There is so much conflicting nutrition advice out there on the internet that it can be really confusing to know what is true or not. And cheat meals are definitely part of this confusion. Some people claim that cheat meals undo all of your hard work and make you gain weight, while others claim that they help fire up your metabolism and speed up your weight loss. So what is actually true? Are cheat meals helpful or hurtful for weight loss? Let me break it down for you… What is a “Cheat Meal”? A cheat meal is basically a meal that is usually considered unhealthyRead More →

Protein has been getting so much media attention lately, and for a good reason! Protein is such a vital macronutrient, yet it’s one that most people are lacking in. And if you’re trying to lose weight, lean down, or build muscle then protein might even be the most important macronutrient of your diet! So let me explain exactly why protein is important and how to easily eat more of it! The Importance of Protein Protein is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of muscle. This is why protein consumption is so crucial for a healthy body composition. So if you wantRead More →

If you’ve done some research on tracking your macros (or “iifym”) then you’ve most likely come across the terms cutting, bulking, and reverse dieting. Cutting and bulking are fancy names for either trying to lose weight or gain weight. But the term reverse dieting can be a lot more confusing. So I’m here to help break past any confusion and gives you my best tips for how to reverse diet on your own. If you’re new to macro tracking, then take a few minutes to check out my post on IIFYM (if it fits your macros). What is Reverse Dieting? Reverse dieting refers to the idea ofRead More →

If you’ve made the decision to take your health to the next level and start tracking your food, I applaud you! This can be a very scary and overwhelming thought for most people. But I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be! Tracking your food can be tedious at first, but I promise that it gets so much easier over time! Plus when you actually take the time to track your food accurately, you might be surprised at exactly how much (or how little) you were really eating! So let me make this entire process 1000x easier for you and teach you howRead More →

I’ve talked to a lot of people who think that eating healthy or following a “diet” or tracking macros is only possible when you have a lot of money. They think that there’s not way to eat all of these fancy healthy foods while on a budget But this is where you’re wrong! Being on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your health goals. It just means you need to be a little smarter about your purchases and plan accordingly! So today I want to show you how to eat healthy & track your macros on a budget! 1. Check for Coupons/Sales ThisRead More →

If you’re currently tracking your food intake or focusing on macros, then you know that technically no food is off limits. However it’s not exactly fun to blow through all of your daily fat and carb allowance in one meal, leaving you drinking protein shakes the rest of the day (I’ve been there…it’s not fun!). So I’m here to show you some simple ways to make any recipe “macro friendly”. Enjoy all of your favorite foods without blowing all of your macros on one meal! Pre-calculate the Macros for the Original Recipe The first step is to calculate the macro breakdown for the original recipe.Read More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

If you’re currently following a macro tracking diet (aka “iifym”) then you’ve probably run into the issue of how to accurately track alcohol. We all know that alcohol isn’t the healthiest beverage, but I think it’s extremely important to know how to properly include it in your healthy lifestyle. I’m not going to lecture you on the empty calories in alcohol, that’s not what you’re here for. I’m a realistic person and I understand that there are going to be times where you just want a damn drink. And instead of talking you out of it, I’m going to show you how to accurately track it! StepRead More →