personal training industries. Foam rolling in the simplest sense, is like giving yourself a massage. You roll your muscles over these cylindrical rollers that are made of foam, and it helps to lengthen and loosen your muscles, and work out any knots that may have formed from overuse or poor daily posture. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), “using the foamRead More →

If you know me personally, then you know that I’m obsessed with fitness. And that’s why having my own home gym is such a necessity for me. My fiance and I are actually in the process of buying our first home, and having a separate space for a gym is a “must have” on our list! So what items are needed in order to make a home gym? And in what order should you buy them? Let me help you! Keep reading for how to build a home gym of your very own without breaking the bank! The Necessities  I like to consider these itemsRead More →

As we get older certain things happen to our bodies. We may become less flexible, we may experience back and joint pains and we may start suffering from bad posture, but these things aren’t a guarantee. If you’re determined to stay flexible, reduce pain and remain upright into later life then there are things you can do to make that happen. Something as simple as stretching every morning before work can do wonders for your posture and ensure you remain subtle and flexible into old age, so what are you waiting for? Read on for 5 reasons why you should start stretching every day startingRead More →

In the digital age that we live in its common to get most of your recipes online (hopefully some of which come from my website!). However I still think that keeping a few fantastic cookbooks on hand is important. So here is a list of 12 healthy cookbooks you need in your kitchen ASAP! 1. Skinnytaste The original Skinny Taste cookbook is my favorite by far! According to the Skinny Taste website, this cookbook is packed with 150 recipes: 125 all-new dishes and 25 fan favorites. Everything from breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert with 100 full color photos. All recipes are presented with nutritional facts asRead More →

I think most people can agree that fast food is not a healthy option and not something you should rely on regularly. However I’m also human and realize that sometimes it’s the only option you have. Most fast food chains have some lower calorie, macro-friendly options on the menu, you just need to know where to find them! For this post, “macro-friendly” means 20g of fat or less, and at least 15g of protein. So here are some macro friendly options at 8 popular fast food chains: McDonalds McDouble (no cheese) and kids fries: 20g fat/47g carbs/21g protein (450 calories) Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich and kids fries: 12gRead More →